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XX227 was the longest serving Red Arrows Hawk. Built in 1979, she was among the first tranche delivered to the team on 6th February 1980. For the next 38 years, she’d wow crowds all around the globe, making the last of her 13 855 landings and 8077 hours on 16th February 2018. She retired to RAF Cosford as an instructional airframe, training the next generation of RAF engineers, many of whom may have been inspired to join up after seeing ‘The Reds’.

During that long life, XX227 underwent a number of upgrades and rebuilds; these skin stands coming from the second set of three pairs of wings fitted. We’ve used the outer from the lower wing surface to produce these tags. Lightly restored, these have been laser-etched with the aircraft schematic and serial. They all vary slightly in size and finish - expect dents, dinks and scratches! The approximate size is 70 x 40mm. Supplied with a sturdy lobster claw clasp.

Red Arrows BAe Hawk T1 XX227 wing skin tag

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