RAF Sticker Patch Sqn Royal Air Force 56 Squadron Zap Decal F 4
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RAF Sticker Patch Sqn Royal Air Force 56 Squadron Zap Decal F 4

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RAF Sticker Patch Sqn Royal Air Force 56 Squadron Zap Decal Phantom Firebirds Early 1980s Phantom FGR 2 Air Defence

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Unit history 1976-1992

In 1976 No 56 Squadron exchanged their Lightnings for McDonnell Douglas
Phantom FGR 2s for the Air Defence role and shared their base of RAF Wattisham initially
with No 23 Squadron with Phantom FRG 2s and subsequently on 23 Squadrons departure
to the Falkland Islands in 1982 with 74 Squadron and their ex-US Navy US Marine
F-4JUKs.

No 56 Squadron disbanded in 1992 while the Tornado Operational Conversion
Unit 229 OCU was renumbered as No 56 Reserve Squadron at RAF Coningsby training
crew and aircrew converting from other aircraft types to the Tornado F 3.

This zap dates from the 1980s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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