1991 Gulf War Photo Feature
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The RAF in the 1991 Gulf War

This is a collection of original photos taken between January and March 1991 showing the aircraft of the Royal Air Force during and immediately after the Gulf War (Operation Granby). The photos cover the following RAF combat aircraft detachments based in the region:


Muhrarraq (Bahrain)
Buccaneer det Blackburn Buccaneer S.Mk 2B 208 Sqn lead with 12 Sqn & 237 OCU from RAF Lossiemouth
Jaguar det SEPECAT Jaguar GR.Mk 1A 41 Sqn lead with elements of 6 & 54 Sqns from RAF Coltishall
Tornado det Panavia Tornado GR.Mk 1 15 Sqn lead with elements of 9, 17, 27, 31 & 617 Sqns from RAF Bruggen, RAF Laarbruch and RAF Marham
Victor det Handley Page Victor K.Mk 2 55 Sqn from RAF Marham
 
Tabuk (Saudi Arabia)
Tornado det Panavia Tornado GR.Mk 1 16 Sqn lead with elements of 2, 9, 13, 14, 20 & 617 Sqns from RAF Bruggen, RAF Honington, RAF Laarbruch and RAF Marham
Click on the detachment name for more photos. (Offers of photos of the Dhahran detachment are welcome).


All the photos on this page are copyright John Cotterill


Tornado GR.1 'E' and 'G' take-off Victor K.2 XM715 going home
Buccaneer S.2B XX901 'Kathryn'
with full mission tally
Tornado GR.1 tail fins at Muharraq



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