XB285 Beverley C1 of the Abingdon Wing RAF at Odiham on 7th September 1961
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The same Aircraft is shown on the next page with Clamshell Doors Removed
XB285 had its first flight on May 25th 1956, to 47 squadron, and transferred to the shared Abingdon Wing Fleet in 1958. Its next move was a visit to Blackburn's for a series of Modifications, which once completed resulted in XB285 being returned Abingdon and allocated to 47 squadron.
However more Modifications were required and this time XB285 went to A&AEE. On its return to 47 Squadron it was the last of their Aircraft to have the Dayglo bands removed around March 1967.
It was declared NEA [non effective airframe] on 12th November 1967 and was dismantled August 1968. Eventually being sold as scrap January 1969.
For more information See: Beverley Main Album Notes:
47 Squadron Abingdon Wing A&AEE 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:
47 Squadron - MoD Site RAF 47 Squadron - Special Forces Flight RAF 47 Squadron - Wikipedia Entry
Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment (A&AEE) - Wikipedia
The Beverley Association and Blackburn Beverley - Wikipedia Entry