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