Tuesday 13 June 2023

ONE OF the country’s most iconic aircraft, the C130 Hercules, will fly over Beverley tomorrow afternoon as part of a nationwide flypast to mark its retirement from active service.

The planes have operated across the globe in support of UK military and humanitarian relief operations but will be withdrawn on June 30. That date also marks the official stand-down of 47 Squadron, latterly based at RAF Brize Norton but formed in Beverley in 1916 as a home defence unit, operating from The Westwood and protecting East Yorkshire against attack by German Zeppelin.

The Hercules is due to fly over Beverley at 2.23 tomorrow afternoon en route to Brize Norton. As previously reported by Beverley FM, Beverley Town Council has received a request for a plaque or plinth to be positioned somewhere in the town to commemorate 47 Squadron’s formation in Beverley.


POLICE have issued CCTV pictures of a man they wish to speak to in relation to a reported sexual assault which is believed to have occurred in a charity shop in Wednesday Market, Beverly, in March. 

The alleged assault is said to have taken place between 3 and 3.30pm on Sunday March 5. A police spokesperson told us: “A number of lines of enquiry have been investigated and we are now in a position to release CCTV images of a man we believe could assist with our ongoing inquiries.” The statement continued: “If this man is you, or you know who he is, you can contact us on our non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference number 23*32583.”


BEVERLEY-based East Yorkshire Foodbank is organising a fund-raising evening walk and treasure hunt on Thursday, starting and finishing at the Queen’s Head, where a prize-giving and buffet will be held. The 90-minute walk starts at 7pm and costs £8 per person. Call 01482 772060 for tickets.