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6 Squadron Jaguars Retire

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6 Squadron - RAF Lossiemouth

6 Squadron has the longest continuous history of any RAF Squadron. It was the only one of the original seven RFC Squadrons never to have been disbanded.  After many years at RAF Coltishall they moved up to RAF Coningsby in April 2006. Sadly the Squadron ended operational flying on April 30, 2007. On May 30, 2007 6 Squadron was disbanded at Coningsby.

6 Squadron reformed in September 2010 with the Typhoon at Leuchars, they took over the northern QRA from 111(F) Squadron Tornado F.3s on March 14, 2011. On June 20, 2014 6 Squadron Typhoons relocated to RAF Lossiemouth, initially as a nine ship formation.

On Base Action
Typhoon FGR.4 (ZK344 'EE') landing at Coningsby in August 2014
   
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4 (ZK381 'EX') in November 2015.
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4 (ZK344 'EE') landing at Coningsby in August 2014.
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4 (ZK312 'EM', ZK305 'EC' with ZK306 'ED' and ZJ947 'EI') at Coningsby in April 2011 for the Royal Wedding flypast. Typhoon FGR.4 (ZK333 'EH') at Duxford in May 2012.
Typhoon FGR.4 (ZK312 'EM') of 6 Squadron
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4 (ZK312 'EM' and ZK300 'EJ') at Leuchars in March 2011.
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4 (ZK308 'EF') at Leuchars in March 2011.
Typhoon FGR.4 (ZK312 'EM') at Leuchars in March 2011.
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4 (ZK308 'EF' and ZK300 'EJ') at Leuchars in March 2011.

Low Level Action
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4 (ZK310 'EL') it was using callsign 'Leuchars 37'. Coming down from Scotland it had put down to low level using ATC at Liverpool airport with an over-shoot of the runway in November 2012.
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4 (ZK326 'EP') in the Lake District in March 2012.

6 Squadron and its Jaguars up to May 2007  
Rehearsal for the Queen's 80th Birthday flypast. 6 Squadron Jaguar GR.3As (XX723 'EU', XX117 'ES') over Norfolk on June 14, 2006.
Left to right: Jaguar GR.3As (XZ109 'EN' with XZ399 'EJ') also on June 14, 2006.
Refuelling from 101 Squadron VC-10 K.3 during exercise 'Swift Panther' on May 31, 2006. The first aircraft to require fuel was a 'blue force' pair of 6 Squadron Jaguars GR.3As using callsigns 'Rafter 21' (XX970 'EH' and XZ399 'EJ') from RAF Coningsby their relatively new base.
Jaguar GR.3A (XX112) of 6 Squadron inscribed '90 years, 1914-2004 The Flying Canopeners',
for its Squadron anniversary at RAF Coltishall in May 2004.
Left to right: 6 Squadron special scheme Jaguar GR.3A (XX112) and also in company with another 6 squadron Jaguar (XZ392 'EM'), a pair of 6 Squadron Jaguar GR.3As (XZ117 'EP' and XZ396 'EM').
Left to right: Jaguar GR.3 pair XZ392 'EM' and XX752 'EK' using callsigns 'Turbo 1-2'). 6 Squadron had just moved their Jaguars from Coltishall to Coningsby, when the base closed just five days before, and when 41(F) Squadron disbanded on April 6, 2006.
Two-seat Jaguar T.4 (XX840 'EY') at low level in the Lake District in February 2006.
6 Squadron marked two-seat Jaguar T.4 in mid Wales in June 2006.
Left to right: Jaguar GR.3A (XZ109 'EN') and Jaguar T.4 (XX847 'EZ') over-shooting prior to landing at Coningsby in November 2006.

The final days of 6 Squadron and its Jaguars in April and May 2007
Left to right: Jaguar GR.3As (XX119 'EB', XX724 'EC', XX748 'EG' and two seat T.4 XX835 'EX').
Jaguar T.4 (XX840 'EY') on one of its last low level sorties in Wales
May 22, 2007 Jaguar GR.3A (XZ399 'EJ') callsign 'Tempest 1' and flown by WG CDR J M Sullivan (OC 6 Squadron) just before achieveing 2000 hours on the type. Jaguar T.4 (XX840 'EY') callsign 'Tempest 2' low level flying in Wales.