Story added on 30th April 2005
The Canberra has undergone a transformation over the last year or so thanks to the efforts of volunteer Malcolm Lambert, an ex-RAF electrician.
Malcolm has done a phenomenal amount of work on the aircraft with the result that the electrical and hydraulic systems are now live and as a result we can now open the flare bay and camera ports and operate the flaps and airbrakes. When powered the cockpit now hums along exactly as it did when in service, right down to a fully functioning radio which bursts into life from time to time, seeing as it's tuned to Coventry tower! A brief news item cannot do justice to the amount of work carried out, but thankfully Malcolm has written an article which can be found on Les Bywaters' excellent Canberra site.