The Avro Repair Organisation. Langar

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The Avro Repair Organisation. Langar

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A history of the Avro repair organisation at RAF Langar and a record of the aircraft that passed through it between 1942 and 1968.

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Anne-Marie Watson

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[Underlined] THE AVRO

REPAIR

ORGANISATION [/underlined]

II) LANGAR

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[Underlined] Peter. V. Clegg [/underlined]

PART II

THE LANGAR-CUM-BAR [/deleted] I [/deleted] NSTONE WORKS

The first sheds of A V Roe and Co Ltd’s new Repair Works at Langar airfield were constructed through the summer of 1942, as the bomber airfield itself was finished off and made ready for occupation.

The Avro works (see diagram attached drawn by Ken Allen) was constructed on the west side of the narrow Langar to Harby country road, effectively outside the security fence around the airfield (which lay on the East side of this lane).

The No. 1 Hangar (or ‘Shed’ – as it was called by the factory workers) was the first to be completed and No. 2 and No. 4 (with the office accommodation) were being finished off in August 1942 when the first employees started work under Mr Ingrid, the Works Superintendent.

(Ingrid was later succeeded by ‘Phil’ Lightfoot, C Oatway, and last of all before Langar closed in 1968, Johnny Smallwood.)

Nos. 3, 5 and 6 Hangars were finished off during the next few months, and No. 7 Hangar – extra large in size, to take the new Avro Lincoln bomber – was finished in 1944.

The large Dispersal Area (No. 17 on the diagram) was also complete and as all the Avro site at this time was across the road from the airfield (with its heavily guarded perimeter fencing) special gates had to be opened and closed when aircraft taxied between the dispersal and the airfield – or, vice versa. Sentries would be in attendance and the Langar road traffic would be held up while this was in progress.

Stripping down and rebuilding

William Arthur Hubbard, who joined Avros at Langar as one of the first apprentices when it opened in August 1942, remembers the various Category ‘B’ sections of Lancasters all used to arrive on RAF ‘Queen Mary’ trailers from the crash site.

(All the Lancasters rebuilt at Langar had been declared Category ‘B’ wrecks in the first instance. Category ‘B’ was defined as: “Repair on site not possible. Aircraft must be dismantled and sent to a repair facility”.)

His first job was to record all the serial numbers from the rear fuselage assemblies, collect the aircraft log books, and hold them in the office, while the various aircraft sections were repaired and put together again. If some sections were too badly damaged to use again, replacement sections from the Manchester factories, other repair depots, or from subsequent crashed Lancasters – would be used on the earliest arrivals, to put them back in the air again. Sometimes Squadrons would insist that their particular Lancaster must be rebuilt from all its own broken down assembles, for sentiment’s sake (usually when

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[Underlined] Location of Langar. [/underlined]

[Hand drawn map indicating the position of Langar in relation to Nottingham, Newark and Grantham]

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[Aerial photograph of Langar repair facility] AVRO’S REPAIR DEPOT AT LANGAR AIRFIELD IN WWII, SHOWING THE CAMOUFLAGED HANGARS, WITH A YORK AND LANCASTER BEING REPAIRED.

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[Map of Langar airfield showing the AVRO hangars]

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that particular Lancaster had a high total of bombing raids to its credit, bore a charmed life, or had been crewed by a famous pilot, etc.

Arthur Hubbard remembers that as the number of Lancasters being repaired increased dramatically, repaired sections started to arrive from Bracebridge Heath, Brush Electrical at Loughborough (wings) and the LMS Railway works in Derby (fuselages), in addition to all the various assemblies of Lancasters being re-worked at Langar itself. At an early stage, he remembers working on the two Rolls-Royce Vulture engines on the one and only Manchester bomber that Langar dealt with (R5777 in May 1943).

Test-flying the repaired Lancasters

For the period October 1st 1942 to November 23rd 1943, whilst 207 Squadron was based at Langar and equipped with Lancasters, any newly repaired Lancasters out of the Avro works were test-flown by pilots from the bomber squadron.

The repaired aircraft needed at least one test-flight apiece to clear them, so that pilots from the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) could then deliver them to the necessary Maintenance Unit (MU) – or occasionally direct to a Squadron – where the armament could be re-fitted again. More often than not, two or three test-flights were needed and in exceptional cases six or seven might be flown. One Lancaster B Mk I W4899, which had had an action-packed operational career with 61 Squadron up to its final trip, needed eight flights to clear it after being repaired, and after having all the latest modifications to bring it up to the latest state of readiness. Another Lancaster B Mk I R5734, had to have 12 test-flights in all. This came from a Conversion Unit and was then issued to 61 Squadron when cleared by Avros.

Altogether, during this period of a year while 207 Squadron was at Langar, 32 of their pilots helped at various times to clear a total of 51 newly repaired Lancasters from the Avro works, making a total of 129 test-flights altogether. Amongst these pilots were ‘regulars’ like Flt. Lt. Huntly-Wood (who became a Squadron Leader whilst still testing), Sgt. Baker, Warrant Officer King (who was promoted to Pilot Officer whilst still test-flying), Flying Officer Sambridge (to Flt. Lt.), Sgt Cosens (to Pilot Officer), Sq [inserted] d [/inserted]. Ldr. Balme and Sqd. Ldr. Bamber. The promotions in rank illustrate how quickly the pilots were being lost on operations, and their replacements had to be moved up into their shoes all the time. In fact, during this year of Avro’s output from Langar, of the 32 pilots who test-flew their Lancasters, no less than six of these perished while still based at Langar, including Sqd Ldr Huntly-Wood, who died on one of 207’s last operations from Langar, a raid on Berlin on September 3rd 1943, with the Station Commander, Gp. Capt. Austin McKenna on board as Second Pilot that night.

Permanent Avro test-pilot appointed

When 207 Squadron moved out of Langar in November 1943, and across to Spilsby for the rest of the war, A V Roe & Co Ltd needed somebody to carry on test-flying the repaired Lancasters.

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It was to satisfy this requirement that Sqd. Ldr. Peter Field-Richards was now posted to Avros, from the RAF’s 41 Group Production Test-Pilots Emergency Pool. Peter had spent a lot of the war flying all the bombers taken onto RAF strength (USA types included) and helping to write up the Pilot’s Flying Notes for all of them in turn. Thus, his experience now more than qualified him for test-flying the repaired Lancasters at Langar.

Avro’s output of Lancasters now slowly increased from six a month when Peter first arrived in November 1943, to a peak of 14 monthly in June 1944, and after a bit of a dip, up again to 16 a month by March 1945. When the war in Europe ended in May 1945, Peter had cleared some 162 Lancasters in all (which, with 207 Squadron’s 51 plus one Manchester, totalled 214 for the war months at Avro’s Langar works).

Arthur Hubbard remembers three incidents to the Lancasters during his time at Langar. Two were identical – the ‘Jury Strut’ that was placed in the undercarriage when the Lancaster was parked in order to prevent it being inadvertently retracted, was left in on two occasions on take-off. The ground drill should have included the ‘Jury Strut’ being taken out and held up to show the pilot in the cockpit, before ‘chocks away’. The first time it happened, a Rolls-Royce representative was on board together with Peter Field-Richards and the Flight Engineer. Once airborne, when Peter realised what was happening and feared that the undercarriage had jammed irrevocably, the control tower suggested they fly over the sea and bale out! Peter said that was no good, as they hadn’t any parachutes on board So they flew over Scampton to have the undercarriage checked by their tower and as it looked as though it was properly down, Peter went ahead and Landed at Langar without incident, luckily. He did the same the second time it happened.

The third incident involved Peter becoming airborne in a Lancaster one day, and on turning slowly to port, when he came to level up and turn the opposite way, he found the ailerons had jammed! It turned out that some screws had been put into the wrong linkages – but Peter again managed to land safely. In fact during the whole time that Avro’s Langar works was in existence, there were no flying accidents or crash-landings to any of the 1,185 aircraft repaired there in total -a superlative achievement! And Peter Field-Richards skill saved a number of these from occurring.

First Flight Engineer

George Arthur Norman joined Avros at Langar in 1943 and from January 1944 he became Peter Field-Richards permanent Flight Test Engineer, flying with Peter on most of his test flights over the next three and a quarter years. Arthur (as he liked to be called) had his first flight with Peter in Lancaster Mk. I R5625 on January 21st 1944 a veteran of many raids over Germany with 83 Squadron, which would have become a very ‘high-time’ aircraft had it not gone missing in July 1944, after delivery from Langar to 622 Squadron.

Arthur remembered how Peter often brought his little bull-terrier to work with him, and on these occasions if there was any test-flying to do, would take the dog up in the

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[Photograph of two men underneath an aircraft] Sqd. Ldr Peter Field-Richards (right), talking to his Flt. Engineer, ‘Paddy’ Armstrong.

[Photograph of a row of aircraft] Lincolns for Argentina.

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Lancaster with him! The dog would sit obediently behind the Flight Engineer’s position in eager anticipation of the roar of the four Merlins and the ‘G’ forces Peter used to impose on them all, when he beat up the airfield on his return to Langar!

Arthur also recalled how Peter was a ‘larger than life’ figure, always full of fun and a real gentleman, who later in life acquired a taxi and drove this around, more as a hobby than a business.

Occasionally Arthur would go by car with Peter to an RAF airfield, when an Avro Outworking Party from Bracebridge Heath had repaired a Lancaster which needed a factory pilot to clear it for service again. On May 23rd 1944 for instance, they went to Waddington to clear the Lancaster Mk. I W4884 of 61 Squadron and on June 3rd to Fiskerton to clear Lancaster Mk.III ME781 of 460 (Australian) Squadron.

Peacetime and site layout

At the end of WWII the activities conducted in each of the Avro Hangars (or ‘Sheds’) are noted below, against the legend to the site diagram drawn by Ken Allen:

Item on Diagram Description of activity

1. Shed 1. Cleaning, inspection of components, metal repairs and mods to wings, control surfaces and systems. Wheels and tyres, engine subframes, etc.

2. Shed 2. Instrument section, Oxygen, Nitrogen, Blind Flying panels, Auto Pilot, Hydraulic and Pneumatic systems, etc.

1. & 2. Sheds 1 and 2. Inspectors reports (from which replacement and u/s items are ordered and marshalled for assembly ‘down the line’).

3. Shed 3. Inspection and rectification of Fuselages (completed here for transfer to Shed 5).

4.A Main Stores

4.B Office Block. Upper floor – Superintendents office, General Office, Accounts and Drawing Office.
Lower floor – Chief Inspector’s Office., Tool Stores, Time Office and Drawing Stores.

5. Shed 5. Assembly of complete aircraft (fitting of wings, control surfaces, all systems, function of hydraulics). Internal fittings section (fitting of seating, soundproofing, installation and function of electrical equipment and wiring).

6.A Shed 6A. As for Shed 5.

6B. Shed 6B. Spray Bay. Complete preparation and respray of aircraft. Finishing of items (internal and external). Part-sprayed down line. All exterior markings, roundels, safety warnings, taping of joints, cleaning of windows.

7. Shed 7. Erected for large aircraft (Tudor, etc). Used mainly for work on complete aircraft, this shed could hold three Yorks or Lincoln’s or a Vulcan plus one York. Long term contracts and or major inspections.

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8. Canteen.

9. Boiler House.

10. Site Maintenance.

11. Tank Shop. (Aircraft tank repairs and testing. Fuel Oil, Methanol, Hydraulic tanks.)

12. Underground fuel installation and pump house.

13. Security Gate House (Main Entrance)

14. Ambulance room

15. Aeronautical Inspection Dept ([deleted] MO [/deleted] AID)

16. Auxiliary Sections. Battery stores, charging starter trolley maintenance.

17. Original dispersal hardstanding (later transferred to Flight Shed).

18. Memorial to No. 207 Squadron (recently dedicated).

19. Flight Shed. Dismantling and labelling of sections, piping and components for transfer to main factory.
Preparation of aircraft for initial ground test of engines ie fuel filling, flow testing, calibration of fuel gauges, leak testing and correct function of fuel system.
Installation of engines and airframe electrics, instruments and radio.
Swinging and adjustment of compasses for test flight.
Rectification of test flight ‘Snags’.
On completion passed to Hangar 6B, for:
i) Final Inspection for ‘Delivery’.
II. Submitting to AID for inspection and clearance for dispatch.

20. Control Tower (under Avro control after WWII when the airfield was leased to them).

21. Harby Hangar. Rolls-Royce Outworking Party, engine inspections and modifications. Power plants stored and ready for line installation. Also used for strip down of aircraft on major work contracts.

22. Compass swinging area.

23. Aircraft crossing.

24. Aircraft crossing.

25. Originally Avro VLR site. Aircraft from service arrived by ‘Queen Mary’ road transport for long term repair and rebuild.
(This section became a Staging Post Store for the RCAF, receiving stores from Canada by Argonaut, and shipping on to BAOR by Bristol Freighters.)

During the War, the labour force at Langar at its peak reached around 584 on day-shift and 250 on nightshift – or a total of some 834, not including those manning the stores there.

Unlike the workforce at Bracebridge Heath, however, where it declined steeply after the War was over, at Langar the amount of work remained fairly constant up to 1956. Although the numbers of aircraft then declined to some 20 Shackletons annually through the late 1950’s and 60’s, these large aircraft needed a great deal of work on them, and the

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[Hand drawn diagram of the Langar works] AVRO WORKS SITE (Not to Scale) Ken Allen

AVRO Factory Units at RAF Langar (above road until end of WWII; and below as well after WWII).

[Avro Logo]
AVRO & CO LTD
REPAIR DEPOT
LANGAR-CUM-BARNSTONE
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

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[Photograph of Langar from the air] Flight Shed (after WWII) Aerial photograph taken after Avro closed down.

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labour force was held fairly constant at some third of the WWII level, right up to the closure in 1968.

The names of the principal heads of the various Departments at Langar just after WWII and later in the 60’s are shown [deleted] in Appendix 1 [/deleted] overleaf. Langar was completely controlled by Bracebridge Heath and the latter in turn reported to A V Roe’s Chadderton works in Manchester. Ken Allen and Neil Cunningham have provided these names from memory. Ken joined Langar in 1947 after being demobbed from the RAF. He had spent the War firstly as an airframe and engine fitter in a Whitley bomber squadron, then trained to become an aircrew member and finished up as a Flight Lieutenant flying as a Flight Engineer on Halifax bombers from bases in North Yorkshire (Wing Cmdr, later Gp Capt Leonard Cheshire VC. OM. DSO and two Bars, DFC & Bar, was CO of one of the units he served in).

Ken served as a Senior Inspector at Langar between 1947 and 1961, and remembers the very stringent regulations in force in those days at Avros and the tight budgets each Dept worked under. If they needed even the most mundane of items – such as pencils and stationery – they had to be requested from Bracebridge (and in turn from Chadderton), and if they used up their allocation before the end of the month there was nothing else until the next month (even if they ran out of toilet paper!). By such tight budgeting did Roy Dobson, the Managing Director of Avros, ensure the company was always one of the most profitable in the business!

Peacetime Contracts: total aircraft repaired

The kind of contracts undertaken after the war at the Avro works at Langar are summarised by Ken Allen thus:

1. Ministry of Aircraft Production/Ministry of Defence Contracts:

Awarded annually (post Budget) covering all RAF aircraft on active service and periodic servicing and modification of aircraft held on ‘Alert storage’ at RAF and Civilian Maintenance Units. Aircraft flown in for servicing. Crashed and damaged aircraft sent in by road.

These RAF aircraft included all production Marks of Lancaster, York, Lancastrian, Lincoln, Meteor, Vulcan and Shackleton.

2. Civilian Contracts:

State airlines, Skyways, etc. for major inspection and Certificate of Airworthiness. Ex-Ministry aircraft were purchased by the company, re-registered by the Air Registration Board, flown in to Langar and re-built to the contract requirements of the customer authority. Sold to:-

Argentina – Lancastrians, Yorks, Lincolns (bombers), Lancasters (Bombers), Lincolnian.
Egypt – Lancasters (bombers)
France – Lancasters (Maritime/Air Sea Rescue, with life-boat dropping facility, etc)
(All aircraft exported as ‘Civilian Aircraft’.)

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[Tree representing A V Roe personnel hierarchy]

[Underlined] A. V. ROE REPAIR ORGANIZATION [/underlined]

Manager
Mr Charles Hatton

Under Manager
Mr T C Langton

LANGAR

Works Superindendent
Mr Robert Ingrid

HANGAR 1 AND 2

Mr Christopher Oatway
Senior Foreman

HANGAR 3

Mr Robert Brown
Senior Foreman

ENGINES

Mr Douglas Fletcher
Foreman

HYDRAULICS

Mr Harry Houghton
Senior Foreman

AIRFRAME

Mr Victor Ramsdale
Foreman

Mr Harold Walker
Foreman

ELECTRICAL

Mr William Brumby
Foreman

MODIFICATIONS

Mr Ernest Brumby
Foreman

FLIGHT

Mr George Norman
Foreman

PAINTSHOP

Mr Ernest Cook
Foreman

INTERNAL FITTINGS

Mr William Brewer
Foreman

WORKS INSPECTION

Mr Yarwood
Chief Inspector

STORES

Mr Fed Spur
Foreman

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[Photograph of buildings and hangars] Modern day picture of old Avro hangars.

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Note:

‘Servicing’ is a very loose term and covers whatever requirements are laid down by MAP/MoD at the time of contracting. In wartime, contractors worked on a ‘Costs Plus’ basis. In the post-war years and when the RAF was on ‘Standby’, payments were based on Man Hours and hardware used, to fulfil the terms of the contract. As world tensions eased, contracts started to ease down and ‘Planned Inspections’ were introduced to both the RAF and civilian contractors.

‘Planned Inspections’ covered a long period in Langar’s operation. Monies for this type of work were strictly controlled. After all trades had completed their inspection to a fixed check list and time table, the Aeronautical Inspection Dept, who were permanently staffed on site, reviewed the inspection results and gave the Ministry’s approval for repairs and rectifications to be carried out. This could and did mean in the case of costly, over-budget repairs or replacements, the aircraft could be scrapped.

The individual totals of each type of aircraft repaired at Langar are shown in Appendix 2, and these show that after the 320 Lancasters in all, next in descending numerical order came 284 Gloster Meteors [deleted] I [/deleted] of all Marks, 236 Avro Lincolns, and 230 Avro Shackletons. Of course, some aircraft re-appeared at Langar several times, for different modifications (or ‘Phase’ refits). The annual output of aircraft types at Langar between 1942 and 1968 is shown in Appendix 3 in detail.

Getting to work

Ernest Dolby joined Avros at the end of the War, when he was demobilised in 1945. He was an engine fitter and had spent 3 1/2 years in the Middle East with an RAF Transport Squadron before the war, then the war years in the UK with bomber squadrons.

He lived in Melton Mowbray and had to use a motor cycle to get to work at Langar – a distance of some 16 miles from home. The winter of 1947/8 was a terribly cold one and the roads were so badly frozen over between January and April, he remembers he had to use the local buses that ran past Langar from all the major surrounding towns (to bring the workers not just to Avros, but the aerodrome in general). In fact many of Avro’s workers began to use motor cycles, bicycles and small cars, to get to Langar after the War finished, and the narrow country roads past the airfield began to get quite crowded at clocking-on and clocking-off times. As the years went by, there were a number of nasty traffic accidents outside the works, and a few fatalities too.

The road outside the works had to be blocked off whenever an aircraft from the Avro Hangars was being towed – or taxied to their dispersal ‘pan’, to let the aircraft across from the factory side, to the aerodrome (or vice versa).

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Avro York Transports

These aircraft were from RAF Transport Command or Civil Airlines, and included VIP Specials, Troop carriers and freighters off the Berlin Airlift. Work done included major engine and airframe inspections, rebuilds and conversions to VIP aircraft. (Some Yorks were used by the RAF VIP and the King’s Flights, and by Commonwealth Governor-Generals etc.) Most conversions were done at Langar.

The first Yorks did not arrive until after the war was over, and MWIII was repaired as a ‘Cat A(c)’ case, and delivered from Langar again on July 25th 1945. It was followed by MW110 and 120, and then the Prime Minister (Sir Winston Churchill’s) LV633 ’Ascalon’, and MW101 (all ‘Cat B’ cases) before the end of the year.

After this, there was a steady trickle of Yorks through Langar up to the beginning of 1951, when it finally ran out, with the exception of two ‘special’ Yorks. (MW132 and 179) that were modified by Langar in March-April 1953 and fitted with ‘Parachute Pylons’ for testing at Abingdon and Boscombe Down.

The annual number of Yorks repaired at Langar was as follows:-

1945 – 6
1946 – 15
1847 [sic] – 13
1948 – 22
1949 – 24
1950 – 17
1951 – 3
1953 – 2

Total [underlined] 102 [/underlined]

The higher annual totals in 1948 and 1949 were for Yorks off the Berlin Airlift operations, at the conclusion of the world’s greatest-ever air supply operation.

Avro Lincoln bombers

The Lincoln bomber was a development of the famous Lancaster and built to a specification with more powerful Rolls-Royce Merlin 68a engines, semi automatic fuel system, greater payload and range. The Lincoln came into service too late for the European War, but went into RAF service in the UK and overseas. It also became the main standby aircraft of the RAF and remained in storage readiness for several years until the ‘V’ bomber was established. The Handley Page Halifax Mk. III was also manufactured to the same specification. During this period Avro Langar had contracts for the repair and periodic servicing of many Lincolns.

The Lincolns started to arrive at Langar for repair at the end of 1945 and the first, a B.Mk 2, RE404, of a final total of 236 was cleared by Avros for delivery back to RAF Marham in February 1946. After this they arrived in a steady trickle for modifications to be made

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and later on, for those that had been in storage since the War to be refurbished and prepared for storage again at Maintenance Units. Special storage oils and lubricants were applied and most of the instruments taken out and stored separately.

Lincoln RE364 was ‘cleared’ out of Langar on February 20 1947,, names ‘Aries II’ to be used by the Empire Air Navigation School at Shawbury in place of their older Aries I (a Lancaster Mk I). Like Aries I the Lincoln had been fitted with a streamlined Lancastrian nose and tail and much special radio/radar equipment.

Another Lincoln B.Mk. 2, RE414 was also given special equipment for use by the Empire Radio School, and called Mercury II (to replace Mercury I, a Halifax Mk VI).

Argentine Lincolns

Then came the renovation of ex-RAF Lincolns at Langar for the Argentine Air Force. A total of 12 B.Mk 2s were prepared at Langar, numbered B-001 to B-012. B-001 was ready to hand over on September 17th 1947 and the last of the dozen (B-003) was handed over on February 24th 1949.

This was because the AAF decided to have B-003 (which had been cleared for acceptance at Langar on May 19th 1948 by Peter Field-Richards) converted to a ‘very long range’ version for trans-South Polar flying. Thus it went back into the works for fitting extra fuel tanks (to take a total of 5,010 gallons) and Peter cleared it again on July 16th 1948. Then it was also decided to fit a good deal of extra radio equipment and it was finally handed over in February 1949 to the AAF.

Later, B-003 was returned to Langar in 1953 to be fitted with streamlined nose and tail cones. It was delivered back to the AAF again on May 2nd 1953 as LV-ZEI.

Thus, this Lincoln, B-003, became the first true ‘Lincolnian’ to be sold.

More special Lincolns

A great deal of crew training was involved during the intervening months at Langar, some of the Argentine Lincolns being kept back for this purpose. Lincolns continued to arrive from the RAF and storage at MUs, up to the end of 1957. Following the Argentine Air Force contract, another order arrived from Paraguay for the conversion of 3 Lincolns into meat-carrying freighters to ply between Paraguay and Peru and Chile, over the Andes mountain chain.

Neil Cunningham remembers some of these contracts.

“I started my apprenticeship with A V Roe in late 1954 and worked on Lincolns, Meteors, Shackletons and Vulcans. I also worked at Bracebridge Heath, RAF Waddington, Scampton and Finningley on Vulcans. I then went back to Langar and finished my apprenticeship as a Millwright in the maintenance department. After that I worked on maintenance, becoming the Works Engineer, until closure in 1968.

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[Photograph of two Lincoln aircraft] Lincolns for Argentina.

[Photograph of large group of men beneath a Lincoln aircraft with a number of signatures at the bottom of the page]

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When I started at Langar the Lincolns were being disarmed and a few prepared to be used on air-to-ground missile ranges in Australia. They were parked on the dispersal points round the airfield ready for collection, but the contract was cancelled and they remained parked for some considerable time before being scrapped. I can remember twenty or more of these Lincolns parked around the airfield and having to be turned according to the wind direction. Three of these were bought in 1956/57 by a South American air charter firm that was awarded a contract by the Peruvian government to fly 84 tons of fresh meat a week from Asuncion, Paraguay, to Lima in Peru, a distance of 1350 miles over mountainous central America, because of a shortage of meat in Peru (whose people were unwilling to accept frozen meat). Field Aircraft at Tollerton was awarded the contract to convert these three Lincolns to meat freighters, therefore it was necessary to fly them from Langar to Tollerton, approximately five miles. As these aircraft had been static and open to the elements for so long, their condition was questionable. Fortunately the engines were found to be in good condition due to being inhibited. Eventually an air-worthy certificate was granted only for that distance and they were flown to Tollerton by Cliff Rogers and Cliff Holehouse, Rolls-Royce Hucknall test pilots, and Freddie Cook, Field’s test pilot, and they were paid £5 each! These three aircraft were locally called ‘Faith, Hope and Charity’. The number of the first aircraft to be converted was RE376. It had been flown by 61, 617, 57 and 100 Squadrons and the cost of conversion was £12,000. A V Roe would not grant a stress certificate for this aircraft and the other two were never converted. Eventually, on the 14th September 1959 these aircraft were sold for scrap to International Alloys of Aylesbury, the scrap value being £1,950 for the unconverted aircraft, and £1,025 for the converted.”

Another small batch of Lincolns was to be sent to Langar for a very secret conversion – to unmanned flight, controlled by radio (for use at Woomera). A test Lincoln had already been converted by Flight Refuelling Ltd, but had run into difficulties. Avros at Langar had to fit special pods to the wing-tips, encasing cameras and recording devices, but it was found that the flexing of the wingtips in flight upset the telemetry and Langar was told to cancel the project after some work had been carried out on RF395 and RE366.

Ken Allen remembers:

“This was a very ‘hush hush’ contract. I was allocated to the project and can recall being summoned to the Chief Inspector’s office, where the three inspectors (engine, airframe and electrical) were read the ‘Riot Act’ on strict secrecy, and no person not involved with the project was to be allowed to look at the drawings.”

The annual number of Lincolns repaired at Langar after the war totalled:

1946 – 56
1947 – 24
1948 – 34
1949 – 13

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1950 – 9
1951 – 42 (Korean War preparation)
1952 – 28
1953 – 18 (including 1 Lincolnian)
1954 – 6
1955 – 3
1956 – 2
1957 – 1

Total [underlined] 236 [/underlined]

Argentine Lancasters

Argentina had already taken delivery of 5 Yorks and 3 Lancastrians (three of these Yorks and one Lancastrian were reconditioned at Waddington/Bracebridge Heath Langar refurbished the other two Lancastrians and the two remaining Yorks were overhauled at Woodford). Argentina also now bought the 12 ex-RAF Lincolns from Langar (plus a further 18 newly-built- ones by Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft). But this was not the end of its orders – a total of 15 ex-RAF Lancasters were now ordered and Langar was to refurbish them. They were numbered B-031 to B-045 following on from the Lincolns (numbered B-001 to B-030).

Now all these Lancasters were Mk Is and had been standing outside in open storage at RAF MUs since the end of WWII, so picking out the best preserved ones was tricky. One particular Argentine Air Force officer was designated to make a check, one day, on the external and internal condition of the Lancasters before overhaul began at Langar, and Ken Allen (a Senior Inspector) and Phil Lightfoot (the overall Works Superintendent) took him over to the latest Lancaster to arrive there. They removed the engine cowlings and were horrified at the dirt and oil over the Rolls-Royce Merlins.

The Argentine officer refused to accept the Lancaster and became a little over-excited exclaiming “Zese aircraft must be NEW ones – not dirt old ones…!”

Ken looked at Phil who put on his best Yorkshire man act, rubbed his chin slowly and eventually said: “Leave it to me, Lad – we’ll sort it out!”

Out of earshot of the Argentine officer, Phil whispered urgently to Ken: “What do you suggest…?” and Ken said he’d have a go at cleaning one Merlin up – if he could get a tin of black gloss paint, a tin of silver dope, masking tape and lots of brown paper. He got what he wanted, worked all day and by evening had cleaned and resprayed the R-R engine completely.

Phil was so impressed that he told Ken to borrow some more Inspectors and do the other three. A few days later the Argentine Air Force man was invited back to see: “Ze four NEW engines” and was duly impressed, authorising the complete Lancaster to be refurbished there. (He never did know the real truth!)

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The first of these 15 Lancasters (B-031) was delivered from Langar on May 11th 1948 and the last one (B-041) was delivered on January 4th 1949,

French and other Lancasters

Following this, Langar refitted another Lancaster Mk I for the Swedish Air Force (80001) which was delivered to AST at Hamble on June 22nd 1950, to be fitted out for testing a single Swedish jet engine under its bomb bay. Then came nine Lancasters for the Egyptian Air Force (1801-1809) and a contract for 54 Lancasters for the French Aéronavale Squadrons, 16 of which were refitted at Langar and the balance at Woodford. The last Egyptian Lancaster was delivered on November 20th 1950, and the first and last of the French Aéronavale Lancasters on March 12th, and October 28th 1952 respectively.

A further five Lancaster MkVIIs were then supplied to the French Air Force (FCL-01 to -05), the last leaving Langar on April 30th 1954, and the next Lancaster, RF322 for the RAF’s School of Maritime Reconnaissance was the last of all the 320 Lancasters to be overhauled at Langar in the 12 year period 1942-1954.

The Lancaster totals refitted at Langar per annum were:

1942 – 4
1943 – 48
1944 – 89
1945 – 99
1946 – 12
1947 - -
1948 – 14
1949 – 14
1950 – 11
1951 – 2
1952 – 16
1953 – 4
1954 – 7

Total [underlined] 320 [/underlined]

One additional Lancaster to the above was supplied to the French Aéronavale for ground training for the crews who were to maintain the 54 Lancasters for their Western Union contract.

Ken Allen remembers being asked at short notice to go to Cosford, where Avros had purchased a Lancaster being stored there but about to be scrapped (believed to be NX743). Ken was told to inspect the aircraft and make a ‘Shortage List’ of all the items necessary to enable the Lancaster to make one last flight direct to France. This was quite a task, as all kinds of items had [inserted] already [/inserted] been carefully [inserted] and clandestinely [/inserted] removed from the Lancaster to enable certain people to complete their DIY tasks at home (eg cables – to repair motor cycle brakes, etc!).

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[Photograph of Lancaster RE222] RAF Coastal Command Lancaster about to be converted for French Aeronavale.

[Photograph of a Lancaster] Lancaster converted for French Aeronavale use.

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When the items had been restored to the Lancaster (temporarily registered F-YBCA), Ken crewed it as Flight Engineer with Peter Field-Richards and saw everyone at Cosford turn out to line the runway on June 6th 1951 – quite convinced the Lancaster would never leave the ground! However, it did, but they only flew it to Langar, where it was renovated but afterwards sent by ground transport to France!

Ken remembers one other unique flight in a Lancaster. This was on July 17th 1951, when he went with Peter Field-Richards to the MU at Llandow in South Wales, to fly TW655 into Hendon for the special Daily Express ’50 Years of Flight’ exhibition and display that year. Hendon only had a short runway and after being invited to send in a Lancaster for the 7-day event Avros was suddenly told at the last minute that permission for the Lancaster had been withdrawn for safety reasons. There was a last minute flurry of telephone calls between Sir Roy Dobson of Avros, the Air Ministry, even Government departments – then it was ‘on’ again, and Peter and Ken flew it in. Ken remembers handing some charts to Peter during the flight – but Peter just flung them over his shoulder, saying “I don’t need them – I know every aerodrome in this country by heart…!” Ken looked down as they flew over London, descending over the buildings of Harrow School, then as they crossed over the roof of the last hut on the edge of Hendon, Peter told him to ‘cut’ the throttles – and they actually stopped before the intersection of the runways!

At the end of the week, Peter flew TW655 out again on July 24th, straight to Langar where it became WU-17 eventually for the French Aéonavale contract.

Flight Engineer from the ‘Dambusters’

When Arthur Norman retired from being Peter Field-Richard’s Flight Test Engineer in 1946, a certain Edward Wilson Armstrong – recently demobbed from the RAF as a Warrant Officer Flight Engineer in 617 (The Dambusters) Squadron – promptly applied for and was given the job as his successor.

‘Paddy’ – so called because his family came from Donaghadee in Northern Ireland – had joined the RAF in 1940 on his 18th birthday, after serving as an apprentice at Shorts in Belfast. He eventually qualified as a Flight Engineer and completed a tour of 30 operations with 90 Squadron on Short Stirlings. Then, after the customary rest from operations as an instructor in 1661 Conversion Unit, he managed (after a great deal of trying) to get posted back on ‘ops’, this time as a Warrant Officer in the famous 617 Squadron at Woodhall Spa.

Paddy flew another 14 operations with 617 up to the end of the War in Europe, and stayed with the squadron until December 20th 1945. His job with Avros at Langar began on August 14th 1946 and he remained there until June 1st 1968, three months before the works finally closed down.

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concerned with test-flying the aircraft at Langar) from September 5th 1946 up to Peter’s retirement from flying on August 11th 1954, and continued to act as Flight Test Engineer for the Avro pilots from Woodford after that – notably Sqd Ldr Jack Wales. After Wales was killed in the first production Shackleton MR3 in December 1956, Paddy handed over most of the flying to his assistant in Flight Testing, Roy Browne. But Paddy went on flying when necessary – if Roy was ill, or on holiday, etc and Paddy’s last test flight at Langar was actually on November 26th 1965, with Peter Varley in the Shackleton MR”, WR960.

Between leaving the RAF and joining Avros, Paddy had first gone along to Trent Bridge Power Station for an engineer’s job. But he could not stand heights and was turned down for the job. Then he tried a local coal mine, seeking to become one of the new ‘Bevan Boys’. He went for this interview in his best suit collar and tie, and this was probably not very conducive to getting a job down the pits!

He was turned away from this, too and so he had ended up as a Junior Foreman in the Langar Flight Test Department, with a flying job again.

Paddy had a lot of happy hours flying in his beloved Lancasters at Langar – and he was particularly commended by Sir Roy Dobson – Avro’s Managing Director – for his work in training the Argentine flight crews (including their pilots). Sir Roy awarded Paddy an ex gratia payment of £25!

A number of incidents

The flights Paddy made were not without incident but Peter Field-Richards was such a superlative pilot that they all ended favourably. Thus, on November 19th 1946 Paddy was in the York ME 300 on a local test flight when Peter discovered suddenly that their aileron control had jammed solid. With great expertise, Peter managed to fly slowly across to Waddington, and by dint of some very precise flying with rudder and engine controls alone they landed safely on the long runway there. The York stayed there for six days while the controls were checked and the fault rectified, then they flew it back to Langar and one engine failed on take-off!

On July 5th 1948, while heavily engaged in training the Argentine crews on their Lancasters, Paddy was flying with Peter in the Lancaster B-040 when a hydraulic pipe burst in the cockpit. Both of them and the cockpit were covered in oil, and again they had to make an emergency landing at Waddington – “well-oiled…” as Paddy said! In fact it took no less than 10 test-flights to clear it for the Argentine crew.

On May 13th 1949, Paddy was up with Peter in the Lincoln test-bed for the new Bristol Theseus engines, RE418. (This was the second such Lincoln and was to be used by RAF Transport shortly on regular runs between Lyneham and the Middle East.) But on this test flight they couldn’t lower the undercarriage on returning to Langar. Paddy used the emergency compressed air and the control tower told them the wheels seemed to be locked down, when they flew very low, over it. The flaps didn’t work, however, and

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[Photograph of an aircraft] The Lancastrian conversion “Aries II” for the RAF.

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so Peter made a low, flapless approach and landing on the long North/South runway, fortunately without incident.

By 1951, a lot of Lincoln B.2s had been delivered to Langar for various inspections/modification/updates/overhauls to be carried out, and a not inconsiderable number were parked around the airfield on various dispersal areas. On April 10th, Paddy helped Peter conduct what must have been rather risky 10-minute test flights on a pair of these that had already become ’time-expired’. These were RF532 and RE294 and immediately after, they were flown away to MUs at Hullavington and Kemble respectively.

Paddy also helped fly the Lancaster F-YBCA from Cosford to Langar on June 6th 1951 – the one-time trip (again on a time-expired aircraft) to have the Lancaster made into a ground instruction machine at Langar for the French Aéronavale.

On July 19th 1954, Paddy flew as a ‘passenger’ with Peter Field-Richards on the latter’s one and only test flight in a Meteor T.7, and after Peter retired that August, Paddy accompanied Sqd Ldr Jack Wales as an ‘observer’ on several further flights in Meteor T.7s.

The Shackletons had started to appear now and Paddy found himself flying at Langar with Jack Wales until the latter was tragically killed when the first Shackleton MR3 crashed in Derbyshire in December 1956. Johnny Baker then took over Shackleton, Meteor and Lincoln tests at Langar and he was succeeded by the New Zealand wartime fighter pilot ‘Ossie’ Hawkins in 1958, when Johnny left Woodford for Australia.

Paddy had handed over most of his test-flying duties at Langar to Roy Browne from January 1957 but he did fly quite regularly after that – on all the different models of Shackleton. The other Woodford pilots he flew with included Tony Blackman, Dickie Martin and finally Peter Varley.

After Avro Langar closed down in 1968, Paddy found a job at Schipol Airport at Amsterdam for a time, then managed to find a position with Rolls-Royce back at Hucknall, Derby. By now he had a large family – seven sons (the last two being twins) and one daughter – and the R-R job gave him a chance to keep them all together in Nottingham. Later he took a contract with BAC (later BAe) to live in Saudi Arabia for 7-8 years working on the English Electric Lightning project with the Saudi Air Force, and his wife and family (such as were still at home) moved out there for the last 4 1/2 years.

When Paddy finally retired, he did so back to Rivergreen near Nottingham, and to keep busy at something, he even opened a ‘take-away’ sandwich bar at Hockley! When he finally passed away in 1995, Paddy’s wish was to be cremated and his ashes scattered over Langar airfield. Not only was his wish carried out by the BN Islander aircraft of the Sky-Diving Club there, but when his ashes had been scattered, the Battle of Britain Flight

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DATE 1956

FLIGHTSHED

LINCOLNS

BILL WILLIAMS

METEOR FUEL TANKS

HERBERT CHADDERTON

SHED 3 TANK SHOP

SHED 1

DON HERROD

LEN NEEDHAM FOREMAN

MMY LEVERLAN

TANK SHOP NOSEWHEEL SECTION.

T.I. MK SHACKLETON CONVERSION TO MK 4 FLYING CLASSROOM

METEOR NOSEWHEELS

SHED 5 P.I. SECTION

[Underlined] Persons in pictures overleaf: [/underlined]

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[Photographs of various parts of hangars] Langar scenes.

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flew across the airfield, the Lancaster flanked by the Spitfire and Hurricane – a fitting tribute to one of Avro’s greatest.

The Meteor Contracts

With the end of major servicing on Avro Yorks not long after the Berlin Airlift ceased in 1949, and the rundown in refurbishing Lincolns once the Korean War began to subside at the start of the 1950s, it was obvious to the Hawker Siddeley Aviation Management that some urgent contracts were needed to sustain Langar in business. Thus it was decided to send Meteor night-fighters direct to Langar from Armstrong Whitworth at Coventry for final fitment of various items in the radio and radar field.

The first Meteor NF.14 to be produced at Baginton (WS722) had its first flight there on October 23rd 1953. ‘Bill’ Else initialled it, flying it across to Bitteswell aerodrome, where all Armstrong Whitworth’s test-flying operations had been located since October 5th. Then another pilot flew it across to Langar for fitment of the necessary equipment, and on November 19th it was rolled out again and given its clearance flight back to Bitteswell.

Meanwhile one of the last batches of Meteor NF.12s (WS718) was also sent to Langar for equipment to be installed, and this was cleared back to Bitteswell eight days later on November 27th 1953. Armstrong Whitworth approved the Langar installations, and after this, the first batch (39) of Meteor NF.14s and the initial aircraft of the second batch all went through Langar in quick succession – a total of 40 NF.14s altogether. Interspersed with these came a total on 99 of the 100 Meteor NF.12s produced (the exception being WS635).

As these Meteors were test-flown and cleared at Langar, the NF.14s were mostly delivered to 15 MU at Wroughton and the NF.12s to 8MU at Little Rissington or 38 MU at Llandow.

Further contracts now followed for refurbishing Meteor F.8s (the RAF’s latest fighter version) straight from RAF Auxiliary Squadrons. Eventually 58 F.8s were treated at Langar and re-delivered to RAF bases.

The Meteor T.7 trainer version was also refurbished at Langar, where 85 were treated the same way as the F.8s, and the whole of the Meteor programme finished with two FR.9s also being overhauled.

Ken Allen remembers:

“All Meteors came to Langar from RAF Squadrons when their engine and airframe hours expired, for major inspection, repairs and modifications and updating any outstanding tech instructions. Meteors were stripped of their matt paint and given a High Gloss finish and new markings. This was a new technique for Avro’s spray shop, as all bomber aircraft were matt finished. However, several squadron commanders later

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wrote saying they were impressed by the increase in top speed achieved with this new finish!”

Altogether between November 1953 and January 1957 Langar received a total of 284 Meteors to refit, which helped keep their employment intact before the next – and last- major contract to arrive, overhauling the Avro Shackleton fleet.

Peter Field-Richards retired from test-flying at Langar in July 1955, at the height of the Meteor programme and a few months after the first Shackleton – a Mk IA, WB826 – was given some modification after suffering a wheels-up landing at a Conversion Unit and cleared at Langar on February 16th.

From here on, Avro test-pilots based at Woodford would drive or fly down to Langar to clear each Shackleton or Vulcan as it became ready for test-flying again after its repair/modification/servicing work was complete.

The Meteors were all test-flown by Avro or Armstrong Whitworth pilots (Sqd Ldr Jack Wales alone flying some 129).

Avro Shackleton T4 Trainers

The first few Shackletons appeared at Langar for regular servicing or modifying up to current manufacturer’s standards – usually after a major incident at the Squadron rendered repairs imperative. Thus, after WB826 (see above) came a string of MR2s from Squadrons – WL785, WL796, WL798, etc – with the first production Shackleton MR1, VP254, to have IFF Mk10 and SARAH fitted at Langar early in 1956, prior to flight trials at Boscombe Down in May 1956. Another early Shackleton, VP258, also appeared at Langar at the end of 1956 for the trial installation of the new ASV Mk21 Blue Silk search radar.

Then they came in ‘thick and fast’ to Langar. WB819, an MR1A was cleared at Langar on June 13th 1957 after being converted there to a T4 standard. The T4 was a trainer version, replacing the Lancasters equipping the School of Maritime Reconnaissance. After VP258 was converted at Woodford to be the prototype of this new version, a total of 10 MR1 or 1A aircraft were sent to Langar for the refit. This involved removing the dorsal turret and rest bunks and installing ASV Mk13 training equipment, and extra Sonobouy Mk1 equipment, for instructors and pupils to sit side by side, as well as the necessary additional power pack.

These 10 Shackleton MRIs or IAs were converted at Langar and delivered back to units between May 27th 1957 and March 17th 1958 (see Appendix No…). Later, a further six Shackleton IAs were sent to Langar and converted and delivered back between September 7th and December 28th 1961.

The last Flight Engineer

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Now that Langar’s resident Flight Test Engineer Paddy Armstrong had retired from flying, he left the test-flying at Langar to his successor Roy Browne. Roy had joined Avros at Langar in 1946 and when Paddy signed the front of Roy’s new log book: “Happy Landings. E.W. Armstrong. 14th January 1957”, he turned over the test-flying engineer’s job to him until Langar finally closed in 1968.

Roy henceforth made almost all the test-flights on Avro’s aircraft at Langar, with whichever pilot flew down from Woodford for the purpose. But in addition, he also made many test-flights on Shackletons and Vulcans from Bitteswell (which gradually took over the tasks of the Langar works). [Deleted] Hawarden (the old De Havilland which gradually took over the tasks of the Langar works), [/deleted] Hawarden (the old De Havilland works at Chester), and even Woodford (Avro’s home base), as well as accompanying Woodford crews on tests at Boscombe Down, etc. In all Roy notched up 1,209 hours 35 minutes test-flying with Avros – a very respectable total and one that put him in the forefront of Shackleton testing for A V Roe & Co Ltd.

When Roy finished at Langar, he was great friends with Bill Else, Dickie Martin and Peter Varley (the ex-Armstrong Whitworth and Gloster aircraft test-pilots taken on by Woodford after their own companies closed down) and he left Avros to join Court Line Aviation when they did too, starting another career in civil aviation.

Roy lived at Harby when he worked at Langar and knew Peter Field-Richards very well – though not flying with him officially before he retired. Peter was then ‘Mine Host’ of the Nags Head and Star in Harby. But Roy knew enough of Peter to call him “One hell of a pilot”.

In his early days of test-flying at Langar, Roy went up to Woodford one day to the Flight Test Dept there, while the Chief Test-Pilot (Jimmy Harrison) was away somewhere. Jimmy – Roy notes – had a ‘beautiful secretary’ and Roy was holding the post for her temporarily in her office when the ‘phone rang. Roy decided to be a little flippant with his answer and as he lifted the receiver he said “Hallo. It’s the Kremlin here…!”

The resultant response at the other end indicated the caller was certainly not amused … it was Jimmy Harrison himself!

Roy remembers two occasions involving slow rolls during test-flying at Langar. On one occasion Langar had just installed new, more powerful Bristol Olympus engines in a Vulcan. Tony Blackman came down to test-fly it when it was ready, and just after take off was so impressed by the increase in thrust that he promptly barrel-rolled it while still climbing out in sight of all the workers and spectators!

The other occasion could have been more dangerou8s – it had claimed the life of Jack Wales and his crew in the prototype Shackleton MR3 in December 1956. On this flight from Langar, Roy was flying with Ossie Hawkins in a Shackleton and they were making still turns at 4-5,000 ft or so. Roy was not strapped in the Flt. Engineer’s seat and the

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stall turns were getting tighter. Suddenly the Shackleton dropped a wing and went into a vicious roll onto its back. Roy flew between the two pilots seats, and Ossie somehow got the aircraft out of the roll by completing it down at 1,000 ft! That was a close shave.

Phase I and II modifications to Avro Shackletons

After the T4 refits, came the ‘Phase I’ conversions to Shackleton MR2s, and then Phase II conversions to MR2s, MR3s and T4s.

The Shackletons concerned in these refits at Langar can be seen in Appendix … (showing the dates of delivery back to their units after clearance at Langar). A Summary Table in Appendix … is also shown.

Basically, the Phase I refit at Langar (1958-60) on MR2s consisted of fitting:

- ASV Mk21 radar
- Blue Silk doppler
- A Tactical Table

Soon after the programme had started at Langar (Woodford, and Avro Outworking Parties at 49 MU were also involved), the MR2s had been grounded on June 19, 1959 due to fatigue in the centre section wing spars being discovered. Thus, additional modifications were then added to the Phase I refits, as parts of a crash programme on MR2s.

Phase II refits at Langar (1961-3) to both MR2s and MR3s involved new radio and radar equipment:

- Sonobuoy MkIC (replacing Mk I)
- Violet Picture UHF (replacing Green Salad VHF)
- New Intercom system
- UHF/RT
- Tacan
- Sonobuoy Homer
- Orange Harvest ECM
- Improved Radio Compass (with recessed aerial behind cockpit roof and ‘sensing’ aerial on starboard bomb – door.
- HF Radio aerial support posts moved back in front of ECM Plinth
- Long MR3 Type engine tail-pipe exhausts
- Bomb carriage modification to allow carriage of 2xMk30, and 3 x Mk36 or Mk44 Homing Torpedoes.

Phase III, Viper and T2 modifications to Shackletons

The Phase III modifications made later in 1964-5 (to MR3s), and in 1965-7 (to MR2s), involved fitting:

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- Strengthened spars and re-skinned wings
- Increased fuel capacity
- Redesigned Heater system
- New navigation and compass systems
- Revised Tactical Station
- Four tube flare discharger
- New toilet/washing facilities
- Thicker soundproofing
- Rewiring to carry Mk 10 Lulu Nuclear depth bombs) [sic]
- R-R Griffon 58 engines (with strengthened gear boxes for higher electrical generation outputs), larger generators and inverters.
- Stronger undercarriage
- Positions to carry 11 passengers (or troops) in addition to crew of 10.

Once the Shackleton MR2s had been converted to Phase III standard, they were known as the MR2A version.

The MR3s had not seen the last of Langar with the Phase III additions, as it was decided to fit most MR3s with Bristol Siddeley Viper Mk11 gas turbines in the rear of the outer engine nacelles, to boost the max weight take off performance at 105,000 lbs. This was called the ‘Viper Fit’ and carried out at Langar and Woodford.

The last version seen at Langar was the T2 Trainer. This was the MR2A given two ASV trainee positions (in place of the rest bunks), extra consoles and an instructor (Navigator) position.

Altogether, Langar handled a total of:

15 T4 conversions from Shackleton MR1As
2 T4 conversions to Phase II standard
38 Phase I conversions of Shackleton MR2s
36 Phase II conversions of Shackleton MR2s
30 Phase III conversions of Shackleton MR2s
10 T2 conversions of Shackleton MR2As
11 Phase III conversions of Shackleton MR3s
19 Viper fits to Shackleton MR3s

[Underlined] 181 [/underlined] Total

All this amounted to a vast number of man-hours worked at Langar on the Shackleton aircraft, the only major version not dealt with there being the last one – the AEW2 version that was carried out at Bitteswell in the 1972-3 period after Langar had closed.

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Coventry was more suited to taking the Vulcan aircraft for refits, as it had better runways, engine test facilities and general Hangar accommodation. It was all part of the inevitable rationalisation process still affecting British Aviation even today.

The Foreman’s mistake

Neil Cunnin [inserted] g [/inserted] ton worked on the aircraft at Langar in the 1950s, then with Outworking Parties at Scampton, Waddington and Finningley on Vulcans, before returning to Langar to work on the factory maintenance side up to its closure in 1968. He remembers several amusing incidents, [deleted] the first [/deleted] one being the arrival at Langar of the first Avro Vulcan to be sent there for an upgraded engine fitment.

The Vulcan (VX770, the first prototype) flew around the works and airfield several times, to the delight of the watching workers, and then made its approach and landing, streaming its braking parachute in the process, and then leaving it on the runway. As it taxied in to the Hangar, one of the senior foremen watching it remarked to all and sundry: “I’ll go out on my bike and bring in the parachute!”

He duly cycled out, and a long time later returned very red-faced. He hadn’t appreciated the fact that the Vulcan’s tail-chute weighs some two tons, with its massive nylon cords, etc! It was quite impossible for him to lift it, let alone tow it on his bike!

The ‘Jonah’

Neil also remembers a particular Shackleton MR3 – or ‘Jonah’ as they referred to it at Langar (for all its constant problems). This MR3, WR971, first appeared at Langar to have a very large aerial fitted to its fuselage top, as a Trial Installation of some special radio equipment. While it was on test later, it returned to Langar after one flight, minus its aerial – which was later found in a field in the Vale of Belvoir!

On another occasion it was in the large Hangar No 7 at Langar, for some work to be done on it. Now in the centre of the floor, there was a large 10ft deep access pit for the Shackleton MR2s to be able to extend their telescopic ventral radomes for checking the mechanism, etc. The pit was covered with heavy baulks of timber to withstand the weight of the nose-wheels, but on this occasion, someone managed to manoeuvre ‘Jonah’ so that one of its main gear passed over the pit. The timber collapsed, the main gear disappeared into the well and the wing and engines dropped right onto the top of the workmen’s benches. Luckily it was the lunch break, and so no one was killed or injured!

Finally ‘Jonah’ was the Shackleton in which Harry Fisher and Roy Browne were to have the undercarriage collapse on take-off, on February 7th 1967. Neil Cunnington remembers just going home past the Harby end of the runway, and watching it preparing to take-off, when the starboard undercarriage gracefully folded up and the next minute, chunks of concrete were flying past Neil’s head as the propellers struck the runway and bent backwards like split banana skins.

The Hangar 7 fire

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On the night of December 22nd 1955 – a Saturday – there were three Shackleton MR2s in Hangar 7 undergoing fuel tank filling tests. Suddenly there was a spark caused by static electricity, and the aircraft were engulfed in flames! The Senior Foreman there, Harry Houghton and the men on duty tried desperately to limit the fire by pulling drums of fuel away from the Shackletons, and using fire extinguishers, but to no avail!

The Royal Canadian Air Force scrambled its Fire Tenders from their site on the North side of the airfield, and they were soon on the scene – albeit by now the Hangar itself was on fire, and a pillar of flame and smoke rose high into the sky from the Hangar roof. As Neil Cunnington remembers: “It was the only time in my life when I have ever seen concrete actually melt!”

One Shackleton (WL799) was totally destroyed, as was the hangar, and two others damaged, but with all the work on hand, Hangar 7 was hurriedly rebuilt in more modern post-war style, and was in use again by mid-1956!

Vulcan contracts

Langar only hosted four different Vulcan aircraft – all arriving and departing in 1957-8.

Ken Allen remembers:

“The first prototype (VX770) which had completed its evaluation and test flying was placed on embodiment loan to Rolls-Royce Experimental Establishment, Hucknall, Nottingham, as a flying test bed for the first of the family of ‘By-pass’ engines – ie the Conway. The airframe had extensive modification at Langar to comply with current regulations. This work took some twelve months to complete. I had the privilege of being Senior Inspector throughout the whole of this project and co-signed the daily inspection for the first flight. The whole of Langar came out to view the take off on August 9th 1957. It was a very memorable sight, deafening, but quite unforgettable! I was also relived Vulcan VX770 never returned to Langar and was delivered direct to Hucknall. I did later meet up with the Vulcan at Rolls-Royce Hucknall, to advise on repairs to the airframe.

Next came XA903, an early B.Mk1 version, to be fitted at Langar with a special bomb release, and tracking telemetry for the airborne release of the Blue Steel ‘stand-off’ bomb. This was completed and flew on January 27th 1958.

Then came XA901 and lastly XA891, to be fitted with the more powerful uprated Bristol Olympus engines of 16,000 lb st each. These Mk200 Olympus engines were fitted in time for the SBAC show in 1958, and the Vulcans were completed on May 22nd and June 10th 1958, respectively”.

More hangars acquired

Neil Cunnington remembers the RCAF’s occupation of Langar:

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[Underlined] Peter Norman [/underlined]

[Photograph of an aircraft flying past a control tower] The last Shackleton modified at Langar flies around the Control Tower (now the HQ building of the Brit. Para chute School)

[Underlined] SEPT 1968 [/underlined]

Sep 4th WL798 Shack II last at Langer (next ones at Bitteswell) Harry Fisher is the Pilot.

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[Photograph of three men outside a NAAFI hut] Retirement: Sqd Ldr Peter Field-Richards (Centre), and Ken Cook (right) meet again at Langar. Both great Test-Pilots.

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“The Royal Canadian Air Force occupied the airfield and the North side from 1951 to 1963. When they eventually vacated the site, A V Roe/Hawker Siddeley Aviation took over part of it, which included two T2 Type Hangars and other buildings. One of the hangars became a Flight Shed, and the other became the Trials Installation (TI) Section. As this site was some distance from the factory, there was a bus service between the two, which consisted of an ex-City of Coventry double decker bus and a mini-bus.”

The Flight Shed provided much needed extra space for the Shackletons and the TI hangar enabled the relevant Shackletons sent over from Woodford to be fitted out with the new equipment to be tested from Langar or Boscombe Down, and proved, before adopting it as standard in the future Phase refits given to all the Shackletons.

The closure of Langar

With the refitting of all the necessary RAF Shackletons now accomplished, and the emphasis on Vulcan refits now appearing, Hawker Siddeley Aviation decided to close Langar at the end of 1968, and transfer all refitting facilities to Bitteswell – a little further south, close to Coventry.

It was a sad day when the closure approached for the team of workers who had, over a period of 26 years, carried out such excellent refitting and modification to over 1,185 aircraft in all (see Appendix 2).

The last aircraft to be refurbished at Langar was the Shackleton WL798, and this was rolled out for engine runs, at the end of August 1968. The date for its final handover to the RAF again was set for September 4th, and on that day the workers at Langar turned out to see the test-pilot from Woodford, Harry Fisher, with Roy Browne from Langar as his Flight Engineer and Dave Pearson from Woodford as his other crew.

As well as the Avro employees, Peter Field-Richards, the previous (and only) locally employed Avro test-pilot, and Arthur Norman, the company’s first Flight Engineer, were also on hand to witness the last flyby. Ken Cook also flew over from Woodford for the occasion – he had helped Peter Field-Richards out on occasions with flight-testing at Langar and Waddington, and after retiring at Woodford as one of Avro’s greatest test-pilots, had become Air Traffic Control Officer there, with responsibility for the operation of Langar’s Control tower too.

They all waved to the crew, and the ‘Mighty Hunter’ (the Shackleton) as it majestically gathered speed down the runway and then flew round the works and control tower several times before ‘beating-up’ the airfield for the last time, and landing. An RAF crew took it over on September 16th, and then flew it back to its base (205 Squadron, at Changi, Singapore).

And so, as the workers were now gradually paid off (some had already gone in the last few months) the works gradually emptied of jigs and tools, spare parts and anything that

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[Photograph of a group of people underneath the nose of a Shackleton] FIRST ON RIGHT

GEORGE ARTHUR NORMAN (ex Flt. Engineer)

PICTURE TAKEN SEPT 1968

The last Shackleton about to be flown away from Langar Sep 4th 1968.

Harry Fisher Pearson From Woodford Peter F-R Norman

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could be used elsewhere in HSA, and the Hangar doors closed in turn, never to re-open for some time.

Some of the workers were re-deployed to HSA airfields like Bitteswell, Woodford, etc, or to Outworking Parties at Bracebridge Heath. But many looked for jobs at Rolls-Royce at Derby and Hucknall, or in engineering concerns in Nottingham, Derby, Leicester and Loughborough.

When British Aerospace was formed in 1977, some gravitated to their other plants at Warton, Bristol, etc, and a few managed to be employed later on the Saudi Arabian contracts for operating the Lightning fighters, etc.

They disappeared from Langar and were diffused across the aviation spectrum as years went by. But they never lost their pride in what they had done for Avros at Langar and to this day, the dwindling band of experts meet in little groups in Lincoln every month and less regularly around Nottingham. They remember the ‘good old days’, the times when the ‘boss’ – Charlie Hatton, who used to rule them all with a rod of iron – would suddenly appear in the works on his constant inspections – and they would all ‘dive for cover’ as his entourage approached! They remember the accolades that Sir Roy Dobson occasionally paid them, with feeling, for their immense efforts. And above all, they can still dwell on their superb achievements over the 26 years of Langar’s existence.

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[Photograph of a public house] Sqd Ldr Peter Field-Richards became “Mine Host” here for some years.

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[Underlined] Appendix 1 [/underlined]

[Underlined] Summary

Aircraft repaired/rebuilt/converted at Langar [/underlined]

Avro Manchester 1
Avro Lancaster 320
Avro Anson 5
Avro York 102
Avro Lincoln 235
Avro Lincolnian 1
Avro Shackleton 230
Avro Lancastrian 3
Avro Vulcan 4
Gloster Meteor 284

[Underlined] 1,185 [/underlined]

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[Underlined] Date: Serial: Aircraft: Delivered to/at: [/underlined]

1 5.10.42 R5667 LANCASTER MK.I 1665 CON. UNIT HOLME.
2. 9.11.42 R5447 LANCASTER MK.I 1654 CON. UNIT WIGSLEY
3. 9.12.42 R5686 LANCASTER MK.I 38 M.U. LLANDOW
4. 30.12.42. R5672 LANCASTER MK.I 39 M.U. COLERNE
5. 20.1.43 W4140 LANCASTER MK.I 38 M.U. LLANDOW
6 11.2.45 R5688 LANCASTER MK.I 46 MU LOSSIEMOUTH
7 25.2.43 W4766 LANCASTER MK.I 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
8 6.3.43 W4778 LANCASTER MK.I 38 M.U. LLANDOW
9 12.3.43 R5901 LANCASTER MK.I 39 M.U. COLERNE.
10 24.3.43 R5634 LANCASTER MK.I 38 M.U LLANDOW
11 6.4.43 W4762 LANCASTER MK.I 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
12 12.4.43 R5745 LANCASTER MK.I 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
13 23.4.43 ED412 LANCASTER MK.I 39 M.U. COLERNE.
14 30.4.43. W4301 LANCASTER MK.I 39 M.U. COLERNE
15 15.5.43 ED392 5 M.U. KEMBLE.
16 16.5.43 R5700 LANCASTER MK.I 5 M.U. KEMBLE
17 19.5.43 [deleted] “MANCHESTER” [/deleted] R5777 MANCHESTER MK.I. 39 M.U. COLERNE.
18 20.5.43. W4193 LANCASTER MK.I 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
19 29.5.43 W4119 LANCASTER MK.I 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
20 2.6.48. W4248 LANCASTER MK.I 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH.
21 16.8.43 ED442 LANCASTER MK.III 5 M.U. KEMBLE.
22 20.6.43 R5756 LANCASTER MK.I 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
23 22.6.43 W4132 LANCASTER MK.I 5 M.U. KEMBLE.
24 27.6.43 W4197 LANCASTER MK.I 5 M.U. KEMBLE.
25 1.7.43 R5504 (FLOWN TRAINER) LANCASTER MK.I (Became3881M) 4 S.T.T. ST. ATHAN.
26 2.7.43 L7577 (STATIC TRAINER) LANCASTER MK.I 9Became 3610M) 11 S.T.T. ST. ATHAN.
27 3.7.43. W4128 STATIC TRAINER LANCASTER MK.I (Became 3699M) 10 S.T.T.ST. ATHAN.
28. 9.7.43. W4376 LANCASTER MK.I 38 M.U. LLANDOW
29 9.7.43 L7574 LANCASTER MK.I 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
30 14.7.43 L7576 LANCASTER MK.I 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH.
31 17.7.43 W4158 LANCASTER MK.I 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
32 3.8.43 ED348 LANCASTER MK.I 5 M.U. KEMBLE.
33 9.8.43 R5895 LANCASTER MK.I 38 M.U. LLANDOW
34 10.8.43 ED763 LANCASTER MK.I 4 S.T.T. ST. ATHAN

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35 26.8.43 W4276 LANCASTER MK-I. 5 M.U. KEMBLE.
36 24.8.43 ED658 LANCASTER MK-III 38 M.U. LLANDOW
37 29.8.43 R5865 LANCASTER MK-I 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
38 31 8.43 ED 310 LANCASTER MK-I 38 M.U. LLANDOW
39 5.9.43 ED 366 LANCASTER MK-I 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
40 11.9.43 W4852 LANCASTER MK-I 28 M.U. LLANDOW
41 17.9.43 ED445 LANCASTER MK III 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
42 21.9.43 LM310 LANCASTER MK-I 5 M.U. KEMBLE
43 18.10.43 R5552 LANCASTER MK-I 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
44 18.10.43 W4899 LANCASTER MK-I 38 M.U. LLANDOW
45 21.10.43 ED623 LANCASTER MK-III 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
46 30.10.43 W4941 LANCASTER MK-I 38 M.U. LLANDOW
47 15.11.43 L7579 LANCASTER MK-I 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
48 22.11.43 W5006 LANCASTER MK-III 38 M.U. LLANDOW
49 23.11.43 ED411 LANCASTER MK-I 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
50 26.11.43 R5734 LANCASTER MK-I 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
51 30.11.43 R5862 LANCASTER MK-I 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
52 30.11.43 W4380 LANCASTER MK-I 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
53 20.12.43 W4127 LANCASTER MK-I 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
54 14.1.44 ED430 LANCASTER MK-I 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
55 21.1.44 L7541 LANCASTER MK0I 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH.
56 27.1.44 EE148 LANCASTER MK III 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
57 30.1.44 L7527 LANCASTER MK.I 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN.
58 7.2.44 EE174 LANCASTER MK.III 38 M.U. LLANDOW
59 5.2.44 ED395 LANCASTER MK.III 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
60 15.9.44 JA695 LANCASTER MK.III 5 M.U. KEMBLE
61 20.2.44 W4158 LANCASTER MK.I 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
62 2.3.44 R5625 LANCASTER MK.I 38 M.U. LLANDOW
63 15.3.44 R5845 LANCASTER MK.I 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
64 17.3.44 ED802 LANCASTER MK.III 38 M.U. LLANDOW
65 25.3.44 JB125 LANCASTER MK.III 5 M.U. KEMBLE
66 26.3.44 DV175 MK.III 5 M.U. KEMBLE
67 3.4.44. W4891 LANCASTER MK-I 5 M.U. KEMBLE
68 5.4.44 W 4249 LANCASTER MK-I 38 M.U. LLANDOW.

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69 9.4.44 R 5733 LANCASTER MK-I 5 M.U. KEMBLE
70 15.4.44 R 5609 LANCASTER MK-I 38 M.U. LLANDOW
71 22.4.44 LM368 LANCASTER MK-III 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
72 26.4.44 EE 124 LANCASTER MK-III 5 M.U. KEMBLE
73 27.4.44 ED 382 LANCASTER MK I 5 MU.U. KEMBLE
74 30.4.44 DV286 LANCASTER MK III 38 M.U. LLANDOW
75 9.5.44 DV 310 LANCASTER MK I 38 M.U. LLANDOW
76 9.5.44 W4900 LANCASTER MK I 38 M.U. LLANDOW
77 16.5.44 R5693 LANCASTER MK I 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
78 17.5.44 JB 351 LANCASTER MK III 5 M.U. KEMBLE
79 19.5.44 ED 324 LANCASTER MK I 5 M.U. KEMBLE
80 20.5.44 DV200 LANCASTER MK III 38 M.U. LLANDOW
81 27.5.44 W4883 LANCASTER MK I 38 M.U. LLANDOW
82 27.5.44 ED 602 LANCASTER MK III 38 M.U. LLANDOW
83 27.5.44 DV161 LANCASTER MK III 38 M.U. LLANDOW
84 31.5.44 JB116 LANCASTER MK III 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
85 7.6.44 R5505 LANCASTER MK-I 38 M.U. LLANDOW
86 8.6.44 LM375 LANCASTER MK III 5 M.U. KEMBLE
87 12.6.44 JB561 LANCASTER MK III 5 M.U. KEMBLE
88 13.6.44 JB475 LANCASTER MK III 5 M.U. KEMBLE
89 16.6.44 DV335 LANCASTER MK I 46 M.U LOSSIEMOUTH
90 18.6.44 W4993 LANCASTER MK III 38 M.U LLANDOW
91 27.6.44 JA684 LANCASTER MK III 38 M.U. LLANDOW
92 29.6.44 DV171 LANCASTER MK III 46 M.U LOSSIEMOUTH
93 29.6.44 ME584 LANCASTER MK.I 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
94 5.7.44 DS 792 LANCASTER MK.II 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
95 7.7.44 LM391 LANCASTER MK III 38 M.U. LLANDOW
96 9.7.44 LL 786 LANCASTER MK I 5 M.U. KEMBLE
97 12.7.44 DS605 LANCASTER MK.II 38 M.U. LLANDOW
98 14.7.44 DV176 LANCASTER MK III 5 M.U. KEMBLE
99 23.7.44 JB374 LANCASTER MK III 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
100 23.4.44 DS 714 LANCASTER MK.II 5 M.U. KEMBLE
101 26.7.44 ED 940 LANCASTER MK III 38 M.U. LLANDOW
102 27.7.44 JA 876 LANCASTER MK III 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH

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103 31.7.44 LM [deleted 348 [/deleted] 438 LANCASTER MK-III 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
104 31.7.44 JA908 LANCASTER MK-III 5 M.U. KEMBLE
105 3.8.44 JB718 LANCASTER MK-III 5 M.U. KEMBLE
106 5.8.44 LL742 LANCASTER MK-I 38 M.U. LLANDOW
107 6.8.44 R5658 LANCASTER MK-I 38 M.U. LLANDOW
108 8.8.44 LL 626 LANCASTER MK.II. 5 M.U. KEMBLE
109 14.8.44 W 4197 LANCASTER MK.I 46 M.U LOSSIEMOUTH
110 17.8.44 R 5508 LANCASTER MK.I 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
111 18.8.44 ED631 LANCASTER MK.I 38 M.U. LLANDOW
112 24.8.44 R 5503 LANCASTER MK.I 38 M.U. LLANDOW
113 27.8.44 JB410 LANCASTER MK-III 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
114 31.8.44 DS783 LANCASTER MK-II 5 M.U. KEMBLE.
115 31.8.44 ND623 LANCASTER MK-III FLIGHT REFUELLING STAVERTON.
116 8.9.44 ND572 LANCASTER MK-III 38 M.U. LLANDOW
117 9.9.44 JB 185 LANCASTER MK-III 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
118 16.9.44 ND 793 LANCASTER MK-III FLIGHT REFUELLING STAVERTON
119 21.9.44 JB 699 LANCASTER MK-III 5 M.U. KEMBLE
120 24.9.44 LL 865 LANCASTER MK-III 38 M.U. LLANDOW
121 12.9.44 JB613 LANCASTER MK-III 38 M.U. LLANDOW
122 14.9.44 ND385 LANCASTER MK-III 38 M.U. LLANDOW
123 27.9.44 ME 644 LANCASTER MK-I 38 M.U. LLANDOW
124 7.10.44 PB 118 LANCASTER MK III 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
125 7.10.44 LM 639 LANCASTER MK III FLIGHT REFUELLING - STAVERTON
126 14.10.44 ND 442 LANCASTER MK III 5 M.U. KEMBLE
127 14.10.44 ND 656 LANCASTER MK III 38 M.U. LLANDOW
128 17.10.44 LL 646 LANCASTER MK-II 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
129 27.10.44 ME 719 LANCASTER MK I 5 M.U. KEMBLE
130 27.10.44 LL907 LANCASTER MK I 38 M.U. LLANDOW
131 2.11.44 LM460 LANCASTER MK.III 38 M.U. LLANDOW
132 2.11.44 R5733 LANCASTER MK.I 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
133 6.11.44 LM 192 LANCASTER MK.I 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
134 6.11.44 ND 909 LANCASTER MK III 38 M.U. LLANDOW
135 10.11.44 ND965 LANCASTER MK III 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
136 15.11.44 W 4821 LANCASTER MK I 38 M.U. LLANDOW

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137 20.11.44 ME759 LANCASTER MK-I. 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
138 17.12.44 DS 711 LANCASTER MK-II. 38 M.U. LLANDOW
139 3.12.44 R5868 (S FOR “SUGAR”) LANCASTER MK I. 467 SQDN WADDINGTON.
140 8.12.44 LM590 LANCASTER MK-III 1669 CON. UNIT. LANGAR
141 17.12.44 LM 680 LANCASTER MK-III 38 M.U. LLANDOW
142 20.12.44 DV 246 LANCASTER MK-III 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
143 3.1.45 PD 218 LANCASTER MK.I 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
144 7.1.45 ME 847 LANCASTER MK.I 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
145 7.1.45 PD 209 LANCASTER MK.I 38 M.U. LLANDOW
146 14.1.45 LM 591 LANCASTER MK-III E.C.D. UNIT. WESTCOTT.
147 14.1.45 R5507 LANCASTER MK-I 38 M.U. LLANDOW
148 27.1.45 HK 607 LANCASTER MK-I 1654 CON. UNIT. WIGSLEY.
149 27.1.45 JB 319 LANCASTER MK-III 1654 CON. UNIT. WIGSLEY
150 28.1.45 PD 219 LANCASTER MK-I 1654 CON. UNIT. WIGSLEY
151 28.1.45 PD 291 LANCASTER MK-I 1660 CON. UNIT. SWINDERBY.
152 1.2.45 LL 795 LANCASTER MK-I 1660 CON. UNIT. SWINDERBY
153 1.2.45 NN 713 LANCASTER MK-I 1660 CON. UNIT. SWINDERBY
154 1.2.45 ND 991 LANCASTER MK-III FLIGHT REFUELLING STAVERTON
155 10.2.45 PB 481 LANCASTER MK-III 5 L.F.S. SYERSTON
156 12.2.45 PB 420 LANCASTER MK-III 1660 CON. UNIT. SWINDERBY
157 19.2.45 PB 248 LANCASTER MK-III 5 L.F.S. SYERSTON.
158 19.2.45 LM 748 LANCASTER MK-III 1654 CON. UNIT. WIGSLEY
159 20.2.45 LM 681 LANCASTER MK-III FLIGHT REFUELLING. STAVERTON
160 20.2.45 L 7580 LANCASTER MK I 1668 CON. UNIT. BOTTESFORD.
161 22.2.45 PB 307 LANCASTER MK III 1667 CON. UNIT. SANDTOFT
162 28.2.45 ME 848 LANCASTER MK.I 103 SQDN ELSHAM WOLDS.
163 28.2.45 PB 424 LANCASTER MK III 15 SQDN. MILDENHALL.
164 2.3.45 LM 160 LANCASTER MK.I 300 SQDN. FALDINGWORTH
165 8.3.45 W4231 LANCASTER MK.I 1651 CON. UNIT. WOOLFOX LODGE
166 9.3.45 L 7582 LANCASTER MK.I 1651 CON. UNIT. WOOLFOX LODGE
167 10.3.45 LM288 LANCASTER MK.I B.C.I.S. FINNINGLEY
168 16.3.45 ND 992 LANCASTER MK III 227 SQDN BALDERTON
169 19.3.45 ND 509 LANCASTER MK III 61 SQDN SKELLINGTHORPE
170 18.3.45 PD 285 LANCASTER MK.I. 50 SQDN SKELLINGTHORPE.

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171 22.3.45 PD343 LANCASTER MK I. 166 SQDN KIRMINGTON
172 26.3.45 LM 689 LANCASTER MK.III 166 SQDN KIRMINGTON
173 27.3.45 ND 521 LANCASTER MK.III 460 SQDN BINBROOK
174 27.3.45 LM 678 LANCASTER MK.III 227 SQDN BALDERTON.
175 27.3.45 LM 721 LANCASTER MK.III 150 SQDN HEMSWELL
176 28.3.45 PB 360 LANCASTER MK.III 57 SQDN EAST KIRKBY
177 30.3.45 PB 532 LANCASTER MK.III 550 SQDN NORTH KILLINGHOLME
178 7.4.45 NN 748 LANCASTER MK.I 625 SQDN KELSTERN
179 7.4.45 PD 198 LANCASTER MK.I 103 SQDN ELSHAM WOLDS
180 9.4.45 LM 651 LANCASTER MK.III 427 SQDN LEEMING BAR.
181 11.4.45 W4154 LANCASTER MK.I 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
182 11.4.45 LM727 LANCASTER MK.III 550 SQDN NORTH KILLINGHOLME.
183 15.4.45 PD 324 LANCASTER MK.I 427 SQDN LEEMING BAR
184 19.4.45 PB 615 LANCASTER MK.III 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
185 20.4.45 HK 657 LANCASTER MK.I 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
186 21.4.45 PB 454 LANCASTER MK.III 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
187 25.4.45 ED 767 LANCASTER MK.III 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
188 30.4.45 HK 614 LANCASTER MK.I 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
189 1.5.45 JB646 LANCASTER MK.III 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
190 3.5.45 NG 366 LANCASTER MK.I 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH.
191 4.5.45 PD 281 LANCASTER MK.I 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
192 10.5.45 PD 348 LANCASTER MK.I 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
193 10.5.45 W4263 LANCASTER MK.I 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
194 11.5.45 ND 855 MK.III 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
195 12.5.45 JA 868 LANCASTER MK.III 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
196 16.5.45 NG 124 LANCASTER MK.I 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
197 24.5.45 NG 195 LANCASTER MK.I 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
198 29.5.45 NG 288 LANCASTER MK.I 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
199 29.5.45 NG 490 LANCASTER MK.I 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
200 29.5.45 PB 847 LANCASTER MK.I 38 M.U. LLANDOW
201 31.5.45 PD 362 LANCASTER MK.I 38 M.U. LLANDOW
202 1.6.45 HK 709 LANCASTER MK.I 38 M.U. LLANDOW
203 4.6.45 PD 384 LANCASTER MK.I 5 M.U. KEMBLE
204 7.6.45 PB 464 LANCASTER MK III 5 M.U. KEMBLE

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205 13.6.45 JB 718 LANCASTER MK.III 38 M.U. LLANDOW
206 15.6.45 ME 378 LANCASTER MK.III 38 M.U. LLANDOW
207 15.6.45 PB 679 LANCASTER MK.III 10 M.U. HULLAVINGTON
208 19.6.45 R 5730 LANCASTER MK-I 10 M.U. HULLAVINGTON.
209 23.6.45 NG 359 LANCASTER MK-I 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN.
210 26.6.45 NF 910 LANCASTER MK.I 15 M.U. WROUGHTON
211 26.6.45 PD 323 LANCASTER MK-I 38 M.U. LLANDOW
212 2.7.45 LM224 LANCASTER MK-I EANS. SHAWBURY
213 3.7.45 PB 760 LANCASTER MK-I 10 M.U. HULLAVINGTON
214 9.7.45 W 4980 LANCASTER MK-I 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
215 12.7.45 PB 758 LANCASTER MK-III C.R.D. WEST FREUGH.
216 13.7.45 NG 278 LANCASTER MK-I 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
217 13.7.45 ED 611 LANCASTER MK-III CRD WEST FREUGH.
218 20.7.45 JA 962 LANCASTER MK-III 10 M.U. HULLAVINGTON.
219 23.7.45 HK 755 LANCASTER MK I. 10 M.U. HULLAVINGTON.
220 25.7.45 MW111 YORK C.MK.I. 511 SQDN LYNEHAM
221 27.7.45 PB420 LANCASTER MK.III C.R.D. WEST FREUGH.
222 8.8.45 RA 507 LANCASTER MK.I 10 M.U. HULLAVINGTON
223 14.8.45 PD 349 LANCASTER MK.I 38 M.U. LLANDOW
224 14.8.45 SW 243 LANCASTER MK.I 38 M.U. LLANDOW
225 27.8.45 PP 692 LANCASTER MK.I 5 M.U. KEMBLE
226 27.8.45 NX 548 LANCASTER MK.I 5 M.U. KEMBLE
227 21.8.45 PD401 LANCASTER MK.I 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN.
228 31.8.45 NN769 LANCASTER MK.I 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
229 6.9.45 NG 245 LANCASTER MK.I 15 M.U. WROUGHTON
230 9.9.45 MW 110 YORK C.MK.I 511 SQDN. LYNEHAM.
231 13.9.45 NG 293 LANCASTER MK I 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
232 17.9.45 W 4995 LANCASTER MK I 5 M.U. KEMBLE
233 25.9.45 HK702 LANCASTER MK I 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
234 3.10.45 LM266 LANCASTER MK I 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
235 13.10.45 NG 196 LANCASTER MK I 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
236 18.10.45 MW 120 YORK C.MK.I. 511 SQDN. LYNEHAM.
237 19.10.45 W4115 LANCASTER MK-I 46 M.U. LOSSIEMOUTH
238 19.10.45 RF210 LANCASTER MK III 38 M.U. LLANDOW.

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239 22.10.45 LV 633 YORK. 3rd [circled] P [/circled] “Ascalon” 511 SQDN LYNEHAM
240 13.11.45 JA 922 LANCASTER MK.III 38 M.U. LLANDOW
241 13.11.45 NG 397 LANCASTER MK I 39 M.U. COLERNE.
242 16.11.45 PA 288 LANCASTER MK I 5 M.U. KEMBLE.
243 13.12.45 ED 623 LANCASTER MK III 39 M.U. COLERNE
244 13.12.45 W 4950 LANCASTER MK I. 5 M.U. KEMBLE
245 13.12.45 PB752 LANCASTER MK I C.R.D. BRACEBRIDGE HEATH
246 17.12.45 MW101 YORK C.MK.I. 511 SQDN LYNEHAM.
247 27.12.45 MW128 YORK C.MK.I. 511 SQDN LYNEHAM
248 4.1.46 ME537 LANCASTER MK-III 38 M.U. LLANDOW
249 8.1.46 PA232 LANCASTER MK-I R.W.E. WATTON
250 10.1.46 ME760 LANCASTER MK-I 39 M.U. COLERNE
251 17.1.46 ND 929 LANCASTER MK-III 39 M.U. COLERNE.
252 28.1.46 MW100 YORK C.MK.I. (1st Prod) 511 SQDN LYNEHAM
253 29.1.46 PD381 LANCASTER MK I R.W.E. WATTON
254 7.2.46 ED 607 LANCASTER MK III R.W.E. WATTON
255 7.2.45 ND979 LANCASTER MK III 22 M.U. SILLOTH
256 9.2.46 MW 125 YORK C.MK.I 218 M.U. COLERNE
257 9.2.46 RE 137 LANCASTER MK.III C.R.D.-A.S.T. HAMBLE
258 21.2.46 PB 596 LANCASTER MK.III C.R.D. WEST FREUGH.
259 28.2.46 ME429 LANCASTER MK.III 22 M.U. SILLOTH
260 25.2.46 RE404 LINCOLN B.MK.2 RAF MARHAM
261 7.3.46 ME 374 LANCASTER MK I R.I.V.E. WATTON
262 20.3.46 RE378 LINCOLN B.MK.2. R.A.F. DEFFORD
263 20.3.46 RE 380 LINCOLN B.MK.2 ENGLISH ELECTRIC PRESTON
264 26.3.46 RE 379 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
265 26.3.46 MW 127 YORK C.MK.I. 218 MU COLERNE.
266 26.3.46 LM681 LANCASTER MK III CRD STAVERTON
267 11.4.46 RE 377 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
268 18.4.46 MW139 YORK C.MK.I 218 M.U. COLERNE
269 23.4.46 RE375 LINCOLN B.MK.2 5 M.U KEMBLE
270 23.4.46 RE376 LINCOLN B.MK.2 5 M.U. KEMBLE
271 1.5.46 MW123 WORK C.MK.I 218 M.U. COLERNE
272 2.5.46 RE374 LINCOLN B.MK.2. E.E.

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273 10.5.46 RE 373 LINCOLN B.MK.2 ENGLISH ELECTRIC.
274 16.5.46 RE 289 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
275 22.5.46 RE 307 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
276 23.5.46 RE 372 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
277 23.5.46 MW 104 YORK C.MK.I 218 M.U. COLERNE
278 28.5.46 RE 370 LINCOLN B.MK2. E.E.
279 31.5.46 RE 371 LINCOLN B.MK.2. E.E.
280 5.6.46 RE 369 LINCOLN B.MK.2. E.E.
281 5.6.46 RE 302 LINCOLN B.MK.2. E.E.
282 6.6.46 RE 312 LINCOLN B.MK.2. E.E.
283 12.6.46 MW 138 YORK C.MK I 218 M.U. COLERNE
284 14.6.46 RE 305 LINCOLN B.MK.2. E.E.
285 21.6.46 MW 122 YORK C.MK.I 22 M.U. SILLOTH
286 24.6.46 RE 317 LINCOLN B.MK.2. E.E.
287 26.6.46 RE 313 LINCOLN B.MK.2. E.E.
288 1.7.46 RE 315 LINCOLN B.MK.2. E.E.
289 12.7.46 RE 417 LINCOLN B.MK.2. E.E.
290 15.7.46 RE 394 LINCOLN B.MK.2. E.E.
291 16.7.46 RE 338 LINCOLN B.MK.2. E.E.
292 16.7.46 RE 393 LINCIOLN B.MK.2. E.E.
293 19.7.46 RE 395 LINCOLN B.MK.2. E.E.
294 19.7.46 RE 396 LINCOLN B.MK.2. E.E.
295 23.7.46 RE 339 LINCOLN B.MK.2. E.E.
296 25.7.46 RE 415 LINCOLN B.MK.2. E.E.
297 25.7.46 RE 416 LINCOLN B.MK.2. E.E.
298 25.7.46 RE 418 LINCOLN B.MK.2. E.E.
299 25.7.46 MW 167 YORK.MK.I 22 M.U. SILLOTH
300 26.7.46 RE 340 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
301 26.7.46 RE 341 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
302 8.8.46 RE 419 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
303 20.8.46 RE 420 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
304 20.8.46 RE 421 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
305 23.8.46 RE 367 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
306 26.8.46 RE 368 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.

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307 28.8.46 RE 365 LINCOLN B.MK.2 ENGLISH ELECTRIC
308 30.8.46 RE 294 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
309 9.9.46 RE 366 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
310 12.9.46 RE 364 LINCOLN B.MK.2. E.E.
311 16.9.46 RE 414 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
312 17.9.46 MW 142 YORK C.MK.I 22 M.U. SILLOTH.
313 19.9.46 RE 422 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
314 19.9.46 RE 295 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
315 23.9.46 RE423 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
316 2.10.46 RE 296 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
317 4.10.46 RE 360 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
318 11.10.46 MW102 YORK C.MK I R.A.F. BASSINGBOURNE.
319 16.10.46 RE 424 LINCOLN B.MK.2 37 M.U. BURTONWOOD
320 18.10.46 RE 297 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
321 22.10.46 MW137 YORK C.MK-1 C.R.D. WOODFORD
322 23.10.46 MW106 YORK C.MK-1 22 M.U. SILLOTH
323 23.10.46 RE 299 LINCOLN B.MK.2 37 M.U. BURTONWOOD
324 25.10.46 RE 301 LINCOLN B.MK.2 37 M.U. BURTONWOOD
325 8.11.46 RE 361 LINCOLN B.MK.2 37 M.U. BURTONWOOD
326 8.11.46 RE 399 LINCOLN B.MK.2 37 M.U. BURTONWOOD
327 8.11.46 RE 397 LINCOLN B.MK.2 37 M.U. BURTONWOOD
328 8.11.46 MW181 YORK C.MK-I 22 M.U. SILLOTH
329 4.12.46 RE 300 LINCOLN B.MK.2 37 M.U. BURTONWOOD
330 18.12.46 MW 325 YORK C.MK.I RAF BASSINGBOURNE.
331 16.1.47 RE 359 LINCOLN B.MK.2 15 M.U. WROUGHTON
332 16.1.47 RE 413 LINCOLN B.MK.2 15 M.U. WROUGHTON
333 23.1.47 MW 130 YORK C.MK.I. 22 M.U. SILLOTH
334 23.1.47 RE 400 LINCOLN B.MK.2 15 M.U. WROUGHTON
335 20.2.47 RE 364 LINCOLN B.MK.2 (Aries II) E.A.N.S. SHAWBURY
336 20.3.47 RE 362 LINCOLN B.MK.2 15 M.U. WROUGHTON.
337 20.3.47 RE 363 LINCOLN B.MK.2 15 M.U. WROUGHTON
338 10.4.47 RE 398 LINCOLN B.MK.2 37 M.U. BURTONWOOD
339 11.4.47 RE 411 LINCOLN B.MK.2 37 M.U. BURTONWOOD
340 11.4.47 MW135 YORK C.MK.I 22 M.U. SILLOTH

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341 15.4.47 RE345 LINCOLN B.MK.2 ENGLISH ELECTRIC.
342 18.4.47 LV-ACV. LANCASTRIAN C.MK.4 F.A.M.A. ARGENTINE.
343 23.4.47 LV-ACU LANCASTRIAN C.MK.4 F.A.M.A. ARGENTINE.
344 26.4.47 MW 169 YORK C.MK.I. ORLY (DE-GAULLE)
345 29.4.47 RE 358 LINCON B.MK.2 EE.
346 29.4.47 RE 412 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
347 6.5.47 RE414 LINCOLN B.MK.2 (Mercury II) E.R.S. DEBDEN.
348 19.5.47 MW173 YORK C.MK.I AST HAMBLE
349 28.5.47 RE 342 LINCOLN B.MK.2 38 M.U. LLANDOW
350 28.5.47 RE 344 LINCOLN B.MK.2 38 M.U. LLANDOW
351 28.5.47 RE 357 LINCOLN B.MK.2 38 M.U. LLANDOW
352 3.6.47 MW 105 YORK C.MK.I A.S.T. HAMBLE
353 3.6.47 MW 200 YORK C.MK.I A.S.T. HAMBLE
354 19.6.47 G-AHEI YORK C.MK.I SKYWAYS DUNSFOLD.
355 20.6.47 MW 144 YORK C.MK.I. A.S.T. HAMBLE
356 21.7.47 MW 146 YORK C.MK.I. A.S.T. HAMBLE
357 15.8.47 G-AHLV YORK C.MK.I. SKYWAYS DUNSFOLD.
358 8.9.47 MW 171 YORK C.MK.I A.S.T. HAMBLE
359 17.9.47 B-001 (RE 343) LINCOLN B.MK.2 ARGENTINE.
360 9.10.47 RE 348 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
361 15.10.47 MW109 YORK C.MK.I. 22 M.U. SILLOTH.
362 23.10.47 RE 347 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
363 31.10.47 MW174 YORK C.MK.I 511 SQDN LYNEHAM.
364 24.11.47 B-004 (RE351) LINCOLN B.MK.2 ARGENTINE.
365 24.11.47 B-009 (RE 356) LINCOLN B.MK.2 ARGENTINE.
366 25.11.47 B-010 (RE408) LINCOLN B.MK.2 ARGENTINE.
367 25.11.47 B-012 (RE410) LINCOLN B.MK.2 ARGENTINE
368 9.12.47 B-002 (RE349) LINCOLN B.MK.2 ARGENTINE.
369 14.12.47 B-011 (RE409) LINCOLN B.MK.2 ARGENTINE.
370 5.1.48 MW 145 YORK C.MK.I. RAF HONINGTON.
371 5.1.48 MW 165 YORK C.MK.I. RAF HONINGTON
372 6.1.48 MW 140 YORK C.MK.I. 24 SQDN. BASSINGBOURN
373 8.1.48 RE407 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
374 20.1.48 RE406 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.

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375 4.2.48 RE 322 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
376 4.2.48 RE 325 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
377 5.2.48 RE 346 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
378 12.2.48 MW 141 YORK C.MK.I AST HAMBLE
379 12.2.48 MW 186 YORK C.MK.I R.A.F. HONINGTON
380 13.2.48 B-007 (RE354) LINCOLN B.MK.2 ARGENTINE.
381 13.2.48 B-005 (RE352) LINCOLN B.MK.2 ARGENTINE
382 13.2.48 B-008 (RE355) LINCOLN B.MK.2 ARGENTINE
383 25.2.48 RE 324 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
384 27.2.48 B-006 (RE353) LINCOLN B.MK.2 ARGENTINE
385 8.3.48 RE405 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
386 8.3.48 RE298 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
387 9.3.48 MW185 YORK C.MK.1 R.A.F. HONINGTON
388 10.3.48 RE 323 LINCOLN B.MK2 E.E.
389 22.3.48 RE402 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
390 30.3.48 RE401 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
391 1.4.48 RE 403 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
392 1.4.48 RE 321 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
393 5.4.48 RE 319 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
394 9.4.48 MW183 YORK C.MK.I 22 M.U. SILLOTH
395 14.4.48 MW 112 YORK C.MK.1 ROLLS ROYCE HUCKNALL.
396 23.4.48 RE 320 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
397 4.5.48 RE 316 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
398 5.5.48 MW 246 YORK C.MK.I 22 M.U. SILLOTH.
399 6.5.48 RE 318 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
400 11.5.48 RE 311 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
401 11.5.48 B-031 (PA 375) LANCASTER MK.I. ARGENTINE
402 28.5.48 RE314 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
403 3.6.48 RE 309 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
404 4.6.48 RE 306 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
405 7.6.48 MW 177 YORK C.MK.I. 22 M.U. SILLOTH
406 11.6.48 MW100 YORK C.MK.I (1st Prod) R.A.F. BASSINGBOURNE.
407 1.7.48 RE308 LINCOLN B.MK.2. E.E.
408 2.7.48 MW163 YORK C.MK.I. 22 M.U. SILLOTH

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409 15.7.48 RE303 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
410 12.8.48 MW101 YORK C.MK.I 24 SQDN. BASSINGBOURNE
411 7.9.48 MW195 YORK C.MK.I RAF ABINGDON
412 22.9.48 RE292 LINCOLN B.MK.2. E.E.
413 24.9.48 MW 132 YORK C.MK.I. R.A.F. ABINGDON
414 29.9.48 RE 310 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
415 29.9.48 RE 293 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
416 1.10.48 MW 187 YORK C.MK.I R.A.F LYNEHAM.
417 1.10.48 RE 367 LINCOLN B.MK.2 32 M.U. ST. ATHAN
418 12.10.48 RE 304 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
419 13.10.48 MW 128 YORK C.MK.I R.A.F. LYNEHAM.
420 13.10.48 MW 110 YORK C.MK.I R.A.F. ABINGDON.
421 5.11.48 B-033 LANCASTER MK.I ARGENTINE.
422 5.11.48 B-044 LANCASTER MK.I. ARGENTINE.
423 12.11.48 B-043 LANCASTER MK.I ARGENTINE.
424 12.11.48 B-032 LANCASTER MK.I. ARGENTINE
425 18..11.48 RE 291 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
426 18.11.48 SS 715 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
427 19.11.48 B-038 LANCASTER MK.I ARGENTINE
428 20.11.48 B-035 LANCASTER MK.I ARGENTINE
429 2.11.48 B-045 LANCASTER MK.I ARGENTINE
430 4.12.48 B-042 LANCASTER MK.I ARGENTINE.
431 11.12.48 B-039 LANCASTER MK.I ARGENTINE
432 3.12.48 MW 178 YORK C.MK.I. R.A.F. LYNEHAM
433 3.12.48 MW 188 YORK C.MK.I RAF LYNEHAM
434 12.12.48 B-040 LANCASTER MK.I ARGENTINE
435 13.12.48 MW140 YORK MK.I R.A.F. BASSINGBOURNE
436 16.12.48 B-036 LANCASTER MK.I ARGENTINE.
437 17.12.48 B-034 LANCASTER MK.I ARGENTINE.
438 20.12.48 MW 143 YORK C.MK.I. R.A.F. ABINGDON
439 23.12.48 B-037 LANCASTER MK.I ARGENTINE.
440 4.1.49 B-041 LANCASTER MK.I ARGENTINE.
441 6.1.49 SS717 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
442 2.2.49 MW 193 YORK C.MK.I. R.A.F. ABINGDON

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443 24.2.49 B-003 LINCOLN B.MK.2 ARGENTINE.
444 25.2.49 MW 194 YORK C.MK.I. R.A.F. DISHFORTH
445 28.2.49 SS716 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
446 8.3.49 NX781 LANCASTER MK.I RAF SHAWBURY
447 9.3.49 LV 633 YORK MK I (3rd Proto) ”Ascalon” 22 M.U. SILLOTH
448 10.3.49 MW 239 YORK C.MK.I RA.F. DISHFORTH
449 24.3.49 MW 149 YORK C.MK.I R.A.F. LYNEHAM
450 24.3.49 MW 287 YORK C.MK.I RAF LYNEHAM
451 1.4.49 RT 684 LANCASTER MK.VII. RAF SHAWBURY
452 4.4.49 NX737 LANCASTER MK.I RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
453 5.4.49 MW 255 YORK C.MK.1 RAF ABINGDON
454 14.4.49 MW 139 YORK C.MK.I R.A.F. BOSCOMBE DOWN
455 20.4.49 SS718 LINCOLN B.MK.2 E.E.
456 20.4.49 MW 206 YORK C.MK.I RAF ABINGDON
457 22.4.49 RF 318 LANCASTER MK.III 45 M.U. KINLOSS.
458 3.5.49 RT 689 LANCASTER MK VII R.A.F. (E.A.N.S) SHAWBURY
459 9.5.49 MW 164 YORK C.MK.I RAF DISHFORTH.
460 19.5.49 RE418 LINCOLN B.MK.2 (Theseus test-bed) RAF. LYNEHAM
461 31.5.49 MW226 YORK C.MK.I RAF ABINGDON
462 1.6.49 MW 196 YORK C.MK.I RAF ABINGDON
463 14.6.49 MW 227 YORK C.MK.I RAF LYNEHAM
464 8.7.49 MW 243 YORK C.MK.I 22 M.U. SILLOTH
465 22.7.49 NX 715 LANCASTER MK.VII RAF (E.A.N.S) SHAWBURY.
466 5.8.49 MW 291 YORK C.MK.I 22 MU SILLOTH
467 19.8.49 NX 749 LANCASTER MK.VII RAF SHAWBURY
468 19.8.49 RF503 LINCOLN B.MK.2 R.A.F. (PATHFINDERS) WYTON
469 30.8.49 MW294 YORK C.MK.I 22 M.U. SILLOTH
470 2.9.49 RF370 LINCOLN B.MK.2 R.A.F. (PATHFINDERS) WYTON.
471 5.9.49 MW 237 YORK C.MK.I 22 M.U. SILLOTH.
472 6.9.49 RF 504 LINCOLN B.MK.2 R.A.F. HEMSWELL.
473 1.9.49 RT693 LANCASTER MK VII RAF SHAWBURY
474 7.9.49 RF 398 LINCOLN B.MK.2 RA.F. WADDINGTON.
475 9.9.49 RF 396 LINCOLN B.MK.2 RAF WADDINGTON
476 13.9.49 RF506 LINCOLN B.MK.2 RAF SCAMPTON.

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477 13.9.49 RT681 LANCASTER MK VII RAF SHAWBURY
478 20.9.49 G-AHFE YORK C.MK.I. BSAA LANGLEY
479 3.10.49 NX716 LANCASTER MK.VII RAF SHAWBURY
480 10.10.49 MW236 YORK C.MK.I 22 M.U. SILLOTH
481 12.10.49 MW 167 YORK C.MK.I 22 M.U. SILLOTH.
482 12.10.49 SW 373 LANCASTER MK.I RAF (CC) ST. EVAL.
483 26.10.49 RF 307 LANCASTER MK.III RAF (CC) ST. EVAL.
484 28.10.49 MW321 YORK C.MK.I. 22 M.U- SILLOTH
485 1.11.49 RF 416 LINCOLN B.MK.2. WOODFORD
486 10.11.49 MW102 YORK C.MK.I 22 M.U. SILLOTH
487 28.11.49 RE 211 LANCASTER MK.III 45 MU. KINLOSS
488 8.12.49 MW 265 YORK C.MKI 22 M.U. SILLOTH
489 15.12.49 RF401 LINCOLN B.MK.2. 38 M.U. LLANDOW
490 15.12.49 MW 199 YORK C.MK.I R.AF. WATERBEACH.
491 22.12..49 VM701 LANCASTRIAN C.MK.2 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
492 12.1.50 RF399 LINCOLN B.MK.2 WOODFORD
493 24.1.50 NX754 LANCASTER MK VII RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
494 24.1.50 MW135 YORK C.MK.I 22 M.U. SILLOTH
495 10.2.50 RE 339 LINCOLN B.MK.2 B.A.C. FILTON
496 14.2.50 MW181 YORK C.MK.I 12 M.U. KIRKBRIDE
497 14.2.50 MW254 YORK C.MK.I 12 M.U. KIRKBRIDE
498 17.2.50 RE375 LINCOLN B.MK.2 RAF WADDINGTON
499 21.2.50 MW253 YORK C.MK.I 12 M.U. KIRKBRIDE
500 31.3.50 RE281 LINCOLN B.MK.2 RAF GOSPORT.
501 3.4.50 MW233 YORK C.MK.I 22 M.U. SILLOTH.
502 5.4.50 MW 162 YORK C.MK.I 22 M.U. SILLOTH.
503 31.5.50 MW 147 YORK C.MK.I 12 M.U. KIRKBRIDE
504 31.5.50 MW 232 YORK C.MK.I 15 M.U. WROUGHTON.
505 1.6.50 RF405 LINCOLN B.MK.2 R.A.F. MANBY.
506 1.6.50 RF 358 LINCOLN B.MK.2 R.A.F. MANBY.
507 6.6.50 MW203 YORK C.MK.I 22 M.U. SILLOTH.
508 15.6.50 1801 LANCASTER MK I EGYPT. VIA DUNSFOLD
509 22.6.50 80001 (G-11-29) LANCASTER MK.I SWEDEN VIA A.S.T. HAMBLE
510 30.6.50 MW144 YORK C.MK.I. 22 M.U. SILLOTH.

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511 6.7.50 1802 LANCASTER MK.I EGYPT Via DUNSFOLD
512 24.7.50 1803 LANCASTER MK.I EGYPT Via DUNSFOLD
513 24.7.50 MW286 YORK C.MK.I RAF BASSINGBOURNE
514 28.7.50 RE 380 LINCOLN B.MK 2 RAF MANBY.
515 16.8.50 1804 LANCASTER MK.I EGYPT.
516 29.8.50 1805 LANCASTER MK.I EGYPT.
517 7.9.50 MW 133 YORK C.MK.I 22 M.U. SILLOTH
518 19.9.50 1806 LANCASTER MK.I EGYPT
519 26.9.50 MW234 YORK C.MK.I 22 M.U. SILLOTH
520 3.10.50 MW136 YORK C.MK.I 22 M.U. SILLOTH
521 5.10.50 1807 LANCASTER MK.I EGYPT
522 13.10.50 RF384 LINCOLN B.MK.2 23 M.U. ALDERGROVE.
523 30.10.50 1808 LANCASTER MK.I EGYPT
524 8.11.50 MW327 YORK C.MK.I 22 M.U. SILLOTH.
525 20.11.50 1809 LANCASTER MK.I EGYPT
526 28.12.50 MW210 YORK C.MK.I 22 M.U. SILLOTH
527 28.12.50 RF411 LINCOLN B.MK.2 5 M.U. KEMBLE
528 29.12.50 MW179 YORK C.MK.I 22 M.U. SILLOTH
529 12.1.51 NX689 LANCASTER MK VII 15 M.U. WROUGHTON
530 18.1.51 MW295 YORK C.MK.I. 22 M.U. SILLOTH
531 20.2.51 MW258 YORK C.MK.I. 12 M.U. KIRKBRIDE
532 15.3.51 MW231 YORK C.MK.I. 12 M.U. KIRKBRIDE
533 13.4.51 RE294 LINCOLN B.MK.2 5 M.U. KEMBLE.
534 13.4.51 RE417 LINCOLN B.MK.2 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
535 13.4.51 RF532 LINCOLN B.MK.2 10 MU HULLAVINGTON
536 24.4.51 RF503 LINCOLN B.MK.2 5 M.U. KEMBLE.
537 7.5.51 RF 392 LINCOLN B.MK.2 38 M.U. LLANDOW
538 8.5.51 RF481 LINCOLN B.MK.2 15 M.U. WROUGHTON
539 8.5.51 RE 365 LINCOLN B.MK.2 10 M.U. HULLAVINGTON
540 29.5.51 RE419 LINCOLN B.MK.2 5 M.U. KEMBLE
541 31.5.51 RF 422 LINCOLN B.MK.2 5 M.U. KEMBLE
542 31.5.51 RF322 LINCOLN B.MK.2 RAF ST. EVAL
543 4.6.51 RF410 LINCOLN B.MK.2 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
544 25.6.51 RF 395 LINCOLN B.MK.2 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN.

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545 27.6.51 RF 516 LINCOLN B.MK.2 5 M.U. KEMBLE
546 27.6.51 RF423 LINCOLN B.MK.2 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
547 4.7.51 RF 458 LINCOLN B.MK.2 15 M.U. WROUGHTON
548 10.7.51 RE 341 LINCOLN B.MK.2 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
549 23.7.51 RE 222 LANCASTER A.S.R. III R.A.F. ST. MAWGAN
550 23.7.51 RF 418 LINCOLN B.MK.2 5 M.U. KEMBLE
551 25.7.51 RF 400 LINCOLN B.MK.2 15 M.U. WROUGHTON
552 27.7.51 RF 514 LINCOLN B.MK.2 15 M.U. WROUGHTON
553 27.7.51 RF 427 LINCOLN B.MK.2 15 M.U. WROUGHTON
554 27.7.51 RF 529 LINCOLN B.MK.2 5 M.U. KEMBLE.
555 15.8.51 RE 366 LINCOLN B.MK.2 38 M.U. LLANDOW
556 20.8.51 RE 369 LINCOLN B.MK.2 39 M.U. COLERNE.
557 23.8.51 RE 396 LINCOLN B.MK.2 45 M.U. KINLOSS
558 3.9.51 RF520 LINCOLN B.MK.2 15 M.U. WROUGHTON
559 19.9.51 RF 515 LINCOLN B.MK.2 5 M.U. KEMBLE.
560 19.9.51 RF 394 LINCOLN B.MK.2 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
561 27.9.51 RF 570 LINCOLN B.MK.2 45 M.U. KINLOSS.
562 3.10.51 RF456 LINCOLN B.MK.2 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
563 3.10.51 RF406 LINCOLN B.MK.2 5 M.U. KEMBLE.
564 10.10.51 RF464 LINCILN B.MK.2 39 M.U. COLERNE.
565 12.10.51 RF 506 LINCOLN B.MK.2 39 M.U. COLERNE.
566 18.10.51 RF 413 LINCOLN B.MK.2 10 M.U. HULLAVINGTON
567 19.11.51 RE 379 LINCOLN B.MK.2 10 M.U. HULLAVINGTON.
568 26.11.51 RF478 LINCOLN B.MK.2 38 M.U. COLERNE.
569 26.11.51 RF361 LINCOLN B.MK.2 38 M.U. LLANDOW
570 26.11.51 RE 368 LINCOLN B.MK.2 10 M.U. HULLAVINGTON
571 27.11 51 RE 376 LINCOLN B.MK.2 58 M.U. HONINGTON
572 6.12.51 RF499 LINCOLN B.MK.2 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
573 20.12.51 RF404 LINCOLN B.MK.2 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
574 20.12.51 RF507 LINCOLN B.MK.2 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
575 28.12.51 RF473 LINCOLN B.MK.2 10 M.U. HULLAVINGTON
576 2.1.52 RF498 LINCOLN B.MK.2 5 M.U. KEMBLE
577 8.1.52 RF370 LINCOLN B.MK.2 38 M.U. LLANDOW
578 14.1.52 RE 305 LINCOLN B.MK.2 39 M.U. COLERNE

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579 31.1.52 RF524 LINCOLN B.MK.2 5 M.U. KEMBLE
580 11.1.52 RE289 LINCOLN B.MK.2 5 M.U. KEMBLE
581 18.1.52 RF513 LINCOLN B.MK.2 38 M.U. LLANDOW
582 18.2.52 RF502 LINCOLN B.MK.2 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
583 22.2.52 RF 367 LINCOLN B.MK.2 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
584 22.2.52 RF357 LINCOLN B.MK.2 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
585 3.3.52 RF480 LINCOLN B.MK.2 15 M.U. WROUGHTON
586 4.3.52 RE 393 LINCOLN B.MK.2 10 M.U. HULLAVINGTON
587 12.3.52 W.U.17 (TW655) LANCASTER MK.I VILLA COUBLAY
588 19.3.52 RF477 LINCOLN B.MK.2 38 M.U. LLANDOW
589 5.4.52 W.U.24 (PA389) LANCASTER MK.I VILLA COUBLAY
590 9.4.52 RF5405 LINCOLN B.MK.2 38 M.U. LLANDOW
591 9.4.52 RF390 LINCOLN B.MK.2 38 M.U. LLANDOW
592 18.4.52 RF358 LINCOLN B.MK.2 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
593 29.4.52 RA721 LINCOLN B.MK.2 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
594 29.4.52 RE 380 LINCOLN B.MK.2 38 M.U. LLANDOW
595 2.5.52 W.U.25 (P.A.387) LANCASTER MK.I VILLA COUBLAY
596 15.5.52 RF482 LINCOLN B.MK.2 39 M.U. COLERNE
597 19.5.52 RF 362 LINCOLN B.MK.2 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
598 28.5.52 W.U.32 (PA395) LANCASTER MK.I LAN BIHOUE
599 6.6.52 W.U.40 (PA432) LANCASTER MK.I VILLA COUBLAY
600 18.6.52 W.U.33 (PA477) LANCASTER MK.I LAN BIHOUE
601 2.7.52 RE315 LINCOLN B.MK.2 5 M.U. KEMBLE
602 2.7.52 W.U.34 (PA426) LANCASTER MK.I VILLA COUBLAY
603 8.7.52 WU52 (RA800) LANCASTER MK.I VILLA COUBLAY
604 10.7.52 RF397 LINCOLN B.MK.2 38 M.U. LLANDOW
605 18.7.52 W.U.42 (TW815) LANCASTER MK.I VILLA COUBLAY
606 24.7.52 RE 307 LINCOLN B.MK.2 5 M.U. KEMBLE
607 25.7.52 W.U.41 (TW928) LANCASTER MK.I VILLA COUBLAY
608 27.8.52 RE421 LINCOLN B.MK.2 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
609 4.9.52 W.U.49 (RA627) LANCASTER MK.I VILLA COUBLAY.
610 4.9.52 W.U.53 (TW927) LANCASTER MK.I VILLA COUBLAY
611 17.9.52 W.U.43 (PA431) LANCASTER MK.I VILLA COUBLAY
612 3.10.52 W.U.51 (RA796) LANCASTER MK.I VILLA COUBLAY

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613 8.10.52 W.U. (RA [missing number] ) LANCASTER MK.I VILLA COUBLAY
614 9.10.52 SX935 LINCOLN B.MK.2 RAF MANBY
615 23.10.52 SX946 LINCOLN B.MK.2 RAF MANBY
616 28.10.52 WU.54 (NX668) LANCASTER MK,I VILLA COUBLAY.
617 25.11.52 RF463 LINCOLN B.MK.2 45 M.U. KINLOSS
618 18.12.52 WD 132 LINCOLN B.MK.2 5 M.U. KEMBLE.
619 31.12.52 SX955 LINCOLN B.MK.2 RAF MANBY
620 16.1.53 RE221 LANCASTER G.R.III 22 M.U. SILLOTH.
621 22.1.53 RF426 LINCOLN B.MK.2 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
622 22.1.53 RE 395 LINCOLN B.MK.2. 15 M.U. WROUGHTON
623 27.1.53 RF364 LINCOLN B.MK.2 10 M.U. HULLAVINGTON
624 24.2.53 RF523 LINCOLN B.MK.2 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
625 25.2.53 RF 525 LINCOLN B.MK.2 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
626 7.3.53 SX938 LINCON B.MK.2 R.A.F. MANBY.
627 9.4.53 RE 115 LANCASTER G.R.III 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
628 10.4.53 RF 483 LINCOLN B.MK.2 5 M.U. KEMBLE.
629 13.4.53 MW179* YORK C.MK.I. RAF BOSCOMBE DOWN
630 16.4.53 RF 517 LINCOLN B.MK.2 20 MU ASTON DOWN
631 28.4.53 MW132* YORK C.MK.I RAF ABINGDON
632 2.5.53 (LV-ZEI) (RE350) B-003 2. LINCOLNIAN Cruz del Sud ARGENTINE
633 8.5.53 RF505 LINCOLN B.MK.2 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
634 18.5.53 RF521 LINCOLN B.MK.2 20 .M.U. ASTON DOWN
635 6.7.53 RF476 LINCOLN B.MK.2 15 M.U WROUGHTON
636 9.7.53 SW 365 LINCOLN B.MK.2 38 M.U. LLANDOW
637 23.7.53 SW 283 LANCASTER G.R.III 38 M.U. LLANDOW
638 23.7.53 RF 396 LINCOLN B.MK.2 15 M.U. WROUGHTON
639 25.8.53 RE 371 LINCOLN B.MK.2 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
640 23.9.53 RF465 LINCOLN B.MK.2 45 M.U. KINLOSS
641 8.10.53 RF501 LINCOLN B.MK.2 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
642 6.11.53 RF 558 LINCOLN B.MK.2 45 M.U. KINLOSS
643 19.11.53 WS 722 METEOR N.F.14. RAF. BITTESWELL.
644 27.11.53 WS718 METEOR N.F.12. RAF BITTESWELL.
645 12.11.53 FCL-01 (RT693) LANCASTER MK VII ORLY PARIS
646 29.12.53 WS717 METEOR N.F.12. 8 M.U. LITTLE RISSINGTON

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647 29.12.53 WS718 METEOR N.F.12 RAF. LITTLE RISSINGTON
648 29.12.53 WS721 METEOR N.F.12 RAF. LITTLE RISSINGTON
649 29.12.53 WS 720 METEOR N.F.12 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
650 8.1.54 FCL-02 (NX738) LANCASTER MK.VII ORLY PARIS
651 11.1.54 RF290 LANCASTER G.R.III 38 M.U. LLANDOW
652 11.1.54 WS723 METEOR N.F.14 15 M.U. WROUGHTON
653 11.1.54 WS730 METEOR N.F.14 15 M.U. WROUGHTON
654 11.1.54 WS 694 METEOR N.F.12 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
655 11.1.54 WS 698 METEOR N.F.12 15 M.U. WROUGHTON
656 11.1.54 WS 613 METEOR N.F.12 15 MU WROUGHTON
657 11.1.54 WS 716 METEOR N.F.12 15 M.U. WROUGHTON
658 11.1.54 WS 695 METEOR N.F.12 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
659 11.1.54 WS 697 METEOR N.F.12 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
660 14.1.54 WS 612 METEOR M.F.12 15 M.U. WROUGHTON
661 14.1.54 WS 736 METEOR NF.14 15 M.U. WROUGHTON
662 19.1.54 WS 622 METEOR NF 12 R.A.F. LITTLE RISSINGTON.
663 19.1.54 WS 728 METEOR NF.14 15 M.U. WROUGHTON.
664 19.1.54 WS 728 METEOR NF.14 15 M.U. WROUGHTON
665 19.1.54 WS 733 METEOR NF.14 15 M.U. WROUGHTON.
666 19.1.54 WS 734 METEOR NF.14 15 M.U. WROUGHTON.
667 19.1.54 WD 123 LINCOLN B.MK.2 RAF BOSCOME DOWN
668 27.1.54 WS 724 METEOR NF.14. RAF MANBY
669 27.1.54 RE 186 LANCASTER G.R.III RAF ST. MAWGAN
670 26.1.54 FCL-03 (RT 689) LANCASTER MK.VII ORLY PARIS
671 5.2.54 WS 727 METEOR NF.14 15 M.U, WROUGHTON
672 5.2.54 WS 725 METEOR NF.14 15 M.U. WROUGHTON
673 5.2.54 WS 602 METEOR NF.12 15 M.U. WROUGHTON
674 22.2.54 WS 696 METEOR NF.12. RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
675 22.2.54 WS 729 METEOR NF 14 15 M.U. WROUGHTON
676 22.2.54 WS 732 METEOR NF 14 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
677 22.2.54 WS 737 METEOR NF 14 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
678 22.2.54 WS 741 METEOR NF 14 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
679 22.2.54 WS 746 METEOR NF 14 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
680 22.2.54 WS 738 METEOR NF 14 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON

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681 22.2.54 WS 740 METEOR N.F.14 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
682 22.2.54 WS 743 METEOR N.F.14 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
683 22.2.54 WS 739 METEOR N.F.14 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
684 22.2.54 WS 744 METEOR N.F.14 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
685 22.2.54 WS 752 METEOR N.F.14 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
686 22.2.54 WS 699 METEOR N.F.12 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
687 22.2.54 WS 608 METEOR N.F.12 15 M.U. WROUGHTON
688 22.2.54 WS 678 METEOR N.F.12 15 M.U. WROUGHTON
689 22.2.54 WS 600 METEOR N.F.12 15 M.U. WROUGHTON
690 22.2.54 WS 748 METEOR NF.14 15 M.U. WROUGHTON
691 22.2.54 WS 750 METEOR N.F.14 15 M.U. WROUGHTON
692 24.2.54 WS 680 METEOR NF-12 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
693 5.3.54 WS 591 METEOR NF-12 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON.
694 5.3.54 WS 598 METEOR NF-12 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON.
695 5.3.54 WS 700 METEOR NF-12 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON.
696 5.3.54 WS 604 METEOR NF-12 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON.
697 5.3.54 WS 753 METEOR NF 14 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON.
698 5.3.54 WS 751 METEOR NF 14 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON.
699 5.3.54 WS 795 METEOR NF 14 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON.
700 5.3.54 WS 749 METEOR NF 14 15 MU WROUGHTON
701 8.3.54 WS 603 METEOR NF.12 15 MU WROUGHTON
702 8.3.54 WS 758 METEOR NF.14 15 MU WROUGHTON
703 8.3.54 WS 754 METEOR NF.14 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
704 8.3.54 WS 755 METEOR NF.14 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
705 17.3.54 RF 568 LINCOLN B.MK.2. 38 MU LLANDOW
706 17.3.54 FCL-04 (RT673) LANCASTER MK.VII ORLY PARIS
707 17.3.54 WS 735 METEOR NF.14 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
708 17.3.54 WS 774 METEOR NF.14 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
709 23.3.54 WS 756 METEOR NF.14 15 MU WROUGHTON
710 23.3.54 WS 760 METEOR NF.14 15 M.U. WROUGHTON
711 25.3.54 WS 747 METEOR NF.14 15 M.U. WROUGHTON
712 25.3.54 WS 742 METEOR NF.14 R.A.F LITTLE RISSINGTON
713 26.3.54 WS 610 METEOR NF 12 15 MU WROUGHTON
714 26.3.54 WS 759 METEOR NF 14 15 MU WROUGHTON

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715 26.3.54 WS 593 METEOR NF.12 15 M.U. WROUGHTON
716 30.3.54 WS 757 METEOR NF 14 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
717 31.3.54 WS 605 METEOR NF 12 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON.
718 31.3.54 WS 592 METEOR NF 12 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON.
719 31.3.54 WS 636 METEOR NF 12 15 M.U. WROUGHTON
720 31.3.54 WS 667 METEOR NF 12 15 MU WROUGHTON
721 31.3.54 WS 688 METEOR NF 12 12 M.U. WROUGHTON
722 6.4.54 WS 627 METEOR NF 12 15 R.A.F. LITTLE RISSINGTON
723 6.4.54 WS 639 METEOR NF 12 M.U. WROUGHTON
724 6.4.54 WS 688 METEOR NF 12 15 M.U. WROUGHTON
725 9.4.54 WS 675 METEOR NF 12 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
726 8.4.54 WS 674 METEOR NF 12 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
727 9.4.54 WS 662 METEOR NF 12 15 M.U. WROUGHTON
728 21.4.54 WS 629 METEOR NF 12 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
729 21.4.54 WS 665 METEOR NF 12 15 MU WROUGHTON
730 21.4.54 WS 681 METEOR NF 12 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
731 29.4.54 WS 686 METEOR NF.12 15 MU WROUGHTON
732 29.4.54 WS 673 METEOR NF 12 15 M.U. WROUGHTON
733 29.4.54 WS 672 METEOR NF 12 38 M.U. LLANDOW
734 30.4.54 WS 599 METEOR NF 12 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
735 30.4.54 FCL-05 LANCASTER MK,VII ORLY PARIS
736 6.5.54 WS 690 METEOR NF 12 38 M.U. LLANDOW
737 10.5.54 RA 675 LINCOLN B.MK.2 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
738 6.5.54 WS 691 METEOR NF.12 38 M.U. LLANDOW
739 11.5.54 WD 143 LINCOLN B.MK.2 38 M.U. LLANDOW
740 6.5.54 WS 601 METEOR NF 12 38 M.U. LLANDOW
741 11.5.54 WS 609 METEOR NF 12 38 M.U. LLANDOW
742 11.5.54 WS 607 METEOR NF 12 38 M.U. LLANDOW
743 11.5.54 WS 670 METEOR NF 12 38 M.U. LLANDOW
744 11.5.54 WS 679 METEOR NF 12 38 MU. LLANDOW
745 18.5.54 WS 684 METEOR NF 12 38 MU LLANDOW
746 18.5.54 WS 623 METEOR NF 12 38 MU LLANDOW
747 18.5.54 WS 625 METEOR NF 12 38 M.U. LLANDOW
748 18.5.54 WS 611 METEOR NF 12 38 M.U. LLANDOW

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749 18.5.54 WS 676 METEOR NF.12. 38 MU. LLANDOW
750 21.5.54 WS 692 METEOR NF.12. 38 MU LLANDOW
751 27.5.54 WS 685 METEOR NF.12. 38 MU LLANDOW
752 27.5.54 WS 606 METEOR NF.12. 38 M.U. LLANDOW
753 27.5.54 WS 666 METEOR NF.12. 38 MU LLANDOW
754 27.5.54 WS 633 METEOR NF.12. 38 MU LLANDOW
755 27.5.54 WS 615 METEOR NF.12. 38 MU. LLANDOW
756 28.5.54 WS 632 METEOR NF.12. 38 M.U. LLANDOW
757 1.6.54 WS 637 METEOR NF.12. 38 M.U. LLANDOW
758 4.6.54 WD 148 LINCOLN B.MK.2 45 M.U. KINLOSS
759 4.6.54 WS 596 METEOR NF 12 38 MU LLANDOW
760 4.6.54 WS 682 METEOR NF 12 38 MU LLANDOW
761 4.6.54 WS 597 METEOR NF 12 38 M.U. LLANDOW
762 4.6.54 WS 619 METEOR NF 12 38 M.U. LLANDOW
763 17.6.54 WS 683 METEOR NF 12 38 M.U. LLANDOW
764 17.6.54 WS 614 METEOR NF 12 38 MU LLANDOW
765 23.6.54 WS 616 METEOR NF 12 38 MU. LLANDOW
766 25.6.54 WS 621 METEOR NF 12 38 MU. LLANDOW
767 25.6.54 WS 628 METEOR NF 12 38 MU LLANDOW
768 25.6.54 WS 687 METEOR NF 12 38 MU LLANDOW
769 29.6.54 WS 638 METEOR NF 12 38 M.U. LLANDOW
770 29.6.54 WS 590 METEOR NF 12 38 MU LLANDOW
771 29.6.54 WS 617 METEOR NF 12 38 MU LLANDOW
772 29.6.54 WS 624 METEOR NF 12 38 MU LLANDOW
773 2.7.54 WS 630 METEOR NF 12 38 MU LLANDOW
774 2.7.54 WS 620 METEOR NF 12 38 M.U. LLANDOW
775 2.7.54 WS 626 METEOR NF 12 38 M.U. LLANDOW
776 2.7.54 WS 663 METEOR NF 12 38 MU LLANDOW
777 2.7.54 WS 693 METEOR NF 12 38 MU LLANDOW
778 2.7.54 WS 631 METOER NF 12 38 MU LLANDOW
779 5.7.54 WS 661 METOER NF 12 38 MU LLANDOW
780 5.7.54 WE 857 METEOR F:8 RAF CHURCH FENTON
781 12.7.54 WF 689 METEOR F:8 RAF WATERBEACH
782 12.7.54 WS 671 METEOR NF 12 38 M.U. LLANDOW.

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783 12.7.54 WS 689 METEOR NF.12 38 M.U. LLANDOW
784 12.7.54 WS 715 METEOR NF.12 38 M.U. LLANDOW
785 12.7.54 WS 595 METEOR NF.12 38 M.U. LLANDOW
786 21.7.54 WS 669 METEOR NF.12 38 M.U. LLANDOW
787 21.7.54 WS 618 METEOR NF.12 38 MU LLANDOW
788 21.7.54 WS 660 METEOR NF.12 38 M.U. LLANDOW
789 22.7.54 RF 322 LANCASTER G.R.III S. OF M.R. ST. MAWGAN
790 22.7.54 METEOR N.F.12 38 MU LLANDOW
791 22.7.54 WS 634 METEOR N.F. 12 38 M.U. LLANDOW
792 22.7.54 WS 664 METEOR N.F. 12 38 M.U. LLANDOW
793 22.7.54 WS 659 METEOR N.F 12 38 M.U. LLANDOW
[Circled] 793A [circled] 23.7.54 RE417 LINCOLN B.MK.2 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN

←Re-number from here on.

794 23.7.54 WF 703 METEOR F.8. RAF NORTH WEALD.
795 13.8.54 WA 763 METEOR F.8. RAF NORTH WEALD
796 1.9.54 VZ 544 METEOR F.8. R.A.F. HORSHAM.
797 6.9.54 WS 677 METEOR NF 12 38 MU LLANDOW
798 6.9.54 WS 658 METEOR NF 12 38 M.U. LLANDOW
799 9.9.54 WA 727 METEOR T.7.RAF. LITTLE RISSINGTON
800 17.9.54 WH 192 METEOR T.7. RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
801 21.9.54 WF 651 METEOR F.8. R.A.F. HORSHAM
802 7.10.54 VZ 444 METEOR F.8. RAF BIGGIN HILL
803 11.10.54 WS 731 METEOR NF.14. 15 MU WROUGHTON
804 12.10.54 WH 118 METEOR T.7. R.A.F. DRIFFIELD
805 14.10.54 VZ 635 METEOR T.7. R.A.F. WESTON ZOYLAND
806 21.10.54 WF 649 METEOR F.8. RAF HOOTON PARK.
807 30.10.54 VW428 METEOR T.7. RAF BIGGIN HILL
808 3.11.54 WA906 METEOR F.8. RAF CHURCH FENTON
809 3.11.54 WG938 METEOR T.7 RAF NORTH WEALD
810 22.11.54 WA733 METEOR T.7 RAF WEST MALLING
811 24.11.54 VZ559 METEOR F.8. RAF HORSHAM
812 25.11.54 WA855 METEOR F.8. RAF BIGGIN HILL
813 3.12.54 WE 975 METEOR F.8. RAF BIGGIN HILL
814 3.12.54 WL460 METEOR T.7 RAF DRIFFIELD
815 6.12.54 WH453 METEOR F,8, RAF CHURCH FENTON
816 6.12.54 WH122 METEOR T.7. RAF WESTON ZOYLAND

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817 17.12 54 WB105 METEOR F.8 RAF CHURCH FENTON
818 23.12.54 WA698 METEOR F.8 RAF DRIFFIELD
819 31.12.54 WA844 METEOR F.8 RAF HOOTON PARK
820 3.1.55 WH121 METEOR T.7. RAF DRIFFIELD
821 3.1.55 WA766 METEOR F.8. RAF BIGGIN HILL
822 11.1.55 VW459 METEOR T.7. RAF DRIFFIELD
823 1.2.55 VZ524 METEOR F.8. RAF. HORSHAM
824 1.2.55 WH170 T.7. RAF. DRIFFIELD
825 9.2.55 WA986 METEOR F.8. RAF LECONFIELD
826 11.2.55 WA 670 METEOR T.7. RAF NORTH WEALD
827 16.2.55 WB 826 SHACKLETON M.R.1A. 38 M.U. LLANDOW
828 16.2.55 WF794 METEOR T.7 RAF WORKSOP
829 28.2.55 VZ545 METEOR F.8. RAF WEST MALLING
830 1.3.55 WL 339 METEOR T.7. RAF WORKSOP
831 9.3.55 WL453 METOER T.7 RAF WORKSOP
832 10.3.55 RF395 LINCOLN B.MK.2. FLIGHT REFUELLING-TARRANT RUSHTON
833 25.3.55 WE 863 METEOR F.8. RAF. TANGMERE
834 18.3.55 WE878 METEOR F.8. RAF. WATERBEACH
835 4.3.55 WE853 METEOR F.8. RAF BIGGIN HILL
836 28.3.55 WH112 METEOR T.7 RAF WESTON ZOYLAND
837 28.3.55 WH164 METEOR T.7 RAF WESTON ZOYLAND
838 31.3.55 VZ452 METEOR F.8. RAF TANGMERE
839 31.3.55 VZ514 METEOR F.8. RAF TANGMERE
840 6.4.55 WG 999 METEOR T.7. RAF DRIFFIELD
841 6.4.55 WF881 METEOR T.7. RAF DRIFFIELD
842 7.4.55 WK911 METEOR F.8. RAF TANGMERE
843 13.4.55 WA794 METEOR F.8. RAF CHURCH FENTON
844 21.4.55 WA 625 METEOR T.7. RAF WORKSOP
845 25.4.55 WL 344 METOER T.7. RAF WORKSOP
846 4.5.55 WE921 METEOR F.8. RAF BOVINGDON
847 9.5.55 WA737 METEOR T.7. RAF MANBY
848 18.5.55 VZ458 METEOR F.8. RAF TANGMERE
849 27.5.55 WK736 METEOR F.8. RAF CHURCH FENTON
850 27.5.55 RE366 LINCOLN B.MK.2. F.R. TARRANT RUSHTON

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851 Renumbers from here:

[Deleted] 850 [/deleted] 3.6.55 WG946 METEOR T.7 RAF. NORTH LUFFENHAM
85 [deleted] 1 [/deleted] 2 10.6.55 WK 985 METEOR F.8. RAF. ACKLINGTON
852 13.6.55 WH 315 METEOR F.8. RAF. ACKLINGTON
853 21.6.55 WA 991 METEOR F.8. RAF NEWTON
854 23.6.55 WF 768 METEOR T-7 RAF. NORTH LUFFENHAM
855 30.6.55 WK 799 METEOR F.8. RAF NORTH LUFFENHAM
856 5.7.55 WA 664 METEOR T.7 RAF. WORKSOP
857 6.7.55 WA 969 METEOR F.8 RAF. CHURCH FENTON
858 7.7.55 WA 903 METEOR F.8 RAF. WATERBEACH
859 7.7.55 WE 743 METEOR F.8 RAF. CHURCH FENTON
860 11.7.55 VZ 521 METEOR F.8 RAF WEST MALLING
861 19.7.55 WL 785 SJACKLETON M.R.2 LUQA MALTA
862 21.7.55 WH 542 METEOR F.R.9 WAHN GERMANY
863 11.8.55 WH 129 METWOR T-7 RAF WORKSOP
864 16.8.55 WL 481 METEOR T-7 RAF MANBY.
865 19.8.55 WK 921 METEOR F.8 RAF NORTH LUFFENHAM
866 22.8.55 WA929 METEOR F.8 RAF HONILY.
867 24.8.55 WA837 METEOR F.8 RAF HONILY.
868 26.8.55 WK 663 METEOR F.8 RAF LECONFIELD.
869 1.9.55 WK 664 MEETEOR F.8 RAF LECONFIELD
870 9.9.55 W [deleted E [/deleted] A 852 METEOR F.8 RAF LECONFIELD
871 20.9.55 WH 119 METEOR T.7. RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
872 22.9.55 WA 931 METEOR F.8 RAF STRADISHALL
873 22.9.55 WH 273 METEOR F.8 RAF STRADISHALL
874 23.9.55 WH 402 METEOR F.8. RAF STRADISHALL.
875 27.9.55 WK666 METEOR F.8. RAF STRADISHALL.
876 4.10.55 WH305 METEOR F.8 RAF STRADISHALL.
877 8.10.55 WH500 METEOR F.8. RAF WYMESWOLD.
878 11.10.55 VZ 606 METEOR F.R.9 RAF HIGH ERCAL.
[sic] 880 17.10.55 RF564 LINCOLN B.MK.2. C.S.A. BOSCOMBE DOWN
881 17.10.55 WL 796 SHACKLETON M.R.2. LUQA MALTA.
882 21.10.55 WH421 METEOR F.8 RAF HOOTON PARK.
883 28.10.55 WK892 METEOR F.8 RAF STRADISHALL
884 2.11.55 VZ 496 METEOR F.8. RAF DRIFFIELD

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885 14.11.55 VZ467 METEOR F.8 RAF CHIVENER
886 14.11.55 WE925 METEOR F.8 RAF CHIVENER
887 18.11.55 WK753 METEOR F.8 RAF ACKLINGTON
888 12.12.55 WA741 METEOR T.7. RAF MANBY
889 13.12.55 WG968 METEOR T.7. RAF MANBY.
890 15.12.55 VW 482 METEOR T.7. NICOSIA CYPRUS.
891 16.12.55 VZ 505 METEOR F.8. RAF BIGGIN HILL
892 16.12.55 WA815 METEOR F.8. RAF CHURCH FENTON
893 3.1.56 WF 851 METEOR T.7 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
894 12.1.56 WF 769 METEOR T.7 RAF LINTON-ON-OUSE
895 12.1.56 WF 778 METEOR T.7 RAF RINGWAY
896 17.1.56 WG 979 METEOR T.7 RAF DUXFORD
897 19.1.56 WL 371 METEOR T.7 RAF MANBY
898 19.1.56 WG 981 METEOR T.7 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
899 6.2.56 VP254 SHACKLETON M.R.1. (1st Prod) CSA. BOSCOMBE DOWN
900 6.2.56 WA 663 METEOR T.7 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
901 6.2.56 WH172 METEOR T.7. RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
902 6.2.56 WA658 METEOR T.7. RAF LECONFIELD
903 13.2.56 WN 316 METEOR T.7. RAF MANBY
904 13.2.56 WH 201 METOER T.7. RAF MANBY
905 13.2.56 WL 361 METEOR T.7 RAF MANBY
906 24.2.56 VZ 640 METEOR T.7. RAF LECONFIELD
907 28.2.56 WA 671 METEOR T.7. RAF LINTON-ON-OUSE.
908 1.3.56 VW477 METEOR T.7. RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON.
909 2.3.56 WH 178 METEOR T.7. RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON.
910 8.3.56 WA 688 METEOR T.7 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON.
911 8.3.56 WA 742 METEOR T.7. RAF WATTISHAM
912 15.3.56 WH 187 METEOR T.7 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
913 21.3.56 WG 993 METEOR T.7 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
914 26.3.56 WH 219 METEOR T.7 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
915 28.3.56 WL 798 SHACKLETON M.R.2 LUQA MALTA
916 4.4.56 WA 740 METEOR T.7. RAF WEST RAYNHAM.
917 5.4.56 WH 184 METEOR T.7 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
918 16.4.56 VW 421 METEOR T.7 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON.

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919 24.4.56 RF505 LINCOLN B.MK.2 RAF DEFFORD
920 26.4.56 VW426 METEOR T-7 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
921 26.4.56 WL413 METEOR T-7 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
922 1.5.56 VP254 SHACKLETON M.R.1 (1st Prod) CRD WOODFORD
923 2.5.56 SX930 LINCOLN B.MK.2. CRD WEST FREUGH
924 3.5.56 WL 345 METEOR T-7 RAF WEST RAYNHAM
925 10.5.56 WF 791 METEOR T-7 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
926 10.5.56 WA 601 METEOR T-7 RAF CHURCH FENTON
927 14.5.56 VW 457 METEOR T-7 RAF FILTON
928 16.5.56 WL 460 METEOR T-7 RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON
929 8.6.56 VW 415 METEOR T-7 38 M.U LLANDOW
930 12.6.56 WA602 METEOR T-7 RAF PEMBREY.
931 12.6.56 WF795 METEOR T-7 12 M.U. KIRKBRIDE.
932 4.7.56 WA669 METEOR T-7 12 MU KIRKBRIDE
933 4.7.56 WA 597 METEOR T-7 12 MU KIRKBRIDE
934 4.7.56 WF 847 METEOR T-7 38 M.U. LLANDOW
935 19.7.56 WA 672 METEOR T-7 RAF CHURCH FENTON
936 6.7.56 VW 451 METEOR T-7 38 M.U. LLANDOW
937 25.7.56 WG 949 METEOR T-7 12 M.U. KIRKBRIDE
938 26.7.56 WA 591 METEOR T-7 12 M.U. KIRKBRIDE
939 30.8.56 WL 403 METEOR T-7 12 M.U. KIRKBRIDE
940 4.9.56 WH 182 METEOR T-7 12 MU KIRKBRIDE
941 13.9.56 VW 480 METEOR T-7 20 MU ASTON DOWN
942 13.9.56 WH 175 METEOR T-7 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
943 26.9.56 WL 358 METEOR T-7 12 M.U. KIRKBRIDE
944 3.10.56 WH 191 METEOR T-7 12 M.U. KIRKBRIDE
945 8.10.56 WH 166 METEOR T-7 12 MU. KIRKBRIDE
946 6.11.56 WL 800 SHACKLETON M.R.2 LUQA MALTA
947 14.11.56 WG985 METEOR T.7. 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN
948 14.11.56 WA 657 METEOR T.7. 12 M.U. KIRKBRIDE
949 13.12.56 WA 598 METEOR T.7. 15 M.U. KIRKBRIDE
950 3.1.57 WA 661 METEOR T.7. 15 M.U. KIRKBRIDE
951 3.1.57 WF 853 METEOR T.7. 15 MU KIRKBRIDE.
952 10.1.57 VP258 SHACKLETON M.R.1. CSA BOSCOMBE DOWN

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953 18.2.57 WR954 SHACKLETON M.R.2 RAF LUQA MALTA
954 13.6.57 WB819 SHACKLETON [deleted] MR.1A [/deleted] T.4 Conversion 23 M.U. ALDERGROVE.
955 20.6.57 VP 259 SHACKLETON M.R.1. 23 M.U. ALDERGROVE.
956 5.7.57 WR973 SHACKLETON M.R.3. C.S.A. BOSCOMBE DOWN
957 1.8.57 WB837 SHACKLETON [deleted] M.R.1A [/deleted] T.4. Conversion 23 M.U. ALDERGROVE.
958 9.8.57 VX770 AVRO VULCAN (1st Proto) ROLLS ROYCE HUCKNALL.
959 9.8.57 WL 787 SHACKLETON M.R.2. RAF LUQA MALTA
960 7.8.57 WG511 SHACKLETON [deleted] M.R.1A [/deleted] T.4. Conversion 23 M.U. ALDERGROVE
961 28.10.57 WB831 SHACKLETON T.4. Conversion 23 MU ALDERGROVE
962 4.11.57 RF564 LINCOLN B.MK.2. 10 MU HULLAVINGTON
963 19.11.57 WL787 SHACKLETON M.R.2 RAF LUQA MALTA
964 26.11.57 WG527 SHACKLETON [deleted] M.R.1A [/deleted] T.4. Conversion 23 M.U. ALDERGROVE
965 3.12.57 WB 844 SHACKLETON T.4 Conversion 23 MU ALDERGROVE
966 27.1.58 XA903 VULCAN B.MK 1. CRD WOODFORD
967 13.2.58 SHACKLETON [deleted] M.R.1A [/deleted] T.4. Conversion 23 M.U. ALDERGROVE
968 21.2.58 WB 833 SHACKLETON MR2 (Prototype) CSA BOSCOMBE DOWN
969 6.3.58 VP254 SHACKLETON M.R.1. (1st Prod) 23 MU ALDERGROVE
970 11.3.58 WB 832 SHACKLETON [deleted] M.R.1A [/deleted] T.4. Conversion 23 M.U. ALDERGROVE
971 3.4.58 VP293 SHACKLETON [deleted] M.R.1A [/deleted] T.4. Conversion 23 M.U. ALDERGROVE
972 8.5.58 WB827 SHACKLETON M.R.1A. 23 MU ALDERGROVE
973 22.5.58 XA901 VILCAN B.MK.1. RAF WADDINGTON
974 9.6.58 WB854 SHACKLETON M.R.1A 23 MU ALDERGROVE.
975 20.6.58 XA 891 VULCAN B.MK.1. CRD WOODFORD
976 18.7.58 WB836 SHACKELTON MR.1A. 23 M.U. ALDERGROVE
977 30.7.58 WG525 SHACKLETON T.4 Conversion 23 M.U. ALDERGROVE
978 1.9.58 WR972 SHCACKLETON M.R.3. CSA BOSCOMBE DOWN
979 8.9.58 VP291 SHACKLETON MR.1. 23 M.U. ALDERGROVE
980 12.9.58 VP258 SHACKLETON M.R.1. CSA BOSCOMBE DOWN

[Deleted] 981 23.7.54 SEE 793A RE417 LINCOLN B.MK.2 20 M.U. ASTON DOWN [/deleted] Re-number from here

982 3.10.58 WB825 SHACKLETON M.R.1A. 23 M.U. ALDERGROVE
983 7.11.58 WB818 SHACKLETON M.R.1A. 23 M.U. ALDERGROVE
984 20.10.58 WB829 SHACKLETON M.R.1A. 23 M.U. ALDERGROVE
985 21.11.58 VP288 SHACKLETON MR.1. 23 M.U. ALDERGROVE
986 22.12.58 VP 292 SHACKLETON MR.1. 23 M.U. ALDERGROVE

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987 28.1.59 WB834 SHACKLETON M.R.1A. 23 M.U. ALDERGROVE.
988 10.2.59 WL755 SHACKLETON MR.2. MALTA * 1ST 1 RECON
989 11.2.59 WB821 SHACKLETON MR.1A. 23 M.U. ALDERGROVE.
990 11.3.59 WG554 SHACKLETON M.R.2 GIBRALTAR.
991 17.3.59 WG 526 SHACKLETON M.R.1A ALDERGROVE.
992 6.4.59 WG555 SHACKLETON M.R.2 RAF BALLYKELLY.
993 24.4.59 WL 786 SHACKLETON M.R.2 MALTA.
994 5.5.59 WR 952 SHACKLETON M.R.2 ST. MAWGAN.
995 28.5.59 WL 801 SHACKLETON M.R.2 MALTA.
996 5.6.59 WL785 SHACKLETON M.R.2 ST. MAWGAN.
987 21.7.59 WL 793 SHACKLETON M.R.2 BALLYKELLY.
998 22.7.59 VP293 SHACKLETON [deleted] M.R.1A [/deleted] T.4. Conversion BOSCOMBE DOWN
999 23.7.59 WL745 SHACKLETON MR.2. BALLYKELLY.
1000 28.8.59 WG558 SHACKLETON M R.2. ST. MAWGAN.
1001 8.9.59 WL800 SHACKLETON M R.2. ST. MAWGAN.
1002 22.9.59 WB833 SHACKLETON MR2 BOSCOMBE DOWN. C.S.A.
1003 2.10.59 WL 747 SHACKLETON M.R.2 BALLYKELLY.
1004 9.10.59 WL 788 SHACKLETON M.R.2 MALTA (VIA ST MAWGAN)
1005 10.11.59 WL 758 SHACKLETON M.R.2 MALTA VIA ST. MAWGAN
1006 29.10.59 WL 757 SHACKLETON M.R.2 BALLYKELLY
1007 4.12.59 WL 741 SHACKLETON M.R.2 ST MAWGAN
1008 15.12.59 WR 951 SHACKLETON M.R.2 BALLYKELLY
1009 15.1.60 WL751 SHACKLETON M.R.2 BALLYKELLY.
1010 20.1.60 WR957 SHACKLETON M.R.2 BALLYKELLY.
1011 22.2.60 WR 963 SHACKLETON M.R.2 BALLYKELLY.
1012 29.2.60 WG 533 SHACKLETON M.R.2 MALTA (VIA ST MAWGAN)
1013 22.3.60 WL 738 SHACKLETON M.R.2 ADEN (VIA ST. MAWGAN)
1014 23.3.60 WR 972 SHACKLETON M.R.3. BOSCOMBE C.S.R.
1015 31.3.60 WR 965 SHACKLETON MR. 2 GIBRALTAR
1016 14.4.60 WL 750 SHACKLETON MR.2 GIBRALTAR.
1017 29.4.60 WL 742 SHACKLETON MR.2 GIBRALTAR
1018 23.5.60 WL 752 SHACKLETON MR.2 ADEN H.Q.B.F.A.P.
1019 31.5.60 WL 753 SHACKLETON MR.2 ADEN
1020 23.6.60 WR 954 SHACKLETON MR.2 BALLYKELLY.

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1021 12.7.60 WG 556 SHACKLETON M.R.2 GIBRALTAR
1022 29.7.60 WR 959 SHACKLETON M.R.2 ADEN. VIA ST. MAWGAN.
1023 4.8.60 WR 960 SHACKLETON M.R.2 COLERNE.
1024 15.9.60 WR 754 SHACKLETON M.R.2 ST. MAWGAN.
1025 27.9.60 WB 854 SHACKLETON MR. 1A. SINGAPORE VIA ST. MAWGAN
1026 7.10.60 WL 737 SHACKLETON M.R.2 ST. MAWGAN. (42 SQN)
1027 27.10.60 WR 958 SHACKLETON M.R.2 ST. MAWGAN. (42 SQN)
1028 15.11.60 WR955 SHACKLETON M.R.2 ST. MAWGAN.
1029 10.12.60 VP 291 SHACKLETON MR 1. SINGAPORE.
1030 12.12.60 WL 795 SHACKLETON MR. 2. MALTA.
1031 19.12.60 WG525 SHACKLETON MR 1A. SINGAPORE.
1032 10.1.61 WL748 SHACKLETON MR.2. BALLYKELLY.
1033 31.1.61 WR972 SHACKLETON MR.3. BOSCOMBE DOWN.
1034 3.2.61 WL787 SHACKLETON MR 1 BALLYKELLY (210 SQN)
1035 22.2.61 WL 791 SHACKLETON MR 2 BALLYKELLY.
1036 2.3.61 NG 554 SHACKLETON MR 2 BALLYKELLY.
1037 10.2.61 WL 740 SHACKLETON MR 2 MALTA.
1038 6.4.61 WR 956 SHACKLETON MR 2 MALTA.
1039 18.4.61 WL 739 SHACKLETON MR 2 BALLYKELLY.
1040 3.5.61 WL 798 SHACKLETON MR 2 MALTA.
1041 24.5.61 WR 961 SHACKLETON MR 2 MALTA.
1042 2.6.61 WR969 SHACKLETON MR 2 BALLYKELLY.
1043 27.6.61 WR967 SHACKLETON MR 2 MALTA.
1044 1.8.61 WG532 SHACKLETON MR 2 GIBRALTAR.
1045 30.8.61 WL 755 SHACKLETON MR 2 GIBRALTAR.
1046 4.8.61 WG558 SHACKLETON MR 2 BOSCOMBE DOWN.
1047 14.9.61 VP 255 SHACKLETON MR 1. BOSCOMBE DOWN.
1048 20.9.61 WB826. SHACKLETON [deleted] M.R.1A [/deleted] T.4. Conversion KINLOSS.
1049 29.9.61 WB 849 SHACKLETON T.4. Conversion KINLOSS
*1049A 18.10.61 WR953 SHACKLETON MR.2 BOSCOMBE. MOD 988. ← Renum from h
1050 27.10.61 WL 747 SHACKLETON MR.2. ADEN.
1051 3.11.61 WB 820 SHACKLETON [deleted] M.R.1A [/deleted] T.4. Conversion KINLOSS.
1052 27.11.61 WB822 SHACKLETON T.4 Conversion KINLOSS
1053 28.12.61 WL758 SHACKLETON MR.2. MALTA.
1054 30.1.62 WB 845 SHACKLETON [deleted] M.R.1A [/deleted] T.4. Conversion KINLOSS

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1055 1-2-62 WL789 SHACKLETON MR.2. GIBRALTAR.
1056 1-2-62 WL 744 SHACKLETON MR.2. ADEN.
1057 27.2.62 WL 793 SHACKLETON MR.2. BALLYKELLY.
1058 7.3.62. WR 962 SHACKLETON MR.2. ADEN
1059 8.3.62 [deleted] [underlined] ANSON [/underlined] [/deleted] VM 394 ANSON C.MK 19. Sr2. BOVINGDON.
1060 21.3.62. WL 786 SHACKLETON M.R.2. CHANGI (FEAF.)
1061 28.3.62. WL 751 SHACKLETON M.R.2. BALLYKELLY.
1062 17.4.62 [deleted] [underlined] ANSON [/underlined] [/deleted] TX 229 ANSON C.MK 19. Sr1. BOVINGDON
1063 4.5.62 WL756 SHACKLETON MR.2. CHANGI F.E.A.F.
1064 8.5.62 WG 553 SHACKLETON MR.2. CHANGI F.E.A.F.
1065 11.5.62 [deleted] [underlined] ANSON [/underlined] [/deleted] VP519 ANSON C.MK 19. Sr2. BOVINGDON.
1066 18.5.62 XF701 SHACKLETON MR.3. BOSCOMBE DOWN SHACK 3. C.S.A.
1067 23.5.62 [deleted] [underlined] ANSON [/underlined] [/deleted] VM 394 ANSON C.MK 19. Sr2. BOVINGDON.
1068 29.5.62 WL 790 SHACKLETON MR 2 H.Q. F.E.A.F.
1069 29.5.62. WL 762 SHACKLETON MR 2 BALLYKELLY.
1070 14.6.62 [deleted] [underlined] ANSON [/underlined] [/deleted] VM 324 ANSON C.MK 19. Sr2. WYTON.
1071 22.6.62 WL 750 SHACKLETON MR.2. BALLYKELLY.
1072 27.6.62 WR954 SHACKLETON MR.2. CHANGI F.E.A.F.
1073 24.7.62 WB858 [deleted] M.R.1A [/deleted] T.4. Conversion BOSCOMBE A.R.A.E.E.
1074 1.8.62 WG 530 SHACKLETON MR.2. CHANGI F.E.A.F.
1075 17.8.62 WG 558 SHACKELTON MR.2. BALLYKELLY.
1076 29.8.62 XF 701 SHACKLETON MK.3 BOSCOMBE DOWN
1077 3.10.62 WB 819 [deleted] M.R.1A [/deleted] T.4. Phase II Conversion KINLOSS.
1078 19.9.62 [deleted] C.S.A. [/deleted] WG556 SHACKLETON MR.2 LANGAR C.S.A. PHASE 3
1079 17.10.62 [deleted] C.S.A. [/deleted] WR 960 SHACKLETON MR.2. LANGAR C.S.A. PHASE 3
1080 18.10.61 WR953 SHACKELTON MR.2. BOSCOMBE C.S.A.
1081 28.1.63 [deleted] MK3 [/deleted] WR 979 SHACKLETON MR.3. ST. MAWGAN.
1082 30.1.63 WL 759 SHACKLETON M.R.2. LANGAR C.S.A.
1083 8.2.63 [deleted] C.S.A. [/deleted] WL 737 SHACKLETON M.R.2. WOODFORD C.S.A.
1084 18.2.63 VP 293 SHACKLETON [deleted] M.R.1A [/deleted] T.4. ALDERGROVE.
1085 12.3.63 WR 980 SHACKLETON MR.3. ST. MAWGAN.
1086 8.4.63 WR 953 SHACKLETON MR.2 GIBRALTAR 224 SQDN.
1087 9.4.63 WR 977 SHACKLETON MR.3. ST. MAWGAN
1088 3.5.63 VP258 SHCAKLETON MR 1. ALDERGROVE 23 M.U.

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1089 13.5.63. WR983 SHACKLETON MR.3. ST. MAWGAN

[Deleted] √ +2 [/deleted]

1090 22.5.63 WL 759 SHACKLETON MR.2 BOSCOMBE DOWN
1091 17.6.63 WR 978 SHACKLETON MR.3 ST. MAWGAN.
1092 2.7.63 XF 707 SHACKLETON MR.3 ST. MAWGAN
1093 9.7.63 WR 976 SHACKLETON MR.3 BOSCOMBE PROP T.I. CSA
1094 8.8.63 XF 708 SHACKLETON MR.3 KINLOSS
1095 18.9.63 WR 986 SHACKLETON MR.3 KINLOSS
1096 11.10.63 WR 959 SHACKLETON MR.2. BALLYKELLY
1097 16.10.63 XF 709 SHACKLETON MR.3. KINLOSS
1098 6.11.63 XF 710 SHACKLETON MR.3 KINLOSS.
1099 13.12.63 XF 730 SHACKLETON MR.2. KINLOSS
1100 19.2.64 WR953 SHACKLETON MR.2 ST. MAWGAN.
1101 20.2.64 WL797 SHACKLETON MR.2 ST MAWGAN.
Renumber from → here
110 [deleted] 3 [/deleted] 2 14.4.64 WR982 SHACKLETON MR.3 BOSCOMBE C.S.A.
110 [deleted] 4 [/deleted]3 6.7.64 XF 702 SHACKLETON MR.3 FARNBOROUGH. C.S.A.
1105 7.9.64 WR 974 SHACKLETON MR.3. BOSCOMBE DOWN C.S.A.
1106 23.11.64 [deleted] PHASE 3 [/deleted] XF 702 SHACKLETON MR.3. ST.MAWGAN (Phase 3)
1107 3.12.64 [deleted] PHASE 3 [/deleted] XF 703 SHACKLETON MR.3. ST.MAWGAN (Phase 3)
1108 26.1.65 [deleted] PHASE 3 [/deleted] XF 702 SHACKLETON MR.3. ST.MAWGAN (Phase 3)
1109 29.1.65. WR 973 [deleted] PHASE 3 & VIP [/deleted] XF 702 SHACKLETON MR.3. WOODFORD (Phase 3 & V.I.P.)
1110 2.2.65 WR 985 [deleted] PHASE 3 [/deleted] XF 702 SHACKLETON MR.3. ST.MAWGAN (Phase 3)
1111 2.2.65 XF 703 SHACKLETON MR.3. RE-DELIVERED – ST MAWGAN
1112 16.3.65 XF 700 SHACKLETON MR.3. ST. MAWGAN.
1113 1-4-65 WR 976 SHACKLETON MR.3. ST MAWGAN.
1114 23.4.65 WR971 SHACKLETON MR.3. ST. MAWGAN.
1115 7.5.65 XF 704 SHACKLETON MR.3. ST MAWGAN.
1116 28.5.65 WR990 SHACKLETON MR.3. KINLOSS
1117 21.6.65 WR974 SHACKLETON MR.3. BOSCOMBE (TROPICAL TRIALS)
1118 24.6.65 WR989 SHCAKLETON MR.3. KINLOSS
1119 13.7.65 WR981 SHACKLETON MR.3. KINLOSS.
1120 23.7.65 WB 831 SHACKLETON MR.1A. T.4. ST. MAWGAN.
1121 6.9.65 WR984 SHACKLETON MR.3. KINLOSS.
1122 14.9.65 WG556 SHACKLETON MR 2 BOSCOMBE DOWN.
1122 [deleted] 5 [/deleted] 2 24.9.65 WB847 SHACKLETON MR 1A ST MAWGAN

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1124 5.10.65 WR979 SHACKLETON MR.3. KINLOSS.
1125 29.10.65 WR983 SHACKELTON MR.3. KINLOSS.
1126 12.11.65 WR982 SHACKLETON MR.3. KINLOSS
1127 26.11.65 WR978 SHACKLETON MR.3. ST. MAWGAN.
1128 23.12.65 XF 706 SHACKELTON MR.3. ST. MAWGAN.
1129 15.12.65 WR 960 SHACKLETON MR.2. BOSCOMBE. D.
1130 3.1.66 XF 707 SHACKLETON MR.3 ST. MAWGAN.
1131 9.3.66 XF 705 SHACKLETON MR.3 KINLOSS.
1132 30.3.66 WR980 SHACKLETON MR.3 KINLOSS
1133 26.4.66 XF 701 SHACKLETON MR.3 KINLOSS
1134 3.5.66 WR977 SHACKLETON MR.3 ST. MAWGAN.
1135 12.5.66 WG556 SHACKLETON MR.2. FARNBOROUGH.
1136 25.5.66 WR793 SHACKLETON MR.3 KINLOSS
1137 27.5.66 XF730 SHACKLETON MR.3 ST. MAWGAN.
1138 27.6.66 WR988 SHACKLETON MR.3 BALLYKELLY
1139 29.7.66 WL801 SHACKLETON MR.2. BALLYKELLY. MK2.P
1140 1.8.66. XF 709 SHACKLETON MR.3 BALLYKELLY.
1141 1.8.66. WR982 SHACKLETON MR.3 KINLOSS.
1142 8.9.66 WL747 SHACKLETON MR.2. BALLYKELLY MK.2.P.
1143 30.9.66 WR990 SHACKLETON MR 3 KINLOSS
1144 30.9.66 WR 986 SHACKLETON MR 3 BALLYKELLY
1145 24.10.66 WR976 SHACKLETON MR 3 KINLOSS.
1146 -/10/66 WB833 SHACKLETON MR 1A. LANGAR T.I.
1147 -/10/66 XF708 SHACKLETON MR.3. LANGAR T.I.
1148 30.11.66 WL738 SHACKLETON MR.2. BALLYKELLY.
1149 16.12.66 WB833 SHACKLETON MR.1A. BALLYKELLY.
1150 20.12.66 WR987 SHACKLETON MR.3. BALLYKELLY.
1151 11.1.67 WL 793 SHACKLETON MR 2 BALLYKELLY.
1152 26.1.67 WL 785 SHACKLETON MR 2 BALLYKELLY.
1153 [deleted] XF 708 [/deleted] 6.2.67 XF 708 SHACKLETON MR 3. BALLYKELLY.
1154 28.2.67 WG555 SHACKLETON MR 2. BALLYKELLY.
1155 10.2.67 WL745 SHACKLETON MR 2. BALLYKELLY.
1156 26.3.67 WR955 SHACKLETON MR 2. BALLYKELLY
1157 5.4.67 WL800 SHACKLETON MR 2. BALLYKELLY

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115 [deleted] 8 [/deleted] 7 6.4.67 WL755 SHACKLETON MR.2 BALLYKELLY.
1159 25.5.67 WL751 SHACKLETON MR.2 BALLYKELLY.
1160 26.5.67 WR965 SHACKLETON MR.2 BALLYKELLY.
1161 2.6.67 WL787 SHACKLETON MR.2 ST. MAWGAN.
1162 15.6.67 WR954 SHACKLETON MR.2 ST. MAWGAN.
1163 3.7.67 WL748 SHACKLETON MR.2 R.R.E. PERSHORE
1164 17.7.67 WL795 SHACKLETON MR.2 ST. MAWGAN.
1165 30.7.67 WR963 SHACKLETON MR.2 ST. MAWGAN.
1166 24.8.67 WL786 SHACKLETON MR.2 ST. MAWGAN
1167 4.9.67 WL790 SHACKLETON MR.2 ST. MAWGAN
1168 26.9.67 WL741 SHACKLETON MR.2 ST. MAWGAN
1169 4.10.67 WR961 SHACKLETON MR.2 ST MAWGAN
1170 30.10.67 WL756 SHACKLETON MR.2 BALLYKELLY
1171 17.11.67 WL758 SHACKLETON MR.2 BALLYKELLY.
1172 [deleted] WL739 [/deleted] 4.1.68 WL739 SHACKLETON MR.2 ST. MAWGAN (1ST. TRAINER.)
1173 12.1.68 WR956 SHACKLETON MR.2 BALLYKELLY
1174 7.2.68 WR960 SHACKLETON MR.2 ST. MAWGAN
1175 16.2.68 WR952 SHACKLETON MR.2 ST. MAWGAN
1176 26.2.68 WG558 SHACKLETON MR.2 ST. MAWGAN
1177 7.3.68 WL787 SHACKLETON MR.2 ST. MAWGAN
1178 5.4.68 WL750 SHACKLETON MR.2 ST. MAWGAN.
1179 24.4.68 WG554 SHACKLETON MR.2 BITTESWELL
1180 26.4.68 WR966 SHACKLETON MR.2
1181 15.5.68 WR964 SHACKLETON MR.2
1182 26.6.68 WR969 SHACKLETON MR.2
1183 15.7.68 WG533 SHACKLETON MR.2
1184 30.8.68 WR967 SHACKLETON MR.2
118 [deleted] 5 [/deleted] 4 4.9.68 WL798 SHACKLETON MR.2
(Last flight from Avro Langar)

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Peter V Clegg , “The Avro Repair Organisation. Langar,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 28, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/20144.

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