Wyton Canberras 1983 and 1984 - Updated

Wyton Canberras 1983 and 1984 - Updated

Postby comet4 on Tue 17 Jan 2017, 5:06 pm

I believe that RAF Wyton was one of the last, if not the last, Canberra stations. I visited Wyton in 1983 and 1984 on their open days and, as expected, there were plenty of Canberras on display.
Here is a selection from those 2 days. Unfortunately, the negatives have suffered over the past 30 years.

Graham

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Canberra B.2 9935 German AF

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Canberra PR.7 WH773 - one of 3 Gate guardians at the time

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Canberra TT.18 WJ682

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Canberra T.22 WH803

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Canberra T.4 WJ879

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Canberra T.17 WJ630

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Canberra PR.7 WT519

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Canberra B.6 WT305 - Gate guardian, now scrapped

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Shorts SC.9 XH132

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Canberra E.15 WJ756

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Canberra PR.9 XH170 - Gate guardian, now scrapped
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Re: Wyton Canberras 1983 and1984

Postby Dan O'Hagan on Tue 17 Jan 2017, 5:29 pm

The variety of paint schemes, on just one type, is enough to make you weep. Glory days, indeed.
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Re: Wyton Canberras 1983 and1984

Postby Phantom 892 on Tue 17 Jan 2017, 5:39 pm

Great stuff :yahoo:

Always nice to see those camo Canberras.
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Re: Wyton Canberras 1983 and1984

Postby flashman8 on Tue 17 Jan 2017, 9:17 pm

Phantom 892 wrote:Great stuff :yahoo:

Always nice to see those camo Canberras.


same here. but not too keen on silver though, I guess I was spoilt by spending 4 years looking at Buff and camo ones between 1988 and 1992... :yahoo:
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Re: Wyton Canberras 1983 and1984

Postby capercaillie on Wed 18 Jan 2017, 8:57 am

Glory days indeed. The last RAF Canberras ended their days at Marham, the PR9s, PR7s and T4s transferred there with 39 Sqn, the last three PR9s retiring at the end of July 2006.

Some beautiful aircraft there, would have loved to have seen the Short SC9 and got some pics of a T22 as well. Superb :up:
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Re: Wyton Canberras 1983 and1984

Postby st24 on Wed 18 Jan 2017, 9:11 am

capercaillie wrote:Glory days indeed. The last RAF Canberras ended their days at Marham, the PR9s, PR7s and T4s transferred there with 39 Sqn, the last three PR9s retiring at the end of July 2006.

Some beautiful aircraft there, would have loved to have seen the Short SC9 and got some pics of a T22 as well. Superb :up:

You never saw the SC9 mate? I'm shocked. :shock:

Kicking myself I never did a Wyton show; spent a few hours outside over the years, trying to nab the (then) very elusive Nimrod R1s more than these beauties though. Great to see, wonderful days to be doing what we do. :up:
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Re: Wyton Canberras 1983 and1984

Postby Georgeconna on Wed 18 Jan 2017, 10:05 am

Canberra PR.9 XH170 - Gate guardian, now scrapped

Is that frame on the gate guard really gone, It look great 1.5 years ago when I stopped to take a few photos.
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Wyton Canberras 1983 and 1984

Postby comet4 on Wed 18 Jan 2017, 10:13 am

Georgeconna wrote:Canberra PR.9 XH170 - Gate guardian, now scrapped

Is that frame on the gate guard really gone, It look great 1.5 years ago when I stopped to take a few photos.



Grovelling apologies! My memory is failing me - XH170 is indeed the only survivor of the 3 one-time gate guards.
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Re: Wyton Canberras 1983 and1984

Postby King Cobra on Thu 19 Jan 2017, 9:33 pm

Happy days. Did the '84 and Canberra 40th Birthday shows. Always a nice base to visit, inside or out.
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Wyton Canberras 1983 and 1984 - Updated

Postby comet4 on Wed 25 Jan 2017, 1:59 pm

Here are a few more pictures of the Canberras on display at Wyton on those two open days.
Sorry if there is not much variety in these pictures!

Graham


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Canberra PR.7 WT538

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Canberra B.2 WH670

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Canberra E.15 WH972

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Canberra PR.9 XH174

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B.2 WK162

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Canberra T.4 WH849

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Canberra T.17 WJ986

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Canberra TT.18 WK127

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Canberra PR.9 XH169
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Re: Wyton Canberras 1983 and 1984 - Updated

Postby Wissam24 on Fri 27 Jan 2017, 1:22 am

Superb machines!
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