The last surviving Blackburn Beverley Aircraft has been saved - now we need you to help us raise funds to move it to its forever home.
by Martyn Wiseman in Barlby, England, United Kingdom
Wow Martyn! Thank you so much. My Dad Arnold did his National Service in Aden as a W/Op, and flew in the Beverley when they went "up country". He was a keen photographer, and spent time in the Perspex nose-cone when perhaps it wasn't "wise". The cockpit wouldn't have heard his screams given the distance between them.....! I visited her at Fort Paull some years ago, and it put Dad's stories into complete perspective. Sadly, due to ill health at the time, Dad couldn't visit, but what a beauty (beauty being in the eye of the beholder)! Dad started out at Wittering on V Bombers, but I think being camped out "up country" using oil drums ad a 'bivvy, whilst with the Beverleys is his fondest moment. So glad you've done what you have. Can't wait to come up and see her!
When serving with the Para Engineers I "Jumped" both Port and Starboard but the best was the Boom aperture even after the climb up when we were doing 'Sim' threes, that type of exit eventually ceased, the Port and Starboard exit became the normal procedure
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