boli smallBuilt by Fairchil-Canada, the Bristol Bolingbroke was a maritime patrol aircraft used by the Royal Canadian Air Force during the second wold war. It was a variant of the Bristol Blenheim Mk IV. 

This was an important aircraft for Quebec’s aviation manufacturing industry as it was one of the first all metal, stressed skin aircraft manufactured in Canada, and required development of new skills by the local workforce.

Its role in the RCAF during WWII was in anti-submarine coastal patrols, general reconnaissance and training.     

Over 600 of these twin-engine bombers were built in Longueuil during WWII.

Restoration work is underway, and it will be finished in the Coastal Command livery representing Bolingbroke number 9066, a “Boly” that served in several squadrons on both coasts and in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.   

When restoration is completed, will be on static display.

 

 

Bristol Bolingbroke Mk IV