Entering service in 1951, the Shackleton has been seen worldwide performing anti-submarine and search and rescue duties prior to the installation of the radar necessary for the airborne early warning role in 1972 wit No.8 squadron. Phased out during 1991, and superseded by the Boeing E-3 Sentries, only six remain and are still with No.8 Squadron based at Lossiemouth. They are occasionally called upon to assist for search and rescue sorties and the dubious honour of operating in the conditions depicted. After forty years of sterling service the Shackleton deserves a tribute.
Item Code : GC0222
End of an Era by Gerald Coulson. - Editions Available
The remarkable Avro Shackleton provided the RAF with stalwart service for no less than 43 years. These charming giants lumbering into the 1990s and into the hearts of literally thousands of servicemen, ex-servicemen and enthusiasts alike before finally signing off in July 1991. This is AEW.2 WL757 Brian based at Lossiemouth. The last RAF unit to operate the Shackleton before its replacement with the long overdue Boeing Sentry AEW. An appealing and emotive painting of one of British aviations most charismatic aeroplanes.
Item Code : B0026
Bowing Out (Shackleton) by Ivan Berryman. - Editions Available