Archive | 30 Squadron based at RAF Dishforth

The following photographs were taken during my fathers time as a co-pilot flying Blackburn Beverleys with 30 Squadron, based at RAF Dishforth on detachment in Aden (between 1955 and 1957). He also frequently piloted De Havilland Chipmunks during this period.

During this time, he flew a Blackburn Beverley from RAF Dishforth to Hendon on 13th September 1957 for static display at the 1957 Battle of Britain Air Show, returning to Dishforth two days later. This show was the last at Hendon prior to the removal of the runway. 

 
Blackburn Beverley on the runway at Mukeiras, South Arabia - Click for Full Image
 
Blackburn Beverley on the runway at Mukeiras, South Arabia.

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Flying Officer Rogers in co-pilot's seat in a Beverley - Click for Full Image
 
Flying Officer Rogers in co-pilot's seat in a Beverley.

 
Beverleys in flight - Click for Full Image
 
Beverleys in flight.

 
The massive cargo doors of the Beverley - Click for Full Image
 
The massive cargo doors of the Beverley.

 
Beverley and a Douglas DC3 - Click for Full Image
 
Beverley and a Douglas DC3.

 
Beverley at Beihan, South Arabia - Click for Full Image
 
Beverley at Beihan, South Arabia.

 
Blackburn Beverley of 30 Squadron alongside De Havilland Vampire T11 and single-seater Vampires of Rhodesian Air Force at Mogadishu, Somalia - Click for Full Image
 
Blackburn Beverley of 30 Squadron alongside De Havilland Vampire T11 and single-seater Vampires of Rhodesian Air Force at Mogadishu, Somalia . This flight in Blackburn Beverley XH130 arrived in Mogadishu from Khormaksar on the 14th January 1956 and returned to Khormaskar two days later.

 
View of undercarriage of Beverley at Sharjah - Click for Full Image
 
View of Beverley undercarriage at Sharjah.

 
Gloster Meteor flying alongside a Beverley - Click for Full Image
 
Gloster Meteor flying alongside a Beverley.
 

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