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C/n 837 - XV107
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C/n 836 - XV106

Timeline

Date  
17 November 1967 First flight.
1 December 1967 Handover to RAF 10 Squadron as XV106.
11 November 1968 Named 'Thomas Mottershead VC' in a ceremony at RAF Brize Norton.
26 May 1977 Took part in a Royal flypast rehearsal.
16-19 July 1987 Present at International Air Tattoo 1987 at RAF Fairford
4 May 1994 First flight after conversion to C1K tanker/transport.
9 May 1994 Delivery to 10 Squadron as C1K.
14 October 2005 Transferred to 101 Squadron upon disbandment of 10 Squadron, allocated letter 'W'.
December 2007 XV106 spotted at Maastricht Airport, The Netherlands, for a repaint.
7 November 2012 Aircraft withdrawn from service, flown to Bruntingthorpe on its final flight (together with XV108), landing at 10:56LT.
August 2013 Airframe scrapped at Bruntingthorpe, cockpit retained in storage.
   
8 September 2016 The nose section of XV106 was moved to Woodford and installed at the Avro Museum Woodford.
22 September 2016 Refuelling probe reinstalled on the nose section.

 


Photo via D. Williams

Photo R. Doherty

Photo R. Doherty

Photo collection J. Hieminga

1. XV106 seen early in its career with the 'Air Support Command' titles.
2-3. Sometime after 1972 XV106 visited Liverpool, where these two photos were taken.
4. XV106 taxiing at an unknown airport.


Photo via D. Williams

Photo C. Kern

Photo C. Kern

Photo C. Kern

1. As in the previous photos the titles have changed to the shortest version but the radome is no longer black.
2. Now in grey colours and with 101 Squadron tail codes, XV106 visits Hannover airport in Germany.
3. The markings on the tarmac still included lines for VC10s and Tristars in 2011, showing that RAF aircraft often visited this German airport.
4. A great photo of XV106 taking off from Hannover.


Photo A. Frish

Photo G. Spoors / GJD Services

Photo J. Hieminga

Photo J. Hieminga

1. In service with 101 Squadron, parked on the RAF Brize Norton apron.
2. XV106's final landing at Bruntingthorpe airfield in November 2012.
3. By September 2013 the airframe had been cut up, just the tail and some bits of wing (not the 737 ones at the front) were recognisable.
4. The letter W on the fin clearly identified these remains as from XV106.


Photo J. Hieminga

Photo Avro Heritage Museum via M. Higginbottom
   

1. The cockpit section was in better shape, having been set aside for preservation.
2. By the end of September 2016 the nose section has been installed at Woodford at the Avro Heritage Museum.

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 'W' on fin (since 2005).


 

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