The service life of XS456 began in December 1965 and spanned a total of nearly 23 years, before finally being sold-off in July 1988. During her active service life, she travelled the world, including countries like Malta, Cyprus, and Germany. She was to also suffer her fair share of varying incidents during this time. But thankfully nothing to serious occurred and she was to complete her active duty in one complete piece.
With being a training aircraft many a fast jet pilot has flown her. The most notable names to date include Michael Graydon, Ian Black, Dennis Brooks, Clive Rowley, and Pete Boothroyd. But we are always trying to trace former pilots. So, if you can help with this please get in touch.
XS456 Restoration Team