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De Havilland Vampire
        
 

Egypt


SERIAL No. TYPE ARRIVED DEPARTED NOTES
1500 Mk. 52 11.11.49 12.11.49 Landed at 12:55, having left Hatfield on the 9th at 13:00z and Nice on the 11th at 11:00z. Departed at 08:45.
1501   18.12.49 19.12.49 Landed at 11:05, took-off at 09:00. Departed the UK on the 16th at 11:00, Nice on the 18th.
1508   18.12.49 19.12.49 Landed at 11:06, took-off at 09:02. Departed the UK on the 16th at 11:00z, Nice on the 18th.
1509   03.03.50 03.03.50 Arrived at 11:36, same day departure at 14:00. Departed Hatfield the previous day at 12:10z, from Nice on the 3rd at 09:25z.
1506   03.03.50 03.03.50 Arrived at 11:38, same day departure at 14:05. Departed Hatfield the previous day at 12:10z, from Nice on the 3rd at 09:25z.
        
 

India

Noted at RAF Luqa on 11.02.64, these Vampires were accompanied by C-119G IK457/Y, carrying spares & ground crew.

SERIAL No. TYPE ARRIVED DEPARTED NOTES
VT-CXJ F.3 23.10.48 25.10.48 Departed Hatfield on the 21st, landing at Luqa at 15:00, departing at 07:55. Carried serial HB546.
BY996 T.55      
BY997 T.55     Noted at RAF Luqa on 11.02.64 with BY997 & BY998, accompanied C-119G IK457/Y, carrying spares & ground crew.
BY998 T.55     Noted at RAF Luqa on 11.02.64 with BY997 & BY998, accompanied C-119G IK457/Y, carrying spares & ground crew.
        
 

Iraq

In 1953 twelve de Havilland Vampire FB.52s fighter-bombers and six Vampire T.55 trainers were ordered by Iraq from Britain, these going to N° 5 Squadron at Rashid.

A second jet-fighter squadron was formed in 1955, while in 1956 three each of Vampire FB.52s and T.55s were purchased to augment N° 5 Squadron's strength.

SERIAL No. TYPE ARRIVED DEPARTED NOTES
333 T.55     Noted at RAF Luqa on 27.11.64. Previouly XH316 with the Royal AF.
612       Seen at RAF Luqa on 16.02.65.
613       Seen at RAF Luqa on 16.02.65.
614       Seen at RAF Luqa on 16.02.65.
        
 
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