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English Electric Canberra - Survivor WH775

PR.7 WH775 - Sue & Roy Jerman, Welshpool, Powys, Wales

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Canberra PR.7 WH775 at Welshpool, 10th June 2018; Richard E Flagg

WH775 was delivered to the RAF on January 11th 1954. In 1971 she flew to Wildenrath in Germany to become an instructional airframe with the maintenance number 8128M. However, later she returned to BAC Preston where she undertook a major overhaul and returned back to flight once completed.

WH775 retired to St Athan on February 10th 1982 and was put in storage, before being moved to No.2 School of Technical Training based at RAF Cosford in July 1985 and was given the maintenance number 8868M. In 1991, RAF Cosford put the airframe up for disposal and Phoenix Aviation purchased the airframe. Sadly they reduced it to a cockpit section and moved it to Bruntingthorpe where she was put up for sale in 1992.

A couple of years later, the cockpit was brought by a Sue and Roy Jerman who moved it to Welshpool in 1995. WH775 is now a part of a fairly decent-sized private collection and has always been kept undercover, although she is a bit dusty! You can only visit the collection by making an appointment with the owners.

Information on this page current as of 30/11/2021, last updated by Jake

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