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The Department of Aircraft Production (DAP) Beaufort formed an important part of the striking and reconnaissance powers of the Royal Australian Air Force through the middle years of the Second World War - through 4 different Marks/Variants and a production run of around 700, this aircraft equipped a number of front-line squadrons.

This section of the website tells the story of the aircraft's time in service with the Royal Australian Air Force - the aircraft, the men who flew them and the squadrons they equipped.

 

Individual Aircraft Histories:
Read the history of each Beaufort during its wartime service, and see pictures of these aircraft.

History of the Beaufort-equipped Squadrons:
Find out about the history of the squadrons that were equipped with the DAP Beaufort.

Ranks of the Royal Australian Air Force:
Find out what ranks make up the heirarcy of the Royal Australian Air Force.