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C/n 812 - G-ARVJ - ZD493
C/n 813 - G-ARVK - ZA143
C/n 814 - G-ARVL - ZA140
C/n 815 - G-ARVM
C/n 819 - G-ASIW - 7Q-YKH
C/n 820 - G-ASIX - A4O-AB
C/n 823 - 9G-ABO
C/n 824 - 9G-ABP
C/n 825 - G-ATDJ - XX914
C/n 826 - XR806
C/n 827 - XR807
C/n 828 - XR808
C/n 829 - XR809
C/n 830 - XR810
C/n 831 - XV101
C/n 832 - XV102
C/n 833 - XV103
C/n 834 - XV104
C/n 835 - XV105
C/n 836 - XV106
C/n 837 - XV107
C/n 838 - XV108
C/n 839 - XV109
C/n 851 - G-ASGA - ZD230
C/n 853 - G-ASGC
C/n 863 - G-ASGM - ZD241
C/n 881 - 5X-UVA
C/n 882 - 5H-MMT - ZA147
C/n 883 - 5Y-ADA - ZA148
C/n 884 - 5X-UVJ - ZA149
C/n 885 - 5H-MOG - ZA150

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C/n 834 - XV104

Timeline

Date  
14 July 1967 First flight.
3 August 1967 Handover to RAF 10 Squadron as XV104.
11 November 1968 Named 'James McCudden VC' in a ceremony at RAF Brize Norton.
9 February 1994 First flight after conversion to C1K tanker/transport.
14 February 1994 Delivery to 10 Squadron as C1K.
1999 or 2000 Repainted into the new grey colourscheme.
14 October 2005 Transferred to 101 Squadron upon disbandment of 10 Squadron, allocated letter 'U'.
July 2006 Carried special tail artwork to celebrate 40 years of VC10 operation.
14 July 2006 Flew over Brize Norton in a special three-ship formation to celebrate 40 years of VC10 operation in the RAF.
15 July 2006 Flew at RIAT 2006 in formation with the Red Arrows.
4 July 2012 Aircraft withdrawn from service, flown to Bruntingthorpe on its final flight.
Early 2013 Airframe scrapped at Bruntingthorpe.

 

     
Photo G. Spoors / GJD Services

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4. XV104's last landing at Bruntingthorpe airfield.

Colourschemes

RAF White over grey scheme with large blue lightning flash down the fuselage. Initially "Royal Air Force Transport Command" titles and roundels on the fuselage, later this became "Royal Air Force Air Support Command" titles. Titles changed to just "Royal Air Force" in 1972.
RAF All over grey scheme with large lightning flash down the side of the fuselage. Toned down roundels and fin flashes, code letter 'U' on fin (since 2005).
RAF Same as above with red fin, '40 years of RAF Service' text and serial on fin and '1966-2006' in red on the engine nacelles.


 

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