Sunday, October 29, 2000

Bristol Beaufighter RD220/BF-10 moves to UK

The Museum of Flight at East Fortune near Edinburgh have acquired a Bristol Beaufighter TF Mk.10 from the South African Air Force Museum at Swartkop. The aircraft, formerly RD220, is expected to arrive in November 2000. During World War 2 Beaufighters were stationed at several Scottish bases, including East Fortune. Although many Beaufighters were built at Filton, this example was built at the Old Mixon 'shadow' factory at Weston-super-Mare.

Saturday, September 30, 2000

Bristol M1C replica G-BWJM/C4918 flies

The Shuttleworth Collections replica Bristol M.1C took to the air for the first time on 29th September 2000, at Old Warden in Bedfordshire. The aircraft carries the serial 'C4918', and is in 72 Squadron RAF colours. It is registered G-BWJM, and was built by Northern Aeroplane Workshops. 125 production M.1C's were built at Filton towards the end of World War I.