Useful links


Centenary of British Aviation

100 Years of British Aviation

Brooklands Roe 1 Project website




Alliott Verdon-Roe



AVRO Canada


Vulcan to the Sky - XH558


More information and donations


Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

Lancaster overview

Display information

SARO Apprentices




Brooklands Museum

Roe 1 Biplane Replica (1985) housed in Avroshed, Roe 1 Biplane replica (2008) taxiable, Avro 504, Avro Lancaster Nose Section

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Duxford Imperial War Museum

Avro Lancaster, Avro Vulcan, Avro Anson, Avro 504, Avro York

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Lea Valley Experience


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Manchester Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)

Roe 1 Triplane replica (1970s),   Avro 504,   Avro Avian
Avro Shackleton, Avro 707, Avo Type F under construction

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The Science Museum London

A.V.Roe's Triplane 1909  

Avro 504K

Avro windtunnel models


Solent Sky

Houses an Avro 504, Avro Bicar, SRA1 and a Saunders-Roe Skeeter

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Surviving Aircraft


Aircraft                  Registration    Location
Avro 19 Series 2    G-AGPG           Hooton Park Trust
                Awaiting restoration
Avro 19 Series 2    G-AWAY           Air Atlantique    

Avro 504J              BAPC 210        Solent Sky
                Reproduction. C4451
Avro 504K               BAPC 122
                Full scale model. Built by PPS, Booker, for Wings TV series. Static
Avro 504K              BAPC 177        Brooklands
                 Full scale model. Built by PPS, Booker, for Aces High film. Static
Avro 504K              BAPC 178        Full scale model
Avro 504K               BAPC 42           Yorkshire Air Museum
                Full scale model. H1968
Avro 504K              D7560               Science Museum    
Avro 504K               D8781               New Zealand
               Full scale model. Airworthy. Radial engine
Avro 504K              E449                 RAF Museum (Hendon)
               Composite using Avro 548 parts
Avro 504K             G-ABAA             MOSI
               Owned by RAF Museum
Avro 504K              H5199              Shuttleworth Trust
               Airworthy. Restored from Avro 504N
Avro 504K                                       Museum of Flight, East Fortune
              Forward fuselage & engine
Avro 504L              G-EASD            Owned by Geoff New
              Awaiting restoration
Avro 581E Avian    G-EBOV            Brisbane Museum    
Avro 611                G-EBYY             Musee de l'Air, Le Bourget    Cievra C8L
Avro 618 Ten         G-ACGF            Museum of Flight, East Fortune
             Engine nacelles only. 
Avro 626 Prefect     NZ203              New Zealand ?    
Avro 631 Cadet                               Ireland ?    
Avro 631 Cadet                               Ireland ?
Avro 631 Cadet
Avro 671                 AP507              Science Museum Cievra C30A
Avro 671                 G-ACWM          Helicopter Museum
             Cievra C30A. Unrestored
Avro 671                 HM580             IWM (Duxford)    Cievra C30A
Avro 671                 K4232              RAF Museum (Hendon)    Cievra C30A
Avro 707A               WZ736             MOSI    Owned by RAF Museum
Avro 707C               WZ744             RAF Museum (Cosford)    
Avro Anson C19      G-AWRS           North East Aircraft Museum    
Avro Anson C19      TX214              RAF Museum (Cosford)    
Avro Anson C19      TX225              Air Atlantique    
Avro Anson C19      TX226              Air Atlantique    
Avro Anson C19      VL348              Newark Air Museum    
Avro Anson C19      VL349              Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum    
Avro Anson C19      VM325             Gloucestershire Aviation Collection    
Avro Anson C19      VM360             Museum of Flight, East Fortune
             Former Kemps Aerial Surveys
Avro Anson C19      VP519              Boulton Paul Association
            Nose section only
Avro Anson C21      WD413              Air Atlantique - Airworthy
Avro Anson I           N4877               IWM
           ex Derby Airways. Later engine cowlings
Avro Anson I           W2068               RAF Museum (Hendon)
           Fuselage only. Canadian built ? Incorrect serial 
Avro Anson T21     VS562               RAF Llanbedr Museum
          Under restoration.
Avro Anson T21     VV901                Yorkshire Air Museum
          Composite. Wings from C21
Avro Ashton 2        WB491                Newark Air Museum
           Forward fuselage only
Avro Avian IIIa       G-EBZM               MOSI
          Owned by The Aeroplane Collection
Avro Avian IV        G-ACGT                Leeds/Bradford Airport
           Awaiting restoration
Avro Baby              VH-UCQ                Brisbane Museum    
Avro Canada CF100 IV      18393         IWM (Duxford)    
Avro Lancaster B1  DV372                    IWM
          Cockpit section only
Avro Lancaster B1  PA474                 Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
           Vickers built, at Chester
Avro Lancaster B1  R5868                  RAF Museum (Hendon)
           Metrovick built
Avro Lancaster BVII  NX611               Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage
Avro Lancaster BVII                            Musee de l'Air
           Le Bourget    Aeronavale aircraft
Avro Lancaster BX   KB889                 IWM (Duxford)
          Victory Aircraft built
Avro Lancaster BX   KB994                 North Weald Aerodrome
          Parts only. Victory Aircraft built
Avro Lancaster BX                               Gosport, Hampshire
         Nose section only. Victory Aircraft built
Avro Lincoln B2       RE408                 Museo National de Aeronautica
         Buenos Aires, Argentina    
Avro Lincoln B2       RF342                 Australia ?
        Major components only. Former Napier testbed.
        Was fitted with Lancaster nose. Armstrong Whitworth built
Avro Lincoln B2       RF398                 RAF Museum (Cosford)
         Armstrong Whitworth built
Avro Lincoln B2                                   Argentina    
Avro Shackleton AEW2  WL756           St Austell, Cornwall
         Nose section only.
Avro Shackleton AEW2  WL790           Shackleton Preservation Trust    
Avro Shackleton AEW2  WL795           RAF St Mawgan
         Nose section only
Avro Shackleton AEW2  WR693           Shackleton Preservation Trust    
Avro Shackleton AEW2  WR960           MOSI    Owned by RAF Museum
Avro Shackleton MR3/3  WR971          West Norfolk Air Museum    Parts only.
Avro Shackleton MR3/3  WR974          Gatwick Aviation Society    
Avro Shackleton MR3/3  WR977          Newark Air Museum    
Avro Shackleton MR3/3  WR982          Gatwick Aviation Society    
Avro Shackleton MR3/3  WR985          Long Marston Aircraft Collection    
Avro Shackleton MR3/3  WR985          Jet Aviation Preservation Group    
Avro Shackleton MR3/3  XF708           IWM (Duxford)    
Avro Shackleton T4        VP293          Nose section only. 
Avro Shackleton T4        WG511         Nose section only
Avro Tutor                      K3215          Shuttleworth Trust
Avro Vulcan B2              XH537          Wellesbourne Wartime Museum
          Nose section only
Avro Vulcan B2              XH560          Bornemouth, nose section only
Avro Vulcan B2              XH563          Bruntingthorpe, nose section only.
Avro Vulcan B2              XH588          Vulcan to the Sky Trust, airworthy
Avro Vulcan B2              XJ823           Solway Aviation Museum    
Avro Vulcan B2              XJ824           IWM (Duxford)    
Avro Vulcan B2              XL318           RAF Museum (Hendon)    
Avro Vulcan B2              XL319           North East Aircraft Museum    
Avro Vulcan B2              XL360           Midland Air Museum    
Avro Vulcan B2              XL388           Blythe Valley Avition Collection
          Nose section only.
Avro Vulcan B2              XL391           Former Blackpool Air Centre
          Nose section only ?
Avro Vulcan B2              XL426           Vulcan Restoration Trust    
Avro Vulcan B2              XM569         Gloucestershire Aviation
           Nose section only
Avro Vulcan B2              XM575         East Midlands Airport
           Nose section only
Avro Vulcan B2              XM594          Newark Air Museum    
Avro Vulcan B2              XM597          Museum of Flight, East Fortune    
Avro Vulcan B2              XM598          RAF Museum (Cosford)    
Avro Vulcan B2              XM602          MOSI
          Nose section only
Avro Vulcan B2              XM603          Avro Heritage/ 603 Club    
Avro Vulcan B2              XM607          RAF Waddington    
Avro Vulcan B2              XM612          City of Norwich Aviation Museum    
Avro Vulcan B2              XM652          Cockpit Collection, Welshpool
          Nose section only
Avro Vulcan B2             XM655            Wellesbourne Wartime Museum    
Avro Vulcan BI              XA893             RAF Museum (Cosford)
         Nose section only
Avro Vulcan BI              XA903            Wellesbourne Wartime Museum
         Nose section only
Avro XIX Series 2          G-AHKX          Shuttleworth Trust
         Owned by BAE Systems. Airworthy. Former Kemps Aerial Surveys
Avro York                       G-ANTK          Duxford Aviation Society
         Ex Dan Air
Avro York                       TS798            RAF Museum (Cosford)    
Roe 1 Biplane               BAPC 187      Brooklands
        Full scale model.   G-AACA
Roe 1 Biplane                                     Brooklands - Full scale model
Roe 1 Triplane              BAPC 50       Science Museum    
Roe 1 Triplane              BAPC 6         MOSI
         Replica. Owned by The Aeroplane Collection.
         Built by Avro apprentices at Chadderton in 1952
Roe 1 Triplane                                   MOSI
         Replica. Owned by EVR. Airworthy ?
Roe Triplane IV             BAPC 1         Shuttleworth Trust
         Full scale model. Airworthy.
Roe Type F                                         MOSI
         Full scale model. Under construction
Saunders-Roe Skeeter AOP12   XL762   Museum of Flight, East Fortune    
Saunders-Roe Skeeter AOP12   XL764   Newark Air Museum    
Saunders-Roe Skeeter AOP12   XL770   Solent Sky
        Owned by Museum of Army Flying
Saunders-Roe Skeeter AOP12   XL811   Helicopter Museum    
Saunders-Roe Skeeter AOP12   XL813    Museum of Army Flying    
Saunders-Roe Skeeter AOP12   XM555   RAF Museum (Cosford)    
Saunders-Roe Skeeter AOP12   XM561   Doncaster Aeroventure    
Saunders-Roe Skeeter AOP12   XM564   Tank Museum    
Saunders-Roe Skeeter AOP12   XN341    Stondon Transport Museum    
Saunders-Roe Skeeter AOP12   XN344    Science Museum    
Saunders-Roe SR53                   XD145   RAF Museum (Cosford)    
Saunders-Roe SRA1                  TG263    Solent Sky, Owned by IWM



Reference Material


A.V. Roe and General Early Aviation
The Old Flying Days by Major CC Turner. Sampson Low, Marston & Co c1922


The World of Wings And Things by Sir Alliott Verdon-Roe. (Autobiography) Hurst & Blacket, 1939.
A. V. Roe A Biography of Sir Alliott Verdon-Roe Pioneer of British Aviation by Edward Lanchbery. (Biography) The Bodley Head, 1956.
The Challenging Sky by Lawrence J. Ludovici. (A. V. Roe biography) Jenkins (London) 1956.


Of Flight & Flyers by Oliver Stewart. Newnes 1964


Aviation The Creative Ideas by Oliver Stewart. Faber & Faber 1966


British Aviation The Pioneer Years by Harald Penrose. Putnam 1967


Triplane to Typhoon. Aircraft produced by factories in Lancashire and the North West by James H Longworth. Lancashire County Development 2005


Aviation in Manchester, a short history by Brian Robson. Royal Aeronautical Society Manchester Branch
Avro & A.V. Roe & Co

Avro Aircraft Since 1908 by A. J. Jackson. (Co. history) Putnam (1st edition) 1956.
Avro Aircraft since 1908 by A. J. Jackson. (Co. history) Putnam (2nd enlarged edition) 1990.


Avro an Aircraft Album by Eric A. Harlin & George A. Jenks. (Co. history) Ian Allen 1973.


Avro: The History of an Aircraft Company by Harry Holmes, Airlife Publishing (Shrewsbury) 1994.


Avro – Archive Photographs compiled by Harry Holmes. (Photo album) Chalford Publishing (Stroud) 1996. ISBN 0 7524 0653 1


Avro Aircraft – Britain in old photographs by Rodger Jackson. (Photo album) Budding Books (Stroud) 1995.


Pioneering Years 1918-1961 by CE Fielding. Autobiography. British Aerospace Plc Manchester Division.


Wings over Brooklands. The story of the Birthplace of British aviation by Howard Johnson. Whittet Books 1981. ISBN 0 905483 40 5 


Avro Aeroplanes


Avro Lancaster 50th Anniversary 1941-1991 by the Manchester Branch RAeS 1991 ISBN  0 903409 83 6


Avro Lancaster Bitain's Greatest wartime Bomber by Peter C Smith. Midland (Ian Allan Publishing) 2008. ISBN 978 85780 269 6


Lancaster at War and Lancaster at War 2 by Mike Garbet & Brian Goulding. Ian Allan 1971 & 1979


Avro Lancaster Combat Legends by Harry Holmes. The Crowood Press Ltd, October 2002, 96 pages. ISBN 9781840373769


Avro Lancaster Portfolio A Brooklands Aircraft Portfolio by RM Clarke. Brooklands Books ISBN 1 869 826 167


Lancaster The Biography by Tony Iveson and Brian Milton. Andre Deutsch ISBN 978 0 233 00270 5



Avro Vulcan Britain's Cold War Warrior by Philip Birtles. Midlands (Ian Allan Publishing) 2007. ISBN 10 1 85780 269 1


Vulcan 607 by Rowland White. Corgi Books ISBN 9780552152297


Avro Test Pilots

Avro Test pilots since 1907 Vol1 From Alliott Verdon-Roe to 'Sam Brown' by Peter V Clegg. GMS Enterprises 1997
ISBN 1 870384 54 7


The Quiet Test Pilot. Jimmy Orrell by Peter V Clegg. Bookmag 1989



Eightieth Anniversary of AV Roe at Brooklands. 80th Anniversary of AV Roe's first hops at Brooklands.  June 5th 1988 by Sir Peter Masefield


AV Roe, The Man, The Company and its Aircraft 1910-1990 by Harry Holmes. 90th Anniversary Souvenir Booklet. British Aerospace 1991


Centenary of British Aviation. AV Roe 1908-2008 by British Aviation 100 in Association with Brooklands Museum


Manuals & Catalogues

The Aviator's Storehouse. Catalogue of products. A.V. Roe & Co. Brownsfield Mills. Various editions 1910 -1911


Erecting and Aligning Avro Biplanes Type 504 by AV Roe& Co. 1917 (blue cover) & 3rd edition 1918 (green cover)


Instruction Book for the Avro Trainer Type 621 by AV Roe & Co. 1st Edition 1931 (buff cover)


Pilot's Notes for Anson 1 by Air Council. AP1525A April 1943

Pilot's and Flight Engineer's Notes Lancaster. Air Council AP2062A May 1944, AP2062C, AP2062F


Avro Canada

The Avro Arrow Story. The revolutionary Airplane and its Courageous test Pilots by Bill Zux. Altitude Publishing Canada. 
2004 ISBN 1 55153 978 0


Requiem for a Giant. AV Roe Canada and the Avro Arrow by Palmiro Campagna. Hounslow Books 2003 ISBN 1 55002 438 8


Avrocar Canada's Flying Saucer by Bill Zuk.  The story of Avro Canada's secret projects. The Boston Mills Press, 2001.



From River to Sea the Marine Heritage of Sam Saunders by Raymond Wheeler. Cross Publishing 1993 ISBN 1 873295 05 7


From Sea to Air the Heritage of Sam Saunders by AE Tagg and RL Wheeler. Cross Publishing 1989 ISBN 0 9509739 3 9


Saunders and SARO Aircraft since 1917 by Peter London. Putnam 1988


Saunders-Roe Anglesey Ltd Builders of the World's Lightest Buses by Gerald Truran. Bryngold Books 2009 ISBN 978 1 905900 10 7


Images of Aviation. Saunders-Roe by Raymond L Wheeler. Tempus Publishing ISBN 0 7524 1075 X



Outlines SRA/1 Fighter Flying Boat by Richard Bateson. ISO Publications ISBN 0 946784 05 1