Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   
Canadian Warplanes 5: Blackburn Beverly

Blackburn Beverly

Data current to 27 Dec 2020.

 (RAF Photo)

Blackburn Beverly C Mk. 1, RAF (Serial No. XB260), and (Serial No. XB262), transport aircraft were flown by RCAF personnel testing aircraft at the Canadian Experimental and Proving Establishment (CE&PE) at Namao, Alberta.   XB262 was nicknamed "Mayflower III", also known as "The Ark".  It wore the CE&PE badge on the forward fuselage.  A fire started in a covered engine stand surrounding engine No. 4 on 19 Feb 1956 at RCAF Station Namao, Alberta.  The fire damaged the engine and the propeller.  The aircraft was subsequently repaired.