Thunder and Lightnings - Damien Burke's web-famous site

Airspeed - Nick Challoner, excellent aviation photography site. Also has pages for types with RAF hangar types, airfields, cars, much more.

The Picture Hangar - Garry Lakin, Lightnings and Vulcans

B-57 Canberra - Mark Witt, featuring the US Canberra by a B-57 pilot

Kev Darling - Ex-RAF Rigger (Vulcans), co-author of the book "RAF Gate Guards", and sole author of "Lightning, The Operational History" and other aircraft histories.

The Hangar - Paul Nann, "Pacman". Paul just seems to get better, sharper, pictures than most.

Yeovilton's FRADU Canberras - Mark Russell, and FRADU Hunters

Keyham Books, and Bristol Brittanias - Dave Berry, Brittania pilot, self-publishing author and recreational vehicle expert.

BHARAT RAKSHAK - The Consortium of Indian Military Websites - Rupak Chattopadhyay

Chris Cannon - Countrywide Productions - Chris, and his daughter, produce an interesting range of DVDs including aviation related subjects. Their neat website is well worth a visit."

Flying Stations - produce flight sim models for FS9/FSX including a lovely selection of virtual Canberras!

Dave Jackson - Flightline Photographic
Dave is ex-RAF and now a photographer and writer specialising in aircraft.

Ron Ledwidge
Ron was an ex-3 Sqd B(I)8 pilot who was with the squadron during my time on it - 1964/66. Ron was also the first B(I)8 pilot to get his navigator successfully out of a stricken B(I)8 before he himself ejected. He was awarded the Air Force Cross for his airmanship. Ron was a staunch member of the 3 Sqd Association and the Canberra Association, sadly, Ron passed away on 20 July 2003.

Sir Timothy Garden
An ex-3 Sqd pilot who also commanded a Vulcan squadron. Visit his excellent Web Site - "Foreign & Security Policy from Tim Garden".

Aircraft Caricatures
This site, by Robert Henderson, is just the place for light relief, maybe he's already done your favourite aircraft! Not only are Rob's caricatures of aircraft a sight to see, (that's his PR.9 to the left) but he will also undertake commissions for personalised "leaving" portraits - those so treasured by squadron members and similar that are "moving on".

Aircraft Walkaround Centre
Robert Lundin's site has an incredible number of detail pictures of various aircraft, including the Canberra. The list of types is huge - and growing. One for the modellers I reckon.

Service Pals Web Site
The web site for ex-serving members of the RAF, Army or Navy to get together and chat, whinge, exchange views or find old comrades. Log on and read the input.

The Ejection Seat Web Site
Run by Jim Griff, this web site covers many aspects of the bang-seat's history and use. For all you ever wanted to know about these life-saving devices.

The UK Serials Web Site
Great resource for those wanting to check/find aircraft serial numbers.

The Spy Flights Web Site
Interesting reading and has a Canberra connection.

The Australian Defence Force (Canberra) Serials Web Site
Maintained by Martin Edwards, this link takes you to his listing, potted history and images (some) of all the Australian GAF A-84 Canberras.

3 Sqd Association
If you are a serving or an ex-3 Sqd guy you may wish to become a member of this active Squadron Association. The Association embraces the complete history of 3 (Fighter) Sqd, including Hurricanes, Tempests, Hunters, Sabers, Canberras, and many more types. Visit the site for joining information.

213 Sqd Association
If you served with 213 Sqd you may wish to become a member of the "unofficial" Squadron Association. The Association Web Site is run by Brian West (non-squadron) and will grow to embrace the history of the squadron and the aircraft types. Visit the site for joining information.

Midland Air Museum
Located at Coventry Airport, the Midland Air Museum are justly proud of the diversity of their exhibits. There is extensive coverage of Sir Frank Whittle's life and times as well as archive material (and models) covering the UK's early aviation years. MAM is also the home of WF922, one of only two preserved PR.3 Canberras, the other being WE139 at RAF Hendon.

Newark Air Museum
Located on the wartime airfield of RAF Winthorpe - a Short Strirling base - the Newark Air Museum is well worth a visit. The museum was set up by a group of enthusiasts in 1963 with the remains of a Westland Wallace which had been discovered in the woods near Cranwell. Newark Air Museum now enjoys an excellent collection of aircraft including a Vulcan and, of course, 3 full Canberras and two Canberra cockpits [ B(I)8 WV787, T.19 WH904, PR.7 WH791, T.17 WH863 and PR.9 XH177 ].

Queensland Air Museum
Located at the Coloundra Aerodrome just outside Brisbane, this air museum has been in business for 25 years. QAM opened on 2 June 1974 and its first aircraft was Canberra B84-225. Richard Hitchins, founder, says that the museum now has an impressive display of preserved aircraft (although, for some reason there's more De Havilland than any other make). If you are in Australia and near Brisbane, go visit the museum, it sounds like a good day out for aviation enthusiasts. Here's a QAM brochure.

RAAF Museum
The RAAF Museum at Point Cook, Victoria maintains a very impressive Web Site with downloadable videos. Visit their web site if you can, and, if you're in Australia, go along for a visit.

RNZAF Museum
The RNZAF Museum at Wigram, Christchurch very kindly sent me the photo of WT346 - a B(I)8. From their web site they would seem to have an impressive inventory of aircraft. Visit their web site if you can, and, if you're in New Zealand, go along for a visit.

Bassingbourn Tower Museum
Steve Pena runs this museum as a tribute to the men and machines that worked at RAF Bassingbourn. Founded in the mid 1970's the Tower Museum, Bassingbourn, England, was the first of its type and is housed in the original airfield control tower. The Museum is worth a visit, but make an appointment first, OK.

207 Squadron Tribute Site
Frank Haslam runs this site as a tribute to the history of 207 Squadron (207 flew Canberra B.2s in the 50s), so it is a pleasure to make this link. Click on the Badge to visit.

Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum
David Reid is the Chairman of this fine air museum in Scotland. The museum is situated on the Heathhall Industrial Estate, Heathhall, Dumfries and is open from Easter to October.

Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
NASAM is at Flixton in Suffolk (near Bungay) and is East Anglia's Aviation Heritage Centre. The museum also incorporates the RAF Bomber Command Museum; 446th Aviation Group Museum and the Royal Observer's Corps Museum. NASAM has been in existence since 1972, has a fine collection of over 25 aircraft, and is FREE entry. Now on the Internet, the Museum can also be contacted on +(0) 1986 896644.

Bournemouth Aviation Museum
The Bournemouth Aviation Museum is the only UK Charitable Museum dedicated to preserving and presenting to the public at large, amongst others, operational examples of historic military jets and its aircraft are appreciated by the many hundreds of thousands attending UK airshows - including Farnborough.

South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum AeroVenture
The South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum Aeroventure lies just outside Doncaster and is well worth a visit.

RAAF Association Aviation Heritage Museum
A good presentation of Royal Australian Air Force heritage.

Diverse Images
A privately owned British company, the vast majority of their work is carried out in their Studios in Brighton where they sculpt, cast and paint their models. They are proud of the fact that not only do they manufacture their own models but, unusually, they are also responsible for all their own research and origination.

Scale Miniture Models
Manufacturers of display model aircraft, collectables and pilot training/briefing aids. Modern and past, military, civil, and space subjects in various scales.

Classic Wings Downunder
Australian aviation enthusiasts magazine for classic jets and warbirds. With thanks for permission to use of the picture of A84-502.

The AeroSeek Directory
This is a good aviation search site which has become a "first-choice" searchable database for Aviation related Web Sites. The searchable list of aviation related items - planes, warbirds, products, flying clubs, aviation URLs, etc - is growing daily. Click on the logo to visit.


English Electric Canberra
This is the premier reference for my site, it is the definitive reference work on the Canberra. This book is by Ken Delve (ex-Canberra navigator and Editor of Flypast Magazine), Peter Green and John Clemons and is published by Midland Counties Publications.

RAF Gate Guards
This excellent little 1992 book by Jim Simpson and Kev Darling is a fount of detail on Gate Guards. The book was published by AirLife Publishing Ltd and is ISBN 1-85310-166-4. It is worth searching it out.

English Electric Canberra
By Barry Jones. A new book with many of the author's own photographs and a slightly different slant on the history. Well worth adding if you enjoy Canberras.

Canberra The Operational Record
By Robert Jackson. Published by Airlife in 1988 this book covers the Canberras RAF service in some detail. Out of print now but worth searching the air-fairs for.

English Electric Canberra
By Roland Beamont and Aurthur Reed. An excellant Ian Allen book published in 1984 and co-written by Roland Beamont, the Canberra test pilot.

Martin B-57 Canberra
By Robert Mikesh. The definitive book for information about the US built Canberras.