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XS904/BQ at twilight outside the QRA shed.

The English Electric Lightning was for many of the cold war years one of Great Britain's front line air defence fighters. Around the country aircraft such as this one would be on Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) ready to intercept any hostile or unidentified aircraft entering UK airspace.

Ref: Brunt 1

Date: 07/02/2009

Location: Bruntingthorpe

Photographer: Karl Lucas

Lightning XS904/BQ at twilight.

The English Electric Lightning was for many of the cold war years one of Great Britain's front line air defence fighters. Around the country aircraft such as this one would be on Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) ready to intercept any hostile or unidentified aircraft entering UK airspace.

Ref: Brunt 1

Date: 07/02/2009

Location: Bruntingthorpe

Photographer: Karl Lucas