XB262 Beverley C1 of 34 Squadron RAF at Seletar 1965
Picture Notes & Links
XB262 first flew July 5th 1955, then on to A&AEE for acceptance tests, followed by tropical trials in Idris, Canada for winter trials, Back to Blackburn's, twice in 1956 for updating prior to taking part in the SBAC in September 1957.
XB262 continued with A&AEE until,finally being allocated to 48 Squadron Beverley Flight in Singapore on June 5th 1959, which became 34 squadron in October the following year.
XB262 was Struck off Charge on 23rd October 1967 following the disbandment of 34 Squadron, and was subsequently scrapped on-site at RAF Seletar.
For more information See: Beverley Main Album Notes:
A&AEE and RAE 48/34 Squadron Mass Scrapping..
For more information onThe Blackburn Beverley See: Beverley Main Album Notes:
The Blackburn B-101 Beverley
Other sites on the Web of interest:
Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment (A&AEE) - Wikipedia
RAF 34 Squadron - Wikipedia Entry Borneo Air War 48 Squadron - MoD Site RAF 48 Squadron - Wikipedia
The Beverley Association and Blackburn Beverley - Wikipedia Entry