Seen at Bruntingthorpe, May 2002
(Photo : Damien Burke)
Built as a B.2 in 1954, WK122 first served with 15 Sqd at RAF Conningsby. It was converted to a Target Tug, TT.18, and later transferred to the A&AEE for radio proving trials in April 1968. In September 1968 it was sent to 15 Maintenance Unit, RAF Wroughton (for overhaul?), and from there transferred for service with 7 Sqd at RAF St Mawgan in its TT.18 role.
WK122 was sold to BAC in 1981 where it languished for a few years before being bought by Flambards Triple Theme Park. It was taken by road to Flambards in Cornwall in May 1988.
WK122, over the years, has become rather unsafe as a "full" airframe. It seems that Flambards have disposed of the Canberra but somebody has taken on the cockpit section and had a lot of work done on it. If anybody knows who now owns this TT.18's cockpit, please let me know.
As you can see from Damien's recent photo, it looks to be in good condition now.
Click here for a larger image of Mike Hall's photo of WK122 in service.