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WL751/M - Shackleton MR.2C - Baginton - 18 July 74 | by THE Graf Zeppelin
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WL751/M - Shackleton MR.2C - Baginton - 18 July 74

Issued to 224 Squadron at Gibraltar in May 1955, the aircraft took part in the month-long goodwill tour of South America in April/May 1957. Withdrawn in early 1972 having also served with Nos 210 and 204 Squadrons, the aircraft was sold to Shackleton Aviation and arrived at Baginton in May. Sold for scrap when the company moved to Hurn, it was hoped that it could be sold to the Confederate Air Force in the US, but this did not happen and the airframe was scrapped in January 1975.

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Uploaded on April 29, 2016