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    Default RAF Canberra 571 1960, Cyprus

    Hi all,

    I am sorry to moving again from the main WWII theme but I would like to ask for help with following puzzle.
    One pilot claimed he flew on "Canberra No. 571" from Akrotiri to Eastleigh in Kenya and back in May 1960.

    I was able to find that there were based Nos. 6, 13, 32, 73 Sq at Akrotiri at the time and I expected that No. 571 means it was taken from serial like xx571 but I am not able to identify the particular Canberra. Any help with the serial and squadron much appreciated.

    TIA

    Pavel
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    Pavel

    One possible is WJ571; I have not had a chance to look up any details on it ... but it might be a start point for you

    Regards

    Pete
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    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    Hi Pete,

    many thanks for advice. I found a great site http://www.ukserials.com/prodlists.php?type=989 which I searched for all Canberras and this one seems to be the only possibility. BUT
    WJ571 EE Canberra B2 d/d 27/05/1953, d/d 05/05/1959 to RhodesianAF as RRAF167, RRAF208, 2085 so it was not with the RAF in 1960.

    Pavel
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