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XM107 Beverley C1 of 84 Squadron RAF at Abu Dhabi Airstrip in 1958

XM107 Beverley C1 of 84 Squadron RAF at Abu Dhabi Airstrip in 1958 - Photograph: Caz Caswell Collection - Blackburn Beverley Album Part 2 © Caz Caswell 2010

Photograph: Caz Caswell Collection © 1958-2010

Picture Notes & Links
XM107 with its first flight on January 3rd 1958, and then went back to the manufacturer for modifications before being issued to 84 squadron in June 1958.

In 1960 returned to the UK for further Modification by Blackburn's, on completion returned to 84 Squadron. From January to March 1962 XM107 was loaned to 53 Squadron for their Gulf Detachment.

In 1965 was flown to 32 Maintenance Unit in the UK for refurbishment and camouflaging. On return to 84 Squadron, the XM107 was found to have 'Wing Wrinkling', but was classed as Cat 5 Flyable and remained in service.

XM105 left Aden in March 1967 was declared NEA (Non Effective Airframe) a week later; it had flown a total 4,131 hours prior top being sold as scrap to J Bailey on 1st November 1967.

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

84 Squadron     32 MU and applying Warpaint     Mass scrapping...

Other sites on the Web of interest:
84 Squadron - MoD Site     RAF 84 Squadron - Wikipedia Entry

The Beverley Association   and   Blackburn Beverley - Wikipedia Entry

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