Belfast harbour.

Belfast City 2

sydenham

The Canberra is at RNAS Sydenham/RAF Belfast/Belfast Harbour/Belfast City/George Best Aerodrome/Airfield/Airport. The site has quite a history.

The Canberra is XH129, a PR9. It never made it into RAF service, see XH129

SYD2

queens island belfast 1943

The Shorts factory on Queens Island Belfast in 1943. the aircraft are Sunderland Mk IIIs, our coastal command guru tells me that

“EJ163 is recorded as : ‘to 95 Sqn. ‘K’ 14 May 1944; to 302FTU 16 April 1944; to 343 Sqn (Dakar) 15 May 1944; to Aeronavale 15 May 1945 7F-6. Cashed on take-off 3 November 1949 (7 killed) SOC 13 March 1950. 302 FTU was based at Loch Erne in 1944.
EJ167 (upper left?) to Wig Bay 30 November 1943; to makers 9 Feb 1952; to RNZAF 4 June 1953 (became NZ4116). Scrapped 1966-67″

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