XH119 Beverley C1 of 30 Squadron at Blackbushe 10th September 1959
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XH119 had its first flight on January 3rd 1957, then delivered to 30 Squadron 3 months later.
The Aircraft suffered a Cat 3 accident at Azaiba in Muscat when it had an engine fire whilst on a detachment from Dishforth. This resulted in extensive repairs and XH119 only returned to 30 Squadron in November 1963, by which time the Squadron was based at Eastliegh Kenya.
XH119 suffered another accident, when it went through the surface crust of an Airstrip in Abu Dhabi.
The Aircraft Returned to the UK for a complete refurbishment in December 1965 and during its extended stay at 32 Maintenance Unit, was one of a number of aircraft camouflaged.
Left Muharraq for the UK in March 1967 and declared a Non Effective Airframe (NEA) on 29th March 1967. Sold as scrap to BKL Alloys on 3rd January 1968.
For more information See: Beverley Main Album Notes:
30 Squadron 32 MU and applying Warpaint 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:
30 Squadron - MoD Site RAF 30 Squadron - Wikipedia Entry
The Beverley Association and Blackburn Beverley - Wikipedia Entry