Wilfred Hardy GAvA - Ice Bird - Avro Shackleton (W)
Avro Shackleton RAF Aircraft Plane Christmas Xmas Card by Artist Wilfred Hardy GAvA
The Avro Shackleton
would eventually become the last Piston-engine aircraft serving in the RAF. As
the MR.1, MR.2 and MR.3 served in the Maritime Reconnaissance role until
superseded by the Nimrod. Small numbers of the aircraft would then be converted
into stop-gap Airborne Early warning aircraft and serve until 1991. The
aircraft here is from 228 Squadron.