THE FRADU HAWK LOCATOR

 
The Hawker-Siddeley (later British Aerospace) Hawk T.1 first entered service with the Fleet Air Arm at RNAS Yeovilton in April 1994.
The initial examples were officially transferred to Royal Navy charge, and until the resurrection of 736 Naval Air Squadron (736NAS) in June 2013, the Fleet Requirements & Air Direction Unit (FRADU) was the only Unit to have operated the type.

The Royal Navy Hawks were subsequently transferred back to the Royal Air Force (RAF) following annual maintenance/storage, with the replacement platforms only ever being placed on loan or on lease to FRADU from the RAF. Therefore, a considerable number of Hawks have, at some point between 1996 and 2010, been used by the FRADU for a short time, prior to being returned for further RAF service.

This site, at the present time, only features the original Yeovilton Hawks that replaced the Hawker Hunter at the Somerset airfield and, if applicable, remained with FRADU when it was moved to RNAS Culdrose. In addition, the final FRADU Hawk fleet, or those airframes that were with the FRADU from 1st January 2011 until June 2013 are also featured in depth.

Clicking a serial of a particular airframe will bring up the service history of that particular airframe, in addition to a collection of clickable images showing it at various stages of its career with the FRADU.

Airframes are sorted in serial number order, and are also listed with, where applicable, any allocated fleet numbers.


Section 1 - The original Yeovilton Hawks

Serial / call-sign Spec Location Date
XX157 T.1A RN 736NAS, RNAS Culdrose, Cornwall (FN100 colours) January 2014
XX165 - '869' T.1 RN, stored RAF Shawbury, Shropshire August 2013
XX175 - '861' T.1 RAF Hawk Servicing Flight, RAF Valley, Wales July 2014
XX183 - '868' T.1 Crashed near Pickering, North Yorkshire 23/07/03  
XX205 T.1A RN 736NAS, RNAS Culdrose, Cornwall ('846'/CU) July 2014
XX234 - '872' T.1 RAF, stored RAF Shawbury, Shropshire November 2013
XX242 - '865' T.1 RAFAT "Red Arrows" RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire January 2014
XX245 - '866' T.1 RAFAT "Red Arrows" RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire January 2014
XX263 T.1A RAF, stored RAF Shawbury, Shropshire August 2014
XX286 T.1A RAF, stored RAF Shawbury, Shropshire September 2013
XX301 T.1A RN 736NAS, RNAS Culdrose, Cornwall (FN100 colours) January 2014
XX311 - '867' T.1 RAFAT "Red Arrows" RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire September 2013
XX315 T.1A RAF 208(R) Squadron, RAF Valley, Wales December 2013
XX337 T.1A RN 736NAS, RNAS Culdrose, Cornwall (FN100 colours) January 2014
XX346 T.1A RAF 100 Sqn, RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire ('CH') November 2013


Section 2 - 2013 - the final Culdrose fleet

Below is a list of the final fleet prior to the FRADU's withdrawal. Instead of location, details of the aeroplane's markings are included, additional location information is listed in italics if applicable.

Serial / call-sign Spec Livery/markings Date
XX157 T.1A Toned down Fly Navy 100 anniversary livery June 2013
XX159 T.1A Toned down Fly Navy 100 anniversary livery June 2013
XX165 T.1 '165' - no Unit markings worn | Stored RAF Shawbury, Shropshire June 2013
XX169 T.1 '169' - RAF 19(R) Sqn markings | Stored RAF Shawbury, Shropshire June 2013
XX170 T.1 '170' - no Unit markings worn June 2013
XX205 T.1A Toned down Fly Navy 100 anniversary livery June 2013
XX217 T.1A '217' - no Unit markings worn June 2013
XX221 T.1A '221' - no Unit markings worn June 2013
XX236 T.1A '236' - RAF 208 (R) Sqn markings June 2013
XX240 T.1W '240' - no Unit markings worn June 2013
XX261 T.1A Toned down Fly Navy 100 anniversary livery June 2013
XX281 T.1A Toned down Fly Navy 100 anniversary livery June 2013
XX301 T.1A Toned down Fly Navy 100 anniversary livery June 2013
XX303 T.1A '303' - no Unit markings worn May 2013
XX316 T.1A '316' - no Unit markings worn June 2013
XX330 T.1A '330' - no Unit markings worn June 2013
XX331 T.1A '331' - RAF 100 Sqn markings | Stored RAF Shawbury, Shropshire June 2013
XX337 T.1A Toned down Fly Navy 100 anniversary livery June 2013

 


The following Hawk airframes have at some point been transferred to, and used by FRADU, after it was moved to RNAS Culdrose in December 1995, and before the major airframe shuffle in 2008.
It is intended that, subject to time commitments, these aeroplanes will be featured in the future.

Fleet No / Serial Spec Owner/Location (Codes) period served with FRADU
XX156 T.1 RAF 208(R) Sqn, RAF Valley, Wales - ('156') August-December 2007?
XX158 T.1A RAF 208(R) Sqn, RAF Valley, Wales - ('158') July-September 2009?
XX160 T.1 RN, stored RAF Shawbury, Shropshire - ('160') August 2006-November 2007?
XX161 T.1W RAF, Valley, Wales 2005-2007?
XX167 T.1W RAF, stored RAF Shawbury, Shropshire - ('167') August 01-2005?
XX168 T.1 RN, stored RAF Shawbury, Shropshire - ('168') 2004-June 2009?
XX171 T.1 RAF, stored RAF Shawbury, Shropshire - ('171') August 1999-May 2001,
October 2001-November 2007?
XX172 T.1 RN, stored RAF Shawbury, Shropshire - ('172') 2005-2007?
XX173 T.1 RN, stored RAF Shawbury, Shropshire April 2002-2007?
XX178 T.1W RAF, stored RAF Shawbury, Shropshire ('178') March 2002-2004?
XX184 T.1 RAF 100 Sqn, RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire ('CQ') December 2002-July 2003,
2004-2007?
XX187 T.1A RN 736NAS, RNAS Culdrose, Cornwall ('187') June 1998-August 2002
XX198 T.1A RAF 100 Sqn, RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire ('CG') July 2007-April 2009?
XX201 T.1A RAF Valley, Wales June 1997-July 1999,
September 1999-April 2002
XX220 T.1A RAF, stored RAF Shawbury, Shropshire ('220') July 1997-July99,
September 1999-July 2001
XX224 T.1W RAF, stored RAF Shawbury, Shropshire ('224') September 2000-2006?
XX225 T.1 RN, stored RAF Shawbury, Shropshire ('225') 2005-2007?
XX226 T.1 RN, stored RAF Shawbury, Shropshire ('226') July 2002-2006?
XX230 T.1A RAF 208(R) Sqn, RAF Valley, Wales ('230') March 1999-December 2001
XX231 T.1W RAF, stored RAF Shawbury, Shropshire ('231') November 2000-February 2002,
August 2002-2004?
XX235 T.1W RAF, stored RAF Shawbury, Shropshire ('235') 2005-2007?
XX238 T.1 RAF, stored RAF Shawbury, Shropshire ('238') May 2001-2005?
XX244 T.1 RAFAT "Red Arrows", stored RAF Shawbury, Shropshire 2006-2009?
XX246 T.1A RAF 100 Sqn, RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire October 2007-January 2009?
XX255 T.1A RAF 100 Sqn, RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire ('CL') November 1997-November 1998,
April 1999-August 2002
XX265 T.1A RAF, stored RAF Shawbury, Shropshire ('265') May 2002-????
XX322 T.1A RAFAT "Red Arrows" RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire July 1996-April 1998,
November 1998-September 2002
XX325 T.1 RAFAT "Red Arrows" RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire 2004-2006?
XX335 T.1A RAF, stored RAF Shawbury, Shropshire ('335') January 2007-July 2007

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