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Jets at Martlesham Heath

Pure Jets

Avro Ashton

  WE670 9.10.52 - 23.7.53

Avro 707A

  WZ736 1956 for two months

Short Sperrin

  VX161 10.4.53-20.9.54

Gloster Meteor 

F.4 VW308  

T.7 VW411, WF880, WL378

F.8 WK943, WK986  

FR.9 WH535 3.4.52-5.2.53 and 10.6.53-6.9.57

NF.11 WD765, WD769, WD782

English Electric Canberra 

Proto-
type VN799 4.3.53-18.8.53 Crashed near Sutton Heath

B.2 WD947 12.12.51-27.5.52, 16.6.52-9.2.53,  23.2.53-4.6.59

T.4 WH706 2.10.56-5.11.56

T.4 WE189 Crashed at Crown Point 28.9.56

T.4 WJ992 7.6.57-27.6.62

PR.7 WJ818 7.3.56 on delivery to 58 Sqdn at Wyton

De Havilland Comet 

3B XP915  

Avro Lincoln with outer engines, turbojets

 RA633 25.6.47-12.12.49 then converted to two Pythons in outboard positions 20.10.50-19.5.53

 RA716 with 2 Rolls Royce Avons 12.8.52-13.3.56

 RE418 with 2 Armstrong Siddeley Pythons 29.2.52-13.10.52

The units involved in using these aircraft were
Armament and Instrument Experimental Unit
Blind Landing Experimental Unit
Bomb Ballistics Unit
Bomb Ballistics and Blind Landing Experimental Establishment
Rapid Landing Flight
11 Group Communications Flight

 

Turboprop Aircraft

Hawker Siddeley 748

 G-ARAY  

Handley Page Dart Herald

 G-AODF  

 These were at Martlesham Heath in February 1962 for landing and taxiing trials on rough ground.