• Royal Flying Corps •


• B.E.2a Production •


The following table lists the aeroplanes delivered to the B.E.2a specification from private contractors and the Royal Aircraft Factory in delivery order. Dates are approximate.


SerialTypeManufacturerDateCommentsOrder
217B.E.2aBritish & Colonial/Filton07.02.132SqA1147
218B.E.2aBritish & Colonial/Filton11.02.132SqA1147
220B.E.2aRoyal Aircraft Factory13.03.132Sq-
267B.E.2aRoyal Aircraft Factory18.03.133Sq-
272B.E.2aRoyal Aircraft Factory26.03.133Sq-
46B.E.2aRoyal Aircraft Factory31.03.13RNAS-
47B.E.2aRoyal Aircraft Factory31.03.13RNAS-
271B.E.2a07.04.13Awaiting handover to 3Sq - never delivered
273B.E.2aBritish & Colonial/Filton07.04.133SqA1147
222B.E.2aVickers01.05.132SqA1147
441B.E.2aVickers30.06.13CFSA1147
442B.E.2aVickers24.05.13CFSA1147
447B.E.2aVickers09.06.13CFSA1147
449B.E.2aBritish & Colonial/Filton23.05.13CFSA1147
452B.E.2aVickers09.08.13CFS
225B.E.2aBritish & Colonial/Filton13.08.132Sq
226B.E.2aBritish & Colonial/Filton02.08.13Farn 02.08.13; 2Sq
227B.E.2aBritish & Colonial/Filton00.08.134Sq
228B.E.2aBritish & Colonial/Filton29.08.132Sq
ICFS1B.E.2aVickers?00.09.13Indian CFS 'Rewa' shipped 12.13
453B.E.2aVickers11.09.13CFS
229B.E.2aBritish & Colonial/Filton16.09.132Sq
230B.E.2aBritish & Colonial/Filton19.09.132Sq
454B.E.2aVickers22.09.13CFS
231B.E.2aBritish & Colonial/Filton12.09.13Del Farn 12.09.13; 4SqA2044
232B.E.2aBritish & Colonial/Filton05.09.13Del Farn 05.09.13; 2SqA2044
233B.E.2aBritish & Colonial/Filton20.09.13Del Farn 20.09.13; 2SqA2044
234B.E.2aBritish & Colonial/Filton00.10.136Sq
235B.E.2aCOW00.12.13Farn 00.12.13
236B.E.2aVickers16.10.13Del Farn 16.10.13
CFS1B.E.2aBritish & Colonial/Filton15.10.13Australian CFS
457B.E.2a03.11.13CFS 03.11.13
CFS2B.E.2aBritish & Colonial/Filton17.11.13Australian CFS
237B.E.2aBritish & Colonial/Filton00.11.134Sq
238B.E.2aBritish & Colonial/Filton26.11.134Sq
239B.E.2aVickers /Erith29.10.13Farn @29.10.13; 6Sq
240B.E.2aBritish & Colonial/Filton25.10.13Del Farn 25.10.13A2159
241B.E.2aBritish & Colonial/Filton00.11.136SqA2159
242B.E.2aBritish & Colonial/Filton10.11.13Del Farn 10.11.13; 4SqA2159
460B.E.2aHandley Page/Cricklewood15.10.13Del Farn 15.10.13; CFSA1141
466B.E.2a00.11.13CFS
483B.E.2a00.11.13CFS
314B.E.2aVickers /Erith11.12.13Del Farn 11.12.13; 4SqA2159
316B.E.2aVickers /Erith04.12.13Del Farn 04.12.13; 4Sq
245B.E.2aBritish & Colonial/Filton23.01.14Farn by 9.14-17.10.14; 1RAS
248B.E.2aBritish & Colonial/Filton07.02.144Sq
249B.E.2aBritish & Colonial/Filton20.01.144Sq
250B.E.2aBritish & Colonial/Filton00.04.144Sq
49B.E.2aHewlett & Blondeau22.01.14RNASCP37126
299B.E.2aGrahame-Wight/Hendon23.01.144Sq
317B.E.2aVickers /Erith02.02.144SqA2159
318B.E.2aCOW27.01.144Sq
320B.E.2aVickers /Erith09.02.14Del Farn 03.02.14; 4Sq
321B.E.2aCOW10.02.144Sq
327B.E.2a18.02.142Sq
328B.E.2a26.01.14CFS; 2Sq
329B.E.2a02.02.146Sq
331B.E.2a10.02.14Farn @10.02.14; 2Sq
332B.E.2a00.02.142Sq
50B.E.2aHewlett & Blondeau12.02.14RNASCP37126
336B.E.2aVickers /Erith29.01.14Del Farn 29.01.14; 4Sq
347B.E.2aCOW26.02.142Sq
348B.E.2aCOW09.03.14Del Farn 09.03.14; 6Sq
349B.E.2aCOW00.03.146Sq
368B.E.2aCOW18.03.14Del Farn 18.03.14; 6Sq
468B.E.2aCOW02.04.14Del Farn 02.04.14; CFS; 2Sq
469B.E.2aSE Saunders /East Cowes21.04.14Del Farn 21.04.14; CFS; 6Sq
383B.E.2aArmstrong Whitworth20.05.14Del Farn 20.05.14; 2SqA2356
384B.E.2aCOW25.05.14Del Farn 25.05.14; 2Sq
470B.E.2a00.06.14CFS; 6Sq
471B.E.2aCOW05.06.14Farn @05.06.14; CFS; 2Sq
372B.E.2aVickers /Erith23.03.14Del Farn 23.03.14; 2Sq
474B.E.2aCOW16.04.14Del Farn 16.04.14; CFS; 4Sq
475B.E.2aVickers31.03.14Del Farn 31.03.14; CFS; 4Sq
385B.E.2aArmstrong Whitworth29.05.14Del Farn 29.05.14; 2Sq
612B.E.2a28.08.14Farn @28.08.14; RAS 02.09.14
622B.E.2a12.08.14Del Farn 12.08.14; 2Sq
635B.E.2aBritish & Colonial/Filton20.08.14Farn @20.08.14; 4Sq
667B.E.2aCOW20.09.14Farn @20.09.14; RASA2159
668B.E.2a00.09.14Farn @01.10.14
488B.E.2aHandley Page/Cricklewood19.08.14Del Farn 19.08.14; CFS; 6Sq
709B.E.2aHandley Page/Cricklewood00.09.141RAS @06.11.14

In addition the following B.E.2c prototype is believed to have been converted from one of the above B.E.2a machines, possibly 271.


SerialTypeManufacturerDateCommentsOrder
602B.E.2c00.12.13Farn @30.05.14; renumbered 1807. Possibly ex 271

Total 82 original machines, of which one was converted to B.E.2c standard and 3 (Handley Page) reportedly delivered as B.E.2b.