The last time I saw any depiction of a moving Beaufighter it was in the third and most minor Ben Fraser "Mummy" film, although I'm pretty sure it was only a model.
here we go - list of survivors
Mostly in museums, like it’s sister the Beaufort most on display with a few being slowly restored to flying status by private owners
Always the way, a friend's uncle/great uncle flew just about everything the wartime RAF could offer. Except for Mosquitoes.The Old Man nearly got to fly one when he was doing his conversion course for Hornets, but on the day he was due to fly it the weather clamped down.
ETA: RAF Benson, ‘54.
The one at Duxford is on hold, the problem is getting the right engines. Apparently there is some engines in Oz, but their Bristol Frieghter engines, it’s all the ancillary parts that are wrong. And those are like rocking horse pooh!Last I saw was an Aussie one being restored at Duxford. I understand it's been shelved and sold.
Aircraft have been 'rebuilt' from a similar condition - such as this Mk 1 Spitfire (excuse the source): Spitfire shot down over Dunkirk to fly again after 75 yearsI have a spare tin of T-Cut and a box of aluminium rivets if it helps.