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Old 19th August 2010, 01:59
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Wellington X. production

Hi Folks,

I am wondering if any of you could tell me which Vickers Wellington X. bomber serial number batches (only Mk/B. X. !) were built in Chester, England and which ones were built in Blackpool in 1943-1944. Thank you.

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Old 22nd August 2010, 04:24
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Re: Wellington X. production

Hello Gabor,

672 Vickers Wellington X's were delivered between November 42 and May 43 by Vickers-Armstrongs, Hawarden,Chester. Serial numbers HE147 to HE995.

118 Wellington X's were delivered in May and June 43 by Vickers-Armstrongs, Hawarden, Chester. Serial numbers HF452 to HF606.

At least 26 Wellington X's were delivered by Vickers-Armstrongs Squires Gate, Blackpool between September 42 and February 43. Serial numbers in the HF609 to HF816 range.

At least 188 Wellington X's were delivered between December 42 and August 43 by Vickers-Armstrongs Blackpool. Serial numbers in the HZ102 to HZ981 range.

At least 106 Wellington X's were delivered between June and December 43. Serial numbers in the JA100 to JA645 range.

1382 Wellington X's were delivered between September 43 and January 45 by Vickers-Armstrongs, Hawarden, Chester. Serial numbers in the LN157 to LN989, LP113 to LP986 and LR110 to LR210 ranges.

At least 300 Wellington X's were delivered between December 43 and July 44 by Vickers-Armstrongs, Squires Gate, Blackpool. Serial numbers in the ME870 to ME999, MF113 to MF742 range.

27 Wellington X's were delivered in March/April 43 by Vickers-Armstrongs Blackpool. Serial numbers MS470 to MS496.

263 Wellington X's were delivered between 1944 and July 45 by Vickers-Armstrongs Chester. Serial numbers NA710 to NA997, NB110 to NB139.

Some 326 Wellington X's delivered between June and December 44 by Vickers-Armstrongs, Squires Gate, Blackpool. Serial numbers NC414 to NC990, ND104 to ND133.

Some Wellington X's delivered between November 44 and April 45 by Vickers-Armstrongs, Blackpool. Serial numbers PF820 to PF999, PG112 to PG422.

206 Wellington X's were delivered between May and October 45 by Vickers, Blackpool. Serial numbers in the RP312 to RP590 range.

All of the above detail can be found in the Air Britain RAF Aircraft Serial number series.
Unless someone can isolate the ones you seek you will have to trawl the books and pick out those that you need.

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Old 22nd August 2010, 11:29
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Re: Wellington X. production

A further complication is that some of the above were assembled at Chester's sub-unit at RAF Cranage in Cheshire. Similarly, some of the Blackpool production came from a sub-unit at Blackpool's old Stanley Park aerodrome.

For the record, the Chester plant was (and still is, now Airbus) on the edge of Hawarden airfield. Although near Chester, it is actually just over the border in Flintshire, North Wales. To add to the confusion, it is often referred to as Broughton (pronounced Brorton) after the adjacent village. All very puzzling to a non-local!
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Old 22nd August 2010, 14:10
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Re: Wellington X. production

Thank you very much guys for the very detailed answers - this is exactly I was seeking, - really appreciate it! BTW, where was the JA100 - JA645 batch built?

Cheers,

Gabor

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