Aviation Photo #1342490 Gloster Meteor F8 - UK - Air Force

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Photo taken by my father Peter Eyre. This Meteor was delivered to the RAF on 4 Feb 1952, serving 65 Squadron in Malta, and later 85 Sqn at RAF Binbrook. Whilst with 85 Sqn, it appeared at the 1968 RAF Golden Jubilee Display, at RAF Abingdon, coded U. Allocated maintenance serial 8169M on 23/8/1971, assigned to 5 Maintenance Unit at RAF Kemble 9/2/1972 as Gate Guard (as seen here), wearing 601 Sqn markings. Later preserved by Jet Age Museum, initially at Kemble, later to Gloucestershire Airport (Staverton)
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Photo Added: April 06, 2008

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