Waddington airshow 2013, 5th July – Vickers VC10 XR808 arrival

VC10 XR808 arrives at RAF Waddington for the airshow. The same jet was retired later in July to Bruntingthorpe.

“XR808, better known on the Squadron as “BOB” due to her tail number, has always been one of the Squadron’s favorite aircraft and carries distinctive tail art. XR808 has served the Royal Air Force for over 47 years operating as a passenger, freighter, VIP and AAR platform and this mark of aircraft has been much admired, not just in the United Kingdom but also around the world and will undoubtedly take her place in aviation and RAF history; she is another example of outstanding British design and engineering.” (From http://www.raf.mod.uk/RAFbrizenorton/newsweather/index.cfm?storyid=D579353A-5056-A318-A86616CF89B22A7D)