Handley Page Victor






Last updated on: February 12, 2017

The Victor was the last of the famed “V Bombers”, nuclear-capable strike aircraft of the Royal Air Force. Just 86 examples were built and all are listed below.

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!


Victor HP.80 prototype WB771
*12/24/1952: First flight.
*7/14/1954: Crashed during a training flight at RAF Cranfield.


Victor HP.80 prototype WB775
*9/11/1954: First flight.
*3/1955: Airplane and Armament Experimental Establishment, at RAF Boscombe Down.
*8/1959: Royal Aircraft Establishment, at RAE Farnborough.
*6/22/1960: Struck off charge.
*1/1961: Salvaged at the HP Radlett factory.


Victor B.1 XA917
*2/1/1956: First flight.
*Bailed back to Handley Page for tests.
*1956-60: Airplane and Armament Experimental Establishment, at RAF Boscombe Down.
*3/2/1961: Damaged beyond repair in an accident at Radlett APT.
*12/1963: Withdrawn from use at the HP Radlett factory.
*12/1963: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Wittering as “7827M“.
*Parts sent to RAF Wittering and RAF Marham.
*Front section currently preserved at Pitscottie Guardbridge, Fife? With a private collector at Cupar, Fife, Scotland still?


Victor B.1 XA918
*3/21/1956: First flight.
*3/29/1956: Delivered to the RAF.
*Bailed back to Handley Page for tests.
*1963: Converted to BK.1A tanker.
*7/20/1970: Struck off charge.
*Sold for scrap to Bradbury & Co of Bournemouth.


Victor B.1 XA919
*3/13/1956: First flight.
*9/19/1957: Delivered to the RAF.
*Bailed back to Handley Page for tests.
*5/16/1961: Withdrawn from use.
*6/1961: Assigned as a ground trainer to No 1 Radio School, RAF Locking as “7724M”.


Victor B.1 XA920
*6/1956: Delivered to the RAF.
*232 OCU.
*9/25/1963: Withdrawn from use at RAF Stansted.
*Sent to the Foulness Island Ranges.


Victor B.1 XA921
*6/12/1956: Delivered to the RAF.
*10/17/1964: Struck off charge.


Victor B.1 XA922
*11/29/1957: Delivered to the RAF.
*Handling Squadron, at RAF Boscombe Down.
*4/27/1973: Struck off charge.
*8/1973: Sold for scrap.


Victor B.1 XA923
*2/4/1958: Delivered to the RAF.
*1958: Radar Recon Flight, at RAF Wyton.
*1961: 232 OCU.
*5/27/1964: Withdrawn from use.
*5/1964: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Cosford as “7850M”.
*3/1985: Salvaged at RAF Cosford.


Victor B.1 XA924
*1/27/1958: Delivered to the RAF.
*1958: Radar Recon Flight (543 Squadron), at RAF Wyton.
*1961: 232 OCU.
*1963: 10 Squadron.
*4/14/1964: Withdrawn from use.
*4/1964: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Saint Athan as “7844M”.
*6/1975: Salvaged.


Victor B.1 XA925
*3/4/1958: Delivered to the RAF.
*1958: Radar Recon Flight (543 Squadron), at RAF Wyton.
*1961: 232 OCU.
*1963: 15 Squadron.
*7/14/1966: Struck off charge.
*Salvaged at RAF Saint Athan.


Victor B.1 XA926
*3/17/1958: Delivered to the RAF.
*1958: 232 OCU.
*1960: 232 OCU.
*9/1964: Converted to BK.1A tanker.
*1966: 57 Squadron.
*1968-70: 57 Squadron.
*1972-73: 57 Squadron.
*11/22/1976: Struck off charge at RAF Saint Athan.


Victor B.1 XA927
*12/29/1956: First flight.
*4/15/1958: Delivered to the RAF.
*1959: 57 Squadron.
*10 Squadron.
*1964: 15 Squadron.
*9/1964: Converted to BK.1A tanker.
*1966: 214 Squadron.
*1968: 57 Squadron.
*1969: 214 Squadron.
*1975: 214 Squadron.
*1977: 214 Squadron.
*2/1/1977: Struck off charge at RAF Saint Athan.


Victor B.1 XA928
*3/29/1958: Delivered to the RAF.
*1958-60: 10 Squadron.
*9/1964: Converted to BK.1A tanker.
*1966: 57 Squadron.
*214 Squadron.
*1975: 57 Squadron.
*12/16/1976: Struck off charge at RAF Saint Athan.
*An ejection seat from XA928 currently owned by a private citizen in England.


Victor B.1 XA929
*6/23/1958: Delivered to the RAF.
*1958: 10 Squadron.
*1959: 232 OCU.
*1960: 10 Squadron.
*6/16/1962: Destroyed at RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus after overshooting the landing and burning out.


Victor B.1 XA930
*10/9/1957: Delivered to the RAF.
*1961: AAEE Boscombe Down.
*1963: 10 Squadron.
*1964: 232 OCU.
*1965: 55 Squadron.
*1965: 57 Squadron.
*5/1966: Converted to BK.1A tanker.
*1967: 55 Squadron.
*1967-75: 214 Squadron.
*4/17/1975: Struck off charge at RAF Saint Athan.
*11/1975: Salvaged.


Victor B.1 XA931
*11/28/1957: Delivered to the RAF.
*1957-58: 232 OCU.
*1960: 232 OCU.
*1961: 10 Squadron.
*1961: 232 OCU.
*1963-64: 232 OCU.
*6/1964: Put into storage at RAF Saint Athan.
*4/30/1974: Struck off charge at RAF Saint Athan.


Victor B.1 XA932
*2/13/1958: Delivered to the RAF.
*1958: 232 OCU.
*1959: 10 Squadron.
*1960: 202 OCU.
*1961-62: 10 Squadron.
*9/1966: Converted to BK.1A tanker.
*1967-74: 214 Squadron.
*1975: 55 Squadron.
*1976-77: 214 Squadron.
*2/2/1977: Struck off charge.
*2/1977: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Marham as “8517M”.
*Was preserved at RAF Marham.
*Was preserved at Hendon.
*11/10/1987: Sold as scrap to Sweffling Engineering Co.


Victor B.1 XA933
*3/3/1958: Delivered to the RAF.
*1958: 10 Squadron.
*1958: 232 OCU.
*1960: 232 OCU.
*Tanker Training Flight, at RAF Marham.
*1965: 57 Squadron.
*4/1967: Put into storage at RAF Saint Athan.
*10/1/1971: Struck off charge at RAF Saint Athan.
*1977: Salvaged at RAF Saint Athan.


Victor B.1 XA934
*3/25/1958: Delivered to the RAF.
*1958: 232 OCU.
*1959: 10 Squadron.
*1961: 232 OCU.
*10/2/1962: Crashed on take-off from RAF Gaydon. 3 crewmen were killed.


Victor B.1 XA935
*4/9/1958: Delivered to the RAF.
*1958: 10 Squadron.
*1960: 15 Squadron.
*1961: 232 OCU.
*1961: 10 Squadron.
*1961: 232 OCU.
*6/1964: Put into storage at RAF Saint Athan.
*4/30/1974: Struck off charge at RAF Saint Athan.


Victor B.1 XA936
*5/28/1958: Delivered to the RAF.
*1958: 10 Squadron.
*1959-61: 232 OCU.
*1/1965: Converted to BK.1A tanker.
*1966-76: 214 Squadron.
*9/20/1976: Struck off charge at RAF Saint Athan.


Victor B.1 XA937
*6/4/1958: Delivered to the RAF.
*1958: 10 Squadron.
*1962: 15 Squadron.
*1964: 15 Squadron.
*4/1964: Converted to BK.1A tanker.
*1966-71: 214 Squadron.
*1975: 214 Squadron.
*2/7/1977: Struck off charge at RAF Saint Athan.
*2/1994: Salvaged on the Foulness Island Ranges.


Victor B.1 XA938
*7/28/1958: Delivered to the RAF.
*1958-59: 10 Squadron.
*1962: 10 Squadron.
*1964: 15 Squadron.
*10/1964: Converted to BK.1A tanker.
*1966: 214 Squadron.
*1969-70: 214 Squadron.
*1973: 57 Squadron.
*1976: Royal Aircraft Establishment, at RAE Farnborough.
*1977: Salvaged at RAF Saint Athan.
*Sent to the Foulness Island Ranges.
*1993: Salvaged on the Pendine Ranges.


Victor B.1 XA939
*8/27/1958: Delivered to the RAF.
*1958-59: 10 Squadron.
*1962: 10 Squadron.
*1964: 15 Squadron.
*10/1964: Converted to BK.1A tanker.
*1966: 214 Squadron.
*1967: 57 Squadron.
*1968-76: 214 Squadron.
*3/29/1976: Struck off charge at RAF Catterick.
*1988: Salvaged. At RAF Catterick’s Fire School?


Victor B.1 XA940
*9/10/1958: Delivered to the RAF.
*1958: 10 Squadron.
*1962: 232 OCU.
*1962-63: 10 Squadron.
*1964: 15 Squadron.
*1964: 232 OCU.
*1965: 57 Squadron.
*1966: Tanker Training Flight, at RAF Marham.
*7/1968: Put into storage at RAF Saint Athan.
*12/1970: Withdrawn from use.
*8/31/1973: Struck off charge.
*4/1977: Salvaged.
*Nose section currently preserved at RAF Marham.


Victor B.1 XA941
*9/17/1958: Delivered to the RAF.
*1958: 15 Squadron.
*1959: 10 Squadron.
*1960: 55 Squadron.
*1961: 232 OCU.
*1963: 10 Squadron.
*1964: 15 Squadron.
*1965: 57 Squadron.
*5/1965: Converted to BK.1A tanker.
*1966: 214 Squadron.
*11/22/1974: Struck off charge at RAF Saint Athan.


Victor B.1 XH587
*Originally built for the SAAF as “8001”, but order cancelled.
*10/17/1958: Delivered to the RAF.
*1962: 15 Squadron.
*10/1964: Converted to BK.1A tanker.
*1965: 57 Squadron.
*1969: 57 Squadron.
*4/12/1975: Struck off charge at RAF Saint Athan.
*1989: Salvaged at Siddal.


Victor B.1 XH588
*Originally built for the SAAF as “8002”, but order cancelled.
*10/30/1958: Delivered to the RAF.
*1958-60: 15 Squadron.
*1962: 55 Squadron.
*1962: 57 Squadron.
*11/1965: Converted to BK.1A tanker.
*1966: 214 Squadron.
*1967: 55 Squadron.
*1969: 57 Squadron.
*1975: 57 Squadron.
*7/1975: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Machrihanish.


Victor B.1 XH589
*Originally built for the SAAF as “8003”, but order cancelled.
*12/1/1958: Delivered to the RAF.
*1958-60: 15 Squadron.
*1962: 55 Squadron.
*1962: 57 Squadron.
*1965: Tanker Training Flight, at RAF Marham.
*7/1966: Converted to BK.1A tanker.
*1967: 55 Squadron.
*1974: 57 Squadron.
*1974-75: 55 Squadron.
*1975-76: 214 Squadron.
*7/6/1976: Struck off charge at RAF Saint Athan, used for fire training then.


Victor B.1 XH590
*Originally built for the SAAF as “8004”, but order cancelled.
*12/1/1958: Delivered to the RAF.
*1958-60: 15 Squadron.
*1962-65: 57 Squadron.
*12/1965: Converted to BK.1A tanker.
*1967: 55 Squadron.
*1972: 55 Squadron.
*1974: 57 Squadron.
*1974-75: 55 Squadron.
*6/16/1975: Struck off charge.
*7/1975: Sent to RAF Manston for fire training.


Victor B.1 XH591
*Originally built for the SAAF as “8005”, but order cancelled.
*1/20/1959: Delivered to the RAF.
*1959-60: 15 Squadron.
*1963: 55 Squadron.
*1965: 57 Squadron.
*7/1966: Converted to BK.1A tanker.
*1967-71: 55 Squadron.
*1975: 57 Squadron.
*1976: 214 Squadron.
*11/5/1976: Struck off charge at RAF Saint Athan.


Victor B.1 XH592
*Originally built for the SAAF as “8006”, but order cancelled.
*2/2/1959: Delivered to the RAF.
*1959: 15 Squadron.
*1962: 55 Squadron.
*1962: 57 Squadron.
*1965: 232 OCU.
*1965-68: Tanker Training Flight, at RAF Marham.
*1970: 230 OCU.
*1974: 232 OCU.
*10/17/1974: Struck off charge.
*10/1974: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Cosford as “8429M”.
*Was preserved at the RAF Museum at RAF Cosford. Later salvaged.
*Cockpit section currently preserved with Phoenix Aviation at RAF Brunthingthorpe.


Victor B.1 XH593
*Originally built for the SAAF as “8007”, but order cancelled.
*2/1959: Delivered to the RAF.
*1959: 15 Squadron.
*1961: 57 Squadron.
*1961: 55 Squadron.
*1965: Tanker Training Flight, at RAF Marham.
*1969: Tanker Training Flight, at RAF Marham.
*1970: 232 OCU.
*10/17/1974: Struck off charge.
*10/1974: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Cosford as “8428M”.
*4/18/1985: Sold for scrap to Solair Ltd of Wallsend.


Victor B.1 XH594
*Originally built for the SAAF as “8008”, but order cancelled.
*2/3/1959: Delivered to the RAF.
*1959: 15 Squadron.
*1961: 57 Squadron.
*1961-64: 55 Squadron.
*1965: 232 OCU.
*1965: Tanker Training Flight, at RAF Marham.
*1970: 232 OCU.
*5/31/1974: Struck off charge at RAF Saint Athan.


Victor B.1 XH613
*2/27/1959: Delivered to the RAF.
*1960-62: 15 Squadron.
*6/14/1962: Crashed due to engine failure near Castle Bytham, Lincolnshire.


Victor B.1 XH614
*3/23/1959: Delivered to the RAF.
*1959-60: 57 Squadron.
*1961: 55 Squadron.
*1961-64: 57 Squadron.
*1965: Tanker Training Flight, at RAF Marham.
*1966: 57 Squadron.
*10/1966: Converted to BK.1A tanker.
*1967-73: 55 Squadron.
*1974: 214 Squadron.
*1974: 55 Squadron.
*1975: 214 Squadron.
*9/7/1976: Struck off charge at RAF Saint Athan.


Victor B.1 XH615
*4/8/1959: Delivered to the RAF.
*1959: 232 OCU.
*1961: 10 Squadron.
*1961-62: 15 Squadron.
*1964: 55 Squadron.
*1964: 57 Squadron.
*3/1965: Converted to B(K).1A tanker.
*1965: 55 Squadron.
*1967-69: Tanker Training Flight, at RAF Marham.
*1970: 232 OCU.
*1974: 55 Squadron.
*1974: 232 OCU.
*1974: 55 Squadron.
*1974: 214 Squadron.
*10/4/1974: Struck off charge at RAF Leeming.
*Used for fire training as late as 1985?


Victor B.1 XH616
*4/24/1959: Delivered to the RAF.
*1959: 57 Squadron.
*1961: 15 Squadron.
*1964: 90 Squadron.
*1965: 232 OCU.
*1965: Tanker Training Flight, at RAF Marham.
*8/1966: Converted to BK.1A tanker.
*1967-76: 57 Squadron.
*1/20/1976: Struck off charge at RAF Manston, and used for fire training.


Victor B.1 XH617
*5/25/1959: Delivered to the RAF.
*1959: 57 Squadron.
*7/19/1960: Crashed after an inflight fire near Diss/Oakley, Norfolk.


Victor B.1 XH618
*8/15/1960: Delivered to the RAF.
*1960: 15 Squadron.
*1962: 15 Squadron.
*1963: AAEE Boscombe Down.
*8/1964: Converted to BK.1A tanker.
*1966-73: 57 Squadron.
*3/24/1975: Ditched into the North Sea east of Sunderland after a collision with Buccaneer XV156.


Victor B.1 XH619
*6/25/1959: Delivered to the RAF.
*1959: 10 Squadron.
*1959-61: 57 Squadron.
*1961: 55 Squadron.
*6/1966: Converted to BK.1A tanker.
*1967-68: 55 Squadron.
*1968: 57 Squadron.
*1970-73: 55 Squadron.
*1973-74: 214 Squadron.
*6/30/1975: Struck off charge at RAF Saint Athan.
*Sent to RAF Marham for fire training.


Victor B.1 XH620
*7/21/1959: Delivered to the RAF.
*1959-60: 57 Squadron.
*1961-62: 15 Squadron.
*1964: 90 Squadron.
*2/1964: Converted to B(K).1A tanker.
*1965: 55 Squadron.
*1967: 57 Squadron.
*1967: Tanker Training Flight, at RAF Marham.
*1967: 57 Squadron.
*1973: 232 OCU.
*1973: 57 Squadron.
*1974: 55 Squadron.
*1974-76: 57 Squadron.
*6/24/1976: Struck off charge at RAF Saint Athan.


Victor B.1 XH621
*9/27/1960: Delivered to the RAF.
*1960-65: 57 Squadron.
*10/1965: Converted to BK.1A tanker.
*1966: 57 Squadron.
*1973: 57 Squadron.
*1976: 214 Squadron.
*12/22/1976: Struck off charge at RAF Saint Athan.


Victor B.1 XH645
*9/28/1959: Delivered to the RAF.
*1959: 57 Squadron.
*1961-64: 55 Squadron.
*12/1965: Converted to BK.1A tanker.
*1967: 57 Squadron.
*1972: 55 Squadron.
*9/9/1974: Struck off charge at RAF Saint Athan.


Victor B.1 XH646
*10/24/1960: Delivered to the RAF.
*1960-64: 55 Squadron.
*3/1965: Converted to B(K).1A tanker.
*1967: Tanker Training Flight, at RAF Marham.
*8/19/1968: Crashed near Kelling Heath/Holt, Norfolk after a collision with Canberra WT315.


Victor B.1 XH647
*11/29/1960: Delivered to the RAF.
*1960: 57 Squadron.
*1960: 55 Squadron.
*2/1965: Converted to B(K).1A tanker.
*1965: 55 Squadron.
*1967: Tanker Training Flight, at RAF Marham.
*1970: 232 OCU.
*1974: 242 OCU.
*1974: 214 Squadron.
*1974: 57 Squadron.
*1974: 232 OCU.
*11/26/1974: Struck off charge at RAF Catterick.


Victor B.1 XH648
*12/22/1959: Delivered to the RAF.
*1959: 57 Squadron.
*1961: 15 Squadron.
*1964: 55 Squadron.
*1964: 57 Squadron.
*2/1965: Converted to B(K).1A tanker.
*1965: 55 Squadron.
*1967: Tanker Training Flight, at RAF Marham.
*1967: 55 Squadron.
*1975: 55 Squadron.
*1975-76: 57 Squadron.
*6/2/1976: Withdrawn from use.
*Currently preserved at the Imperial War Museum at RAF Duxford.


Victor B.1 XH649
*1/20/1961: Delivered to the RAF.
*1961: 57 Squadron.
*1961-64: 55 Squadron.
*11/1964: Converted to BK.1A tanker.
*1966-76: 57 Squadron.
*7/27/1976: Struck off charge at RAF Manston.


Victor B.1 XH650
*1/14/1961: Delivered to the RAF.
*1961: 55 Squadron.
*1961: 57 Squadron.
*9/1964: Converted to BK.1A tanker.
*1967: 55 Squadron.
*1974: 214 Squadron.
*1974: 55 Squadron.
*1975-76: 214 Squadron.
*2/12/1976: Struck off charge at RAF Manston, used for fire training.


Victor B.1 XH651
*4/1/1960: Delivered to the RAF.
*1960: 57 Squadron.
*1961-62: 15 Squadron.
*10/1964: Converted to BK.1A tanker.
*1966-75: 57 Squadron.
*1976: 214 Squadron.
*1/26/1977: Struck off charge at RAF Saint Athan.


Victor B.1 XH667
*2/3/1961: Delivered to the RAF.
*1961: 57 Squadron.
*1961: 55 Squadron.
*1964: Honington Wing.
*2/1965: Converted to B(K).1A tanker.
*1965: 57 Squadron.
*1965: 55 Squadron.
*1967: 214 Squadron.
*1973: 214 Squadron.
*9/23/1975: Struck off charge at RAF Hal Far, Malta, used for fire training.
*Was preserved at RAF Saint Athan.
*Currently preserved at RAF Macrihanish.


Victor B.2 XH668
*2/20/1959: First flight.
*1959: AAEE Boscombe Down.
*8/20/1959: Ditched into the Irish Sea/Saint George’s Channel off Milford Haven before being officially delivered to the RAF.


Victor B.2 XH669
*8/6/1959: First flight.
*12/22/1959: Delivered to the RAF.
*1960: AAEE Boscombe Down.
*Wittering Wing, at RAF Wittering.
*Converted to B.2R Blue Steel ASM carrier.
*6/1970: Converted to K.2 tanker.
*1977-86: 57 Squadron.
*1986-89: 55 Squadron.
*Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Waddington as “9092M”.
*5/1995: Salvaged.
*Is front section still preserved with the Cockpit Collection in Rayleigh, Essex?


Victor B.2 XH670
*11/2/1959: First flight.
*3/1/1960: Delivered to the RAF.
*Used mostly for testing.
*Converted to SR.2 recon variant?
*10/31/1975: Struck off charge.
*Nose section was preserved at Woodford.
*Nose section currently preserved at Romford? Or is it with the Cockpit Collection in Rayleigh, Essex?


Victor B.2 XH671
*2/2/1960: First flight.
*5/4/1960: Delivered to the RAF.
*1966: 100 Squadron.
*1968: Witterng Wing, at RAF Wittering.
*Converted to B.2R Blue Steel ASM carrier.
*4/1970: Converted to K.2 tanker.
*1976-79: 57 Squadron.
*1980-84: 55 Squadron.
*1985: 57 Squadron.
*1986-93: 55 Squadron.
*3/1993: Withdrawn from use.
*Salvaged at RAF Marham.


Victor B.2 XH672
*4/6/1960: First flight.
*6/25/1960: Delivered to the RAF.
*Converted to SR.2 recon variant.
*1965-69: 543 Squadron.
*3/1974: Converted to K.2 tanker.
*1978-80: 57 Squadron.
*1986-94: 55 Squadron.
*3/1994: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Cosford as “9242M”.
*Currently preserved at the RAF Museum at RAF Cosford. At the Cold War Exhibition? Since 2007?


Victor B.2 XH673
*5/23/1960: First flight.
*9/1/1960: Delivered to the RAF.
*1963: 139 Squadron.
*Wittering Wing, at RAF Wittering.
*Converted to B.2R Blue Steel ASM carrier.
*1966: 100 Squadron.
*6/1970: Converted to K.2 tanker.
*1976-86: 57 Squadron.
*7/1986: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Marham as “8911M”.
*Currently preserved at RAF Marham.


Victor B.2 XH674
*8/4/1960: First flight.
*9/1/1960: Delivered to the RAF.
*7/1964: Converted to SR.2A recon variant.
*1965-74: 543 Squadron.
*1974-75: Victor Flight, at RAF Wyton.
*1975: Victor Training Flight, at RAF Marham.
*1975: 543 Squadron.
*6/22/1976: Struck off charge at RAF Saint Athan.


Victor B.2 XH675
*3/8/1961: Delivered to the RAF.
*1964: 100 Squadron.
*1965-66: Wittering Wing, at RAF Wittering.
*1966: 139 Squadron.
*Converted to B.2R Blue Steel ASM carrier.
*6/1970: Converted to K.2 tanker.
*1977-80: 57 Squadron.
*1980-91: 55 Squadron.
*6/30/1991: Struck off charge.
*1994: Salvaged at RAF Marham and Stratford-upon-Avon.


Victor B.2 XL158
*10/21/1960: First flight.
*1963: 139 Squadron.
*Wittering Wing, at RAF Wittering.
*Converted to B.2R Blue Steel ASM carrier.
*5/1970: Converted to K.2 tanker.
*1976: 55 Squadron.
*1976-83: 57 Squadron.
*1985-94: 55 Squadron.
*1/1994: Struck off charge.
*1994: Salvaged at RAF Marham.


Victor B.2 XL159
*Used for testing for a short time before loss.
*3/23/1962: Stalled and crashed near Stubton, Linconshire.


Victor B.2 XL160
*1964: 100 Squadron.
*1965: Wittering Wing, at RAF Wittering.
*Converted to B.2R Blue Steel ASM carrier.
*5/1970: Converted to K.2 tanker.
*1975-80: 55 Squadron.
*1980-84: 57 Squadron.
*1985: 55 Squadron.
*1986: 57 Squadron.
*7/1986: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Marham as “8910M”.
*Nose section currently preserved at the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum in Flixton.


Victor B.2 XL161
*10/1964: Converted to SR.2 recon variant.
*1966-71: 543 Squadron.
*1971: 55 Squadron.
*4/1974: Converted to K.2 tanker.
*1978-79: 55 Squadron.
*1980: 57 Squadron.
*1981-93: 55 Squadron.
*9/1993: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Lyneham as “9214M”.
*8/1995: Salvaged at RAF Lyneham.


Victor B.2 XL162
*1963: 139 Squadron.
*1965: Wittering Wing, at RAF Wittering.
*1966: 100 Squadron.
*Converted to B.2R Blue Steel ASM carrier.
*5/1970: Converted to K.2 tanker.
*1976-78: 57 Squadron.
*1980-85: 55 Squadron.
*1985: 57 Squadron.
*1986: 55 Squadron.
*1988: 55 Squadron.
*Withdrawn from use at RAF Saint Athan.
*Assigned as a ground trainer as “9114M”. Where?
*Nose section currently preserved at RAF Manston.


Victor B.2 XL163
*1962: 139 Squadron.
*1963: 100 Squadron.
*1964: Wittering Wing, at RAF Wittering.
*1965: Victor Training Flight, at RAF Marham.
*Converted to B.2R Blue Steel ASM carrier.
*5/1970: Converted to K.2 tanker.
*1974: 232 OCU.
*1975: 55 Squadron.
*1976: 57 Squadron.
*1976-80: 55 Squadron.
*1980-84: 57 Squadron.
*1986: 55 Squadron.
*7/8/1986: Withdrawn from use.
*9/1986: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Saint Athan as “8916M”.
*1987: Sold as scrap to Picketstone, Hanningfield Metals.


Victor B.2 XL164
*Converted to B.2R Blue Steel ASM carrier.
*12/1972: Converted to K.2 tanker.
*1977-80: 57 Squadron.
*1981: 55 Squadron.
*1985-86: 57 Squadron.
*1986-93: 55 Squadron.
*9/1993: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Brize Norton as “9215M”.
*Nose section currently preserved with the Peter Vallence Collection in Charlwood, Surrey. Or at the Gatwick Aviation Museum in Charlwood?


Victor B.2 XL165
*1961: 232 OCU.
*1962: 100 Squadron.
*1963: 232 OCU.
*4/1965: Converted to SR.2 recon variant.
*1966-69: 543 Squadron.
*1973-74: 543 Squadron.
*1974: Victor Flight, at RAF Wyton.
*1975: Victor Training Flight, at RAF Marham.
*1975: 543 Squadron.
*10/30/1975: Struck off charge at RAF Saint Athan.
*12/1991: Salvaged at RAF Saint Athan.


Victor B.2 XL188
*1963: Victor Training Flight, at RAF Marham.
*1965: 232 OCU.
*1965: Wittering Wing, at RAF Wittering.
*1965: Victor Training Flight, at RAF Marham.
*1966: Wittering Wing, at RAF Wittering.
*Converted to B.2R Blue Steel ASM carrier.
*4/1971: Converted to K.2 tanker.
*1975-80: 55 Squadron.
*1983: 57 Squadron.
*1983-91: 55 Squadron.
*6/1991: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Kinloss as “9100M”.
*1997: Salvaged at RAF Kinloss.


Victor B.2 XL189
*1964-65: 232 OCU.
*1965: 139 Squadron.
*1965: Wittering Wing, at RAF Wittering.
*1966: 100 Squadron.
*1967: Victor Training Flight, at RAF Marham.
*Converted to B.2R Blue Steel ASM carrier.
*4/1970: Converted to K.2 tanker.
*1970: Wittering Wing, at RAF Wittering.
*1975: 232 OCU.
*1975-79: 55 Squadron.
*1980: 57 Squadron.
*1982-83: 55 Squadron.
*1985: 55 Squadron.
*1986: 57 Squadron.
*7/1986: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Waddington as “8912M”.
*8/1989: Salvaged at RAF Waddington.


Victor B.2 XL190
*1962: 139 Squadron.
*1964: 100 Squadron.
*1964: Wittering Wing, at RAF Wittering.
*Converted to B.2R Blue Steel ASM carrier.
*7/1970: Converted to K.2 tanker.
*1974: 232 OCU.
*1975-82: 55 Squadron.
*1984: 57 Squadron.
*1985-93: 55 Squadron.
*9/1993: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Saint Mawgan as “9216M”.
*Nose section currently preserved at the North Coates Manston Museum. Or at the RAF Manston History Museum?


Victor B.2 XL191
*1962: 139 Squadron.
*1964: Wittering Wing, at RAF Wittering.
*Converted to B.2R Blue Steel ASM carrier.
*5/1970: Converted to K.2 tanker.
*1974-75: 232 OCU.
*1977-86: 55 Squadron.
*6/19/1986: Undershot runway and crashed at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
*Nose section currently preserved in Hamilton, Canada.


Victor B.2 XL192
*1962: 100 Squadron.
*1962: 139 Squadron.
*1964: 232 OCU.
*1965-66: Wittering Wing, at RAF Wittering.
*1966: Victor Training Flight, at RAF Marham.
*1968: Wittering Wing, at RAF Wittering.
*6/1970: Converted to K.2 tanker.
*1976-84: 57 Squadron.
*1986-88: 55 Squadron.
*7/1988: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Marham as “9024M”.
*2/1996: Salvaged at RAF Marham.


Victor B.2 XL193
*1962: 100 Squadron.
*1964: 232 OCU.
*8/1964: Converted to SR.2A recon variant.
*1966-70: 543 Squadron.
*1972-74: 543 Squadron.
*1974-75: Victor Flight, at RAF Wyton.
*1975: Victor Training Flight, at RAF Marham.
*1975: 543 Squadron.
*11/10/1975: Struck off charge at RAF Saint Athan.
*Salvaged at RAF Saint Athan.


Victor B.2 XL230
*1961: IFTU, at RAF Cottesmore.
*1962: 139 Squadron.
*1963: 232 OCU.
*5/1964: Converted to SR.2 recon variant.
*1965: 543 Squadron.
*1967: 543 Squadron.
*5/10/1973: Crashed at RAF Wyton, yawed during attempted overshoot.


Victor B.2 XL231
*1962: 139 Squadron.
*1964-65: Wittering Wing, at RAF Wittering.
*1966: Victor Training Flight, at RAF Marham.
*1966: Wittering Wing, at RAF Wittering.
*Converted to B.2R Blue Steel ASM carrier.
*1970: 57 Squadron.
*4/1970: Converted to K.2 tanker protoype.
*3/1/1972: First flight as such.
*1977-79: 57 Squadron.
*1983: 57 Squadron.
*1984-85: 232 OCU.
*1985-86: 57 Squadron.
*1986-89: 55 Squadron.
*1990: 57 Squadron.
*1991-93: 55 Squadron.
*11/1993: Sold to a private citizen in England.
*Currently on loan to the Yorkshire Air Museum in Elvington, East Yorkshire in excellent condition.


Victor B.2 XL232
*1962: 139 Squadron.
*1963: 100 Squadron.
*1964: 232 OCU.
*1964: Wittering Wing, at RAF Wittering.
*Converted to B.2R Blue Steel ASM carrier.
*1/1970: Converted to K.2 tanker.
*1975: 55 Squadron.
*1975: 232 OCU.
*1976: 57 Squadron.
*1977-78: 232 OCU.
*1978: 55 Squadron.
*1979: 57 Squadron.
*1980: 55 Squadron.
*1981: 57 Squadron.
*1982: 55 Squadron.
*10/15/1982: Destroyed by a ground fire at RAF Marham after an engine explosion.


Victor B.2 XL233
*4/1962: Loaned to the Ministry of Aviation for tests.
*1964: Wittering Wing, at RAF Wittering.
*1966: 100 Squadron.
*1966: Victor Training Flight, at RAF Marham.
*1966: Wittering Wing, at RAF Wittering.
*1967: Victor Training Flight, at RAF Marham.
*1968: Wittering Wing, at RAF Wittering.
*Converted to B.2R Blue Steel ASM carrier.
*4/1970: Converted to K.2 tanker.
*1970: Wittering Wing, at RAF Wittering.
*1974: 232 OCU.
*1977-86: 55 Squadron.
*7/31/1986: Struck off charge at RAF Saint Athan.
*9/25/1988: Sold for scrap.


Victor B.2 XL511
*7/1963: 139 Squadron.
*1965: Wittering Wing, at RAF Wittering.
*1967: 100 Squadron.
*7/1970: Converted to K.2 tanker.
*1975-83: 55 Squadron.
*1985: 57 Squadron.
*1985: 55 Squadron.
*1986: 57 Squadron.
*7/1986: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Manston’s fire school.


Victor B.2 XL512
*1963: 139 Squadron.
*1967: Wittering Wing, at RAF Wittering.
*6/1970: Converted to K.2 tanker.
*1976: 55 Squadron.
*1967-80: 57 Squadron.
*1982-83: 57 Squadron.
*1985-94: 55 Squadron.
*3/1994: Sold for scrap.


Victor B.2 XL513
*1963: 139 Squadron.
*1965: Victor Training Flight, at RAF Wittering.
*1965-66: Wittering Wing, at RAF Wittering.
*6/1970: Converted to K.2 trainer.
*1970: Wittering Wing, at RAF Wittering.
*1975: 55 Squadron.
*1975: 232 OCU.
*1975: 55 Squadron.
*9/28/1976: Crashed on take-off from RAF Marham after a bird strike.


Victor B.2 XM714
*10/16/1962: First flight.
*11/21/1962: Delivered to the RAF.
*1962: 100 Squadron.
*3/20/1963: Stalled and crashed near RAF Wittering. 5 crewmen were killed.


Victor B.2 XM715
*12/31/1962: First flight.
*3/1963: Delivered to the RAF.
*Converted to B.2R Blue Steel ASM carrier.
*1963-64: 100 Squadron.
*1964: Victor Training Flight, at RAF Wittering.
*7/1964: Converted to SR.2 recon variant.
*1965-67: 543 Squadron.
*1967-69: Put into storage at RAF Radlett.
*6/1970: Converted to K.2 tanker.
*1970: 232 OCU.
*1975: 232 OCU.
*1975: 57 Squadron.
*1975-93: 55 Squadron.
*11/1993: Withdrawn from use.
*Currently preserved with the British Aviation Heritage Collection/Cold War Jets Collection at RAF Brunthingthorpe.


Victor B.2 XM716
*3/5/1963: Delivered to the RAF.
*1963: 139 Squadron.
*1963: 100 Squadron.
*1964: 232 OCU.
*8/1964: Converted to SR.2 recon variant.
*1965: 543 Squadron.
*6/29/1966: Crashed near Warboys when tail broke off. All crewmen were killed.


Victor B.2 XM717
*3/14/1963: First flight.
*Converted to B.2R Blue Steel ASM carrier.
*1963: 100 Squadron.
*1965: Wittering Wing, at RAF Wittering.
*1968: 100 Squadron.
*Converted to SR.2 recon variant.
*1969: 543 Squadron.
*3/1974: Converted to K.2 tanker.
*1977-84: 55 Squadron.
*1985-86: 57 Squadron.
*1986-93: 55 Squadron.
*Was preserved at the RAF Museum at RAF Hendon.
*2/1994: Salvaged at Stratford-upon-Avon.


Victor B.2 XM718
*4/2/1963: First flight.
*5/2/1963: Delivered to the RAF.
*1963: 100 Squadron.
*1/1966: Converted to SR.2 recon variant.
*1967-69: 543 Squadron.
*1972-73: 543 Squadron.
*1974: 232 OCU.
*1975: 543 Squadron.
*3/31/1976: Struck off charge at RAF Bitteswell.

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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
Garry O'Keefe
Andre Tempest
Jamie Wells
Tommy Thomason
Graham Summers
Mark Pittman
John White