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Bristol Beaufort at RAF Kallang, Singapore

Bristol Beaufort at RAF Kallang, Singapore

 
 
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IWM: RAF personnel inspect six Australian-built Bristol Beaufort Mark Vs, shortly after their arrival at Kallang, Singapore. The aircraft were intended for the re-equipment of No. 100 Squadron RAF but, as they were unarmed and their crews possessed no operational training, five were returned to Australia, while the sixth was employed on photographic-reconnaissance duties.


AWM: Sembawan, Singapore, Malaya. 25 December 1941. Australian built Beaufort bomber aircraft refuelling on arrival in Malaya, some hands in the crowd holding up the hose from the tanker. These aircraft are fast and highly maneouvrable but were unarmed. Of the six that were flown to Malaya, five returned to Australia with one being kept for reconnaissance purposes.

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25/12/1941
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Australian War Memorial
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