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    Flying in and out of Paphos airport a few days ago, I noticed a couple of Shackleton's parked at the end of the runway and wondered what their history was. Not been able to find out on the web I thought I would ask here. Can anyone ID these aircraft please?
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    Hi Peter
    I believe they were bought with a view to keeping at least 1 flying as per the Confederate Air Force in the USA. I suggest you contact http://www.thegrowler.org.uk/. which is the website of the Shackleton Association where you might find someone who knows the full story. The Paphos Shacks will almost certainly be ex 8 Sqn AEW Mk 2's.
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    Hi Peter,

    I read about these some time back. I think they were bought by a buisnessman out there. There are some photos of one of them, Serial WL747 at:

    http://www.airliners.net/photo/UK---Air/Avro-Shackleton-AEW2/0611081&tbl=photo_info&photo_nr=2&sok=WHERE__%28ai rcraft_generic_%3D_%27Avro_696ESCSLASH716_Shacklet on%27%29_AND_%28country_%3D_%27Cyprus%27%29_&sort= _order_by_photo_id_DESC_&prev_id=1220701&next_id=N EXTID

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    Dick Mark

    Many thanks for the prompt replies. I now know a little more of their history.

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    Peter

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    I think there was a thread on pprune regarding these aircraft about a year ago - try a search there?
    http://www.pprune.org/forums/aviation-history-nostalgia/243025-shackletons-cyprus.html
    Last edited by gbh1f; 27th July 2008 at 09:17.

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