British Military Aviation in 1980

Operation Agila: Royal Air Force (RAF) personnel withdraw from Rhodesia
with the disbanding of the United Nations Ceasefire Monitoring Force in
that country.

13 September

RAF Coltishall, the only Second World War Fighter Command airfield still
operational, stages a public air show to commemorate the 40th anniversary
of the Battle of Britain.

22 September
HMS Ark Royal, the Royal Navy’s last conventional aircraft carrier leaves
Plymouth to be scrapped.