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British aircraft (misc.)

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Airspeed AS.10 Oxford & AS.65 Consul

It is interesting to note that a number of these aircraft routed through Athens, Greece. Did they have better relations back then?

Support Aircraft?

Later in the century, BAC Jaguars for the Oman AF flew in with a BAC 1-11 support aircraft. Sea Harriers for the India on two occasions came in with a BAe 125, whilst Hawks, also for India, once came with a Falcon 10. Typhoons for Saudi Arabia sometimes had a BAe 146 following them.

With this in mind, were the arrival of two British Aviation Services aircraft from Izmir, Turkey related to the Oxfords and Consuls being ferried? One was Consul G-AHRK which arrived on 24.11.46, the other being Lancastrian G-AHBW on 11.01.47.

British Aviation Services provided crews to deliver aircraft to their destination. Could these have been support flights of some sort or just a coincidence?

        
 


Oxford

SERIAL COUNTRY ARRIVED DEPARTED NOTES
ED-173 Burma 08.12.48 09.12.48 Landed at 16:00, departed at 06:20. c/s DF.138, dep Blackbushe on the 7th, via Lyons & Ajaccio.
R-6161 Burma 23.11.48 24.11.48 Landed at 16:15, departed at 08:17, c/s DF.135. Departed from Blackbushe on the 20th.
T-1101 Burma 08.12.48 09.12.48 Landed at 15:35, departed at 07:00, c/s DF.139. Departed from Blackbushe on the 7th, via Lyons & Ajaccio.
V-3746 Burma 08.12.48 09.12.48 Landed at 15:40, departed at 06:15. c/s DF.137. Departed from Blackbushe on the 7th, via Lyons & Ajaccio.
V-3824 Burma 04.11.48 05.11.48 Landed at 13:20, departed at 07:20. c/s DF.133.
W-6638 Burma 23.11.48 24.11.48 Landed at 16:10, departed at 08:20. c/s DF.134. Departed from Blackbushe on the 20th. Custom file 12/05D gives the serial as W-6636.
X-7135 Burma 23.11.48 24.11.48 Landed at 16:20, departed at 08:19, c/s DF.136. Departed from Blackbushe on the 20th. Previously listed as XY-135.
101 Turkey 02.11.46 04.11.46 Landed at 15:05, departing at 12:00. Custom file 12 had a note that this aircraft didn’t have a carnet or log book. Nothing to explain why it stayed for 48 hours either. Routed Southampton, Lyon, Marseilles, Elmas, Malta, Athens and Izmir. Flown over by crews from British Aviation Services.
102 Turkey 12.11.46 13.11.46 Landed at 16:49, departed at 09:33. Arrived with 103 & Consul 121. None of these three aircraft had a Carnet or log book.
103 Turkey 12.11.46 13.11.46 Landed at 16:47, departed at 09:35.
104 Turkey 23.11.46 24.11.46 Aircraft routed via Portsmouth on the 20th, Southampton (21st), Bordeaux (22nd), Elmas (23rd), Malta and Izmir, Turkey. Intermediate refuelling stops not listed. Two man crew, British & Norwegian. Landed at Luqa at 12:10, departed at 09:51.
105 Turkey 02.12.46 03.12.46 Landed at 14:42 at Hal-Far, departing at 09:16. Routed via Eastleigh (29th), unknown location (30th), Marseilles, Elmas and Malta. To Turkey via Greece.
106 Turkey 02.12.46 03.12.46 Landed at Hal-Far at 14.45, departing at 09:18. Routing as 105 above.
107 Turkey 20.12.46 21.12.46 Departed Eastleigh, UK on the 19th, Bordeaux, to Marignane, Elmas and Malta. Landed at 17:00, took-off at 08:15.
108 Turkey 20.12.46 21.12.46 Same routing as 107. Landed at 17:10, departing at 08:17.
109 Turkey 20.12.46 21.12.46 Same routing as 107. Landed at 17:15, departing at 08:18.
110 Turkey 14.01.47 15.01.47 Departed Southampton on the 12th, Le Bourget on the 13th, Istres and Malta on the 14th, (landing at 14:13 leaving at 09:10) then Smyrna via Athens.
112 Turkey 14.01.47 15.01.47 Same routing as 110 above. Landed at 14:15, departing at 09:12.
111 Turkey 28.02.47 01.03.47 Landed at 17:08, departing at 10:20. Routed Southampton (26th), Marignane, Elmas & Malta (28th).
116 Turkey 28.02.47 01.03.47 Landed at 17:06, departing at 10:21. Routed as 111 above.
114 Turkey 01.03.47 02.03.47 Landed at 15:55, took-off at 08:32. Routed Southampton, Bordeaux, Istres, Elmas, Malta, Athens & Izmir.
117 Turkey 01.03.47 02.03.47 Landed at 15:55 took-off at 08:31. Routed as 114 above.
        
 


Consul

SERIAL COUNTRY ARRIVED DEPARTED NOTES
UB339 Burma 30.10.49 03.11.49 Landed at 13:15, depart at 07:00. Arrived via Jersey & Bordeaux on the 23rd, Nice (25th), Rome (30th).
UB340 Burma 30.10.49 03.11.49 Landed at 13:17, depart at 07:01. Arrived via Jersey & Bordeaux on the 23rd, Nice (25th), Rome (30th).
121 Turkey 12.11.46 13.11.46 Landed at 16:45, departing at 09:34. Left Eastliegh on the 9th, Bordeaux (11th), Marseilles and Elmas (12th), Malta, (undecipherable location) and Izmir. Arrived with Oxfords 102/3 above.
122 Turkey 02.12.46 03.12.46 Landed at Hal-Far at 14:40, departing at 09:17. Arrived with Oxfords 105 & 106.
123 Turkey 20.12.46 21.12.46 Landed at 17:05, departing at 08:16. This aircraft was listed as an Oxford, but judging by the serial number, it is more likely to be a Consul.
126 Turkey 01.03.47 02.03.47 Landed at 15:50, departing at 08:30. Arrived with Oxfords 114 & 117. Routed Southampton, Bordeaux, Istres, Elmas, Malta, Athens & Izmir.
        
 

Beagle/B-N

AIRCRAFT SERIAL COUNTRY ARRIVED DEPARTED NOTES
Beagle 206S ST-ADA Sudan __.09.68   Seen in the markings of the Sudanese AF.
BN Islander BN.2A 202 Abu Dhabi   19.03.69 Pi G-AWVX, sprayed sand overall. Landed at Hal-far due to runway re-surfacing at Luqa. May have arrived on the same day.
        
 

Gl. Meteor

As early as August 1948, the Royal Egyptian AF had ordered two Meteor FA fighters and one Meteor T.7 two-¬seat conversion trainer.

Owing to arms sales restrictions following the war with Israel, the aircraft had to wait until October 1949, when the embargo was temporarily lifted, for them to be delivered to the REAF, a repeat order for ten F.4s and two T.7s having in the meantime been made and delivered in early 1950.

SERIAL VARIANT COUNTRY ARRIVED DEPARTED NOTES
1400 7 Egypt 28.10.49 29.10.49 Landed at 13:42, via Moreton Vallance, Farnborough & Nice. Departed at 12:04.
1401 F.4 Egypt 28.10.49 29.10.49 Landed at 13:40, via Moreton Vallance & Nice. No other refuelling stops listed. Departed at 12:05.
1405 F.4 Egypt 26.01.50 29.01.50 Departed Moreton Valance airfield on 16th, (typo?) Rome and Malta, landing at 16:12. Left Luqa at 10:46.
1402 F.4 Egypt 26.01.50 29.01.50 Departed Moreton Valance airfield on 16th, (typo?) Rome and Malta, landing at 16:15. Left Luqa at 10:45.
1403   Egypt 18.02.50 22.02.50 Departed the UK on the 17th, Paris, Rome, landing at Malta at 18:00. Departed Malta at 09:17.
1404   Egypt 18.02.50 22.02.50 Departed the UK on the 17th, Paris, Rome, landing at Malta at 18:02. departed Luqa at 09:16.
1413   Egypt 18.02.50 22.02.50 Departed the UK on the 17th, Paris, Rome, landing at Malta at 18:05. Departed Luqa at 09:15.
1441 7 Egypt 21.02.56 21.02.56 Refuelling stop 12:15-13:30. Originally WG994 with the RAF. Became G-7-145, prior to delivery to Egyptian AF.

        
 

HP Halifax

The following Halifaxes were overhauled by Aviation Traders Ltd at Southend UK. The date in parenthesis is the date of cancellation.

AIRCRAFT SERIAL COUNTRY ARRIVED DEPARTED NOTES
HP Halifax 9 1155 Egypt 11.01.50   Direct flight from Southend, landing at 19:05. c/n 1520, RT846 (27.04.49), G-ALOP (21.12.49) .
HP Halifax 1156 Egypt 21.01.50 22.01.50 Direct flight from Southend, landing at 19:20, leaving at 07:05. c/n 1481, RT793 (12.09.49), G-ALVI (19.01.50).
HP Halifax 1157 Egypt 04.02.50   Direct flight from Southend, landing at 20:45. c/n 1551, RT888 (27.04.49), G-ALOR( 03.02.50).
HP Halifax 1158 Egypt 16.02.50 17.02.50 Direct flight from Southend, landing at 23:15, Leaving Luqa at 09:17. c/n 1475, RT787 (27.04.49), G-ALOO (15.02.50).
HP Halifax 1159 Egypt 01.03.50 01.03.50 Landed at 00:30, leaving at 02:00. Departed Southend on a direct flight 28.02 at 17:30z. c/n 1526, RT852 (12.09.49), G-ALVJ (05.02.50).
HP Halifax 1160 Egypt 14.03.50 14.03.50 Landed at 00:20, leaving at 02:30. Departed Southend the previous day at 17:45z. c/n 1564, RT901 (12.09.49), G-ALVK (09.03.50).
HP Halifax Mk. IXA 1161 Egypt 27.03.50 28.03.50 Landed at 22:35, having departed Southend at 15:20z. Left Luqa at 07:30. c/n 1590, RT938 (12.09.49), G-ALVM (22.03.50).
HP Halifax 1162 Egypt 17.04.50 18.04.50 Landed at 21:00, departed Southend at 14:10z. c/n 1570, RT907 (12.09.49), G-ALVL (05.04.50). Departed Malta at 08:10.
HP Halifax Mk. IXA 1163 Egypt 24.05.50 25.05.50 Landed at 17:55, departing at 09;12. Left Southend on the 23rd, night-stop at Marseilles. c/n 1476, RT788 (12.09.49), G-ALVH (08.05.50).
        
 


Supermarine

AIRCRAFT SERIAL COUNTRY ARRIVED DEPARTED NOTES
Attacker R4003 Pakistan c. 1951    
Spitfire 684 Egypt 16.04.50 17.04.50 Landed at 09:30. Had departed Southampton on the 13th at 07:00z, Rome on the 16th at 05:50z. Any additional re-fuelling stops not listed. Departed from Malta at 05:30.
Spitfire F.22 698 Egypt     The Royal Egyptian AF needed to replace the relatively large number of fighters lost in its war with Israel. The Spitfire IXs, which had remained in its inventory, were replaced during 1950-51 by twenty Spitfire F.22s which came from an ex-RAF batch re-conditioned for export. Passed through sometime in 1950-51.
Spitfire NH214 Turkey 11.04.48 13.04.48 Owner listed as “Air Ministry”, routed via Blackbushe, Jersey, Bordeaux, Marignane, Rome. Landed at 12:45, departed at 07:10. Aircraft didn’t have a log book.
        
 

 

        
 
        
 


        
 
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