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The Avro Shackleton was one of the best loved aircraft ever to fly with the Royal Air Force, serving all over the world for 40 years, and just about every country has an oil stained patch of tarmac which is forever England. Two Shackletons are still flying, an MR3 in South Africa and a AEW2 operating from Midland, Texas in the USA. The AEW2 incidentally is owned by Air Atlantique just up the road from me in Coventry, but inexplicably the CAA has not issued a permit to fly in the UK. On a personal note my father was associated with the Shackleton for most of his career with Hawker Siddely and British Aerospace, and as Chief Works superintendant at Bitteswell was largely responsible for re-booming the Shackleton AEW2 in the mid 1970's which kept the Shackleton flying until the 1990's.