Bristol Mercury engines.

Living History

These may appear to be a daft question but are there any surviving records of which particular engines were fitted into specific aircraft? I don’t mean type of aircraft but would like to know if it is possible to attribute a specific numbered engine (serial number allocated by the factory) to a specific aircraft?

Did the Bristol company keep this kind of information or would it have been kept at Air Ministry level?

I have a Bristol Mercury Mk XV engine plate with a factory allocated serial number, an Air Ministry number and a manufacturing date of 26th February 1940 and would be keen to find out more about its history.

Is this likely to be possible?

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