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XB283 Beverley C1 of 47 Squadron RAF at Thorney Island 21st May 1960

XB283 Beverley C1 of 47 Squadron RAF at Thorney Island 21st May 1960 - Photograph by Robin A Walker and reproduced with Permission - Beverley Album 1 © Caz Caswell 2010

Photographic Copyright Robin A Walker © 1960-2010

Picture Notes & Links
XB283 first flew on April 17th 1956 and issued to 47 squadron, becoming part of the shared fleet of the Abingdon Wing in 1958.

XB283 had an engine fire at Nicosia on February 17th 1958 which was repaired by the end of March. But in the same year undershot the runway at Azaiba, Muscat, while on loan to 84 squadron. Because of the extensive damage it was sent to 131 MU at Khormaksar for repair on the 23rd February 1959 and then ferried to the United Kingdom for more repair work and overhaul by Blackburn's.

It finally returned to operational service with the Abingdon wing in January 1960, where it continued to serve until January 1964. XB283 then made the long journey to Singapore to join 34 squadron. On St Valentine's Day 14th February 1968, XB283 was Struck off Charge and subsequently scrapped on-site at Seletar.

For more information See: Beverley Main Album Notes:
30 Squadron     47 Squadron     Abingdon Wing     34 Squadron     84 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:
RAF 34 Squadron - Wikipedia Entry

47 Squadron - MoD Site     RAF 47 Squadron - Special Forces Flight     RAF 47 Squadron - Wikipedia Entry

84 Squadron - MoD Site     RAF 84 Squadron - Wikipedia Entry

The Beverley Association   and   Blackburn Beverley - Wikipedia Entry

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