Supermarine Swift






Last updated on: December 21, 2016

The Swift was a somewhat unsuccessful early British jet designed as an interceptor and then as a low-level recon plane, but due to numerous mechanical issues never really reached its potential. Just 197 were built before production was discontinued in favor of the Hawker Hunter.

This is a work in progress and any help would be appreciated. Information on these planes is rather difficult to locate online and this work will remain incomplete unless you the readers offer to help me. Please feel free to pass along any information that you might have.

At the end of this page is a list of people who have graciously offered their help. Thank you all very much!


Swift Type 510 Prototype VV106
*12/28/1948: First flight.
*Royal Aircraft Establishment, at Farnborough, Hampshire.
*7/1953: Converted to Type 517.
*9/2/1953: First flight as a Type 517.
*1/17/1955: Withdrawn from use
*1/1955: Assigned as ground trainer “7175M” at RAF Melksham.
*Used as a ground trainer at RAF Halton.
*Was preserved at RAF Cardington.
*Was preserved at RAF Colerne.
*Was preserved at the RAF Museum at RAF Cosford.
*Was preserved at RNAS Lee-on-Solent.
*Currently preserved at the Reserve Collection at RNAS Yeovilton.


Swift Type 528 Prototype VV119
*3/27/1950: First flight.
*Converted to Type 535.
*8/23/1950: First flight as a Type 535.
*1951: Starred in the film Sound Barrier.
*1954: Central Fighter Establishment, at RAF West Raynham.
*9/23/1955: Withdrawn from use.
*Assigned as ground trainer “7285M” at RAF Halton.
*Scrapped at RAF Halton.


Swift F.1 Prototype WJ960
*8/3/1951: First flight. Or on 8/1/1951?
*4/1954: Withdrawn from use at the Supermarine factory in South Marston.
*9/15/1959: Struck off charge at RAE Bedford, later sold for scrap.


Swift F.1 Prototype WJ965
*7/18/1952: First flight. Or on 7/14/1952?
*AAEE RAF Boscombe Down.
*11/10/1953: Crashed near Fordingbridge, England. Pilot was killed.


Swift Type 545 Prototype XA181
*12/1955: Cancelled when half-complete, never to be flown.
*Used as a ground trainer at the College of Aeronautics at RAF Cranfield.
*Scrapped in the early 1960s.


Swift F.1 WK194
*8/25/1952: First flight.
*10/31/1952: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1952-56: AAEE Boscombe Down.
*4/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7349M” at RAF Kirkham.
*4/10/1956: Struck off charge at RAF Kirkham.
*33 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Lyneham.
*1962: Scrapped at Farnborough.


Swift F.1 WK195
*12/9/1952: Delivered to the Royal Air Force. Or 12/31/1952?
*CS(A)
*Converted to F.3 prototype.
*Burnt out at Farnborough, still a derelict there as late as 5/1964.


Swift F.1 WK196
*3/31/1953: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*CS(A)
*11/27/1956: Withdrawn from use.
*11/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7388M” at RAF Melksham.
*4/22/1958: Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift F.1 WK197
*7/2/1953: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*CS(A)
*AAEE RAF Boscombe Down.
*Converted to F.4.
*1955: 33 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Lyneham.
*2/10/1956: Withdrawn from use.
*4/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7310M” at RAF Weeton.
*7/29/1958: Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift F.1 WK198
*5/2/1953: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1953: Converted to F.4 prototype.
*9/25/1953: Set a world’s air speed record.
*5/1957: Assigned as ground trainer “7428M” at RAF Weeton.
*6/2/1958: Struck off charge, later sold for scrap to Unimetals of Manchester.
*Fuselage was preserved at the NE Aircraft Museum in Sunderland.
*Was preserved in Millom, Cumbria.
*Currently preserved at the Brooklands Museum in Surrey.


Swift F.1 WK199
*4/13/1954: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*5/1952: Redesignated F.Mk.2 for alternate weapons tests.
*1954: Evaluated by the Royal Australian AF? Or not?
*1956: Reassigned to the Ministry of Supply.
*1956: Shipped to Australia to be used as targets for the “Operation Buffalo” series of nuclear tests on the Woomera/Maralinga Range/Edinburgh Field.
*Survived tests but later scrapped on site.
*3/12/1957: Struck off charge. Transferred to the RAAF on this date?


Swift F.1 WK200
*7/10/1953: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*CS(A)
*AAEE RAF Boscombe Down.
*1953: Converted to FR.5 prototype.
*10/27/1955: Struck off charge at RAF Bicester, later scrapped there.


Swift F.1 WK201
*9/8/1953: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*CS(a)
*1954: AAEE RAF Boscombe Down.
*Converted to F.2 prototype.
*9/1955: 33 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Lyneham.
*2/10/1956: Withdrawn from use.
*4/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7311M” at RAF Weeton.
*7/29/1958: Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift F.1 WK202
*12/11/1953: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*CS(a)
*1954: AAEE RAF Boscombe Down.
*5/8/1956: Withdrawn from use.
*5/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7350M” at RAF Saint Athan.
*8/11/1959: Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift F.1 WK203
*2/11/1954: Delivered to the Royal Air Force. Or on 2/16/1954?
*MoS
*6/1955: Assigned as ground trainer “7206M” at RAF Halton.
*6/24/1955: Sold for scrap.


Swift F.1 WK204
*2/27/1954: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*Ministry of Supply.


Swift F.1 WK205
*2/13/1954: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*56 Squadron.
*Air Fighting Development Squadron, at RAF West Raynham.
*56 Squadron as “G“.
*1955: 33 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Lyneham.
*2/10/1956: Withdrawn from use.
*4/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7312M” at RAF Weeton.
*7/29/1958: Struck off charge, later sold as scrap to Unimetals of Manchester.


Swift F.1 WK206
*2/11/1954: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1954: 56 Squadron.
*1954: Air Fighting Development Squadron, at RAF West Raynham.
*1955: 56 Squadron as “O“.
*1955: 33 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Lyneham.
*2/10/1956: Withdrawn from use.
*4/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7313M” at RAF Kirkham.
*6/2/1958: Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift F.1 WK207
*2/28/1954: Delivered to the Royal Air Force. Or on 3/1/1954?
*1954-55: 56 Squadron as “N“.
*1955: 33 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Lyneham.
*2/10/1956: Withdrawn from use.
*4/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7314M” at RAF Weeton.
*7/29/1958: Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift F.1 WK208
*3/4/1954: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1954: 56 Squadron as “A“.
*5/13/1954: Crashed after take-off from RAF Waterbeach. Pilot was killed.
*5/1954: Wreck scrapped by 58 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Honington.


Swift F.1 WK209
*2/20/1954: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1954: 56 Squadron.
*5/7/1954: Crashed near RAF West Raynham.
*5/1954: Wreck scrapped by 58 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Honington.


Swift F.1 WK210
*2/24/1954: Delivered to the Royal Air Force. Or on 2/25/1954?
*56 Squadron as “C“.
*1955: 33 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Lyneham.
*2/10/1956: Withdrawn from use.
*3/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7304M” at RAF Saint Athan.
*5/22/1958: Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift F.1 WK211
*2/11/1954: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1954: Air Fighting Development Squadron, at RAF West Raynham.
*56 Squadron as “B“.
*1955: 33 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Lyneham.
*2/10/1956: Withdrawn from use.
*3/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7305M” at RAF Saint Athan.
*10/24/1958: Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift F.1 WK212
*2/11/1954: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1954: Air Fighting Development Squadron, at RAF West Raynham.
*56 Squadron as “M“.
*1955: 33 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Lyneham.
*2/10/1956: Withdrawn from use.
*3/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7306M” at RAF Saint Athan.
*6/29/1958: Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift F.1 WK213
*2/24/1954: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*56 Squadron as “M“.
*8/25/1954: Crashed after landing gear failure near Hempstead Wood, Suffolk.
*8/1954: Wreck scrapped by 71 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Bicester.


Swift F.1 XD361
*Built as a replacement for F.1 WK198.


Swift F.2 WK214
*3/31/1954: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1954: AAEE RAF Boscombe Down.
*1957: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*6/3/1957: Withdrawn from use.
*7/1957: Assigned as ground trainer “7427M” at RAF Kirkham.
*6/2/1958: Struck off charge, later sold as scrap to Unimetals of Manchester.


Swift F.2 WK215
*3/26/1954: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*Royal Aircraft Establishment, at Farnborough, Hampshire.
*1956: Reassigned to the Ministry of Supply.
*1956: Shipped to Australia to be used as targets for the “Operation Buffalo” series of nuclear tests on the Woomera/Maralinga Range.
*May or may not have survived tests to be scrapped on site.
*6/27/1957: Struck off charge. Or on 3/12/1957? Transferred to the RAAF on this date?


Swift F.2 WK216
*4/15/1954: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*Central Fighter Establishment, at RAF West Raynham.
*1954: AAEE RAF Boscombe Down.
*1954: Evaluated by the Royal Australian AF? Or not?
*1/1956: Bailed to Vickers Armstrong for tests.
*1956: Reassigned to the Ministry of Supply.
*1956: Shipped to Australia to be used as targets for the “Operation Buffalo” series of nuclear tests on the Woomera/Maralinga Range.
*May or may not have survived tests to be scrapped on site.
*6/27/1957: Struck off charge.


Swift F.2 WK217
*4/20/1954: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1/1956: Bailed to Vickers Armstrong for tests.
*1956: Reassigned to the Ministry of Supply.
*1956: Shipped to Australia to be used as targets for the “Operation Buffalo” series of nuclear tests on the Woomera/Maralinga Range.
*Survived tests but later scrapped in Australia.
*6/27/1957: Struck off charge.


Swift F.2 WK218
*5/7/1954: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1955: 33 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Lyneham.
*1/30/1956: Withdrawn from use.
*2/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7299M” at RAF Halton.
*3/20/1961: Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift F.2 WK219
*6/25/1954: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1955: 33 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Lyneham.
*2/10/1956: Withdrawn from use.
*3/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7307M” at RAF Saint Athan.
*3/20/1961: Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift F.2 WK220
*9/8/1954: Delivered to the Royal Air Force. Or 7/26/1954?
*3/16/1955: Written off in a hard landing at RAF Boscombe Down?
*1955: 33 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Lyneham.
*2/10/1956: Withdrawn from use.
*3/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7308M” at RAF Saint Athan.
*5/29/1958: Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift F.2 WK221
*8/30/1954: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1954: 56 Squadron as “D“.
*1955: 33 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Lyneham.
*1/1956: Bailed to Vickers Armstrong for tests.
*1956: Reassigned to the Ministry of Supply.
*1956: Shipped to Australia to be used as targets for the “Operation Buffalo” series of nuclear tests on the Woomera/Maralinga Range.
*Survived tests but later scrapped in Australia.
*6/27/1957: Struck off charge.


Swift F.2 WK239
*8/30/1954: Delivered to the Royal Air Force. Or on 9/2/1954?
*56 Squadron as “A“.
*1955: 33 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Lyneham.
*1/1956: Bailed to Vickers Armstrong for tests.
*1956: Reassigned to the Ministry of Supply.
*1956: Shipped to Australia to be used as targets for the “Operation Buffalo” series of nuclear tests on the Woomera/Maralinga Range.
*Survived tests but later scrapped in Australia.
*6/27/1957: Struck off charge.


Swift F.2 WK240
*8/31/1954: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1954-55: 56 Squadron as “E“.
*1955: 33 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Lyneham.
*2/10/1956: Withdrawn from use.
*2/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7300M” at RAF Halton.
*3/20/1961: Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift F.2 WK241
*10/8/1954: Delivered to the Royal Air Force. Or on 10/13/1954?
*Handling Squadron, at RAF Boscombe Down.
*1955: 33 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Lyneham.
*2/10/1956: Withdrawn from use.
*3/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7301M” at RAF Halton.
*8/19/1959: Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift F.2 WK242
*9/10/1954: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*56 Squadron as “P“.
*1955: 33 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Lyneham.
*2/10/1956: Withdrawn from use.
*3/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7302M” at RAF Halton.
*5/12/1958: Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift F.2 WK243
*Used as a static test rig at the Supermarine factory in South Marston.
*Never officially Delivered to the Royal Air Force.


Swift F.2 WK244
*9/21/1954: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*56 Squadron.
*1955: 33 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Lyneham.
*2/10/1956: Withdrawn from use.
*3/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7309M” at RAF Saint Athan.
*12/2/1958: Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift F.2 WK245
*9/30/1954: Delivered to the Royal Air Force. Or on 10/21/1954?
*56 Squadron as “H“.
*1955: 33 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Lyneham.
*2/10/1956: Withdrawn from use.
*3/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7303M” at RAF Halton.
*5/12/1958: Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift F.2 WK246
*10/8/1954: Delivered to the Royal Air Force. Or on 10/12/1954?
*1955: 33 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Lyneham.
*2/10/1956: Withdrawn from use. Or on 1/10/1956?
*4/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7316M” at RAF Henlow.
*5/13/1958: Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift F.3 WK247
*1/20/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 15 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Wroughton.
*4/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7338M” at RAF Saint Athan.
*5/29/1958: Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift F.3 WK248
*10/27/1954: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1955: Central Fighter Establishment, at RAF West Raynham.
*12/10/1956: Sold to the College of Aeronautics at RAF Cranwell, later scrapped. Or on 12/10/1957?


Swift F.3 WK249
*12/31/1954: Delivered to the Royal Air Force. Or on 12/29/1954?
*1956: 33 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Lyneham.
*2/10/1956: Withdrawn from use.
*4/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7315M” at RAF Kirkham.
*4/11/1956: Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift F.3 WK250
*1/20/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 15 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Wroughton.
*4/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7332M” at RAF Melksham.
*3/3/1958: Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift F.3 WK251
*1/20/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 15 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Wroughton.
*4/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7333M” at RAF Melksham”.
*3/3/1958: Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift F.3 WK252
*1/20/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 15 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Wroughton.
*4/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7334M” at RAF Melksham.
*4/22/1958: Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift F.3 WK253
*1/13/1955: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1955: Central Fighter Establishment, at RAF West Raynham.
*1955-56: AAEE RAF Boscombe Down.
*10/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7328M” at RAF Melksham.
*4/22/1958: Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift F.3 WK254
*1/20/1954: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*15 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Wroughton.
*4/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7335M” at RAF Saint Athan.
*12/2/1958: Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift F.3 WK255
*1/20/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 15 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Wroughton.
*4/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7327M” at RAF Halton.
*5/12/1958: Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift F.3 WK256
*1/20/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 15 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Wroughton.
*4/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7328M” at RAF Saint Athan.
*5/12/1958: Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift F.3 WK257
*1/20/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 15 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Wroughton.
*4/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7329M” at RAF Halton.
*5/12/1958: Struck off charge, later sold as scrap to Unimetals of Manchester.


Swift F.3 WK258
*1/20/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 15 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Wroughton.
*4/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7330M” at RAF Halton.
*5/12/1958: Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift F.3 WK259
*1/20/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 15 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Wroughton.
*4/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7331M” at RAF Halton.
*5/12/1958: Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift F.3 WK260
*1/20/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 15 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Wroughton.
*4/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7336M” at RAF Saint Athan.
*5/29/1958: Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift F.3 WK261
*1/20/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 15 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Wroughton.
*4/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7337M” at RAF Saint Athan.
*5/29/1958: Struck off charge, later scrapped.
*Never with 79 Squadron in West Germany, right?


Swift F.3 WK262
*1/20/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 15 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Wroughton.
*4/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7339M” at RAF Weeton.
*7/29/1958: Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift F.3 WK263
*1/20/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 15 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Wroughton.
*4/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7340M” at RAF Weeton.
*7/29/1958: Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift F.3 WK264
*1/20/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 15 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Wroughton.
*4/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7341M” at RAF Weeton.
*7/29/1958: Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift F.3 WK265
*1/20/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 15 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Wroughton.
*4/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7342M” at RAF Kirkham.
*6/2/1958: Struck off charge, later sold for scrap to Unimetals of Manchester.


Swift F.3 WK266
*1/20/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 15 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Wroughton.
*4/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7343M” at RAF Kirkham.
*6/2/1958: Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift F.3 WK267
*1/20/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 15 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Wroughton.
*4/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7344M” at RAF Kirkham.
*6/2/1958: Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift F.3 WK268
*1/20/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 15 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Wroughton.
*4/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7345M” at RAF Kirkham.
*6/2/1958: Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift F.3 WK269
*1/20/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 15 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Wroughton.
*4/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7346M” at RAF Kirkham.
*6/2/1958: Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift F.3 WK270
*1/20/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 15 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Wroughton.
*4/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7347M” at RAF Kirkham.
*6/2/1958: Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift F.3 WK271
*1/20/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 15 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Wroughton.
*4/1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7348M” at RAF Kirkham.
*Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift F.4 WK272
*10/4/1954: Delivered to the Royal Air Force. Or 11/3/1954?
*AAEE RAF Boscombe Down.
*Converted to FR.5 mock-up.
*8/17/1955: Crashed after a control failure near South Marston.
*9/22/1955: Struck off charge at RAF Boscome Down, wreck later scrapped.


Swift F.4 WK273
*3/31/1955: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*Upgraded to FR.5.
*5/1959: Burned in the fire dump at RAF Waddington.


Swift F.4 WK274
*3/31/1955: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*2/1956: Upgraded to FR.5.
*1957: 2 Squadron as “N”.
*4/27/1960: Written off after an accident at RAF Jever, West Germany. Wreck broken up for spare parts.


Swift F.4 WK275
*3/28/1955: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*Bailed to De Havilland as a static test rig.
*1968: Sold on the private market.
*Hulk was in Upper Hill, Hereford, sitting outside Sheppard's Surplus Store.
*Currently preserved at the Vulcan to the Sky Museum, Robin Hood APT, Doncaster, England.


Swift F.4 WK276
*5/26/1955: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*9/1956: Upgraded to FR.5.
*Headquarters Flight, 2 Tactical Air Force, in West Germany.
*79 Squadron as “U”.
*10/26/1959: Crashed near RAF Jever, West Germany.


Swift F.4 WK277
*5/26/1955: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*4/1956: Upgraded to FR.5.
*23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*1959: 2 Squadron as “N”.
*1961: 60 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Church Fenton.
*11/1961: Assigned as ground trainer “7719M” at RAF Cosford.
*Sold to a private citizen for possible conversion to a jet racing car, but project fell through. Sold in turn to another private citizen who donated it to the museum in 1969.
*Currently preserved at the Newark Air Museum at RAF Winthrope.


Swift F.4 WK278
*5/31/1955: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*C(A)
*Upgraded to FR.5.
*79 Squadron as “E“.
*11/17/1960: Crashed after hitting trees in West Germany. Wreck broken up for spare parts.


Swift F.4 WK279
*6/21/1955: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1955: Converted to F.7 prototype.
*AAEE RAF Boscombe Down.
*1957: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*7/25/1957: Withdrawn from use.
*Assigned as ground trainer “7429M” and “7445M” at RAF Melksham.
*5/29/1958: Struck off charge, later scrapped.


Swift FR.5 WK280
*12/31/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1959: 2 Squadron as “P”.
*1961: 60 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Church Fenton.
*3/14/1961: Withdrawn from use.
*11/18/1961: Struck off charge at RAF Manston, later scrapped.


Swift FR.5 WK281
*10/31/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force. Or on 11/5/1956?
*79 Squadron as “S”.
*1961: 4 Squadron.
*1961: 60 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Church Fenton.
*4/12/1961: Withdrawn from use.
*14 ATC Squadron, at RAF Uxbridge.
*3/1967: Assigned as ground trainer “7112M” at RAF Colerne.
*Was preserved at RAF Saint Athan.
*Was preserved at the RAF Museum at RAF Finningley.
*Currently preserved at RAF Tangmere Museum.


Swift FR.5 WK287
*9/28/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force. Or on 10/3/1956?
*1957: 2 Squadron as “A”.
*1961: 60 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Church Fenton.
*7/10/1961: Struck off charge at RAF Manston, later scrapped.
*Burned up in fire training at RAF Manston.


Swift FR.5 WK288
*9/28/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force. Or on 10/4/1956?
*1956: 2 Squadron as “B”.
*1961: 60 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Church Fenton.
*6/28/1961: Struck off charge at RAF Manston, later scrapped.


Swift FR.5 WK289
*12/21/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*2 Squadron as “V”.
*1960: 79 Squadron as "V".
*1961: 60 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Church Fenton.
*3/13/1961: Struck off charge at RAF Manston.
*7/1961: Burnt up at the RAF Leconfield Fire School.


Swift FR.5 WK290
*7/31/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1959: 2 Squadron as “Y”.
*1961: 60 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Church Fenton.
*10/9/1961: Struck off charge at RAF Catterick, later scrapped.


Swift FR.5 WK291
*7/16/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1958: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*10/20/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*6/27/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift FR.5 WK292
*6/29/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*79 Squadron as “T”.
*6/24/1960: Written off in a ground accident at RAF Gutersloh, West Germany. Broken up for spare parts.


Swift FR.5 WK293
*5/25/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*2 Squadron.
*1961: 79 Squadron as “N”.
*1961: 4 Squadron.
*1961: 60 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Church Fenton.
*9/8/1961: Struck off charge at RAF Catterick, later scrapped.


Swift FR.5 WK294
*5/28/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*10/20/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*6/27/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift FR.5 WK295
*10/31/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1959: 2 Squadron as “G”.
*3/17/1961: Written off in West Germany after bird strike damage.
*Was preserved at RAF Geilenkirchen, West Germany, later scrapped locally.


Swift FR.5 WK296
*9/26/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force. Or on 10/2/1956?
*1959: 79 Squadron as “J”.
*1961: 4 Squadron.
*1961: 60 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Church Fenton.
*9/19/1961: Struck off charge at RAF Catterick, later scrapped.


Swift FR.5 WK297
*11/29/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force. Or on 12/4/1956?
*79 Squadron as “F”.
*1961: 4 Squadron.
*1961: 60 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Church Fenton.
*2/3/1961: Struck off charge at RAF Catterick, later scrapped.


Swift FR.5 WK298
*8/9/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*79 Squadron as “O”.
*2/5/1961: Crashed due to engine failure near Fallingbostel, West Germany.


Swift FR.5 WK299
*12/18/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1/1959: 2 Squadron as “D”.
*6/29/1960: Damaged beyond repair at RAF Jever, West Germany due to landing gear failure on landing.
*7/5/1960: Struck off charge, broken up for spare parts.


Swift FR.5 WK300
*9/11/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*2/1959: 2 Squadron as “E”.
*8/23/1960: Written off due to accident damage in West Germany.
*1/18/1961: Struck off charge, broken up for spare parts.


Swift FR.5 WK301
*10/3/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*79 Squadron as “F”.
*1959: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*10/20/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*6/27/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift FR.5 WK302
*1/3/1957: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1959: 2 Squadron as “R”.
*1961: 60 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Church Fenton. Or in 4/1961?
*6/19/1961: Struck off charge at RAF Catterick, later scrapped.


Swift FR.5 WK303
*8/31/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1960: 79 Squadron as “H”.
*1961: 4 Squadron.
*1961: 60 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Church Fenton.
*9/11/1961: Struck off charge at RAF Catterick, later scrapped.


Swift FR.5 WK304
*1/16/1957: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*9/1959: 2 Squadron.
*10/26/1959: Crashed due to power failure near the Olympia factory/Verden, West Germany.


Swift FR.5 WK305
*8/21/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*79 Squadron as “P”.
*1961: 4 Squadron as “P“.
*1961: 60 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Church Fenton.
*8/16/1961: Struck off charge at RAF Leconfield, and later scrapped.


Swift FR.5 WK306
*11/9/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*10/1958: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*10/20/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*6/27/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift FR.5 WK307
*11/9/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1960: 2 Squadron as “C“ and “S”.
*1961: 60 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Church Fenton.
*2/1961: Assigned as ground trainer “7714M” at RAF Bicester. Not delivered?
*6/27/1961: Struck off charge at RAF Catterick, later scrapped.


Swift FR.5 WK308
*10/11/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*3/1957: Assigned as ground trainer “7408M” at RAF Melksham.
*5/29/1958: Struck off charge at RAF Melksham, later scrapped.


Swift FR.5 WK309
*6/7/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1958: 79 Squadron as “S”.
*1958: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*10/20/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*6/27/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift FR.5 WK310
*6/20/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*79 Squadron as “A”.
*1961: 4 Squadron.
*1961: 60 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Church Fenton.
*7/3/1961: Struck off charge at RAF Leconfield, later scrapped at RAF Church Fenton.


Swift FR.5 WK311
*8/22/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*79 Squadron.
*7/23/1957: Crashed due to engine failure near Niehoff, West Germany. Or on 7/22/1957?


Swift FR.5 WK312
*6/13/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*79 Squadron.
*5/19/1958: Crashed due to mechanical failure near Wiedenbruk, West Germany.


Swift FR.5 WK313
*10/23/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*79 Squadron.
*1961: 4 Squadron.
*1961: 60 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Church Fenton.
*3/24/1961: Struck off charge at RAF Catterick, later scrapped.


Swift FR.5 WK314
*10/23/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1960: 2 Squadron as “H”.
*1961: 60 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Church Fenton.
*11/13/1961: Struck off charge at RAF Manston, later scrapped.


Swift FR.5 WK315
*7/9/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956-57: 79 Squadron as “P”.
*9/1958: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*10/20/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*6/27/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift FR.5 WN124
*8/20/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1958-59: 2 Squadron as “S”.
*8/27/1959: Ditched into the Weser River/Rinteln, West Germany due to engine failure.


Swift FR.5 XD903
*5/27/1955: First flight.
*5/31/1955: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*AAEE RAF Boscombe Down.
*10/11/1956: Bailed to Vickers Armstrong at RAF Wisley for instrument trials, later scrapped.


Swift FR.5 XD904
*10/3/1955: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*Bailed to Vickers Armstrong for engine tests.
*3/21/1956: Withdrawn from use.
*1/6/1959: Sold as scrap.


Swift FR.5 XD905
*10/17/1955: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 79 Squadron as “O”.
*10/22/1958: Crashed after take-off from RAF Benson.


Swift FR.5 XD906
*12/6/1955: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1957: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*10/20/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*6/27/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift FR.5 XD907
*12/8/1955: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1955: AAEE RAF Boscombe Down.
*1955-59: Handling Squadron, at RAF Boscombe Down.
*1959: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*10/20/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*6/27/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift FR.5 XD908
*12/19/1955: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*2 Squadron as “P” and “A“.
*1957: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*10/20/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*6/27/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift FR.5 XD909
*12/6/1955: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*6/25/1956: Crashed due to engine failure near South Marston.


Swift FR.5 XD910
*1/5/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 2 Squadron as “B”.
*8/22/1957: Crashed near Aachen, West Germany. Pilot was killed. Or on 8/23/1957?


Swift FR.5 XD911
*12/19/1955: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*Air Fighting Development Squadron, at RAF West Raynham.
*1957: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*10/20/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*6/27/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift FR.5 XD912
*12/21/1955: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 2 Squadron as “R“.
*1957: 2 Squadron as "C".
*1958: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*9/30/1958: Withdrawn from use.
*1/13/1959: Sold as scrap to Triginor Brothers of Belfast.


Swift FR.5 XD913
*5/17/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*79 Squadron as “C”.
*8/14/1959: Crashed landed due to mechanical failure at RAF Gutersloh, West Germany.


Swift FR.5 XD914
*12/21/1955: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 2 Squadron as “F” and “D“.
*1959: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*12/8/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*5/30/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift FR.5 XD915
*2/1/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 2 Squadron.
*1958: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*10/30/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*6/27/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift FR.5 XD916
*12/21/1955: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 2 Squadron as “E”.
*1959: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*10/20/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*6/27/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift FR.5 XD917
*2/1/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*10/20/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*6/27/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift FR.5 XD918
*12/19/1955: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*Air Fighting Development Squadron, at RAF West Raynham.
*1956: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*10/20/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*6/27/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift FR.5 XD919
*1/21/1956: Overshot runway and crashed at RAF Benson on delivery flight. Never officially Delivered to the Royal Air Force.


Swift FR.5 XD920
*2/1/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 2 Squadron as “X”, “Z“, and “E“.
*2/10/1960: Written off due to ground accident damage.
*2/22/1960: Sold for scrap.


Swift FR.5 XD921
*2/1/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*79 Squadron as “G”.
*1961: 4 Squadron.
*1961: 60 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Church Fenton.
*10/16/1961: Struck off charge at RAF Finningley, later scrapped.


Swift FR.5 XD922
*2/14/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 2 Squadron as “W”.
*1958: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*10/20/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*6/27/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift FR.5 XD923
*4/20/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*79 Squadron as “E”.
*1958: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*10/20/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*6/27/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift FR.5 XD924
*1/30/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 2 Squadron as “M”.
*7/16/1960: Damaged beyond repair in an accident at RAF Gutersloh, West Germany.
*8/4/1960: Struck off charge and broken up for spare parts.


Swift FR.5 XD925
*4/20/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 79 Squadron as “A”.
*1958: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*10/20/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*6/27/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift FR.5 XD926
*2/14/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 2 Squadron as “K”.
*11/24/1958: Crash landed at RAF Jever, West Germany.


Swift FR.5 XD927
*4/12/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 2 Squadron as “N”.
*1958: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*10/20/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*6/27/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift FR.5 XD928
*4/16/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 2 Squadron as “G”.
*4/9/1959: Crashed due to engine failure near RAF Sylt, West Germany.


Swift FR.5 XD929
*4/16/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 2 Squadron as “S”.
*1958: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*10/20/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*6/27/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift FR.5 XD930
*4/12/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 2 Squadron as “U”.
*1958: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*10/20/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*6/27/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift FR.5 XD948
*4/26/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*79 Squadron as “J”.
*8/1/1957: Crash landed at RAF Gutersloh, West Germany.


Swift FR.5 XD949
*4/16/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 2 Squadron as “D”.
*1958-59: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*10/20/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*6/27/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift FR.5 XD950
*4/17/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 2 Squadron as “X”.
*6/15/1960: Written off due to accident damage.
*6/22/1960: Struck off charge at RAF Gutersloh, West Germany, and broken up for spare parts.


Swift FR.5 XD951
*4/17/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*2 Squadron.
*6/1957: Assigned as ground trainer “7447M” at RAF Kirkham.
*Scrapped at RAF Kirkham.


Swift FR.5 XD952
*5/4/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*79 Squadron as “B”.
*1958: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*10/20/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*6/27/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift FR.5 XD953
*5/10/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: 79 Squadron as "F".
*79 Squadron as “R“.
*9/6/1960: Written off at RAF Guersloh, West Germany due to hydraulics system contamination. Not repaired, broken up for spare parts.


Swift FR.5 XD954
*6/7/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*79 Squadron.
*8/23/1960: Written off due to a servicing defect at RAF Gutersloh, West Germany. Not repaired.
*9/5/1960: Struck off charge, broken up for spare parts.


Swift FR.5 XD955
*5/28/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*79 Squadron as “D”.
*7/13/1959: Caught fire near RAF Gutersloh, West Germany but managed to land, later written off.
*8/14/1959: Struck off charge, broken up for spare parts.


Swift FR.5 XD956
*5/28/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*79 Squadron as “H”.
*1958: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*10/20/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*6/27/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift FR.5 XD957
*6/1/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*79 Squadron as “U”.
*11/27/1958: Damaged beyond repair in an accident in West Germany. Returned to Britain.
*1958: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*10/20/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*6/27/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift FR.5 XD958
*5/10/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*79 Squadron.
*2 Squadron as “X” and “Y“.
*4/30/1958: Damaged beyond repair in an accident in West Germany.
*9/9/1958: Struck off charge and broken up for spare parts.


Swift FR.5 XD959
*7/20/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1957-59: 2 Squadron as “V”.
*1959: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*10/20/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*6/27/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift FR.5 XD960
*6/28/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*Fighter Training Unit.
*1957: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*10/20/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*6/27/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift FR.5 XD961
*10/12/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*79 Squadron as “K”.
*7/17/1958: Crashed due to engine failure near RAF Gutersloh, West Germany.


Swift FR.5 XD962
*11/9/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1960: 79 Squadron as "J".
*1960: 2 Squadron as “J” and “L“.
*1961: 60 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Church Fenton.
*10/4/1961: Burned up in a fire training exercise at RAF Bovingdon.
*Wreck not scrapped until 1976?


Swift FR.5 XD963
*2/5/1957: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*10/20/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*6/27/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift FR.5 XD964
*2/6/1957: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1959: 2 Squadron as “F”.
*1961: 60 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Church Fenton.
*7/10/1961: Burnt up in a fire training exercise at RAF Manston.


Swift FR.5 XD965
*2/6/1957: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*10/20/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*6/27/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift FR.5 XD966
*2/5/1957: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*10/20/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*6/27/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift FR.5 XD967
*3/12/1957: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1958: 2 Squadron.
*2/28/1959: Crash landed at RAF Jever, West Germany.
*4/6/1959: Struck off charge and broken up for spare parts.


Swift FR.5 XD968
*2/27/1957: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*4/10/1957: Withdrawn from use.
*23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*10/4/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*5/2/1961: Sold as scrap to Lowton Metals of Ashton-in-Makersfield.


Swift FR.5 XD969
*4/10/1957: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*79 Squadron as “H”.
*3/7/1960: Crashed due to a flame-out on approach to RAF Gutersloh, West Germany.


Swift FR.5 XD970
*2/6/1957: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*10/4/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*5/2/1961: Sold as scrap to Lowton Metals of Ashton-in-Makersfield.


Swift FR.5 XD971
*2/5/1957: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*10/20/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*6/27/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift FR.5 XD972
*3/7/1957: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1958: 2 Squadron as “W”.
*8/31/1960: Written off in a ground accident at RAF Jever, West Germany.
*9/8/1960: Struck off charge and broken up for spare parts.


Swift FR.5 XD973
*3/20/1957: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1958: 2 Squadron as “U”.
*1961: 60 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Church Fenton.
*4//1961: Struck off charge at RAF Oakington, later scrapped.


Swift FR.5 XD974
*4/9/1957: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1959: 79 Squadron as “M”.
*4/9/1960: Written off due to maintenance issues at RAF Gutersloh, West Germany.
*9/5/1960: Struck off charge and broken up for spare parts.


Swift FR.5 XD975
*5/6/1957: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*AAEE RAF Boscombe Down.
*8/15/1958: Crashed while landing at RAF Wisley. Pilot was killed.


Swift FR.5 XD976
*4/16/1957: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*79 Squadron as “B” and “M“.
*1961: 4 Squadron.
*1961: 60 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Church Fenton.
*5/8/1961: Struck off charge at RAF Cottesmore, later scrapped.


Swift FR.5 XD977
*Never taken on charge by the Royal Air Force? Was perhaps never even built and on the books as an accounting error? Help?


Swift PR.6 Type 550 Prototype XD143
*1955: Cancelled when airframe has half-complete.
*1956: Assigned as ground trainer “7289M” at RAF Halton.
*9/1956: Salvaged at RAF Halton.


Swift F.7 XF113
*11/1/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1956: Handling Squadron, at RAF Boscombe Down.
*1961: Empire Test Pilots School, at Farnborough as “19”.
*2/1962: Withdrawn from use.
*Forward fuselage was preserved in Bath, Avon.
*Parts of it currently preserved at the Air Defense Collection at RAF Boscombe Down.


Swift F.7 XF114
*3/4/1957: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*“C” Squadron of the AAEE RAF Boscombe Down.
*Bailed to Bristol Siddeley Engines at Filton.
*6/7/1962: Withdrawn from use.
*4/1967: Sold to Flint Technical College (later Kelsterton College of Technology).
*Sold again to North East Wales Institute of Higher Learning.
*1989: Jet Heritage of Hurn restored it to flying condition as “G-SWIF”.
*Was preserved at RAF Scampton.
*Was preserved at RAF Bicester.
*Was preserved at the Southampton Hall of Aviation.
*Currently stored at Timsbury, Hampshire?


Swift F.7 XF115
*4/18/1957: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1 Guided Weapons Development Squadron, at RAF Valley.
*1958: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*5/25/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*2/2/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift F.7 XF116
*3/29/1957: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1 Guided Weapons Development Squadron, at RAF Valley.
*1958: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*5/25/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*2/2/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift F.7 XF117
*3/29/1957: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1 Guided Weapons Development Squadron, at RAF Valley.
*1958: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*5/25/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*2/2/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift F.7 XF118
*3/29/1957: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1 Guided Weapons Development Squadron, at RAF Valley.
*1958: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*5/25/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*2/2/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift F.7 XF119
*3/29/1957: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1958: 1 Guided Weapons Development Squadron, at RAF Valley.
*1958: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*5/25/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*2/2/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift F.7 XF120
*3/29/1957: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1958: 1 Guided Weapons Development Squadron, at RAF Valley.
*1958: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*5/25/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*2/2/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift F.7 XF121
*3/29/1957: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1 Guided Weapons Development Squadron, at RAF Valley.
*1958: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*5/25/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*2/2/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift F.7 XF122
*5/10/1957: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1 Guided Weapons Development Squadron, at RAF Valley.
*1958: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*5/25/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*2/2/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift F.7 XF123
*4/30/1957: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1 Guided Weapons Development Squadron, at RAF Valley.
*1958: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*5/25/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*2/2/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift F.7 XF124
*6/28/1957: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*1958: 1 Guided Weapons Development Squadron, at RAF Valley.
*1958: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*5/25/1959: Withdrawn from use.
*2/2/1960: Sold as scrap to H.H. Bushell of Birmingham.


Swift F.7 XF774
*3/29/1956: First flight.
*4/11/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*Royal Aircraft Establishment, at Farnborough.
*8/19/1958: Struck off charge at RAF Boscombe Down.
*1958: 23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*1958: Salvaged.


Swift F.7 XF780
*10/8/1956: Delivered to the Royal Air Force.
*9/19/1957: Withdrawn from use.
*23 Maintenance Unit, at RAF Aldergrove.
*1958: Sold for scrap.

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For their assistance in various parts of this project, I would like to give thanks to the following individual people...

Tjalling Boelman
Clive Turner
Johan Visschedijk
Dennis Tyke
Raymond Hill
Guy Ellis