Canberra: the swimming-pool
Colour illustration depicting the swimming pool of P&O's super-liner Canberra'. Designed by architects Casson and Rendle, the pool was of white mosaic and set within tiers of sunbathing terraces. The teak flooring continued into the Abolido Club. The internal design of Canberra, who would make voyages to Australia, marked a new era of ocean travel. It was the biggest ship to be built by Harland & Wolff shipyard since White Star's Britannic in 1914
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Pictured during a routine sortie, aircraft WJ874 was painted to represent the first prototype Canberra, VN799, when it flew for the first time on 13 May 1949 at Warton airfield, where it had been built. A total of 1347 Canberra's were produced and of the 925 built in the UK 773 were delivered to the RAF.
The Canberra PR9 will be formally retired from RAF service in 2006. The aircraft's illustrious and extensive career with the RAF will end when the last four Canberra PR9s of 39 (part of 1 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit (PRU)) land at RAF Marham for the final time.
When the PR9 lands for the last time, Canberra's will have been in continuous front-line service with the RAF for a staggering 55 years, or nearly two-thirds of the RAF's entire existence
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"Yarralumla, " the Governor-General's Residence, Canberra (b/w photo)
6024679 "Yarralumla, " the Governor-General's Residence, Canberra (b/w photo) by Australian Photographer (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: "Yarralumla, " the Governor-General's Residence, Canberra. Illustration for In Search of Australia by P J Hurley (Dymocks, 1949). Photo credit: NSW Government Printer.); © Look and Learn
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