Behind the Scenes of the Canberra OCU in 1952

An interesting visit to the RAF’s Canberra training unit, from the September 5, 1952 issue of The Aeroplane, to see how the Service was going about preparing crews for this then new jet bomber

The Canberra entered service with the RAF in 1951 and would go on to undertake a variety of roles before the air arm retired the jet an impressive 57 years later in 2006. Let’s go right back to the beginning to hear how it was for the early crews to learn to operate this long-lasting aircraft as a bomber.

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