Phantoms in a Glasgow scrapyard April 1992.

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That's at John R. Adam's scrapyard on Renfrew Road if my memory is correct.

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Big Eric wrote:
Sun 10 Jan 2021, 2:19 pm
That's at John R. Adam's scrapyard on Renfrew Road if my memory is correct.
I'm not so sure, I recall seeing Phantoms in a scrap yard in South Street around this time, unless they went to two sites?
Just checked the Exif data, photo taken in Whiteinch, so South St.

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I'm only going by the following link, but that indicates the Renfrew Rd scrapyard surely?

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This was taken whiteinch Glasgow north side of the River Clyde.
I did see others on South side of the river at Govan but they would not let me in to photograph those.

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Thanks Hugh, it looks like Adam's had 2 sites then.

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Hugh McMillan wrote:
Mon 11 Jan 2021, 12:29 pm
This was taken whiteinch Glasgow north side of the River Clyde.
I did see others on South side of the river at Govan but they would not let me in to photograph those.
Hugh,

I have an identical set of photos, taken at the John Adams yard on South Street, close to Partick/Whiteinch. I did enquire as to the possibility of purchasing the piece of metal with the serial on, however was politely told that wouldn’t be possible due to the disposal terms. I do have a log of all aircraft noted, however that is in a box in the loft.

A quick look at W&R 14th edition lists the following as present by Apr 92 XT859/8999M, XT870, XT873, XV567, XV568, XV571, XV572 less nose, XV573, XV576, XV579, XV590. The majority had gone by Jun 92.

Interestingly no mention in this edition of the Govan yard, however it does mention as scrappy in Barrhead, “may possibly” have “some” Phantoms.

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Cheers for that FF

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How very upsetting that photo is.

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Horrible to see them like that. Especially XV571 which had some nice special schemes. Pity that the serials, roundels and squadron markings couldn't have been cut out for museums, or disposal, even financially to enthusiasts. Am sure the control columns, throttles, etc were kept back.

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XV571 which I cannot remember ever seeing but a look in my spotting log says I did and XV574 Z of 111 Sqdn both had amazing colour schemes, both long gone but much missed as you say it's a shame more RAF Phantoms were able to be preserved.

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I can even remember the codes. XV571 was "A" and XV572 was "N" of 43Sqn

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This is a depressing picture for a someone with a soft spot for the UK Phantom. Most depressing of all is that there are at least two historic airframes being reduced to scrap. XT859 was credited with the fastest East-West time in the 1969 Transatlantic Air Race as 001 of 892 Sqn, and XT870 was the last aircraft to be conventionally catapulted from a UK aircraft carrier when it was shot from the Ark in November 1978. If ever there were two worthy candidates to be preserved in the FAAM it is one of these two, rather than XT596 which never served on a naval squadron. Fond memories of being brought up near Yeovilton and watching Phantoms engage the burners at the 09 end, as it was then....

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