Jet Provost XN458

XN458 Operational and post operational history


The information below was sent to us by Mike Bursell not long after we collected XN458...


XN458 T3 PAC/W/10137 Psn 4/12


15/08/1960 Awaiting Collection

31/08/1960 Delivered to 27 MU Shawbury

04/10/1960 1 FTS Linton-on-Ouse coded 19

09/02/1962 CAT 3R damage

20/02/1962 Repaired, returned to 1 FTS Linton-on-Ouse coded 19

13/05/1964 CAT 3R damage

04/06/1964 Repaired, returned to 1 FTS Linton-on-Ouse coded 19

28/10/1966 27 MU Shawbury for storage

01/07/1972 Re-allotted to RAF Shawbury on closure of 27 MU Shawbury

20/10/1972 Transported by road to 5 MU Kemble for further storage

14/02/1973 Declared non-effective

14/02/1973 1 SoTT Halton as 8234M/H, (8334M incorrectly issued, n.t.u)

16/05/1985 To the 4 SoTT/Civil Technical Training School, St Athan

1993 To Wales Aircraft Museum, Rhoose

1996 To Ashington, West Sussex marked as 'XN594'

08/07/2005 To The Standard, Northallerton for restoration

19/09/2015 Serial XN458 and code 19 re-applied after more than 20 years


The image below is XN458 at Little Rissington in October 1961

Image credit of Ray Deacon...many thanks Ray