Bulldog T.1 on permanent loan from Malta Armed Forces, Strengthening Decades-Long Partnership

Ta’ Qali, 7th November 2023: The Malta Aviation Museum Foundation welcomed yesterday a Scottish Aviation Bulldog T.1 aircraft received by the Armed Forces of Malta Airwing as a permanent loan. The loan symbolises the decades-long partnership and friendship between these two organisations, which gather professionals and aviation enthusiasts.

The Bulldog T.1 is a plane designed for two occupants seated side by side, with the option for a third seat and it has been in service with the Royal Air Force since 1975 as a training aircraft. The Bulldog T.1 donated to the museum bears the military registration AS0021 ADR XX696/S(RAF) MSN BH120-345, and it is one of four aircraft that arrived in Malta on February 10th, 2000 and initially registered under civil aviation regulations until May 1st of the same year, when it was designated with a military serial.

The addition of the Bulldog T.1 enhances the museum’s collection, joining the ranks of 12 other aircraft on display at the Malta Aviation Museum. The Malta Aviation Museum thanks Brigadier Clinton J O’Neil, Commander of the Armed Forces of Malta, and Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Grech, Commanding Officer of the Air Wing MQR AFM, for the permanent loan of the aircraft hoping for a continuing cooperation between AFM and MAMF.


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