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Avro Lincoln 02 Sep 2014 05:53 #1

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Avro Lincoln RF343 61 Sqn - Crash at RAF Waddington MQs 3 September 1952

Attempting a 3 engined overshoot at RAF Waddington on 3 September 1952, No 61 squadron's Avro Lincon
RF343 developed an uncontrollable swing and crashed off the edge of the airfield and nearly missing an estate
of some newly built NCO married quarters and slewed around ending up on a rubbish dump.
The pilot, Flying Officer Frank Hercliffe and the crew escaped unharmed with a few minor injuries.
Sadly 2 days later a disaster struck when 2 small boys had entered the partly burned Lincoln to play after guards
had been been removed and they managed to set off some pyrotechnics believed to be verey
cartridges which ignited the fuel tanks creating a large explosion which led to the death of one of the boys,
a pupil from nearby Bracebridge Heath primary school. The first on the scene was a Lincoln aircrew navigator,
M/Nav Arthur Collins and his 6 year old son who were taking their Irish Setter for a walk from thei nearby married
quarter and shortly thereafter the emergency services arrived but it was too late to save the young boy's life.

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Avro Lincoln 12 Mar 2018 23:01 #2

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Nigel Bailey-Underwood has sent me these two great photos apparently taken at Stansted. I must ask him of the year & date -


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Avro Lincoln 13 Mar 2018 07:05 #3

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From the web:

Avro Lincoln Test bed RF533 with Radome test nose. RF533 made its last operational flight on 21.4.61 and was struck off charge on 3.5.61, fatigue life exhausted. It was delivered to Stansted Fire Fighting School on 27.6.61 and burnt between 1962 and 1967.
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Avro Lincoln 13 Mar 2018 20:52 #4

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the OPs original photo cropped ...




(nice job recovering that Chris !)
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Avro Lincoln 14 Mar 2018 09:52 #5

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There were two photos in the OP but the % 20 space replacement caused the first to come back as text again. I suspected there may have been a double space in the 5 space but didn't have time to try all combinations. Normally I copy to Notepad first but didn't this time- typical!
01010000 01100101 01110100 01100101 01110010 00100000 01001011 01101001 01110010 01101011

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Avro Lincoln 26 Sep 2018 16:52 #6

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Jet Engine trials
Thought members would like to see this photo. A Lincoln at RAF West Freugh in the 50s with two jet engines and two prop engines. Serial No RA716. RAF West FReugh was a satellite airfield fro RAE Farnborough for some time

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Avro Lincoln 28 Sep 2018 20:55 #7

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Solway wrote: Jet Engine trials
Thought members would like to see this photo. A Lincoln at RAF West Freugh in the 50s with two jet engines and two prop engines. Serial No RA716. RAF West FReugh was a satellite airfield fro RAE Farnborough for some time


Wikipedia says that these were two RR Avons
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