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Beverley C1 Album Part 1

XB262 Beverley C1 of 34 Squadron RAF at Seletar 1965

XB262 Beverley C1 of 34 Squadron RAF at Seletar 1965 - Photograph from the Caz Caswell Archive - Beverley Album 1 © Caz Caswell 2010

Photograph from the Caz Caswell Archive © 1965-2010

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

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