BOB McLEOD COLLECTION
No. 9761. British Aerospace Harrier GR.9 Royal Air Force
Photographed at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, Nova Scotia, Canada, September 30, 2008, by Bob McLeod

British Aerospace Harrier GR.9

03/31/2010. In September 2008 a contingent of eight Harriers of No.4 Squadron participated in the 'Red Flag' exercise at Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Accompanied by two British Aircraft Corporation 1106 VC-10 C.1K support tankers of No.101 Squadron, they left Cottesmore, UK on September 8, making stops at Lajes, Azores, Portugal and St. Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

The eight Harriers were ZD321 c/n 512071/P2, ZD375 c/n P23, ZD378 c/n P26, ZD402 c/n P31, ZD435 c/n P47, ZD437 c/n P49, ZD438 c/n P50 and ZG859 c/n 91. The two tankers were XR808 c/n 828 and XV101 c/n 831.

Accompanied on the return flight by the VC-10 C.Mk.1Ks XV101 and VX106 c/n 838, the Harriers staged through London, Ontario, Canada, and Halifax, Nova Scotia, returning at Cottesmore on October 1, 2008.

Created March 31, 2010