XH123 Beverley C1 Withdrawn From Use with Engines removed
at Bicester in 47 Squadron Markings in April 1968
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XH123 had its first flight on Masrch 21st 1957 then delivered to 30 squadron 3 months later, then loaned to 84 squadron for 2 months in 1959.
In February 6th 1964 received a Cat 3 birdstrike near Nairobi, but was back in service soon after.
Departed Muharraq April 1966 for delivery to 47 squadron. On 6th October 1967 was declared an Non Effective Airframe (NEA) and sold as scrap March 1968, finally being dismantled in July 1968.
For more information See: Beverley Main Album Notes:
30 Squadron 84 Squadron 47 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:
30 Squadron - MoD Site RAF 30 Squadron - Wikipedia Entry
47 Squadron - MoD Site RAF 47 Squadron - Special Forces Flight RAF 47 Squadron - Wikipedia Entry
RAF 84 Squadron - MoD Site RAF 84 Squadron - Wikipedia Entry
The Beverley Association and Blackburn Beverley - Wikipedia Entry