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Britannia Pacific 70010 ('Owen Glendower') is seen from the top of the Patricroft coaling tower, circa 1965.

Britannia Pacific 70010 ('Owen Glendower') is seen from the top of the Patricroft coaling tower, circa 1965.

An Avro Shackleton MR.2 aircraft of No 205 Squadron RAF over the jungles of Labuan, Borneo during operations in the region.~ BFD

An Avro Shackleton MR.2 aircraft of No 205 Squadron RAF over the jungles of Labuan, Borneo during operations in the region.~ BFD

Julio Larraz, ‘Per Ardua ad Astra’, 2015

Julio Larraz, ‘Per Ardua ad Astra’, 2015

UK has been without a dedicated maritime patrol aircraft capability since the Royal Air Force retired its last Nimrod MR2s (pictured) in 2010. Their planned replacement – BAE Systems' Nimrod MRA4 – was cancelled in an SDSR later the same year.

UK has been without a dedicated maritime patrol aircraft capability since the Royal Air Force retired its last Nimrod MR2s (pictured) in 2010. Their planned replacement – BAE Systems' Nimrod MRA4 – was cancelled in an SDSR later the same year.

ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS FAR EAST 1941-1945 (CI 713)   A Vickers Wellington Mark X of No. 99 Squadron RAF, lands at Jessore, India, on returning from a bombing sortie over Burma.

ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS FAR EAST 1941-1945 (CI 713) A Vickers Wellington Mark X of No. 99 Squadron RAF, lands at Jessore, India, on returning from a bombing sortie over Burma.