Aviation Photo #0536130 English Electric Lightning T5 - UK - Air Force

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Arnies Air Force. Withdrawn from service by the RAF in the 80’s, six English Electric Lightning’s were purchased by a wealthy tax exile, from Binbrook squadrons Nos 5 and 11, all F-6s &T5’s.They were flown into Cranfield by their pilots and regularly ground maintained by RAF personnel for some time. The poor! man’s dream to fly them was thwarted by either the refusal of the CAA to issue the necessary licence, or the high maintenance costs, and the aircraft were eventually sold on. (Photo 4 of 8)
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    Malcolm Clarke
    UK - Air Force
    English Electric Lightning T5
    English Electric Lightning
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    B1/95018
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    Cranfield
    England
    United Kingdom
    October 1988
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