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    Many thanks again for updates. Just one correction, the nose of Anson VP519/G-AVVR survives with the Boulton Paul Aircraft Heritage Project near Wolverhampton, not Aeroventure at Doncaster.
    Your correction is an incorrection.
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    Thanks for the Anson pics. I started and finished my flying in them, first at Hullavington where they vainly tried to turn me into a navigator and finishing at Hullavington, some 7 years later, swanning around trying not to lose u/t AEOs.
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    Featuring the Canberra today, a good selection of variants and units. More information always welcome.

    WD980 Canberra B.2, no marks, at Waterbeach 20-9-58 (Wfu 1969 and expired at Catterick):

    WD980

    WE195 Canberra T.4, 231 OCU at Mildenhall May 1966 (Exported to India as Q1792 in 1975):

    WE195

    WH667 Canberra B.2 of 45 Sq at Cambridge, date unknown (W/O 7-11-80):

    WH667

    WH877 Canberra B.2, no marks, at Waterbeach 15-9-56 (To Venezuela 1965 as 0129):

    WH877

    WH920 Canberra B.2 of 35 Sq, at Coltishall 17-9-60 (Wfu 1972 at St Athan):

    WH920

    WJ640 Canberra B.2 of 51 Sq, date/location unknown (Wfu 1981 and scrapped Cosford):

    WJ640

    WJ681 Canberra B.2 of 98 Sq at Coltishall 19-9-64 (Wfu 1982 Brawdy):

    WJ681

    WJ728 Canberra B.2, no marks at Coltishall 16-9-61 (Wfu 1976 Farnborough):

    WJ728

    WJ825 Canberra PR.7 of 58 Sq at Coltishall 17-9-66 (To 8697M for BDR at Abingdon, later Catterick):

    WJ825

    WJ992 Canberra T.4, no marks (possibly RRE) at Coltishall 17-9-66 (expired Bournemouth fire dump):

    WJ992

    WK144, no mars. Date / Location unknown (To 8689M St Athan and scrapped):

    WK144

    WT322 Canberra B(I)6 at Cambridge date unknown (W/O 23-2-67):

    WT322

    WT509 Canberra PR.7 of 80 Sq at Coltishall 18-9-65 (Wfu Marham and scrapped 2004):

    WT509

    WT524 Canberra PR.7 of 80 Sq at Coltishall 16-9-61 (To 8136M Bruggen and scrapped):

    WT524

    XH164 Canberra PR.9 of 58 Sq at Coltishall 17-9-60 (W/O Luqa 7-1-69):

    XH164

    XM262 Canberra B(I)8 of 16 Sq, date / location unknown (Wfu 1973 Catterick):

    XM262

    XM271 Canberra B(I)8 at Cambridge circa 1965 (Wfu 1972 as 8204M Foulness):

    XM271

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    Some interesting Canberra pics. A few notes:

    WD980 is on charge to the Bomber Command Holding Unit
    WH877 is 231 OCU
    WJ728 is 231 OCU
    WJ992 is RRE
    WK144 is most likely 245 Sqn or 98 Sqn
    WT322 was used extensively by Marshalls for B(I)6 systems development and could be any date between 1958 and mid-1963
    XM271 would be sometime Apr-Sep 1965 (TI for PTR 175 UHF fit)

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    WD980 was at Coningsby with BCHU in that c/s when I was there at ATC Summer Camp in July 1958. I also noted "still in 57 Sqn markings" but I can't see them on the photo.
    Jim

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    Thanks to abadonna and JJ for Canberra info.

    Back in Part 2 of this series, I posted a set of Valiant photos all taken at Cambridge. Here are some different shots, with very little background data.
    First, some more from Cambridge:

    XD??? (Those were the days):

    XD...

    WZ381 with (Edit) 7 Sq marks:

    WZ381

    WZ404:

    WZ404

    XD820:

    XD820

    XD859:

    XD859

    The rest are from various airshows, exact dates and locations unknown.

    WP219 with 207 Sq marks:

    WP219

    WZ402:

    WZ402

    XD863 with 90 Sq marks:

    XD863

    XD871 also 90 Sq:

    XD871

    XD873 of 207 Sq:

    XD873

    XD873

    XD874:

    XD874
    Last edited by DCW; 7th April 2012 at 11:46.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCW View Post
    WZ381 with 207 Sq marks:
    7 Squadron, Ursa Major symbol on tail.

    I just love that first Valiant shot, oh to have been a school boy spotter waiting in the gateway for that sight!

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    I logged Valiant XD859 at Cambridge in November 1958. It may help date the others.
    Laurence

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    Great Valiant photographs and I'll flag them up to the ex-Valiant people who'll be attending this event at the end of this month!
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    To complete the V-Bomber trio, here are the best Victor and Vulcan scans.
    As usual, photos by the late Gerald Lawrance via Tony Clarke:

    Vulcan B.2 XH555:

    XH555

    Victor B.1 XA933 of 232 OCU at Coltishall 16-9-61:

    XA933

    Victor B.1 XA937:

    XA937

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCW View Post
    Thanks to abadonna and JJ for Canberra info.

    Back in Part 2 of this series, I posted a set of Valiant photos all taken at Cambridge. Here are some different shots, with very little background data.
    First, some more from Cambridge:

    XD??? (Those were the days):

    XD...

    Was going to post that i wasn't totally convinced that thats landing at Cambridge (Marshalls). But on second thoughts, it is of course before the Teversham Rd was slightly re-routed further east to allow lengthening of the runway. Great photo!
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    Three Beverley photos today:

    XB288 as U of 47 Sq, date and location unknown:

    XB288/U

    XH116 as Y of 47 Sq, may be Wethersfield 28-5-60:

    XH116/Y

    XL151/L in the Heathrow Battle Of Britain static 21-9-58:

    XL151/L

    Credit for photos as always to the late Gerald Lawrance via Tony Clarke.

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    A few locations identified:

    WJ640 Waterbeach 17.9.60
    WK144 Waterbeach 15.9.56 and came from 527 Squadron
    WP219 Waterbeach 20.9.58
    WZ402 Waterbeach 15.9.56 and came from Wittering
    XD871 Bentwaters 14.5.60
    XD873 Wethersfield 28.5.60

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    A group of RAF transport aircraft, starting with Comet C.2 XK670 at the Heathrow Battle Of Britain display 21-9-58:

    XK670

    Avro York C.1 MW112 is believed at Hatfield 14-6-53:

    MW112

    This shiny Devon C.2 VP968 is at Coltishall 16-9-61:

    VP968

    Devon C.2 VP956 (note the dash). May be Coltishall 19-9-64:

    VP956

    Pembroke C.1 WV704, May be Coltishall 16-9-61:

    WV704

    All photos as usual by the late Gerald Lawrance via Tony Clarke. Any updates always welcome.

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    These Chipmunk photos have been difficult to pin down, dates and locations are unknown except where stated:

    WB578/15 of 22 RFS, an early shot at Cambridge. It became VH-RFW in 1956 and was W/O 19-9-59:

    WB578

    WB580/17 of 22 RFS at Cambridge, Wfu 1957 for spares:

    WB580

    WB585/RCU-X at Cambridge, with Cambridge UAS. Became G-AOSY in 1956, still active at Audley End:

    WB585

    WB587/K at Cambridge. Became VH-UEK in 1956 and W/O 28-1-63:

    WB587

    WD345 at Coltishall 18-9-65. To N31103:

    WD345

    WD370/A survives as a cockpit with the ATC in Brighton:

    WD370

    WG304/E landing at Cambridge. To N48098, later VH-NMX and now ZK-CPY:

    WG304

    WG363 became G-BDIM in 1975 and was destroyed at Duxford 14-7-96 in the tragic P-38 accident:

    WG363

    WK574 of Cambridge UAS at Coltishall 18-9-65. To G-BVPC and VH-DHU:

    WK574

    WK609 at Coltishall 18-9-65 became G-BXDN in 1997:

    WK609

    WK635 became N546PU, then G-HFRH in 2010:

    WK635

    WK642/L of Cambridge UAS at Coltishall 19-9-64 (To G-BXDP in 1997):

    WK642

    Same aircraft at Coltishall 18-9-65:

    WK642

    WP833 of Cambridge UAS at Coltishall 19-9-64 became G-BZDU and then N918HF:

    WP833

    WP896/5 became G-BWVY in 1996:

    WP896
    WP896

    WZ868 became G-BCIW and W/O 26-11-91:

    WZ868
    WZ868

    WZ872 became G-BZGB in 2000:

    WZ872

    All photos as usual by the late Gerald Lawrance via Tony Clarke.

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    This will be the final selection of British military photos from the archive. Thanks again for the extra information received on previous posts.

    VW209, not a Dragonfly but a Sikorsky S-51 imported by Westlands in 1947 for military trials at RAE and A&AEE. Photo taken at Hatfield 14-6-53. Wfu by 1954, it became a Naval maintenance airframe at Manadon and was scrapped by 1963:

    VW209

    WG774 is the BAC221 (Ex Fairey Delta) now preserved at Yeovilton. Taken at Farnborough, probably 1966 (?):

    WG774

    XJ915/B, Sycamore HR.14 of CFS. W/O 17-2-66:

    XJ915

    XL112 Whirlwind HAR.4 of 228 Sq (Coastal Command titles) W/O 20-11-70 after conversion to HAR.10:

    XL112

    XS111 Gnat T.1 of the Red Arrows. W/0 8-7-76:

    XS111

    All photos via Tony Clarke with thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCW View Post
    WG774 is the BAC221 (Ex Fairey Delta) now preserved at Yeovilton. Taken at Farnborough, probably 1966 (?):WG774

    Lovely photo of an absolutely awesome aeroplane.


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    Thanks for sharing those with us David,
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    What a great thread

    Thanks for all of the photos - and so many co-incidences here.
    My father was a Sgt Navigator flying Brigands wit 84 Squadron in Malaya - he clocked up over 950 hours in them! See www.brigandboys.org.uk for full details.
    He also flew lots of other stuff on this thread - Ansons (in fact he ended his RAF career looking after HalfPenny Green near wolverhapmpton where he was the air traffic controller (the man in the caravan with a flash light!!!) for the Anson flight training - and he had to lock the gates up at night before going home.
    I believe he also flew in the Camberas, had contact with Lincolns etc. etc.
    And just to add to all the co-incidences on this thread ... when i was younger i lived in Norfolk and used to watch the Lightenings, Vulcans and Vistors fly around ... then joined 231 Squadrion ATC in Norwich and did air experience in Chipmunks at Cambridge.
    Just the Venture T Mk2's at Swanton Morley missing for a full set!!! (Where is my ATC log book?? Never did get it off them when i left - has all of my Duke of Edinburgh awards in it too)
    Thanks again, Mark Stringer

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