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Royal Air Force Abingdon - 15th June 1968

XR362 - Shorts Belfast C1 - 53 Squadron Royal Air Force

XR362 - Shorts Belfast C1 - 53 Squadron Royal Air Force - Abingdon 15th June 1968 © Caz Caswell 1968-2010

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XR362 Shorts Belfast C1 - belonging to 53 squadron. When demobbed, it became G-BEPE of HeavyLift at Southend.

When Heavylift ceased trading 'Papa Echo' fell in to a somewhat state of disrepair. It got a reprieve in 2007 when it was decided that HeavyLift in Australia would use it. It got as far as 3 engines being installed, and being run, and readying the Aircraft to make it airworthy. At this point it was then deemed far to expensive to complete, and it was decided not to proceed.

The incoming Southend Airport Manager ordered her for scrapping in 2008.

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