XH122 Beverley C1 Withdrawn From Use at Bicester
on 24th December 1967
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See also XH122 Beverley C1 of 30 Squadron at Blackbushe 24th July 1959
XH122 first flight was 13th March 1957 then delivered to 30 Squadron a few days later.
There was a Cat 3 accident on 26th October 1959 when XH122 suffered a nose wheel hydraulic failure and was forced to make an emergency landing at Dijon. After repair the Aircraft was back with 30 Squadron on 5th February 1960.
XH122 left Muharraq on 15th September 1966 for refurbishing and camouflaging in Hong Kong, arriving back with 30 Squadron in January 1967. But its stay was short and in July 1967 the Aircraft was assigned to 84 Squadron, but only for 4 Months as the run down of the Beverley Fleet was underway.
On the 3rd October 1967 XH122 made its last flight operational flight when it was returned to Abingdon, where it was declared a Non Effective Airframe (NEW), but made one last hop to Bicester where it was put to use as an air-portability trainer for
5 Squadron RAF Regiment (Light Anti-Aircraft). Finally going for Scrap in early 1971.
For more information See: Beverley Main Album Notes:
30 Squadron 84 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
RAF 84 Squadron - MoD Site RAF 84 Squadron - Wikipedia Entry
Royal Air Force Regiment - MoD Site Royal Air Force Regiment - Wikipedia Entry
The Beverley Association and Blackburn Beverley - Wikipedia Entry