BLACKBURN BEVERLEY A STAR OUT EAST

The Blackburn Beverley came into its own thousands of miles from home, as two men who operated the aircraft tell Dr Kevin Wright.

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An 84 Sqn Beverley C.1 at Abu Dhabi in 1958 on the site that would become today’s international airport.
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It was an aircraft that would never win a beauty contest, however the Blackburn Beverley’s remarkable short-field performance meant it had a key role in the RAF for more than 11 years.

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