No. 25 (F) Squadron

The Meteor Years 1954 - 1958



The Gloster/Armstrong Whitworth  Meteor in service with 25 Squadron

Meteor NF MK14 - WS729/A Probably taken at RAF Waterbeach

RAF West Malling - March 1954 to Sept 1957
RAF Tangmere - Sept 1957 to July 1958
RAF Waterbeach - July 1958 to Dec 1958

25 Squadron operated both NF Mk12's and 14's

A personal collection of photos courtesy of Pete Williams.

WS680/T NF Mk12. On charge 06/04/1954 to 10/07/1958.

NF 14's in Big Vic formation

C.O.'s NF Mk14 WS733/S. On charge to 25 - 29/03/1954 to 13/12/1956.

Formal Group - RAF West Malling

Crews - RAF West Malling. Pete Williams first on the left.

Group - RAF West Malling

Group - RAF West Malling with NF Mk12 WS725/G. On charge 28/03/1954 to 10/07/1958.

Detail of NF Mk14 WS753/J**. On charge 25/05/1954.

Formal Group - RAF Tangmere

25 Squadron - RAF Tangmere

News paper photo - RAF West Malling

Squadron group photo - RAF Wset Malling

** This aircraft was involved in a fatal accident 4 miles east of Oxford on 4th February 1957. Tragically both crew members were killed.

Ex 25 Squadron Meteor NF14 WS726/H has been restored to display condition by 1855 (Royton) Squadron, Air Training Corp. This aircraft has been at Royton since 1967. Full report of the restoration in the Members Area.

An excellent photo of Meteor NF Mk14 WS726/H becoming airbourne. Photo coutesy of Harry Hutchings.

Three photos of two ex 25 Squadron Meteor NF Mk14's on 264 Squadron Association's web site.
(1) WS739/X, (2) WS739/X. This aircraft is now on display at the Newark Air Museum.  WS739 was also the RAF Church Fenton gate guardian (WS739 was then ex 1 Air Navigation School) and painted in 85 Squadron markings, although it never actually flew with this squadron.
WS776/K  Gate Guardian at RAF North Luffenham until the 1990's then to Sandtoft and now at Bournemouth Aviation Museum.


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