Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   
Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United Kingdom, Supermarine Seafire

Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United Kingdom, 

Supermarine Seafires

The aim of this web page is to locate, identify and document Supermarine Seafires preserved in the United Kingdom.  Many contributors have assisted in the hunt for these aircraft to provide and update the data on this website.  Photos are by the author unless otherwise credited.  Any errors found here are by the author, and any additions, corrections or amendments to this list of Warplane Survivors of the Second World War in the United Kingdom would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at

Data current to 22 Oct 2020.

Supermarine Seafires preserved in the United Kingdom by aircraft type, serial number, registration number and location:

Supermarine Seafire LF Mk. IIc (Serial No. MB293) Reg. No. G-CFGI, Mark One Partnership LLC, in storage at Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

Supermarine Seafire L Mk. IIIc (Serial No. RX168), Reg. No. G-BWEM, Aircraft Spares & Materials Ltd, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

Supermarine Seafire F Mk. XV (Serial No. PR432), project stored in Warwickshire.

Supermarine Seafire F Mk. XV (Serial No. PR462), Reg. No. G-TGVP, Tim Percy, North Weald.

Supermarine Seafire F Mk. XVII (Serial No. SX300), Reg. No. G-CDTM, Seafire Displays Ltd, North Weald, Essex.

 (Tim Felce Photos)

 (Charlie Jackson Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Supermarine Seafire LF Mk. IIIc (Serial No. PP972), Reg. No. G-BUAR, N-11-5, Fleet Air Arm 880 Squadron, Flying A Services, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Airworthy.  Built by Vickers, this is the only Merlin-powered Seafire that saw combat.

 (Tim Felce Photos)


 (Adrian Pingstone Photos)

 (Kogo Photo)

 (Peter Bakema Photo)

Supermarine Seafire F Mk. XVII (Serial No. SX336), Reg. No. G-KASX, Kennet Aviation, North Weald, Essex. Airworthy.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Supermarine Seafire F Mk. XVII (Serial No. SX137), Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, Somerset.

Supermarine Seafire F Mk. 46 (Serial No. LA564), Reg. No. G-FRSX, being restored to static condition with wings from Seafire F Mk. XVII (Serial No. SK300), Reg. No. G-RIPH, North Weald, Essex.  Milestones Museum, Basingstoke, Hampshire.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4950856)

A number of Canadian pilots flew with the Fleet Air Arm, most notably Lt (N) Robert Hampton Gray, VC, DSO. I found this shot in the Archives of a line-up of Fleet Air Arm aircraft at RNAS Mill Meece, HMS Fledgling ca 1943/44.  The facility was used to train WRNS Air Mechanics (Ordnance) on FAA aircraft. The aircraft in this photo include a Supermarine Seafire Mk. I, a Chance Vought Corsair, a Grumman Martlet, two Fairey Barracudas, and possibly a Hawker Sea Hurricane or Fairey Fulmar.