This website is concerned with detailing the status of existing former British military aircraft which are no longer in service. The aim is to document the existence of all surviving former British military registered aircraft.
Military aircraft can still be found in numerous locations, long after their useful service life is over. The most obvious example would be as an exhibit in an aviation museum.
Many military bases also preserve some aircraft for historical reasons.
Another use would be as a training aid or instructional airframe for either aircraft engineering students, or for aircrew as procedural trainers.
Another use within the services is as a range target, for fire practice, or as a decoy aircraft.
Private individuals also own aircraft, as either restoration projects or as exhibits.
And of course, many of these former military aircraft still have a useful flying career in civilian hands, long after their service life is over, sometimes on the airshow circuit.
Aircraft are even sometimes displayed as an eye-catching gimmick for a business or location.