Loss of WR965 commemorated at International Bomber Command Centre
Although primarily intended as a maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine aircraft, the Shackleton became an increasingly important contributor to local policing issues in several trouble spots around the world. Malcolm V Lowe looks at some of these lesser-known aspects of the Shackleton’s career…
Newark Air Museum has launched a pair of fundraising campaigns to assist with major restoration projects on two of its Avro airframes.
An agreement has been reached between Newark Air Museum (NAM) and the Lincolnshire’s Lancaster Association (LLA), that has resulted in the ownership of the Avro Shackleton, WR977 and the Avro Vulcan, XM594 being immediately transferred to NAM
Upholding the trade embargo imposed against Southern Rhodesia after it declared independence was a largely pointless task for the British armed forces involved — but enjoyable nevertheless, not least for the RAF Shackleton crews that helped support the Royal Navy’s efforts