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XL132 Beverley C1 of 242 OCU at Odiham 7th September 1961

XL132 Beverley C1 of 242 OCU (Operational Conversion Unit) RAF at Odiham 7th September 1961 - Photograph: Robin A Walker published with Permission - Blackburn Beverley Album Part 2 © Caz Caswell 2010

Photographic Copyright Robin A Walker © 1961-2010

Picture Notes & Links
The ill fated XL132 first flight was June 11th 1957 then passed to the OCU 2 months later.
Tragically XL132 crashed into Chichester Harbour on 17th May 1962 when the Number 3 engine caught fire and then fell off the Aircraft, during a night approach to home base of Thorney Island. Two Crew died and the Aircraft was Struck off Charge (SOC) on the 18th May 1962.

For more information onThe Blackburn Beverley See: Beverley Main Album Notes:
The Blackburn B-101 Beverley

242 Operational Conversion Unit

Other sites on the Web of interest:
The Beverley Association   and   Blackburn Beverley - Wikipedia Entry

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