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Handley Page Hastings T.5 (TG517) at the Newark Air Museum - Click for Full Image

Handley Page Hastings T.5 (TG517) at the Newark Air Museum was the 19th Hastings C.1 to be built.. It was initially delivered to 5 MU in July 1948 and later served 47 and 53 Squadron, participating in the Berlin Airlift. It was later converted to a T.5 variant for allocation to the RAF Bombing School. This aircraft also flew fishery protection sorties during the Icelandic 'Cod War'. It's final flight was to Newark in June 1977.

(Picture August 2002)


 

Handley Page Hastings T.5 (TG511) at the Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford - Click for Full Image

Handley Page Hastings T.5 (TG511) at the Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford. This aircraft joined No.5 MU in June 1948 and is also believed to have flown in the Berlin Airlift. It later served with 47, 5 and 202 Squadron before finally joining 20 MU at RAF Ashton Down. In August 1977 it made its last flight to Cosford.

(Picture July 2002)


 
Handley Page Hastings C.1A (TG528) at Duxford - Click for Full Image

Handley Page Hastings C.1A (TG528) at Duxford in the colours of 24 squadron. This aircraft was the 30th Hastings C1 to be delivered to the RAF. It was converted to the C.1A variant with greater fuel capacity and range before last serving with 24 Squadron at RAF Colerne, Wilts. It arrived at Duxford in 1979 and has subsequently been the subject of a four and a half year restoration programme. 

 

(Picture July 2002)

 

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