After 33 years of operation, 77 Squadron will retire their Classic Hornets on Friday 11 December.
To mark the occasion, one aircraft, A21- 39, has been painted in a special ‘end of era’ scheme.
Displayed at its best during aerobatic manoeuvres, the scheme features the squadron’s ‘grumpy monkey’ insignia and refers to the unit’s historic aircraft types.
This A3-size lithographic print features in A21-39 in this scheme with a typical operational load. A21-39 still carries the mission tally markings from its deployment to the MEAO.
Top centre of the print is an artwork showing the aircraft from the top view.
In 2021 the squadron will begin operating the new F-35A Lightning II.