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Canberra cockpits on display at the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum
Canberra 75th anniversary event logo

13th May 2024 will mark the 75th anniversary of the inaugural flight of Britains first jet bomber, the Canberra. 

Join us at the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum as we celebrate this milestone of aviation history with an exciting weekend event featuring Canberra Cockpit sections, Crew Reunions, Exhibitions and displays about the Canberra, Presentations, Book Signings and more to be confirmed!

Have a Canberra related display, or just want more information about the event? Please email:

11th - 12th May 2024

Canberra 75th Anniversary Celebration

Resident Cockpits

Already on display at the museum, and viewable at the Canberra 75th event will be the museum's collection of Canberra Cockpit section - The largest collection in the world.

B.2 WD935

T.4 XH584

B(I).6 WT319

PR.7 WH779

PR.7 WT536

T.17 WJ565

T.19 WJ975

T.22 WT525

Canberra cockpit displayed at the SYAM

Visiting Cockpits

Adding to our already sizeable collection of Canberra Cockpits on display, these cockpit sections listed below will be travelling to the museum to be on display at the event - more still to be confirmed!

T.4 WJ880 - Dumfries Aviation Museum

PR.9 XH135 - Ken Delve

TT.18 WH887 - Andrew Shemans

BBMF Flypast

Flypast from the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight's Spitfire and Hurricane.

*Subject to weather and serviceability, Saturday 11th Only. Details and timings to be confirmed.

Spitfire and Hurricane of the BBMF
Book cover "The Canberra Experience" by Steven Beeny

'The Canberra Experience'

clay models of Canberra cockpits

Steven Beeny, Author of "The Canberra Experience" will be joining us for the weekend for Book Signings and merchandise sales including Poster prints, Stickers, Model Cockpits and more.


Join us for a number of presentations and talks over the weekend covering the Canberra's varied service with the RAF and beyond. 

Covering all aspects of the Canberra's service from the eyes of former Pilots, Navigators and the people close to them. Discover more about the Canberra's role as a Bomber with the RAF, the Photo Reconnaissance missions, How it was used by the export Customers and and an insight to the first flight from the Daughter of Roland Beamont.


Full details of the presentations can be found here: 

Canberra Aircrew of 58 Sqn

Crew Reunions

Confirmed crew reunions taking place over the event weekend:

100 Squadron

360 Squadron

231 Operational Conversion Unit

39 Squadron / 1 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit

13 Squadron

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