Comments on: English Electric Canberra http://www.letletlet-warplanes.com/2009/05/04/english-electric-canberra/ Aviation Enthusiast Web Site Tue, 02 Apr 2019 18:30:42 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 By: barry shorrocks http://www.letletlet-warplanes.com/2009/05/04/english-electric-canberra/#comment-16830 Fri, 11 Jun 2010 22:46:50 +0000 http://www.letletlet-warplanes.com/?p=1377#comment-16830 interesting!i was an airframe tech,on b2’s at binbrook from 53 to 55 (demob) we had one painted white underneath i,m pretty sure it was WE111,we gathered it had flown through an atomic cloud somewhere ,.we used to joke about being sterilized.i dont know if anybody remembers the new zealand air race,but just as a point of interest,i was at raf shaibah,refueling and turning round the canberra that won it.maybe it will stir some memories.

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By: Bernard Head http://www.letletlet-warplanes.com/2009/05/04/english-electric-canberra/#comment-11876 Thu, 17 Sep 2009 09:36:18 +0000 http://www.letletlet-warplanes.com/?p=1377#comment-11876 From memory 76 Sqdn had 2 white Canberras although all the 76 Sqdn Canberras that were used in Air Sampling operations were painted with a white water soluble paint. This was used as after sampling flights it could be washed off removing with it some of the radiation.
The Grapple operation I was involved with was Grapple Z, for this and some prior Grapple operations the aircraft were based at RAAF Edinburgh Field and were deployed to Christmas Island for the actual bomb tests. I have no knowledge of 76 Sqdn aircraft operating from RAF Tengah. I am pretty sure that 76 Sqdn RAAF were operating in Malaya around that time although I think they were operating Sabres (I would check but sometimes if you navigate away from a page when you return you have to start again). Actually the movement of 76 Sqdn aircraft was somewhat restricted due to “fly over” restrictions operating in some countries. This caused resorting to all sorts of subterfuge when the aircraft returned to the UK in 1960. I do have some old b/w photos somewhere if they are of interest to you. For some reason the RAF Squadron Histories have almost no information on operations during 1950’s.

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By: David Lloyd http://www.letletlet-warplanes.com/2009/05/04/english-electric-canberra/#comment-11051 Fri, 10 Jul 2009 06:44:44 +0000 http://www.letletlet-warplanes.com/?p=1377#comment-11051 I am trying to find examples of “white” Canberras operating from RAF Tengah in 1958. Only clue I have is Operation Grapple and 76 Squadron “sniffer” aircraft, used for checking H bomb cloud.

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