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XV273 pops into Gatwick Airport.
Photo: Trevor Warne © 06 March 1976
XV273 caught on camera again.
Photo: Unknown photographer © July 1975 - Aird Archives
XV273 on the grass at Detmold.
Photo: Gunter Gronstein © 19 July 1975
XV273 of 132 FLT at Yeovilton Air Show.
Photo: Robin A. Walker © 08 August 1973  
Photo: Unknown photographer © 08 August 1973 - Kenneth I. Swartz Colection
XV273 in early colours.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Unknown date - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
XV273 at RAF Gütersloh, Germany.
Photo: Rainer Haufschild © 27 May 1967 - Aird Archives




• Hawker Siddeley Aviation. Hawarden, Chester, UK. Delivered 25-Aug-1966 to Hawarden, Chester via Liverpool Docks. First flight, 13-Mar-1967.

XV273 Delivered to 18 Flight Detmold, Germany. Army Air Corps (AAC). 20-Mar-1967.

• To 60MU 18-dec-1967 to 11-Jun-1968 for Special Radio Installation Modifications (VOR retrofit).

• Became “B” Flight 655 Squadron Oct 1969 at Detmold until disbanded on 15-Feb-1974.

• 669 Squadron, Wildenrath, Germany, Feb-1974 until disbanded in Apr-1976.

• British Army Training Unit, Suffield, (BATUS), AB. Canada Jan 1978.

Accident: Pincher Creek, AB. 29-May-1978. Category 5 accident. Aircraft hit trees on take off and written off. Five occupants.

Reported as disposed of in Canada.

Fate Unknown