XP819 near Aden.
Photo: AAC © date unknown - via Lance Higgerson
XP819 departs bomb laden in Aden.
XP819 at Habilayn "Area West" 100 miles north of Aden.
Photos: Lt Col Richard Grevatte-Ball © 1967
XP819 of 15 Flight - note SOAF crest on tail.
Photo: Unknown photographer © c.1967 - Robin A. Walker Collection
XP819 parked at Bournemouth - Hurn.
Small badge - any ideas anyone?
Photo: Peter Vine © 31 October 1968
XP819 on the Bristol-Lulsgate ramp.
Photo: Chris England © 14 February 1969
XP819 with underwing stores at Middle Wallop.
Photo: Robin A. Walker © 26 July 1975
XP819 enjoys a quiet moment.
Photo: Austin J. Brown © 1976 - Ruud Leeuw Collection
XP819 parades at an airshow.
Photo: Unknown photograher © July 1977 - via Kenneth I. Swartz Collection
XP819 at Middle Wallop just three months before her demise.
Photo: Peter Hawke © September 1979 - Aird Archives




No regn de Havilland Aircraft, Hatfield. Delivered 27-Jul-1961 to Hawarden, Chester via Liverpool Docks. First flight, 10-Oct-1961

XP819 Delivered Army Air Corps (AAC). 20-Oct-1961..

To 2 MU at Sealand, North Wales, for preparation to go overseas 23-Oct-1961.

RAF Eastleigh, Niarobi, Kenya. 08-Dec-1961. Taken on charge by 8 Independent Recce Flight 11-Apr-1962.

Moved to 15 Flight, 653 Squadron, Aden 10-Mar-1964.

Unit retitled 15Flight 3 Wing AAC in 1965.

To Khormaksar 07-Sep-1967 at withdrawal from Aden to assist instruction of SAAF pilots until 04-Oct-1967

Returned to UK from Aden in Shorts Belfast aircraft with XP775 and XP824 Oct-1967.

Overhauled by 70 Aircraft Workshop, Middle Wallop, Hampshire between Oct & Dec-1967

Returneed to 15 Flight, now with 667Aviation Squadron at Topcliffe, Yorkshire 30-Jan-1968

To 19MU at St Athan, Sth Glamorgan between 14-Mar-1969 and 06-May-1969.

To Hawker Siddeley Aviation at Hawarden, Cheshire for modifications during 14-Mar-06-May-1969

Unit retitled 15 Flight 7 Aviation Regiment Jun-1971.

To Hawker Siddeley Aviation at Hawarden, Cheshire for modifications 23 28-Jan-1974

To 6 Flight, 7 Regiment at Netheravon, Wiltshire May 1974.

To storage at 19MU at St Athan, Sth Glamorgan, 28-Apr-1976.

To AAC Centre Middle Wallop, Hampshire as Advanced Fixed Wing Flight training aircraft 25-Nov-1976

Accident: Dummer Hill Near Popham, Hampshire. 14-Jan-1980. An attempted Landing in a snow covered field in fog failed and the pilot performing an overshoot. Aircraft struck the boundary fence of the M3 motorway and caught fire. Wings collected from Middle Wallop, Hampshire dump Apr-1981 by Mr. D. G. Bull of Bulford.

Fate Unknown