Bolingbroke Restoration

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  1. canuck

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    With a personal connection.

    Creating one from the materials from eight original Bolingbrokes that were among the 687 built in Longueil, Quebec

    One man’s quest to restore a vintage Bolingbroke airplane | Watch News Videos Online

    As far as I can determine, Wayne Ready's father was WO Gordon Leonard Ready, killed on 15th December 1943, flying in 14 Squadron from Malta. (Marauder FK131 )

    Marauder FK131
    Missing from navex presumed crashed into sea
    F/Sgt FR Tuxil, F/O WHDavies, W/O WD Kearney, W/O GL Ready, Sgt GF Simpkin, F/Sgt SG Thomas - all missing
    FK375 D 2.jpg
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  3. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

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    My surprise in this was seeing Marauders employed as torpedo bombers in the Med.
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    Bristol Fairchild Bolingbroke

    Bristol 149 Fairchild Bolingbroke Mk. IVT (Serial No. 9059). This trainer has been restored in yellow livery as it would have appeared at a BCATP base. It's now part of the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum collection, Brandon, Manitoba (source Bzuk/via silverhawkauthor)
    The Bristol Fairchild Bolingbroke was a maritime patrol aircraft and trainer used by the Royal Canadian Air Force during WW 2. Built by Fairchild-Canada, it was a license-built version of the Bristol Blenheim Mk IV bomber.
    The Bolingbroke was a Canadian-built version of the Bristol Blenheim IV light bomber.The name Bolingbroke was revived in 1937 to distinguish aircraft produced under license in Canada by Fairchild Aircraft. There were three versions made, including a floatplane. After early RCAF service on coastal patrol during which a Japanese submarine was attacked and possibly destroyed, Bolingbrokes served through the war as bombing and gunnery trainers and as target tugs in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.

    Canadian Virtual Military Museum

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