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.