English Electric Canberra
Canberra WE139 a PR.3. Built in 1953, WE139 was first delivered to the RAF's Handling Squadron before being issued to 540 Sqd at RAF Benson. It was while it was with 540 Sqd that this PR.3 was selected to be an entrant in the great UK to New Zealand Air Race. WH139, crewed by Flight Lieutenents R Butron and DH Gannon, was the eventual winner of the speed section of the race with a time of 23 hours 51 minutes at an average speed of 514 mph. She now sits in the RAF Museum Hendon, London.