Wellington bomber at Vickers-Armstrongs factory, Broughton, Flintshire, Wales, United Kingdom, 7 Nov 1940

Caption   Wellington bomber at Vickers-Armstrongs factory, Broughton, Flintshire, Wales, United Kingdom, 7 Nov 1940 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseThe Flintshire Record Office
Identification Code   ph-09-0034
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Wellington   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day 7 Nov 1940
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 8 Jul 2007

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Anonymous says:
8 Nov 2013 08:09:20 AM

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2. Commenter identity confirmed Alan Chanter says:
31 Jan 2022 12:01:11 AM

Wellington production at Chester Hawarden/Broughton peaked at 130 aircraft per month in 1942. This Wellington Mk.1C (the main production version of the Mk.1 with a crew of six and fitted with beam machine guns) would be a part of the batch of 550 ordered by Vickers and delivered between August 22, 1940 and June 1941. The Chester plant turned out 5,540 of the 11,461 Wellingtons built.
3. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
31 Jan 2022 01:00:15 PM

The Royal Air Force caption for this photo reads: “Wellington R1333, ‘The Broughton Wellington’, on 7th November 1940, with a novel ‘christening’ arrangement.”

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