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XB287 Beverley C1 of 47 Squadron RAF at Lakenheath on 22nd May 1965

XB287 Beverley C1 of 47 Squadron RAF at Lakenheath on 22nd May 1965 - Photograph by Robin A Walker and reproduced with Permission - Beverley Album 1 © Caz Caswell 2010

Photographic Copyright Robin A Walker © 1965-2010

Picture Notes & Links
XB287 made its first flight on 4th July 1956 went to 53 squadron, and then became part of the Abingdon Wing shared Fleet in 1958.

After several modifications were carried out at Blackburns & Hawarden, XB287 was allocated to 53 Squadron, but became a 47 Squadron Aircraft when 53 was disbanded.

XB287 was loaned to 84 squadron Khormaksar in October 1966, then returned to the UK a month later. On the 10th November 1967 it was declared NEA [non effective airframe] on 10th November 1967 after flying a total 6,304 hours with 5,854 landings.

Sold as scrap to BKL Alloys on 27th September 1969

For more information See: Beverley Main Album Notes:
47 Squadron     53 Squadron     Abingdon Wing     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:
47 Squadron - MoD Site     RAF 47 Squadron - Special Forces Flight     RAF 47 Squadron - Wikipedia Entry

53 Squadron - MoD Site     RAF 53 Squadron - Wikipedia Entry

RAF 84 Squadron - MoD Site     RAF 84 Squadron - Wikipedia Entry

The Beverley Association   and   Blackburn Beverley - Wikipedia Entry

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