A Red Arrows Hawk will be on permanent display at East Fortune from today, having been donated by the Ministry of Defence. Built in 1980, the jet was used as part of the squadron from 1985 until 2012. It joins Concorde in the museum’s hangar, and is the only aircraft of its kind on display in the UK.
The newly acquired Hawk was flown alongside the supersonic airliner as part of an air display at the opening of the Scottish Parliament on July 1 1999. And its pilot that day, Wing Commander Simon Meade, was on hand to welcome the aircraft to its new home.
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