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1.AVRO ANSON 19 srs2 G-AGPG
Avro, Woodford 6-8-45;
?
EKCO (Radar test Bed) 10-67;
Pye Telecommunications 4-69;
Retired to S-H-A-M 1972/10-5-83;
Phillippe Denis 10-5-83 (remained on museum site);
Brenzett Air Museum, Kent 4-86;
Avro heritage Society, Manchester 1995.
Hooton Park Trust, Hooton Park, Cheshire 2006.

 

2.AVRO LINCOLN B.2 G-APRJ/RF342
RAF
D Napier & Sons LTD Luton 12-58;
Collage of Aeronautics, Cranfield 11-62/9-5-67;
Southend Airport stored flew in 9-5-67;
S-H-A-M 72-83;
Doug Arnold, Warbirds of Great Britain, Blackbushe, Hampshire 10-5-83/10-9-86;
Aces High, North Weald, Essex 10-9-86/6-12-88;
Charles Church, Manchester 10-9-88/8-90;
Doug Arnold, Warbirds of Great Britain, Biggin Hill 8-90/15-2-91;
Aces High, North Weald, Essex 15-2-91/-;
Stored dismantled outside 95.
Imperial Aviation Group, North Coates, Lincolnshire 15-1-98
Imperial Aviation Group, Sandtoft, Lincolnshire 10-99/-
Marthham, Norfolk, (nose section, cockpit) 2-06/-
Armthorpe, South Yorkshire (Wings, Fuselage, Tail section)
Australian Aircraft Restoration Group, Moorabbin, Australia.

 

3.BLACKBURN BEVERLEY C.1 XB261.
Borough 5-7-55
A & AEE Boscombe Down;
S-H-A-M (flew in) 8-10-71/10-5-83
Ian Huddlestone (Moat House Hotel) 10-5-83/7-4-89
Scrapped 7-4-89;
Cockpit to Duxford Aviation Society;
To Newark Aircraft museum June 2004

 

4.CASA 2.111 G-AWHB/J-PR. 
Spanish A.F (B2-157) 3-12-51/67;
T.G Hamish Mahddie Tablada, Spain 67;
Hamish Mahaddie Spitfire Productions Ltd 21-5-69/69;
Duxford, Cambridgeshire (for movie Battle of Britain)
West Malling, Kent (stored) 70/72;
S-H-A-M 3-72/10-5-83;
Paul Raymond, Crucifix Lane, London bridge 10-5-83/5-6-85;
Kermit Weeks, Tamiami Florida 5-6-85;
(not delivered stored Royston Harts 85/87;)
Used in TV series Piece of Cake in crash scene
Aces High North Weald (restoration) 88/02
Sold to Flying Heritage Collection, Washington, USA
Stored Martham, Norfolk 2002/-

 

5.DE HAVILLAND DH84 DRAGON 1 G-ACIT.
Stag Lane 7-33
Highland Airways “Aberdeen” 7-33
Scottish Airways “Orcadian” 6-38
Associated Airways Joint Committee 6-40
BEA 2-47
Air Navigation & Trading Limited, Blackpool 11-52
Beagle Aircraft Limited, Rearsby 3-62
S-H-A-M 6-71/10-5-83
Science Museum, Wroughton 10-5-83/-;

 

6.DE HAVILLAND DH115 VAMPIRE T.11 XK625. 
7 FTS;
8 FTS;
Firbeck;
Woodford;
S-H-A-M;
North Weald, Essex;
Brenzett, Kent.

 

7.DE HAVILLAND AUSRALIA 3 DROVER G-APXX/VH-FDT.
Royal Flying Doctors Service, Australia;
S-H-A-M;
Doug Arnold, Blackbushe;
Second World War Aircraft Preservation Society, Lasham;

 

8.FAIRCHILD PT26 CORNELL2 N9606H.
U-S-A;
S-H-A-M;
Andrewsfield, Essex;
Rebel Air Museum, Earls Colne, Essex.
Matham, Norfolk 1997

9.FIAT G-46:4 MM53211/BAPC 79.
Italian AF;
R.A.F Northolt (derived inside an Italian AF C-119) 1970;
S-H-A-M 1971/1983;
Jeff Hawke Visionair, Coventry 10-5-83/84;
Patrick Luscome, British Air Reserve, Lympne 84-91;
Aircraft restoration Company, Duxford 91-94;
Sold to French Collector 94/-
Private UK collector.

 

10.FLESLER FI 156 TROOP STORCH C3 D-EKMU.
German Luftwaffe
S-H-A-M;
Paul Raymond 83/ ?.
Preserved at Weeks Air Museum, Florida, USA

 

11.GLOSTOR JAVELIN FAW 9 XH768/7929M.
R.A.F;
S-H-A-M;
Air Classic 10-5-83;
Monchengladbach, Germany GERMANY 83-84;
Ikerusflug Museum, Marl Germany 85-88.
Italy

 

12.GLOSTOR METEOR T.7 VZ638/G-JETM.
C.A.W;
R.A.F.C;
237 OCU;
501 Biggin Hill SF;
FCCS;
85 SQN;
54 SQN;
25 SQN;
500 SQN;
Kemble
S-H-A-M 12-1-72/10-5-83;
Brencham Historic Aircraft Limited 10-5-83/1-10-87;
Aces High, Notrh Waeld, Essex 1-10-87/89;
Peter Valance, Gatwick Aviation Museum, Charlwood, Surrey 89/-.

 

13.HAWKER SEA FURY FB.11 WJ288/G-SALY/N155.
F.A.A;
R.N.A.S Lossimouth store 9-5-61/12-3-63;
Hawker Siddeley Aircraft Limited, Dunsfold 12-3-63/2-9-66;
Malcom D N Fisher, Historic Aircraft preservation Ltd, Biggin Hill, Kent 2-9-66/6-5-67;
S-H-A-M 6-5-67/12-7-83;
Patrick Luscombe, British Air Reserve 12-7-83/88;
Warbirds of Great Britian, Biggin Hill Kent, 88/89;
Exported to Chino, California, USA 90;
Edwin Stanley, Portland Origan 6-91/10-92;
Maria Stanley 10-92 (FLY’S AS N155).
David W. Peeler, Memphis, TN, Dec. 28, 1993-2002.

 

14.HAWKER SEA HAWK FGA 6 XE489/G-JETH.
Built at Coventry
Taken on charge at Abbotsinch 10-1-56;
Based in the Med unknown unit;
Halfar 1-57/7-58;
Lossiemouth;
Med 22-1-59/ 12-3-59;
Brawdy 7-59;
Abbotsintch 1-60;
Fleetlands 7-60;
Abbotsinch 1-61;
Fleet Requments Unit, Hurn 17-6-91 became ‘026’;
Sydenham, overhaul 3-9 63/11-1063;
Flown into Southend, Essex 20-5-67
Sold at Auction 12-7-83
Brencham Ltd, for civilianization but not completed displayed 10-5-83/1-10-87;
Peter Valance, Gatwick Aviation Museum, Charlwood, Surry 1-10-87/-

 

15.HAWKER SKEETER AOP12 XL811.
17F;
652 SQN;
651 SQN;
S-H-A-M;
Stoke-on-Trent;
Warmington;
International Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare.

 

16.HUNTING PROVOST T.1 WV483/7693M.
R.A.F;
S-H-A-M;
Doug Arnold;
USA 

 

17.LUTON LA4 MINOR G-AXKH.
?;
S-H-A-M;
M.E.Vaisey

 

18.MESSERCHMITT BF109 <-+-.
S-H-A-M (replica),
Kent Battle of Britain Museum.

 

19.NORTH AMERICAN HARVARD AT16 MK2B LN-BNM/FE905.

R.A.F (FE905);

R.D.A.F (329);

Fjellfly S Kjetilson, Skien 5.11.61(CofA 31-12-68 C 29-1-73);

S-H-A-M 72/83;

London Bridge War Museum 7.83;

R.A.F Museum 92/-

(on laod to Newark Air Museum).

 

 

20.NORTH American MITCHELL 3 N90892/HD368.

U.S.A.F (44-30861)

Aero American Corporation, Cincinnati, Ohio 61/63 (to UK for “633 SQN as N908)

Abandoned Biggin Jill 64/66;

Historical Aircraft Preservation Society 66/67;

S-H-A-M (by road) 7-67/10-5-83 displayed as HD368/VO-A);

Visionair.

Aces High, Duxford, Cambridgeshire10-87/89;

Noth Waeld (co: aces high).

Wycombe Air Park, Buckinghamshire, Feb 06

 

 

21.PERCIVAL PROCTOR C.4 G-ANZJ/NP303.

R.A.F;

S-H-A-M;

Pail Raymond

A Hillyard

 

 

 

22.PIAGGIO P.166 G-APPY.

Marconi

S-H-A-M;

Science Museum, Wroughton.

 

 

23.POU-DE-CEL HM14 FLYING FLEA G-ADXS.

Displayed un a Stories Garage Sothend-on-Sea, Essex

S-H-A-M;

Andrewsfield, Essex

Staverton

Thamesside Aviation Museum, Essex

Shoreham

PFA Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

 

 

24.REPUBLIC F4U THUNDERSTREAK 52-7133. 

U-S-A-F;

Belgian AF;

S-H-A-M;

Rochester

Cosford Aircraft Museum

 

 

25.ROE TRIPLANE B.A.P.C 6.

Built Woodford for airshow use 1953;

The Shuttleworth Trust

“Those Magnificent Young Men in there flying machines”

Northern Aircraft Preservation Society 1969;

S-H-A-M 1971/77;

Manchester Town Hall

S-H-A-M;

London store 82 (Damaged in Transit);

Basic Repairs Manchester Air and Space Museum

Restored 91;

The Airplane Collection, Manchester

 

 

26.SAAB J29f 29640.

Royal Sweedish AF;

S-H-A-M;

Midland Air Museum

 

 

27.SHORT SCION G-AEZF.

Built 1937;

Sierria Leone;

Barton-in-the-Clay, No24 Elementary Flying Training School 1941;

Demobbed, Sealand 1945;

Exeter;

Southend;

Disused Redhill;

Southend June 1959 restoration, abandoned placed in open store;

S-H-A-M very poor condition;

Southend Historic Aircraft Society;

Thameside Aviation Museum ( S-H-A-S);

Redhill Aerodrome, Surry (S-H-A-S);

 

 

28.SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE MK9 TB863/G-CDAN/ZK-XVI.

R.A.F;

Metro-Goldwyn Meyer, Pinewood Studio’s 55/68 (Reach for the Sky 1955)

Stored by M-G-M 56/57;

Dismantled for spares, Henlow M-G-M 68;

Bought by A.W. Francis and housed under restoration in museum12-68/77;

J-Parkes & A.W Francis, Booker 3-11-82;

The Fighter Collectio9n, Duxford, Cambridgeshire 84/88 first post restoration flight 14-9-88.

Tim Wallis, Wanaka, New Zealand 13-10-88

First Flight 25-1-89;

Crash-landed 29-1-89 150 miles North of Wellington, undercarriage wings propeller damaged.

Restored 7-4-1990

Accident RNZAF Woodbourne on 18-11-1992 swing landing on wet grass and the undercarriage collapsed after striking a taxiway.

Restored 1994

Sold to collector Temora, Australia

 

 

29.VICKERS VISCOUNT 812 G-AVHE.

Channel Airways 69-72;

S-H-A-M Forward Fuselage 72/83;

Air Classic, Germany;

Albertros Flug Museum, Germany.

 

 

30.WESTLANNDS DRAGONFLY HR5 WG725.

R.A.F.;

R.A.E;

912-CU;

Middle Wallop

Odiham

Colerne

Weeton

S-H-A-M;

Flambirds Theme Park, Cornwall

 

 

31.WESTLANDS AH.1 SCOUT XP165.

Yeovilton

R.A.E;

S-H-A-M;

International helicopter Museum, Weston Super Mare

 

 

32.WESTLANDS WIDGEON 2 G-ANLW/MD497.

Staughton

Tattershall Thorpe

Southend Airport (Helicopter Hire)

S-H-A-M;

Blackpool

Northampton Aerodrome

Norfolk & Suffolk aviation museum, Flixton, Suffolk

 

 

The museum also had the launch track of a Flesler FI103 (V1 FLYING BOMB) this was owned by the Historic Aircraft society, which was the group that ran the museum the track was sent to the London War Museum.

 

 

 

 

 

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