At a recent social evening I was chatting with another guest and the subject of aircraft came up. He was an aviation enthusiast and I mentioned that in the RAF I flew as a navigator/bombaimer on the Canberra, albeit 65 years ago. A few weeks later he sent me a copy of June 2019’s FlyPast celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Canberra. It featured an article about Al Greethurst titled War Ops: Suez. From out of the pages jumped the name of Clive Beadle, a Canberra pilot. I never knew him as Clive… we all called him ‘Bead’.