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Bermuda (Canadian: 3 )

Brewster Bermuda

(Source Kestrel Publications)

The Bermuda was the British designation for the American-built Brewster SB2A Buccaneer. Deliveries of Brewster Bermudas to the RAF began in July 1942. The RAF judged that the type was unsuitable for combat, and most of the Bermudas delivered to the service were converted to target tugs. Five of the aircraft were transferred to the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy for assessment " four as dive bombers and one as a target towing tug. The USAAF received 108 Bermudas, which it designated the A-34 Buccaneer. The type was considered unsuitable even for training purposes, and was withdrawn from service in 1944. A single Buccaneer, ex-RAF (Serial No. FF860), is preserved with the National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola NAS, Florida.

The RCAF acquired three Bermudas from the RAF (Serial Nos. FF568, FF718, FF732) which were used at Suffield, Alberta, for "special" research operations.Harold Skaarup web page with revisions

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last update: 2021-11-02 19:13:48

Bermuda FF568

s/n
 FF568
inst
 A 380

Known Squadron Assignments:

Used for special trials at Suffield, Alberta, by the Test & Development Establishment. Had been RCAF FF568 last update: 2024-February-19
   1943-January-06 Taken on Strength Received from RAF 2020-10-16
   1944-March-03 Classified Instructional CA A 380 2020-06-12
   1946-November-09 Struck off Strength 2020-10-16
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 487 | 1968 546

Bermuda FF718

s/n
 FF718
inst
 A 381

Known Squadron Assignments:

Used for special trials at Suffield, Alberta, by the Test & Development Establishment. Had been RCAF FF718 last update: 2024-March-07
   1943-June-18 Taken on Strength Received from RAF 2020-10-16
   1944-March-03 Classified Instructional CA A 381 2020-06-12
   1946-March-30 Struck off Strength 2020-10-16
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 487 | 1968 546

Bermuda FF732

s/n
 FF732
inst
 A 382

Known Squadron Assignments:

Used for special trials at Suffield, Alberta, by the Test & Development Establishment.. Had been RCAF FF732 last update: 2024-February-19
   1943-June-18 Taken on Strength Received from RAF 2020-10-16
   1944-March-03 Classified Instructional CA A 382 2020-06-12
   1946-May-09 Struck off Strength 2020-10-27
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 487 | 1968 546

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