Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   
Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United Kingdom, Bristol Beaufort and Bristol Beaufighter

Bristol Beaufort and Bristol Beaufighter 

in the United Kingdom

Data current to 6 Feb 2020.

 (Library of Congress Photo  fsa.8d29959)

Bristol Beaufort Mk. V, Royal Australian Air Force.  This was the first Beaufort delivered to the RAAF on 3 September 1941, RAF (Serial No. T9450).  Subsequently it received the RAAF (Serial  A9-1).  Originally this aircraft was intended for use in Singapore, but it was retained in Australia.  It is known that it served in 1942 with No. 1 OTU and with No. 100 Squadron in 1944.  On 29 September it overshot a flare path and crashed through a boundary fence upon landing at Bairnsdale, Victoria, but it was repaired.  It was finally placed in storage on 23 October 1945 and written off on 13 May 1946.

 (RAF Photo)

 (The Land Photos)

 (Roland Turner Photos)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (tataquax Photo)

Bristol Beaufort Mk.VIII (Serial A9-559), a composite of several RAAF aircraft, displayed as Mk.IIA (Serial DD931/L), Royal Air Force Museum London, Hendon.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (Chad Kainz Photos)

 (Mark Harkin Photo)

Bristol Beaufighter Mk. XIc, (Serial No. JM135), ex-RAAF (Serial No. A19-144), a composite airframe which also includes parts of another Mk. XIC (Serial NBo. JL946) and an Australian built Mk. XXI.  The Fighter Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

 (Raymond Godfrey Photo, ca 1967)

Bristol Beaufighter Mk. I (Serial No. X7688), Reg. No. G-DINT, Skysport Engineering, Hatch, Beds.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (The Land Photo)

Bristol Beaufighter TF.X (Serial No. RD253), Royal Air Force Museum London, Hendon.  Ex-Portuguese Air Force BF-13.

 (RAF Photo, ca 1944)

Bristol Beaufighter TF.X (Serial No. RD220), National Museum of Flight, East Fortune Airfield, Scotland. Being restored.

Bristol Beaufighter Mk. IIF (Serial No. unknown), sectioned forward fuselage, on loan from the RAF Museum, last surviving example of a IIF, in night fighting colours, Aerospace Bristol, Hayes, Way, Patchway, Bristol.

Bristol Beaufighter Mk. I (Serial No. 15298), Midland Air Museum, Coventry Airport, Baginton, Warwickshire.