Fairey Swordfish Mk I
W5856 - A2A
Fairey Swordfish W5856 is the oldest surviving example left Worldwide. She was built in 1941 by the Blackburn Aircraft Company at Sherburn-in-Elmet. The aircraft was flown from Sherburn-in-Elmet to Lichfield on 21 October 1941, and was packed by 82 MU (Maintenance Unit), ready for shipment overseas.
Fairey Swordfish Mk II
LS326 - L2
LS326 was built at Sherburn-in-Elmet by Blackburn, and she is therefore a "Blackfish". She was delivered to the Royal Navy Air Yard at Donibristle on August 17 1943. From October 1943 she served with the MAC (Merchant Aircraft Carrier) ship parent squadron, 836 NAS (Naval Air Squadron) based at Maydown, Northern Ireland.
Fairey Swordfish Mk III
Fairey Swordfish or "Blackfish" NF389 was delivered to the Royal Navy in April 1944, after being produced at Blackburn Aircraft at Sherburn-in-Elmet. Swordfish' made at Blackburn were also known as "Blackfish". She was transferred to the Royal Air Force a year later.