1936 Blackburn B2

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This aircraft, the only remaining airworthy Blackburn B-2, was built in 1936 and delivered to Flying Training Ltd at Hanworth, fitted with a Hermes IVA engine in common with the rest of the Hanworth fleet. It returned to Brough with all the other B-2s in 1939 and was retained by Blackburn Aircraft Ltd when the other B-2s were taken over by the RAF. Post war, it was fitted with a Gipsy Major I engine and continued to be based and to fly from Brough where it was initially used for instruction at the Blackburn-sponsored

Brough Flying Club. Latterly it has been exhibited over many years at various flying meetings and now forms part of the Heritage Fleet of aircraft owned by BAE Systems. In 2006 BAE Systems decided to relocate the B-2 to Old Warden and, after a refurbishment, it came here in early 2008 where it joins the de Havilland Cirrus Moth and Avro C19 (Anson) also owned by BAE.



Invention (2017. Yorkshire regional television, Paul Bader. Screenhouse Productions)

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