The Bristol "Beaufort" was first flown in October 1938, and was in action by December 1939. Its main function was torpedo-bombing, but it was also used in reconnaissance and mine-laying. Beauforts did good work attacking enemy shipping in the North Sea, the English Channel, the Mediterranean, and took part in several strikes on major German warships.
The first Coastal Command Victoria Cross was awarded posthumously to FLYING OFFICER KENNETH CAMPBELL, V.C., No. 22 Squadron, RAF, for a particular gallant torpedo attack in a Beaufort on the German cruiser G...
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