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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Aircraft of the Wales Aircraft Museum, Rhoose








Many thanks to RichT for sending in the above badge pictures.
The following listing is very much considered "work in progress". Details have been collected from many sources, details of which can be found at the end. If you can add anything, however small, please let me know. Especially useful would be WAM arrival/departure dates and repaint dates. Also any logs from the museum, detailing colour schemes/codes worn would be appreciated.
Thanks Stu (stu.carr@btopenworld.com)

59 Dassault Mystere IV French Air Force

Procured under the Mutual Defense Assistance Program and thus remained US property - EC.7 "7-CV" - GE.314 "314-TH" - wfu and transferred to US ownership 1978 - Flown to RAF Sculthorpe, Norfolk 03/05/78 coded "314-TH" - transferred to USAF Museum custody - to WAM by road 24/10/78 on loan - sometime repainted with Suez stripes and code "2-SF" - scrapped on site 02/98 by Mil-Ver Metals, Coventry with US officials in attendance.
59
Pictured on 14/09/85 by Kev Slade
59 1986
Pictured in 1986 
59 Mystere IV
Pictured on 25/07/87 by Kevin Morgan
59
Pictured on 01/10/88

52-9963 Lockheed T-33A-1-LO French Air Force

Procured under the Mutual Defense Assistance Program and thus remained US property - "YB" - CEVSV.338 "338-HC" - "WI" - EC.5 "5-MB" - wfu and transferred to US ownership 1978 - Flown to RAF Sculthorpe, Norfolk 30/05/78 coded "5-MB" - transferred to USAF Museum custody - to WAM by road by 12/78 on loan - sometime repainted in USAF scheme - scrapped on site 02/98 by Mil-Ver Metals, Coventry with US officials in attendance.
52-9963
Pictured on 14/09/85 by Kev Slade
52-9963 Lockheed T-33A
Pictured on 25/07/87 by Kevin Morgan
52-9963 140488
Pictured on 14/04/88 credit Brian Johnstone
52-9963
Pictured on 01/10/88

54-2160 North American F-100D Super Sabre French Air Force

Procured under the Mutual Defense Assistance Program and thus remained US property - EC.3 "3-IF" - EC.11 "11-EC" - EC.11 "11-ET" - EC.11 "11-YF" - wfu and transferred to US ownership 1977 - Flown to RAF Sculthorpe Norfolk 22/02/77 coded "11-YF" - transferred to USAF Museum custody - to WAM by road 13/03/78 on loan - sometime repainted in USAF scheme as "63000 FW-000" - scrapped on site 02/98 by Mil-Ver Metals, Coventry with US officials in attendance.
F-100 Super Sabre: Armee de l'Air F-100D 54-2160 South Wales Air Museum
Pictured on 16/09/78 credit emdjt42 on flickr
54-2160
Pictured on 14/09/85 by Kev Slade
54-2160 Super Sabre F-100D
Pictured on 25/07/87 by Kevin Morgan
54-2160 140488
Pictured on 14/04/88 credit Brian Johnstone

E409 Hawker Hunter F.51 Royal Danish Air Force

ff 21/03/56 as 401 - dd 24/08/56 - Vaerlose 56-57 - reserialled E-409 - Esk-724 - stored Aalborg - purchased by Hawker-Siddeley Dunsfold 09/12/75 - to Class 'B' marks G-9-437 - total flying hours 3,282 - stored Dunsfold - to WAM by road 79 - sometime repainted in red/white as RAF "XF383/71", later to "WV309", and back to "XF383" in 'Black Arrows' scheme - departed by 09/95 - to City of Norwich Aviation Museum, Norwich AP, Norfolk arr 07/10/95 - sometime repainted in 74 Sqn marks as "XE683/G" - current
E409 310591
Pictured in 1986
E-409 Hunter F.51
Pictured on 25/07/87 by Kevin Morgan
E409 140488
Pictured on 14/04/88 credit Brian Johnstone
E409
Pictured on 01/10/88

G-AHTE Percival Proctor IV

c/n Ae.58 - built at Luton 46 - registered 26/06/46 - CofA expired 10/08/61 at Elmdon - Walsall - Hereford - location unknown - Llanelli - Ammanford - SWAPS 75 - refurbished at Fairwood Common - to WAM 77 - to Jeremy Hassel, Llanelli late 84 - under restoration - for sale 09/92 - Nayland Suffolk by 03/94 - Little Staughton Cambs - Clacton Essex by 07/02 - still under restoration and last noted 01/06

G-ANRS Vickers Viscount 732 British Airways Cambrian Division

c/n 75 - ff 07/06/55 - G-ANRS Hunting Clan Air Transport dd 15/06/55 - OD-ACH Middle East Airlines leased 07/10/55 - G-ANRS BEA "George Bass" leased 19/11/55 - OD-ACH MEA returned 31/03/56 - G-ANRS Hunting Clan Air Transport returned 29/09/57 - SU-AKY Misrair Egyptian Airlines bought 31/08/59 - United Arab Airlines 08/60 - G-ANRS British Eagle International Airlines "City of Newcastle" bought 03/65 - CofA expired 05/05/69 total hours 23,405 - Cambrian Airways bought 10/07/69 for spares - wings removed and used as cabin crew trainer at Rhoose - renamed British Airways Cambrian Division - painted in British Airways scheme as "G-WHIZ" late 74 - to WAM 77, used as gift shop - sometime painted in Dan-Air scheme as "G-ARBY" - to Airport Fire Service c.91 - returned to WAM site by mid 95 - scrapped on site 02/96

G-ANRS-CWL-30-08-1982
Pictured on 30/08/82 credit swbkcb on flickr

Tim Brown has kindly sent the team two photograph's of a Cambrian safety card he recovered from this aircraft prior to it's demise (click on the thumbnails to see a full size image)


G-AOJC Vickers Viscount 802 British Airways

c/n 152 - ff 07/11/56 - G-AOHC British European Airways ntu - G-AOJC registered 02/01/56 to BEA "Robert O'Hara Burke" dd 19/01/57 - British Airways 01/04/74 - wfu and flown to Rhoose for storage 09/10/75 - registration cancelled 31/10/75, CofA expired 20/01/77 - to WAM 75 - sometime painted in Cambrian Airways scheme, followed later by BEA scheme - broken up 01/96 - fuselage to Enstone, Oxon 02/96 - broken up 03/97 - cockpit submerged at a diving club in Oxon
G-AOJC 010691
Pictured on in 1986

G-BFTZ Socata MS.880B Rallye Club

c/n 1269 - F-GPAX - G-BFTZ registered 02/06/78 - CofA expired 19/09/81 - registration cancelled 14/11/91 - Ross Aviation Services, Fownhope, Hereford & Worcester - to WAM by 08/92 - returned to Fownhope by late 93 - to The Aeroplane Collection, Warmingham, Cheshire by 01/94 - relocated with TAC to Hooton Park, Cheshire by 03/94 - to Firbeck, South Yorkshire by late 94 - to Newark Air Museum, Winthorpe, Notts 02/96 - current

WB491 Avro Ashton 2 Royal Aircraft Establishment

Modified on production line from Tudor 2 c/n 1396 (G-AJJW ntu) - f/f 02/08/51 at Woodford - d/d 08/09/51 to RAE Farnborough - to the National Gas Turbine Establishment, Pyestock, Farnborough 21/07/53 - to Napier, Luton 13/04/54 and fitted with an under-fuselage mounting for testing gas turbine engines, fitted with a RR Conway, ff as such 20/08/55 - to NGTE 01/09/55 - damaged by fire 06/02/57 at Farnborough, Cat.4 repair carried out on site by Avro - to Rolls-Royce, Hucknall 29/03/58 - returned to NGTE 13/01/59 - SoC 13/02/62 at Farnborough - rear fuselage/wings removed 10/62 with rear fuselage to RAE Bedford - to Dunsfold in early 70's and placed in the centre of a wood as a training aid for Surrey Police Force, fell out of use and moved to the dump in 80 - rescued by WAM 80 - painted in BOAC scheme by 02/93 - to Avro Heritage Society, Woodford, Gtr Manchester by 07/95 - to Newark Air Museum, Winthorpe, Notts 26/02/03 - current
G-AOJC 010691
Pictured on in 14/09/85 by Kev Slade

WE925 Gloster Meteor F.8 Royal Air Force

dd 15/03/51 - 64 Sqn - 63 Sqn - 64 Sqn - 92 Sqn - 43 Sqn - 34 Sqn - 229 OCU - Flight Refuelling Ltd 10/10/61 as spares source for U.16 drone programme - stored Tarrant Rushton - to WAM c.79 (composite with parts from VZ530) - to Classic Jet Aircraft Group, Loughborough, Leics by 10/90 - to Norfolk (with centre section briefly at East Midlands AP Aeropark Leicestershire) by 03/99 - to International Air Parts, Bankstown, NSW, Australia 29/11/01
WE925 1986
Pictured in 1986
WE925 Gloster Meteor F.8
Pictured on 25/07/87 by Kevin Morgan
WE925
Pictured on 01/10/88

WG718 Westland Dragonfly HR.3 Royal Navy

c/n W/H/49 - Fleetlands - Culdrose School of Aircraft Handling Class II instructional airframe A2531 18/02/65, used by Air Command Driving School - downgraded to Class III 25/01/68 - allocated to FAA Museum 08/70 - to Yeovilton 24/02/71, used as a spares source for WG719, in a derelict state by 07/72 - to WAM 13/06/79 by road - sometime repainted as "-/934" - to Stratford Aircraft Collection, Long Marston, Warks by early 92 - to Dragonfly Restoration Project, Elvington, N Yorkshire 08/07/95 - used for spares for WH991 and reduced to centre section only by 2000
WG718
Pictured on 14/09/85 by Kev Slade
WG718 310591
Pictured in 1986

WH798 English Electric Canberra PR.7 Royal Air Force

built by English Electric, Preston, c/n 71294 - dd 18/05/54 - 542 Sqn - 100 Sqn - 17 Sqn - 80 Sqn - 13 Sqn - 17 Sqn - 31 Sqn - 8130M allocated 11/03/71 at Wildenrath but ntu and cancelled 17/09/71 - to St.Athan MU for storage 14/09/71 - sold 30/11/81 and to dump by 06/82 with rear fuselage/wings removed - to WAM by 04/84 - fitted with rear fuselage from WJ581, and later with anonymous wings - scrapped on site c.91
WH798 010691
Pictured in 1986

WJ576 English Electric Canberra T.17 Royal Air Force

built as B.2 by Handley Page, Radlett - dd 07/07/53 - 231 OCU - Swifter Flt (This special flight was set up in 1960 at El Adem to investigate the effects of high-speed low-altitude flying on aircraft structures and the aircrew. The Flight provided data for use in the TSR.2 programme as well as giving general details about such flight profiles. Each aircraft was specially strengthened for the rigorous programme as well as being fitted with a full suite of recording instruments. Sorties were flown both day and night and all at heights of 100-600 feet. The crews, mostly from RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus, underwent continuous monitoring by the Institue of Aviation Medicine. Swifter Flight aircraft all had white painted centre and forward fuselages and carried a "Swift" emblem on the fin). - to Boulton Paul, Seighford for ECM trials 1963 - to BAC 1965 for conversion to T.17 - 360 Sqn 67 - to St.Athan MU for storage mid 70's - sold 09/03/83 - to WAM spring 83 - to Phoenix Aviation, Bruntingthorpe, Leics 03/96, broken up and scrapped at Coventry, nose section preserved - to Black Country Aircraft Collection (renamed Staffordshire Aircraft Restoration Team 2005), Wolverhampton, W Midlands 09/11/99 and displayed at the Boulton Paul Aircraft Heritage Project - current

WJ581 English Electric Canberra T.17 Royal Air Force

built as B.2 by Handley Page, Radlett - 231 OCU - converted to T.17 - 360 Sqn - to St Athan MU for storage mid 70's - to WAM spring 83 dismantled, fuselage and wings fitted with rear fuselage from WT518, actual rear fuselage fitted to WH798 mid 84 - broken up and scrapped 92 - nose section to BB Aviation, Canterbury, Kent by 10/92 - current, last noted 04/06
WT518 140985
Pictured on 14/09/85
WT518 310591
Pictured in 1986
WJ581 Canberra
Pictured on 25/07/87 by Kevin Morgan

WJ944 Vickers Varsity T.1 Royal Air Force

ff 19/02/53 at Hurn - dd 11/03/53 to 8 MU Little Rissington - CNCS Shawbury 04/05/56 "A" - 2 ANS Thorney Island "A" - 1 ANS Stradishall "L" - 5 FTS Oakington "M" - 1 ANS Stradishall "Y" - 6 FTS Finningley "Y" - to WAM 13/04/76 by air from Finningley with callsign "CWM05" landing at 10:52 - painted in "raspberry ripple" scheme 80's - painted in fake RNZAF scheme early 90's as "NZ233", then to "RAF Transport Command" scheme mid 90's - scrapped on site by 02/96 - nose section to The Netherlands via Portsmouth - no further reports
WJ944 310591
Pictured in 1986
WJ944 Vickers Varsity T.1
Pictured on 25/07/87 by Kevin Morgan
WJ944
Pictured on 01/10/88

WL332 Gloster Meteor T.7 Royal Navy

dd Anthorn 18/04/52 - Ford Station Flight 07/05/52 "FD/905" - 806 NAS Brawdy 02/03/53 - Ford Station Flight 23/04/53 "FD/905" - 781 NAS Lee-on-Solent 10/07/53 - Airwork Jet Conversion Unit St Davids 25/09/53 "BY/418" - accident at St Davids 05/04/54 - Flight Refuelling Tarrant Rushton 17/05/54 for Cat.4 repair - AHU Lossiemouth 21/09/54 - Lossiemouth Stn Flt 21/06/55 "LM/905", "LM/935" - Flight Refuelling Tarrant Rushton 01/02/57 for Cat.4 recon - AHU Lossiemouth 15/05/57 - Airwork St Davids 27/05/57 "BY008" - AHU Lossiemouth 22/10/57 - AHU Hal Far 21/02/58 - 728 NAS Hal Far 27/03/58 "HF/571" - stbd u/c failed to lower and a/c swung to stbd after landing 18/05/60 - ARS Hal Far 20/05/60 for repair - 728 NAS Hal Far 28/10/61 "HF/571" - electrical failure and wheels-up landing 27/04/62 - NARIU Lee-on-Solent 21/09/62 - RNAY Fleetlands 22/10/62 - NARIU Lee-on-Solent 20/11/62 - 728 NAS Hal Far 11/12/62 "HF/571", "HF/860" - stbd tyre burst on landing 29/11/66 - shipped to UK - 5 MU Kemble 27/04/67 - Airwork FRU Hurn 03/06/67 "860" - sold to Moston Technical College, Woodford 12/02/69 - SoC RN 11/03/69 - sold to The Aeroplane Collection 74 - Royal Umpire Museum, Croston, Lancs 29/06/74 - to WAM by 08/77 on loan from The Aeroplane Collection - coded "-/888" - to Gordon Yates 03/90 and displayed at the Stratford Aircraft Collection, Long Marston, Warks - Collection disbanded c.91 - to display with the Jet Aircraft Preservation Group at the same location - current
WL332
Pictured on 14/09/85 by Kev Slade
WL332 1986
Pictured in 1986
WL332 Meteor T.7
Pictured on 25/07/87 by Kevin Morgan
WL332
Pictured on 01/10/88

WM292 Gloster Meteor TT.20 Royal Navy

Built as NF.11 for RAF - dd 30/03/53 - 527 Sqn - 15 MU - Taken on Charge RN 23/08/57 - to Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Baginton for conversion to TT.20 - to Aircraft Holding Unit (AHU), Lossiemouth 24/04/58 - to Airwork Fleet Requirements Unit (FRU), Hurn "-/041" 23/05/58 - to Naval Air Radio Installation Unit (NARIU) Lee on Solent 04/06/59 - returned to Hurn 17/06/59 - to RNAY Belfast for modifications 24/03/61 - AHU Brawdy 15/08/61 - to Airwork FRU "-/041" 27/10/61 - to NARIU RNAS Lee on Solent 21/04/66 - Airwork FRU Hurn 09/09/66 recoded "-/841" - flown to Yeovilton for Fleet Air Arm Museum 04/06/69, total hours 2206.35 - SoC on handover to FAAM 24/07/69 - to WAM by road 21/06/83 - fuselage out by road to Phoenix Aviation, Bruntingthorpe, Leics 17/06/96 followed by the wings on 24/06/96 - to FAAM 23/03/99 - stored in Historic Flight hangar - moved to Cobham Hall - current
WM292 1986
Pictured in 1986
WM292 Meteor TT.20
Pictured on 25/07/87 by Kevin Morgan
WM292
Pictured on 01/10/88

WP515 English Electric Canberra B.2 Royal Air Force

c/n 71054 - 12 Sqn - 109 Sqn - 231 OCU - RAFC - CAW - 85 Sqn - 100 Sqn "CD" - to St Athan MU for storage 23/08/89 - tender 10/91 - broken up - nose section to WAM by 02/93 - to 1092 Sqn ATC, TA Centre, Bridgend early 95 - to S & R Jerman, Welshpool, Powys mid 96 - to R Parr, Market Drayton, Shropshire 12/03/04 - to Hawker Hunter Aviation, Scampton, Lincs by 05/04 - refurbished and exported to Germany 01/05 - Luftwaffen Museum, Gatow, Berlin 06/05 stored - believed current

WR539 DeHavilland Venom FB.4 Royal Air Force

dd 01/02/56 - 60 Sqn - 28 Sqn "F" - SoC 04/07/62 - displayed RAF Kai Tak, Hong Kong - 8399M allocated 08/01/74 - returned to UK by sea as open deck freight, leading to corrosion problem - Cosford Museum 06/76 - sale to Visionair, Miami, USA fell through 04/80 - stored in Midlands - to WAM 83 - to Ross Aviation Services, Fownhope, H&W 92 - to Mosquito Aircraft Museum, London Colney, Herts 11/92 - to Gloucestershire Aviation Collection, Staverton, Gloucs 26/06/97 for restoration - returned to London Colney by 12/00 and stored - current

WT518 English Electric Canberra PR.7 Royal Air Force

dd 05/04/55 - 31 Sqn - 80 Sqn - 31 Sqn - 8133M allocated 11/03/71 at Bruggen but ntu and cancelled 17/09/71 - St Athan MU storage early 70's - 8691M allocated 30/04/81 - CTTS St Athan by 07/81 - rear fuselage only to WAM by 08/91 and fitted to WJ581 (which see) - rest of a/c remained with CTTS until broken up 08/93 and scrapped at Stock, Essex

WV753 Percival Pembroke C.1 Royal Air Force

dd 04/01/56 - 81 Sqn - FECS - MoA - BCCS - FCCS - SCS - 207 Sqn - 4 SoTT St Athan 70 - 8113M allocated 01/10/70 - to WAM 08/77 - to Airport Fire Service area by 08/92 and broken up mid 94 - cockpit to Air Atlantique Historic Flight, Coventry AP, Warks by 09/94 as spares for Prince 6E G-AMLZ and scrapped mid 95 - rest of fuselage remained with the Airport Fire Service and noted dumped in trees by crash gate 2 03/00 - reduced to a gutted shell by late 00
WV753 140985
Pictured on 14/09/85
WV753 Pembroke C.1
Pictured on 25/07/87 by Kevin Morgan
WV753
Pictured on 01/10/88

WV795 Hawker Sea Hawk FGA.6 Royal Navy

Built as FGA.4 and dd AHU Abbotsinch 27/09/54 - 787 NAS West Raynham 15/11/54 - 700 NAS Ford 11/01/56 "FD/515" - RNAY Fleetlands 16/10/56 converted to FGA.6 - AHU Abbotsinch 28/08/57 - 806 NAS 23/04/58 - RNAY Fleetlands 15/06/59 - MTPS Abbotsinch 08/12/59 - AHU Abbotsinch 04/04/60 - 738 NAS Lossiemouth 20/12/60 "LM/646" - Short Bros Belfast 01/07/62 for mods & storage - RNAY Belfast 28/02/63 - Short Bros Belfast 06/02/64 for storage - RNAY Belfast 16/08/66 - SoC 20/01/71 - to 1 SoTT RAF Halton 20/01/71 - 8151M allocated 10/06/71 - allotted to SAH Culdrose 21/01/72 - to A2661 16/03/77 - not used but retained as spares source for WV908 until SoC 19/12/77 - to WAM by road 06/09/78 - to Bob Poulter, Peasedown St. John, Avon by 11/81 - to Jet Heritage, Hurn 10/89 - to Phoenix Aviation, Bruntingthorpe, Leics by early 97 - to Kennet Aviation, Cranfield, Beds late 98 - returned to Phoenix Aviation 07/04/00 - to Farnborough Air Sciences Ltd, Farnborough, Hants 26/01/05 - to Dunsfold Aerodrome, Surrey by 08/06 - current 08/08

WV826 Hawker Sea Hawk FGA.6 Royal Navy

Built as FGA.4 c/n 6071 and dd AHU Stretton 21/10/54 - 804 NAS Lossiemouth 21/12/54 "-/191" - RDU Anthorn 17/11/55 - RNAY Fleetlands 11/01/57 - AHU Abbotsinch 13/02/57 - AHU Lossiemouth 27/02/58 - 738 NAS Lossiemouth 19/03/58 "LM/633" - 736 NAS Lossiemouth 17/12/58 "LM/608" - RNAY Fleetlands 25/08/59 and converted to FGA.6 - 736 NAS Lossiemouth 19/05/60 "LM/621" - 738 NAS Lossiemouth 18/08/60 "LM/637" - to SAH Culdrose 62 - total flying hours 1023.40 - A2532 allocated 27/02/62 - coded "2" by 07/64 - painted black overall coded "SAH-2" by 07/66 - wfu and derelict by 03/76 - allocated to Imperial War Museum but ntu - to SWAPS, Fairwood Common, Swansea 01/77 and refurbished as "Z/147" - to WAM by 01/81 - sometime repainted as "WV906 -/182" - to Phoenix Aviation, Bruntingthorpe, Leics 02/02/96 - to Kennet Aviation, Cranfield, Beds late 98 - returned to Phoenix Aviation 99 departed 10/08/99 - to Malta Aviation Museum, Ta Qali, Malta arrived 20/08/99 - current as "WV826 O/161"
WV826
Pictured on 14/09/85 by Kev Slade
WV826 310591
Pictured in 1986
WV826 Sea Hawk FGA.6
Pictured on 25/07/87 by Kevin Morgan
WV826
Pictured on 01/10/88

WW217 DeHavilland Sea Venom FAW.21 Royal Navy

Built at Chester as FAW.21 c/n 12741 - dd AHU Stretton 15/08/55 - RNAY Belfast 07/11/55 - 890 NAS Lossiemouth 19/03/56 "O/351" - DH Chester 25/06/56 - AHU Stretton 01/11/56 - RNAY Belfast 20/03/58 - AHU Abbotsinch 04/06/58 - RNAY Belfast 05/07/59 and converted to FAW.22 - AHU Abbotsinch 11/02/60 - Yeovilton 22/07/60 - 891 NAS Yeovilton 25/07/60 "-/436" - AHU Abbotsinch 28/03/61 - Yeovilton 13/09/61 - 750 NAS Hal Far 15/09/61 "HF/676" , "HF/590" - Yeovilton 15/02/65 - RNAY Belfast 18/02/65 - ADTU Yeovilton 03/06/69 "VL/736" - total flying hours 1209.00 - to Yeovilton dump by 07/70 - SoC to Culdrose for fire fighting 20/08/70 - to Chertsey CCF, Ottershaw School, Surrey by 09/72 - to WAM early 82 but not assembled - to Newark Air Museum, Winthorpe, Notts 16/12/83 - current as "351"

WW388 Percival Provost T.1 Royal Air Force

dd 07/09/54 - 2 FTS "O-W", "Q-F", "4", "O-F" - 1 SoTT Halton 59 - 7616M allocated 05/10/59 - 248 MU, Headley Court, Chessington 01/72 - to Cuxwold, Lincs 08/08/75 - to Thorpe Water Park, Chertsey, Surrey 13/05/79 - to Chinnor, Oxon 81 - to Llanelli by 05/84 - to WAM 12/84 in exchange for Proctor G-AHTE - sometime coded "O-F" - to Stratford Aircraft Collection, Long Marston, Warks by late 92 - South Yorkshire Air Museum, Firbeck, S Yorks by 04/95 - to Bomber County Aviation Museum, Hemswell, Lincs by 08/96 - to Vaughn Meers and displayed at the Wartime Aircraft Recovery Group Aviation Museum, Sleap, Shropshire by 09/05 - current
WW388
Pictured on 14/09/85 by Kev Slade
WW388 310591
Pictured in 1986
WW388 Provost T.1
Pictured on 25/07/87 by Kevin Morgan
WV388
Pictured on 01/10/88

WX788 DeHavilland Venom NF.3 DeHavilland

dd 07/05/54 - De Havillands, Hawarden for manufacturers trials - De Havillands, Hatfield 07/03/55 for mods - 48 MU Hawarden 04/12/56 - sold 25/11/57 to Flint College of Technology, Connahs Quay, Flintshire - to Chilterns Historic Aircraft Preservation Group, Bledlow Ridge, Bucks 72 - to WAM 75 - to Stratford Aircraft Collection, Long Marston, Warks c.91 - to Midland Warplane Museum, Kenilworth, Warks - to Night Fighter Preservation Team, Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington, N Yorks 05/92 - to Aeroventure, Doncaster, S Yorks 02/02 - current

WZ425 DeHavilland Vampire T.11 Royal Air Force

c/n 15019 - built at Christchurch - accepted 28/08/52 - Central Gunnery School, Leconfield 04/09/52 - No.43 Group 14/04/53 - 27 MU Shawbury 29/03/54 - 229 OCU Chivenor 55 - 27 MU Shawbury 16/10/58 - RAFC Cranwell 59 "36" - Min of Aviation 25/01/60 - 5 FTS Oakington 29/06/60 "AN", to "22" c.02/61 - 19 MU St.Athan 26/09/63 - Hawker Siddeley Aviation, Hawarden 25/11/67 - Woodford - to SWAPS Rhoose by road 31/05/73 - to WAM - to Graham Revill Collection, Birlingham, Worcs by 03/93 - current
WZ425
Pictured on 14/09/85 by Kev Slade
WZ425
Pictured on 01/10/88

WZ662 Auster AOP.9 Army Air Corps

prototype AOP.9 c/n AUS/10/1 - ff 19/03/54 dd 26/06/54 - Auster - A&AEE Boscombe Down 54 - Auster 08/12/54 - Handling Sqn Boscombe Down 29/12/54 - Auster 01/03/55 - 19 MU St Athan 06/04/56 - allocated to Far East Air Force 15/04/58 and shipped Birkenhead to Singapore on SS Ajax 20/05/58 - received at Maintenance Base Seletar 18/10/58 - to 656 Sqn AAC 09/08/58 - 389 MU store 02/12/61 - returned to UK - 19 MU St Athan 24/04/62 - Middle Wallop 15/02/65 - 2 Wg Netheravon 26/07/65 - 19 MU St Athan 30/07/65 - declared non-effective airframe 08/11/68 - to Mr 'Dizzie' Addicott, West Clandon, Surrey 15/10/69 - to Toogoods Caravans, Bedminster Down, Bristol and displayed on forecourt - obtained by SWHAPS and housed at the RAF St.Athan Museum by 74 - to WAM 02/76 - to Swansea for restoration by mid 81 - registered G-BKVK 08/08/83 - to Shobdon 12/83 for further restoration and first flown 26 or 27/05/84 - current

XA459 Fairey Gannet ECM.6 Royal Navy

ff 29/12/56 at Ringway as AS.4 - dd 15/01/57 to RDU Anthorn - 814 NAS Culdrose 04/03/57 - AR Culdrose 13/06/57 - AHU Culdrose 12/11/57 - AHU Abbotsinch 18/10/58 - NARIU Lee-on-Solent converted to ECM.6 - 831 NAS Culdrose 02/05/61 "-/274", "CU/394" - NARIU Lee-on-Solent 28/10/63 - 831 NAS Watton 09/04/64 "R/394", "R/396" - total flying hours 1005.05 - to GIA AES Lee-on-Solent 21/07/66 - to NASU Culdrose 09/07/68 - SoC 18/11/70 - to SAH Culdrose - A2608 31/11/70 - wfu & dismantled by 23/11/78 - to WAM by road 04/04/79 - sometime coded "E/-" - to Gloucester area late 89, damaged going under low bridge enroute - auctioned 08/11/90 - to Cirencester, Gloucs - to Lambourn, Berks 99 - to Woodlands St Mary, Berks - to White Waltham, Berks 05/11/06 - current
XA459 Fairey Gannet ECM.6
Pictured on 25/07/87 by Kevin Morgan
XA459
Pictured on 01/10/88

XA903 Avro Vulcan B.1 Rolls-Royce

ff 10/05/57 at Woodford - dd to Avro, Langar 31/05/57 - returned to Woodford 27/01/58 for development of the Blue Steel weapon - to Avro Australia 12/11/60 for continued Blue Steel testing on the Woomera range, returning to Woodford 07/02/61 - to Filton 01/64 and fitted with an underslung Olympus 953 engine and intake in a nacelle below the bomb bay, ff as such 09/09/66 - fitted with an RB.199 in a ventral pod and ff as such 19/04/73 - to Farnborough on its last flight 22/02/79 and slowly deteriorated in the open until broken up 09/84 - nose section to WAM by late 84 - to Colin Mears, Sidcup, Gtr London by 04/93 - to Paul Hartley, Wellesbourne Mountford, Warks 27/07/99 and displayed at the Wellesbourne Wartime Museum - current
XA903
Pictured on 14/09/85 by Kev Slade

XD826 Vickers Valiant BK.1 Royal Air Force

dd 12/02/57 - 7 Sqn - 90 Sqn - 138 Sqn - 232 OCU - 543 Sqn - 7872M allocated 05/02/65 to Feltwell but a/c broken up at Wyton - nose section to 2 SoTT Cosford - to 1289 Sqn ATC, High School, Alcester Rd, Stratford-on-Avon, Warks 77 - to RAF Abingdon by 09/84 - to WAM by 06/86 marked as "WZ826" - departed 92 - to The Cockpit Collection, Rayleigh, Essex by 04/93 - current
XD826 Vickers Valiant BK.1
Pictured on 25/07/87 by Kevin Morgan

XG592 Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 Royal Navy

c/n WA.87 - f/f 24/04/57 at Yeovil - Westlands for trials 03/05/57 - taken on RN charge 19/11/59 - AHU Fleetlands 29/05/60 - 700 NAS Yeovilton 10/10/60 - 705 NAS Culdrose 21/11/60 "531" - AHU Fleetlands 04/06/62 - to Far East c.04/63 - 846 NAS HMS Albion 06/07/63 - AHU Sembawang 21/08/64 stored - to UK 66/67 - AHU Fleetlands by 07/67 - 705 NAS Culdrose 12/67 "554" - RNAY Wroughton 05/12/74 - SoC 06/76 - to WAM 07/76 "54" - departed by 08/91 - to Task Force Paintball, Cowbridge - current
XG592 310591
Pictured in 1986
XG592 Whirlwind HAS.7
Pictured on 25/07/87 by Kevin Morgan
XG592
Pictured on 01/10/88

XG737 DeHavilland Sea Venom FAW.22 Royal Navy

c/n 121138 - Built at Chester - dd AHU Stretton 07/01/58 - RNAS Dord 19/03/58 - 891 NAS Ford 28/03/58 "B/438" - AHU Hal Far 24/10/58 - RNAY Belfast 31/10/58 - RAE Farnborough 28/05/59 - RNAY Belfast 29/05/59 - AHU Abbotsinch 01/06/59 - 893 NAS Yeovilton 04/09/59 "V:456" - RNAY Belfast 14/10/59 - AHU Abbotsinch 04/11/59 - RNAY Fleetlands 24/12/59 - shipped to Far East 09/02/60 - RNAHU Seletar 60 - 894 NAS HMS Albion 27/07/60 "497" - RNAY Belfast 20/12/60 - AHU Abbotsinch 11/07/61 - Shorts Belfast 19/09/62 - NARIU Lee on Solent 06/06/66 - Airwork ADTU Yeovilton 20/07/66 "VL/737" - FAA Museum Yeovilton 07/03/69 "B/438" - SoC 27/03/69 - to WAM by 01/78 - recoded "Z/220" - to Jet Aircraft Preservation Group, Long Marston Warks by 07/92 - current
XG737 310591
Pictured in 1986
XG737 Sea Venom FAW.22
Pictured on 25/07/87 by Kevin Morgan
XG737
Pictured on 01/10/88

XG883 Fairey Gannet T.5 Royal Navy

c/n F.9412 - ff 01/03/57 - dd RDU Anthorn 30/05/57 - AHU Abbotsinch 12/07/57 - NARIU Lee on Solent 25/01/60 - Stn Flt Culdrose 23/03/60 "CU/996" - 849 NAS HQ Flt Culdrose 25/07/60 "CU/451" - Westland, White Waltham 15/07/64 - Westland, Ilchester 07/07/65 - 849 NAS HQ Flt Brawdy 17/02/66 "BY/773" - NASU Brawdy 09/01/70 - FAA Museum, Yeovilton 03/06/70 - SoC 08/06/70 - to WAM 12/04/83 - to Museum of Berkshire Aviation, Woodley, Berks 23/03/96 - current
XG883
Pictured on 14/09/85 by Kev Slade
XG883 311091
Pictured in 1986
XG883 Fairey Gannet T.5
Pictured on 25/07/87 by Kevin Morgan
XG883
Pictured on 01/10/88

"XH177" English Electric Canberra PR.9 Royal Air Force

Brough by 69, nose as test specimen - nose section at Boscombe Down by 09/85 - tender 10/87 - to WAM 03/02/88 - to Hanningfield Metals, Stock Essex 01/02/94 - departed between 01/98 & 03/99 - to Frank Millar, Corby, Northants 2000 - loaned to Newark Air Museum, Winthorpe, Notts 02/11/00 - current
NOTE: For many years this was thought to be from XH177 but, quoting from Wrecks & Relics 21, "extensive research has revealed enough to debunk the theory that this was from XH177, it is now thought to be a 'boiler-plate' for development/installation trials". W&R11 (1988) was the first to suggest an identity but did say "now thought to be from XH177" and this seems to have been taken as gospel over the years. XH177 was with 13 Sqn at RAF Luqa, Malta when placed Cat.4(R) in 12/65 due to wing spar cracks. It was ReCat.5(c) in 04/66 and SoC 05/08/67. Remains were noted in a scrapyard at Fgura, Malta on 08/10/69.

XJ409 Westland Whirlwind HAR.10 Royal Air Force

Built as HAR.4 c/n WA.35 - ff 03/11/54 as XD779 - dd 19/11/54 to 47 MU Sealand and renumbered XJ409 12/54 - to Far East by sea 26/01/55 - Maintenance Base Far East 11/03/55 - 155 Sqn 31/03/55 - MBFE 18/09/56 for repair & storage - 20 MU Aston Down 24/07/58 - Westlands 03/09/58 - St.Athan 20/02/59 - 20 MU Aston Down 23/02/59 - 275 Sqn 25/03/59 - Westlands for Cat.4 repair 20/08/59 - 228 Sqn 04/12/59 - converted to HAR.2 27/09/62 - Westlands, Old Mixon 15/01/63 and converted to HAR.10 (the 42nd) f/f 20/07/64 - 15 MU Wroughton 05/08/64 - 2 MU Sealand for overseas prep 07/09/64 - 1310 Flt British Guiana 01/10/64 "Faith" - departed Belize 05/10/66 in Belfast XR369 arriving Fairford 07/10/66 - 15 MU Wroughton 11/10/66 - Westlands 17/11/66 for repair/refurbishment - MinTech 26/10/67 - RRE Pershore 25/11/68 - A&AEE/ETPS Boscombe Down 10/03/71 - BAC Warton SAR Flt 01/05/74 - stored (GIA ?) Boscombe Down 20/11/75 - RNAY Wroughton 16/02/77 by road for storage - to WAM 13/06/79 by road - departed by 08/91 - to Pump House Restaurant, Grangetown, Cardiff f/n 03/92 - to Maes Artro Village, Llanbedr by 04/94 - last noted 04/06 - village demolished 06/06 & fate unknown
XJ409
Pictured on 14/09/85 by Kev Slade
XJ409 310591
Pictured in 1986
XJ409 Whirlwind HAR.10
Pictured on 25/07/87 by Kevin Morgan

XL449 Fairey Gannet AEW.3 Royal Navy

f/f Northolt 02/12/58 - Fairey White Waltham 31/12/58 - A&AEE Boscombe Down 24/11/59 - Fairey White Waltham 03/02/60 - AHU Culdrose 31/05/62 - 849 NAS HQ Flt Culdrose 09/08/62 "CU/416" - 849 NAS HQ Flt Lossiemouth 30/03/63 - 849 NAS HQ Flt Brawdy 03/03/66 "BY/763" - 849 NAS A Flt 11/12/67 "H/266" - 849 NAS D Flt 18/12/68 "E/071" - 849 NAS HQ Flt Brawdy 26/08/69 "BY/762" - Gannet Support Unit Lossiemouth 09/09/70 "LM/762" - 849 NAS B Flt Lossiemouth 09/07/73 "R/043" - 849 NAS HQ Flt Lossiemouth 13/12/74 "LM/762", "CU/760", "LM/760" - AHU Lossiemouth 15/05/78 - arrived WAM by air 25/09/78 - total hours 2816.30 - sometime to "H/044" - scrapped on site 20/02/96 - cockpit to Gary Spoors, Enstone, Oxon 23/02/96 - to Camberley, Surrey 96 - to Parkhouse Aviation, Wycombe Air Park, Booker 12/97 - to Parkhouse Aviation, Camberley Surrey by 01/00 - current
XL449
Pictured on 14/09/85 by Kev Slade
XL449 311091
Pictured in 1986
XL449 Fairey Gannet AEW.3
Pictured on 25/07/87 by Kevin Morgan
XL449
Pictured on 01/10/88

XM300 Westland Wessex HAS.1 Royal Aircraft Establishment

c/n WA.5 - f/f 30/04/59 at Yeovil - Westlands 11/05/59 - A&AEE 02/12/59 - Westlands 16/05/60 - RAE Farnborough 05/07/70 - RAE Bedford 11/11/70 - RAE Farnborough 05/07/76 - to Ground Experimental Vehicle 08/01/79 - to WAM 01/07/84 - sometime to SAR scheme - to Welsh Industrial & Maritime Museum, Bute St, Cardiff by 04/91 - museum closed 98 - National Museum of Wales Collection Centre, Nantgarw 98 - believed current
XM300 310591
Pictured in 1986
XM300 Wessex HAS.1
Pictured on 25/07/87 by Kevin Morgan
XM300
Pictured on 01/10/88

XM569 Avro Vulcan B.2 Royal Air Force

dd 31/01/69 - 27 Sqn - Cottesmore Wing - 27 Sqn - Waddington Wing - 44 Sqn - to WAM 02/02/83 arrived by air as "IYY63" landing at 12:15 - scrapped on site 02/96 - cockpit to Gary Spoors, Enstone, Oxfordshire 02/96 - loaned to Gloucestershire Aviation Collection, Staverton, Gloucs 06/02/97 - stored Bentham, Gloucs c.03 - returned Staverton by 04 - current
XM569 Vulcan B.2
Pictured on 25/07/87 by Kevin Morgan
XM569
Pictured on 01/10/88

XN351 Saunders-Roe Skeeter AOP.12 Army Air Corps

c/n S2/7157 - 651 Sqn Middle Wallop 30/08/60 - 1 Flt 652 Sqn Detmold by 10/63 - 1 Flt 655 Sqn Detmold 15/01/64 - 1 Flt 4 Div Avn Detmold 10/64 - 3 RTR Air Tp Fallingbostel by 07/65 - 15 MU 30/06/67 - to Shuttleworth Collection, Beds 13/08/68 - loaned to Torbay Air Museum, Higher Blagdon, Devon 10/72 - Loaned to WAM 12/80, arriving 01/81 - sold 82, moved to Shobdon and restored to fly - registered G-BKSC 23/05/83 - registration cancelled 11/10/00

XN458 BAC Jet Provost T.3 Royal Air Force

1 FTS "19" - 27 MU Shawbury - 1 SoTT Halton - 8234M allocated 21/03/73 but incorrectly written in ledger as "8334M" - sometime coded "H" - CTTS St.Athan 16/05/85 - dismantled 10/91 - to WAM by 02/93 - sometime to "XN594/19" - to Ashington, West Sussex by 02/96 - to 'The Standard' public house, Northallerton, N.Yorks 08/07/05 - repainted as XN458/19 in black scheme - current

XN650 DeHavilland Sea Vixen FAW.2 Royal Navy

c/n 10082 - f/f 20/02/61 at Hatfield as FAW.1 - AHU Abbotsinch 28/03/61 - RNAHU Tengah 13/06/61 - 893 NAS Yeovilton 12/02/62 "C/456" - 892 NAS Yeovilton 16/11/64 "C/211" - RNAY Belfast by 07/65 converted to FAW.2 - RNAY Fleetlands by 15/12/66 - NASU Changi 09/05/67 - 892 NAS Hermes 23/07/67 "301" - RNAY Belfast Stn Flt by 10/68 - GIA A2612 Lee-on-Solent 11/70 ntu - RAE Bedford 02/72 - RNAY Belfast - SAH Culdrose 03/03/72 - SoC 08/03/72 - A2620 ntu - A2639 "SAH-12" - dismantled 11/78 - to WAM 25/04/79 - sometime to "VL" and also "V/456" - to Phoenix Aviation, Bruntingthorpe, Leics 15/02/96 - broken-up early 96 and scrapped Coventry, nose kept - to S & R Jerman, Welshpool, Powys 08/10/96 - to Newton Abbott, Devon mid 02 - to Bruntingthorpe, Leics 15/12/07 - current
XN650 Sea Vixen FAW.2
Pictured on 25/07/87 by Kevin Morgan
XN650 140488
Pictured on 14/04/88 credit Brian Johnstone
XN650
Pictured on 01/10/88


XN928 Blackburn Buccaneer S.1 Royal Navy

f/f 02/06/62 - dd AHU Lossiemouth 16/07/62 - 801 NAS Lossiemouth 29/07/62 "R/119", "V/119" - 809 NAS Lossiemouth 13/02/63 "R/224", "LM/224" - 801 NAS Lossiemouth 09/63 "R/119" - 809 NAS Lossiemouth 11/03/64 "LM/224" - RAE Bedford 27/10/64 - 809 NAS Lossiemouth 02/11/64 - 736 NAS Lossiemouth 10/11/65 "LM/641", "LM/631" - SoC 13/02/70 total hours 923.55 - RNAY Sydenham, Belfast 12/03/70 - 4 SoTT St Athan 20/03/70 - to 8179M 08/10/71 - to WAM 09/76 - sometime to "353", sometime to R/114, to Desert Pink scheme "Glenfiddich/Jaws/Liz" - to Phoenix Aviation, Bruntingthorpe, Leics 24/02/96 - broken-up early 96 and scrapped Coventry, nose kept - to RAF Manston History Museum, Manston, Kent 04/99 - to Gravesend, Kent by 10/01 - last noted 05/06
XN928 010691
Pictured in 1986
XN928 Buccaneer S.1
Pictured on 25/07/87 by Kevin Morgan
XN928
Pictured on 14/04/88 credit Brian Johnstone

XT911 McDonnell-Douglas Phantom FGR.2 Royal Air Force

c/n 2727 - F-4M-33-MC - f/f 06/06/68 - dd to 23 MU 15/10/68 - 228 OCU 08/11/68 - 19 Sqn 19/01/81 "K" - 92 Sqn 07/05/85 "M", "T" - St.Athan MU store 03/03/87 - dumped 10/91 - broken-up by 07/92 - parts noted Hanningfield Metals, Stock, Essex 04/93 - nose section to WAM by 04/93 - repossessed by MOD by 07/95 - to Hanningfield Metals, Stock, Essex and scrapped

ZF578 BAC Lightning F.53 Royal Saudi Air Force

c/n 95275 - f/f 12/10/67 at Salmesbury as G-27-40 - dd Jeddah 08/11/68 as 53-670 - reserialled 202, then B - stored Riyadh 71 - to ZF578 and flown to Warton 14/01/86 - total hours 1886.18 - to WAM 19/01/89 - to fire training area 02/96 - to local farm - to Hunter Restoration Flight, Quedgeley, Gloucestershire 08/96 - restored in 23 Sqn marks as "XR753/A" - to Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, West Sussex 06/02 - current

Unidentified Hawker Sea Hawk FGA.4 Royal Navy

Culdrose ? - nose section to WAM by 10/78 - to Bob Poulter, Peasedown St. John, Avon c.83 - to Hooton Park, Cheshire by 11/08
NOTE: At one time this had "Wales Aircraft Museum" painted under the cockpit, and was later painted red. It carries a plate marked 'Serial No. S4 VB 6381' but it is not known to what this refers. Any leads on the identity of this frame, or pictures whilst at WAM, VERY much appreciated.

BAe ATP Engineering Mock-up

Woodford ? - to WAM by 05/95 in swap for Ashton nose section - to Enstone, Oxfordshire by 02/96 - nose removed by 99 - fate unknown

BAe Jetstream 41 Engineering Mock-up

Manufactured at Prestwick, based on Jetstream 200 G-ATXJ - Hatfield, Herts - to WAM by 05/95 in swap for Ashton nose section - to Airport Fire Service by 02/96 - last noted 02/02 - to The College, Ystrad Mynach c11/02 - believed current

Westland Lynx Mock-up

Bedford - to WAM 21/09/95 - to South Yorkshire Air Museum, Firbeck, Yorks 01/96 - to Newark Air Museum, Winthorpe, Notts 03/97 as "Lenny the Lynx" hands-on exhibit - burnt on fire dump 02 due to wood rot.


GH-9000 HDL HD2 Hovercraft
Noted 85 -  to The Hovercraft Museum, Lee-on-Solent
GH-9000

Pictured on 14/09/85 by Kev Slade

Credits:
Barry Clay/www.abpic.co.uk
Kevin Morgan

Glyn Ramsden/www.abpic.co.uk
Kev Slade/www.abpic.co.uk
Various Wrecks & Relics books from Midland Counties Publications
Numerous Air Britain publications
BARG Roundel magazine
The British Roundel magazine



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