The Australians used Beauforts extensively against the Japanese. Andy Thomas explains
Beaufort in Combat
Only a handful of Australian-built Beauforts had been delivered to the RAAF before the Japanese assault against Malaya in December 1941. An initial order had been placed for 180 Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp-powered versions, 90 of which were destined for the RAF in Singapore, never to be delivered.