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Tributes were paid to the joint force of Royal Navy and RAF Harrier aircraft on 15 December 2010 as a spectacular flypast across eastern England marked the Harrier aircraft retirement after 41 years of service. A formation of 16 Harriers took to the skies over Lincolnshire, flying over seven RAF bases, Lincoln Cathedral and the towns of Stamford and Oakham.

Brought into service in 1969 and based at RAF Wittering, this British aircraft was designed to take off and land both vertically and on a short runway. Well known for its role in the Falklands War, the Harrier went on to serve in many other conflicts including in Bosnia and Iraq in the 1990s.

The RAF and Royal Navy Harrier squadrons joined forces in 2000 to form Joint Force Harrier, based at RAF Cottesmore. These combined Harrier squadrons went on to serve in Sierra Leone, the second Gulf War and most recently Afghanistan. In 2009 the aircraft celebrated its 40th anniversary as the Harrier squadrons flew home after five years in Afghanistan.

Text compiled from RAF news.




Pictures: McDonnell Douglas EAV-8B Matador II+
Airshow:
Location:
RAF Fairford (FFD/EGVA) · United Kingdom
Date:
19 - 21 July 2019



McDonnell Douglas EAV-8B Matador II+ (VA.1B-24 / 01-914), c/n: E13/SP-01, 9 Squadron (9ª Escuadrilla de aeronaves), Spanish Navy (Armada Española), Rota Naval Air Station, Spain



McDonnell Douglas EAV-8B Matador II+ (VA.1B-37 / 01-925), c/n: SR13, 9 Squadron (9ª Escuadrilla de aeronaves), Spanish Navy (Armada Española), Rota Naval Air Station, Spain





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Pictures: British Aerospace Harrier GR.9, British Aerospace Harrier T.12
Airshow:
Location:
RAF Fairford (FFD/EGVA), United Kingdom
Date:
7 - 8 July 2012

British Aerospace Sea Harrier FA2 (ZH801 / R-125), c/n: NB06, 800 Naval Air Squadron, Royal Navy, RNAS Yeovilton, United Kingdom
- marked as "ZH800 / 123"



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Pictures: British Aerospace Harrier GR.9, British Aerospace Harrier T.12
Airshow:
Location:
RAF Fairford (FFD/EGVA), United Kingdom
Date:
17 - 18 July 2010


British Aerospace Harrier GR.9 (ZG858 / 90), c/n: P90, 41(R) Squadron, Royal Air Force, RAF Coningsby, UK


British Aerospace Harrier GR.9A (ZD327 / 08A), c/n: 512115/P8, 800 Naval Air Squadron, Naval Strike Wing (NSW), Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy), RAF Cottesmore, UK
  • special Spitfire markings "SH-M" for "70th Anniversary of Battle of Britain"


British Aerospace Harrier GR.9 (ZD437 / EB-J), c/n: P49, 41(R) Squadron, Royal Air Force, RAF Coningsby, UK


British Aerospace Harrier T.12 (ZH657 / 105), c/n: TX005, 800 Naval Air Squadron, Naval Strike Wing (NSW), Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy), RAF Cottesmore, UK



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Pictures: British Aerospace Harrier GR.9A
Airshow:
Location:
RAF Fairford (FFD/EGVA), United Kingdom
Date:
18 - 19 July 2009



British Aerospace Harrier GR.9A (ZD461 / 51A), c/n: P51, Naval Strike Wing (NSW), Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy), RAF Cottesmore, United Kingdom




British Aerospace Harrier GR.9A (ZD327 / 08A), c/n: 512115P8, Naval Strike Wing (NSW), Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy), RAF Cottesmore, United Kingdom




British Aerospace Harrier GR.9 (ZG858 / 90), c/n: P90, 20 (R) Squadron, Royal Air Force, RAF Wittering




British Aerospace Harrier GR.9A (ZG504 / 75), Naval Strike Wing (NSW), Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy), RAF Cottesmore, United Kingdom




British Aerospace Harrier GR.9A (ZD327 / 08A; ZD461 / 51A), Naval Strike Wing (NSW), Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy), RAF Cottesmore, United Kingdom



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Pictures: British Aerospace Harrier GR.7
Airshow: RIAT 2008 (Royal International Air Tattoo)
Location: RAF Fairford (FFD/EGVA), United Kingdom
Date: 11 July 2008

British Aerospace Harrier GR.7, Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force Flypast during 90th anniversary celebrations at RAF Fairford

Click here for other photos from this Flypast.



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Pictures: British Aerospace Harrier GR.9
Airshow: RIAT 2007 (Royal International Air Tattoo)
Location: RAF Fairford (FFD/EGVA), United Kingdom
Date: 14 - 15 July 2007



British Aerospace Harrier GR.9 (ZG480/70), Naval Strike Wing, Royal Navy/Fleet Air Arm



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Pictures: British Aerospace Harrier GR.7A
Airshow: RIAT 2006 (Royal International Air Tattoo)
Location: RAF Fairford (FFD/EGVA), United Kingdom
Date: 15 - 16 July 2006





British Aerospace Harrier GR.7A (ZD431/43A), 20 (R) Squadron (Harrier OCU), RAF Wittering, Royal Air Force
(OCU = Operational Conversion Unit)



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Pictures: British Aerospace Harrier GR.7, Harrier GR.9, Harrier T.8, Sea Harrier F/A.2
Airshow: RIAT 2005 (Royal International Air Tattoo)
Location: RAF Fairford (FFD/EGVA), United Kingdom
Date: 16 - 17 July 2005





British Aerospace Sea Harrier F/A.2 (ZH796/L-001, ZH798/L-002, ZH804/L-007), 801 NAS, RNAS Yeovilton, Royal Navy


Harrier GR.7, Royal Air Force Harrier GR.7, Royal Air Force Harrier GR.7, Royal Air Force Harrier GR.7, Royal Air Force Harrier GR.7, Royal Air Force Harrier GR.7, Royal Air Force

British Aerospace Harrier GR.7 (ZD407/36, ZD435/47), 20 (R) Squadron, RAF Wittering, Royal Air Force


British Aerospace Harrier GR.9 (ZG501), FJ&W OEU (Fast Jet & Weapons Operation Evaluation Unit), Royal Air Force


Hawker Siddeley Harrier T.8 (ZD990/721), 801 NAS, RNAS Yeovilton, Royal Navy



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Pictures:
McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II
Airshow:
Location:
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego, California, USA
Date:
15 - 17 October 2004



McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II, Marine Attack Squadron 513 (VMA-513) "Flying Nightmares", Marine Aircraft Wing 3 (MAW-3), United States Marine Corps (USMC), MCAS Yuma, AZ, USA



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Pictures: British Aerospace Sea Harrier F/A.2
Airshow: RIAT 2004 (Royal International Air Tattoo)
Location: RAF Fairford (FFD/EGVA), United Kingdom
Date: 17 - 18 July 2004



British Aerospace Sea Harrier F/A.2 (ZH809), 899 NAS, RNAS Yeovilton, Royal Navy



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Pictures: British Aerospace Sea Harrier F/A.2
Airshow: RIAT 2003 (Royal International Air Tattoo)
Location: RAF Fairford (FFD/EGVA), United Kingdom
Date: 19 - 20 July 2003

British Aerospace Sea Harrier F/A.2 (ZH796/712), 899 Naval Air Squadron, RNAS Yeovilton, Royal Navy




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Pictures: British Aerospace Harrier GR.7
Airshow: Berlin Airshow ILA 2000
Location: Berlin-Schönefeld AP (SXF/EDDB), Germany
Date: 6 - 12 June 2000

British Aerospace Harrier GR.7 (ZD464/54), c/n: P54, 20(R) Squadron, Royal Air Force (RAF)



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Pictures:
McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II
Airshow: RIAT 1999 (Royal International Air Tattoo)
Location: RAF Fairford (FFD/EGVA), United Kingdom
Date: 23 - 25 July 1999



McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II+ (164553 / YM-56), c/n: 238, Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 365 (HMM-365) "Blue Knights", Marine Aircraft Group 29 (MAG-29), United States Marine Corps (USMC), MCAS New River, NC, USA
- deployed to 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit



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Pictures:
British Aerospace Sea Harrier FA2
Airshow:
Location:
RAF Mildenhall (MHZ/EGUN) · United Kingdom
Date:
24 - 25 May 1997



British Aerospace Sea Harrier FA2 (ZD608 / VL), c/n: 912047/B41/P13, 899 Naval Air Squadron, Royal Navy, RNAS Yeovilton, United Kingdom



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