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XB285 Beverley C1 of 47 Squadron at Abingdon on 11th July 1964

XB285 Beverley C1 of 47 Squadron at Abingdon on 11th July 1964 - Photograph by Robin A Walker and reproduced with Permission - Beverley Album 1 © Caz Caswell 2010

Photographic Copyright Robin A Walker © 1964-2010

Picture Notes & Links
The same Aircraft is shown on the previous page with Clamshell Doors fitted
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

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