Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United Kingdom: Gloster Meteor
The aim of this website is to locate, identify and document Warplanes from the Second World War preserved in the United Kingdom. Many contributors have assisted in the hunt for these aircraft to provide and update the data on this website. Photos are by the author unless otherwise credited. Any errors found here are by the author, and any additions, corrections or amendments to this list of Warplane Survivors of the Second World War in the United Kingdom would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the UK, including captured German and Japanese warplanes, are listed on separate pages on this web site.
Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United Kingdom by aircraft type, serial number, registration number and location:
(IWM Photo, CL 292)
Gloster Meteor F Mk. Is of No. 616 Squadron at Manston, 4 Jan 1945.
Gloster F.9/40, F.1, F.2 and F.3 Meteors were built and flown during the Second World War. F.4 through U-21 were built and flown post war. The Meteor first flew in 1943 and commenced operations on 27 July 1944 with No. 616 Squadron RAF.
(IWM Photo, CL 2926)
Gloster Meteor F Mk. I (Serial No. EE227), coded YQ-Y, of No. 616 Squadron RAF, on the ground at Manston, Kent, 4 Jan 1945.
(IWM Photo, CL 2922)
Gloster Meteor F Mk. III (Serial No. EE236), coded YQ-H, of No. 616 Squadron RAF, being refueled by ground crew at Manston Kent, 4 Jan 1944.
(Air Historical Branch-RAF/MOD Photo)
Gloster Meteor F.3 of the 616 Squadron Detachment at B58/Melsbroek, Belgium, being ground-handled, on 6 February 1945. The aircraft had deployed to the Continent to counter the threat of the German Me262 jet fighter which had started to enter service with the Luftwaffe. The Meteor was the first British jet fighter and the Allies' only jet aircraft to achieve combat operations during the Second World War.
Gloster Meteor F.3 (Serial No. EE393), coded ON-J in formation with ON-Q, ca 1945.
Gloster Meteor F.3 (Serial No. EE521), ca 1945.
(Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)
(Hugh Llewelyn Photos)
(The Land Photos)
(Alan Wilson Photo)
Gloster F.9/40 Meteor (Serial No. DG202/G), the first of 8 prototypes. This Meteor was first flown 24 July 1943. It is preserved in the Royal Air Force Museum London, Hendon.