It’s all over now

Stardate 20-12-07

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The last day of flying for one of the RAF’s most well known aircraft of the past 33 years.

Over the past year the Jaguar has rapidly dissapeared from frontline service, until there was only one at Boscombe Down allocated to test flying.

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 I didn’t see Jaguars very often but they were always an exciting aircraft to watch and I’ll miss them, but not as much as the crews who despite a very high analogue workload, thoroughly enjoyed flying them. This is Raymond Ginardon putting the aircraft through it’s paces earlier this year, in one of the sharpest pieces of low-flying I’ve ever had the privilege to witness.

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Yesterday that flew for the last time, and the curtain has finally fallen for the big cat.

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