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Islander AL.1 ZG848 seen at Aldergrove in
April 2006. (photo, Paul Harvey)

PBN BN-2 Islander/Defender * Current *
Five BN-2 Islander AL.1 delivered from 1989. Two more Islander AL.1s delivered in 1990. Used by 1 Flight for surveillance, transport and liaison operations.

Three BN-2T-4S Defender AL.1 delivered 2004-2005 to meet an Urgent Operational Requirement for Operation TELIC issued on 18th December 2003. Used by 651 Sqn in Basra.
Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
ZG844 2184 G-BLNE 20 Jan 1989 Islander AL.1
ZG845 2194 G-BLNT 14 Feb 1989 Islander AL.1
ZG846 2195 G-BLNU 11 Mar 1989 Islander AL.1
ZG847 2196 G-BLNV 28 Feb 1989 Islander AL.1
ZG848 2199 G-BLNY 15 Mar 1989 Islander AL.1
ZG993 2202 G-BOMD 14 Mar 1990 Islander AL.1
ZG994 2206 G-BPLN 28 Mar 1990 Islander AL.1, w/o 30 June 1999
ZG995 4005 G-SURV 1 Oct 2004 Defender AL.1
ZG996 4010 G-BWPR 2004 Defender AL.1
ZG997 4012 G-BWPV 29 April 2005 Defender AL.1

References:

  1. UK Air Arms 2006 (Mach III)
  2. Aircraft in British Military Service (Airlife, 1998)


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