File photo of Canberra bomber WK163
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Historic Canberra WK163 jet bomber to be restored to flight

A record-breaking Royal Air Force (RAF) bomber from Britain's golden age of jet flight is to be restored to airworthiness.

English Electric Canberra WK163 was the first aircraft in history to complete a transatlantic flight without refuelling, and once held the world altitude record.

It is hoped that a fund-raising campaign, launched by the Vulcan to the Sky Trust, will help ensure restoration can be completed in time for the RAF's centenary in 2018.

Joanne Writtle reports.

  • 22 May 2016
  • From the section UK
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