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Jaguar squadron exchange with JaboG 32

Jaguar 17sq XZ371 BP 1979
17+32 – marked for a squadron exchange with JaboG 32

info from – August 1979

“This month there was a squadron exchange between the German Air Force JBG32 based at Lechfeld, flying the F-104G and the Royal Air Force 17 Squadron flying the Sepecat Jaguar GR.1 aircraft from Bruggen, Germany. It is unknown if it was a 1 or a 2 way exchange but most probably one-way, only Jaguar aircraft to Lechfeld.”

Hans-Juergen Breuer: I can confirm the Exchange with No 17 and JBG-32 Lechfeld. It was a one Way Exchange! The Exchange took place 30.07-08.08.1979. Bruggen sent the following Jaguars to Lechfeld. XX768/BA,821/BF,840/BZ,823/BG with XZ376/BE,371/BP. The Jaguar with the special Scheme 17+32 was real and returned to Bruggen on 6.08 – Saw it land only that Day.What a Scheme….but it only lasted for that Flight.Next Time I saw it – was back in normal Paint.!

Jaguar 17sq XZ371 17+32 BP 1979 drawing1
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Jaguar squadron exchange

Update 26.1.2019

First real photo published on Facebook. Thanks to Joe Warner Cherrie

Update 16.2.2019

Stephen Goodison Remember this well, and I am sure the markings were on both sides


5 comments to Jaguar squadron exchange with JaboG 32

  • Martin

    The exchange was with Lechfeld. One of our jets ‘disappeared’ for 48 hours much to the annoyance of the Boss. When it reappeared the port side of the aircraft had partially been repainted in the German Sqn colours including the cross, the tail actually had the bavarian flagpainted on it and along the drop tank was written in excellent lettering ‘Lechfeld Airlines’. The aircraft was flown during the det then returned early to Bruggen. When the Sqn Eng Warrant Oficer saw it he had a fit. Ordered it straight into the paint shop. Photos had been taken and a couple of months (years?) later they appeared on the back page with the comment that the RAf had tried to sell the aircraft to the GAF for about £1mil each…..the GAF said no as the price the RAF was paying them wasn’t high enough!! 🙂 chuckle chuckle.

  • Martin

    sorry comment should have read..’on the back page of Flight magazine….

  • Jaguar

    Thanks a lot for your info. Repainted port side only…
    What is right? Decals or drawing? I think that decals (Bavarian flag). And what about RAF round bellow cockpit? According to decals there was a badge only.

  • baeumler florian

    was some years ago (1970) at your base for a flying with a Piaggio. Had a great time in Bruggen, then Zipper drivers like me !
    you Bruggen-Bunch are best hosts you can get I hope my Jabo 32 friends were gret hosts to you too!! I am sure most of the great people we have met are retired like I am now.
    Best greetingd from Texas !
    Florian Baeumler Jabo G 32-2 zipper- pilot

  • Stephen Goodison

    Remember this well, I was not on the detachment but did see the kite in, HAS 23 if my memory serves me right. The squadron WO did, in fact, go ” Ape ” he would not have the aircraft towed past air traffic down to ASF he insisted the painters came up to the site and ‘adjust’ the paint in the HAS. Happy days!

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