Fun fact of a RAF Hawk

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During editing some photos from Kleine-Brogel, we came up with some interesting facts about the RAF Hawk, that was on static display. 

It is not hard to find additional informations of a jet, when you have a clear photo of it, especially when the serial number can be seen. The Hawk that arrived on friday - XX156 - to the Belgian Air Force days, came from No 208 (Reserve) Squadron, which is at present a reserve unit of the Royal Air Force based at RAF Valley, Anglesey, Wales. This squadron operates the BAe Hawk aircraft.  

Now here is fun fact number 1. XX156 was the first ever Hawk to land in Malta back in 1975 when the RAF was still based in Malta. It went there for hot weather trials. The XX156 went back in 2012 for the Malta Airshow.

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Fun fact nuber 2: It was the 2nd Hawk to fly in history. Here it is with it's first camo. 

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Fun fact number 3: XX156 was a Red Arrows member too. 

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The XX156 at Kleine-Brogel.

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