RNZAF Bristol Freighter going home to Bristol

The long journey begins…

October 2017 update


August 2017 story….

David Bradley, Restoration Manager from Aerospace Bristol, is currently in New Zealand preparing to ship a former Royal New Zealand Air Force Bristol Freighter aircraft back to the UK.

CAPTIONDavid Bradley, restoration manager for Aerospace Bristol, and the RNZAF 49 Squadron Bristol Freighter he’s preparing for its journey home to Bristol in the UK. Photo by Mike Millett.

Aerospace Bristol Aircraft Museum England acquired the veteran aircraft towards the end of last year and will ship it ‘home’ to Bristol shortly.



David Bradley explains the project in this video by AirFlowNZ

The Bristol Freighter has been stored at Ardmore Airport for more than 20 years.

The intent is to repaint the aircraft in its original RNZAF delivery colours.

Bristol Freighters were flown by the RNZAF’s 49 Squadron and were well known to ANZAC Forces in the Malayan Emergency.






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