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Thursday, January 22, 2009

St.Athan Movements 1955/56

Below are some of the aircraft noted at Saints in 55/56, it includes visitors and MU sightings:

mid 55 TW456 Auster AOP.5 silver o/a, stored 19 MU Picketston
mid 55 VS827 Brigand B.1 black/grey camo, stored 19 MU Picketston, fuselage only
mid 55 EE341/S Meteor F.3 silver o/a, yellow training bands, broken-up with several others
mid 55 VZ552/W Meteor F.8 camo, 1 Sqdn marks, 19 MU St.Athan
mid 55 ED275 Oxford stored 19 MU Picketston, burnt c.18/10/56
mid 55 HM869 Oxford stored 19 MU Picketston, burnt c.18/10/56
mid 55 HN147 Oxford stored 19 MU Picketston, burnt c.18/10/56
mid 55 HN208 Oxford 19 MU St.Athan
mid 55 HN696 Oxford silver o/a, large black serial, stored 19 MU Picketston, burnt c.18/10/56
mid 55 NM409 Oxford stored 19 MU Picketston, burnt c.18/10/56
mid 55 PH151 Oxford stored 19 MU Picketston, burnt c.18/10/56
mid 55 PH314 Oxford stored 19 MU Picketston, burnt c.18/10/56
mid 55 PH467 Oxford stored 19 MU Picketston, burnt c.18/10/56
mid 55 VF346 Vampire F.3 plain silver o/a, stored 19 MU Picketston
mid 55 VT816 Vampire F.3 plain silver o/a, 604 Sqdn marks, stored 19 MU Picketston
mid 55 VT826/Y Vampire F.3 plain silver o/a, 608 Sqdn marks, stored 19 MU Picketston
mid 55 VT829 Vampire F.3 plain silver o/a, stored 19 MU Picketston
mid 55 VT874 Vampire F.3 plain silver o/a, 601 Sqdn marks, stored 19 MU Picketston
mid 55 VV194 Vampire F.3 plain silver o/a, 604 Sqdn marks, stored 19 MU Picketston
mid 55 VV206 Vampire F.3 plain silver o/a, stored 19 MU Picketston
mid 55 WA129 Vampire FB.5 camo, 19 MU St.Athan
late 55 PH662/A Anson C.12
late 55 PH838/M Anson C.19 silver o/a, School of Maritime Recconaissance St.Mawgan
late 55 VP955 Devon C.1 silver o/a, white top, blue cheat line, RAFTC titles,
early 56 VV986 Anson silver o/a
early 56 PH814/CB-F Anson C.19 silver o/a, red codes, MCS Hendon
early 56 VM388 Anson C.19 (187 Sqdn Aston Down)
early 56 VF545 Auster AOP.6 earth/green camo, 19 MU hangar
early 56 WZ711 Auster AOP.9 earth/green camo, 19 MU hangar
early 56 XK374 Auster AOP.9 earth/green camo, 19 MU hangar
early 56 RD850 Beaufighter TT.10 silver o/a, full yellow/black target tug scheme
early 56 RH770 Brigand B.1 silver o/a, black fin/tailplane, large black serial, 19 MU hangar
early 56 RH800 Brigand T.4 silver o/a, yellow training bands, large black serial, 19 MU hangar
early 56 WA560 Brigand T.4
early 56 RP203 Buckmaster T.1 silver o/a, yellow training bands, stored in 19 MU hangar
early 56 WJ869 Canberra T.4 silver o/a, yellow training bands
early 56 WD330/B Chipmunk T.10 silver o/a, yellow training bands, St.Athan Stn Flt
early 56 WD364 Chipmunk T.10 silver o/a, yellow training bands, St.Athan Stn Flt
early 56 WG471/E Chipmunk T.10 silver o/a, yellow training bands, St.Athan Stn Flt
early 56 WK633/52 Chipmunk T.10 silver o/a, yellow training bands, St.Athan Stn Flt
early 56 WP833/CB-G Chipmunk T.10 silver o/a, MCS Hendon
early 56 WB135/H Meteor FR.9 grey/dk green/PR blue camo, red arrowhead along fuselage, 79 Sqdn Gutersloh
early 56 HN116 Oxford 19 MU Picketston
early 56 HN208 Oxford 19 MU Picketston
early 56 HN770 Oxford 19 MU Picketston
early 56 G-ANYC
Proctor full civilian colours, RM222 under paint
early 56 ?/P-Q Provost T.1
early 56 ?/X-R Provost T.1 (CFS Little Rissington)
early 56 VL272 Valetta C.1 silver o/a, white top, blue cheat line
early 56 ?/A-A Vampire FB.5
early 56 ?/ES Vampire FB.5 229 OCU
early 56 VV449/L-N Vampire FB.5 grey/dk green/PR blue camo, 19 MU hangar
early 56 VV540/L Vampire FB.5 grey/dk green/PR blue camo, 19 MU hangar, ex 3 Sqdn Wildenrath
early 56 VX471/D-T Vampire FB.5 grey/dk green/PR blue camo, 19 MU hangar
early 56 VZ170 Vampire FB.5 silver o/a, "ES-E" under paint, 19 MU hangar, ex 226 OCU
early 56 VZ314 Vampire FB.5 silver o/a, stored in 19 MU hangar
early 56 WA123/A-R Vampire FB.5 grey/dk green/PR blue camo, stored in 19 MU hangar, ex 94 Sqdn Celle
early 56 (WL506) ? Vampire FB.9 Royal Jordanian Air Force
early 56 WL???/B-C Vampire FB.9
early 56 WL494/A Vampire FB.9 silver o/a, stored in 19 MU hangar, ex 73 Sqdn Habbaniya
early 56 WL575/S Vampire FB.9 grey/dk green/PR blue camo, stored in 19 MU hangar, ex 32 Sqdn
early 56 WL583/T Vampire FB.9 grey/dk green/PR blue camo, 19 MU hangar, ex 32 Sqdn
early 56 (WF381)/14 Varsity T.1 silver o/a, yellow training bands, (ETPS Farnborough)
early 56 WJ909 Varsity T.1 silver o/a, white top, blue cheat line, RAFTC titles, (187 Sqdn Aston Down)
14/01/56 WA269 Vampire FB.5
20/01/56 VM338 Anson C.19
20/01/56 VL280 Valetta C.1 silver o/a, white top, blue cheat line, RAFTC titles, Benson Stn Flt
20/01/56 WF427/H Varsity T.1 silver o/a, yellow training bands, 2 ANS Thorney Island
21/01/56 PH662/A Anson C.12
22/01/56 PH823 Anson C.19
22/01/56 VV323 Anson C.21
25/01/56 SR919 Beaufighter TT.10 silver o/a, full yellow/black target tug scheme
30/01/56 TX217/CB-M Anson C.19 silver o/a, white top, blue cheat line, RAFTC titles, MCS Hendon
30/01/56 WJ732 Canberra B.2 silver o/a, red flash along fuselage, 27 Sqdn Scampton
01/02/56 PH625 Anson C.12
06/02/56 KK193 Dakota C.4 silver o/a
06/02/56 WA163 Vampire FB.5
06/02/56 WA333 Vampire FB.5
07/02/56 WA266 Vampire FB.5
08/02/56 VM307 Anson C.19
08/02/56 WA180 Vampire FB.5
13/02/56 VF628 Auster AOP.6
01/03/56 WA287 Vampire FB.5
06/03/56 RD811/L Beaufighter TT.10 silver o/a, full yellow/black target tug scheme, ex 5 CAACU
06/03/56 WZ471 Vampire T.11 silver o/a, yellow training bands
07/03/56 TX177 Anson C.19
07/03/56 WA297 Vampire FB.5 grey/dk green/PR blue camo
10/03/56 PH710 Anson C.19
17/04/56 XE586 & XE589 Hunter F.6 standard camo, stored in 19 MU hangar prior to delivery
21/04/56 VV323 Anson C.21
22/04/56 (PH806) Anson C.12
23/04/56 WJ760 Canberra B.6
26/04/56 PH769 Anson C.12
26/04/56 WJ766 Canberra B.6
30/04/56 TX223 Anson C.19 silver, white top, blue trim
30/04/56 VV310 Anson C.19 silver, white top, red cheat line
01/05/56 WJ764 Canberra B.6 silver, black/white lightning flash on nose, 101 Sqn Binbrook
02/05/56 PH645 Anson C.12
03/05/56 WD794/H Meteor NF.11 dk grey/green camo, 96 Sqn Ahlhorn
04/05/56 XK367 Auster AOP.9 19 MU
04/05/56 WT209 Canberra B.6
09/05/56 WH945 Canberra B.6
10/05/56 WJ764 Canberra B.6
10/05/56 WJ860 Canberra T.4
10/05/56 VZ584 Meteor FR.9
10/05/56 VW452 Meteor T.7 silver o/a, yellow training bands
10/05/56 WA599/Z Meteor T.7 silver o/a, 46 Sqn Odiham
10/05/56 WA425/B-U Vampire FB.5 grey/dk green/PR blue camo, ex 4 Sqn Jever
10/05/56 WL683 Varsity T.1 silver o/a, white top, blue cheat line, (173 Sqn Hawarden)
12/05/56 VV323 Anson C.21
14/05/56 TX177 Anson C.19
14/05/56 XK374 & XK377 Auster AOP.9 (19 MU)
14/05/56 RH757 Brigand T.4 (19 MU)
14/05/56 WH951 Canberra B.6
15/05/56 WA562 Brigand T.4 (19 MU)
16/05/56 TX154/H-Q Anson C.19 silver o/a
16/05/56 VM388 Anson C.19 silver o/a, white top, blue cheat line, RAFTC titles, (187 Sqdn Aston Down)
16/05/56 WG316 Chipmunk T.10 silver o/a, MCS Hendon
17/05/56 RD758 Beaufighter TT.10
17/05/56 WH951 Canberra B.6
23/05/56 WG841 Vampire FB.5
29/05/56 PH838 Anson C.12
30/05/56 RD693 Beaufighter TT.10 silver o/a, full yellow/black target tug scheme
30/05/56 WM234 Meteor NF.11
01/06/56 WK677 Meteor F.8
07/06/56 VM328 Anson C.19 silver o/a
07/06/56 VV261 Anson C.21 silver, white top, blue trim
07/06/56 WJ371 Auster AOP.6 dk green/earth camo
13/06/56 XK380 Auster AOP.9 dk green/earth camo, (19 MU)
21/06/56 VV555/89 Vampire FB.5 silver o/a, yellow training bands, 4 FTS Middleton St George
28/06/56 XF796 Pembroke C.1
07/56 VV994 Anson C.19 silver, white top, red spinners
07/56 XE590 Hunter F.6 into 19 MU
07/56 WA335 Vampire FB.5
02/07/56 WA319/T-D Vampire FB.5
05/07/56 TX188 Anson C.19 silver o/a
05/07/56 VP515 Anson C.19 silver o/a
05/07/56 VP523 Anson C.19 silver, white top, blue trim
05/07/56 XL558 Pioneer CC.1
06/07/56 VZ593 Meteor FR.9
06/07/56 WH550 Meteor FR.9
06/07/56 VZ319/(T) Vampire FB.5 silver, blue fin fairings, (233 OCU Pembrey)
10/07/56 VZ151 Vampire FB.5
23/07/56 RA685 Lincoln B.2
56 WA564 Brigand T.4 silver o/a, yellow training bands, large black serial,
56 (WB823)/N Shackleton MR.1 dk grey o/a, "220" in red/outlined white, 220 Sqn
56 WA191/S-T Vampire FB.5 grey/dk green/PR blue camo, large yellow "G" on nose
56 WA234 Vampire FB.5 camo, red wing tips
56 WA294 Vampire FB.5 grey/dk green/PR blue camo

Log credit Roy Montgomery/Roundel magazine

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