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DH 60 Gipsy Moth

SERIAL COUNTRY ARRIVED DEPARTED NOTES
E.101 Egypt 27.05.32 29.05.32 Arrived at 15:10, departure time being 15:35.

These Moths were initially handed over at Stag Lane 03.11.31 and then packed for shipment by sea to the Egyptian Flying Corps. However, the Egyptian Government noted that the Iraqi Air Force had delivered their Moths (c/n 1675/1679) in formation by air, so it was decreed that the Egyptians should do likewise. Accordingly, the Moths were unloaded en route at Gibraltar and shipped back to Stag Lane where they were erected.

They eventually departed by air on 23.05.32, staging through Malta; arriving in Egypt 02.06.32. Air Cdr AG Board, Director of Egyptian Aviation, who took the original decision on shipment, resigned his post as a consequence.
E.102 Egypt 27.05.32 29.05.32 Arrived at 15:10, departure time being 15:35.
E.103 Egypt 27.05.32 29.05.32 Arrived at 15:10, departure time being 15:35.
E.104 Egypt 27.05.32 29.05.32 Arrived at 15:10, departure time being 15:35.
E.105 Egypt 27.05.32 29.05.32 Arrived at 15:10, departure time being 15:35.
        
 


DH 98 Mosquito

MARK SERIAL COUNTRY ARRIVED DEPARTED NOTES
FB.VI HR339 New Zealand __.10.47   Aircraft on delivery to New Zealand Air Force. Aircraft history: DH Mosquito NZ2382 The aircraft was built by Standard Motors of Coventry as an FB.VI for the RAF. Serialled HR339, the aircraft is a combat veteran, having served with 487 (New Zealand) SQN at Thorney Island and later with 16 SQN. Sold to the RNZAF, it left RAF Pershore on October 16, 1947 flown by F/L F.J Adams and F/O M.J. Fry. Delayed at Luqa, Malta while an unserviceable engine was replaced, it did not reach Ohakea until March 24, 1948 (flown by F/L Bailey RAF and W/O R.M. Cattermole). A taxying accident (due to ground subsidence) while on the way to Taieri for storage saw the aircraft grounded at Wigram. Sold by Government Stores Board tender No.4980 in May 1953, it was recovered from a farm at Pigeon Bay, Banks Peninsula by the Ferrymead Aeronautical Society. The aircraft remains with the Society and is being utilised with NZ2328 for a composite rebuild to static display. Information courtesy of http://www.kiwiaircraftimages.com/aviation.html
  401 Turkey 12.01.47 12.01.47 Departed Manchester on the 11th at 10:55GMT, Marignane 12th at 08:25 GMT, landing at Luqa at 12:50, then Izmir, Turkey. Same day departure at 13:58.
  402 Turkey 12.01.47 12.01.47 Departed Manchester on the 11th at 11.00GMT, Marignane on the 12th at 07.00GMT, landing at Malta at 11:30. Same day departure at 14:02.
  403 Turkey 22.01.47 23.01.47 Same day trip from Manchester, departing at 11:59, via Marseilles, landing at Luqa at 20:05. Departed at 10:10.
  404 Turkey 22.01.47 23.01.47 As 403 above, but landing at 20:00, departing at 10:10.
  405 Turkey 14.02.47 21.02.47 Landed at 17:10, departed at 09:48. Departed Manchester on the 13th, Marseilles, Ajaccio and Malta on the 14th, then Athens and Smyrna, Turkey. Previously NT146 with the RAF.
  407 Turkey 14.02.47 21.02.47 Landed at 17:12, departed at 09:50. Same routing as 405 above. Previously HR360 with the RAF.
NOTE: This aircraft’s departure was given as the 16th at 14:15, but some official had crossed over the date and time and wrote “put back” in pencil. Nothing to explain the 7-day lay-over in Malta.
  406 Turkey 21.02.47 22.02.47 Landed at 13:05, took-off at 08:20. Departed Ringway on the 20th, Marignane and Malta on the 21st. On delivery to Ismir.
  408 Turkey 26.02.47 27.02.47 Landed at 14:00 Departed at 10:45. Routed Ringway and Elmas on the 25th, Malta.
  412 Turkey 21.02.47 22.02.47 Landed at 13:20, departed at 08:25. Routed as 406 above.
  416 Turkey 10.04.47 11.04.47 Landed at 14:25, leaving Luqa at 10:00. Departed Ringway on the 9th, Ajaccio and Malta on the 10th.
  417 Turkey 10.04.47 11.04.47 Landed at 14:27, leaving Luqa at 10:02. Routed as 416 above.
  415 Turkey 12.04.47 15.04.47 Landed at 15:15, departing Luqa at 08:05. Routed as 416 & 417 above.
  435 Turkey 02.07.47 06.07.47 Landed at 20:00, departing at 05:45. No reason given for 4-day lay-over. Carried “718” in pencil after serial number.
  503 Turkey 18.12.47   Landed at 13:40. Routed via Ringway (16th), Blackbushe & Bordeaux (17th) and Rome (18th). Previously NT120 with Royal AF. Carried out of sequence reg G-CAAR.
VI 506 Turkey 31.12.47 01.01.48 Delivered to Fairey aircraft company by 27 MU on 29.09.47. Routed via Ringway (19th), Blackbshe and Villaloublay (28th), Orly (30th) and Rome (31st). Landed at Luqa at 14:15, departed at 10:45.
  HR190 Turkey 11.04.48 13.04.48 Owner listed as “Air Ministry”. Landed at 12:47, departing Malta at 07:12. Routed via Blackbbushe, Jersey, Borsdeaux and Rome. Also carried out of sequence registration G-CAAD. Note in Custom file 12 states the aircraft arrived without a log book.
  PZ306 Turkey 28.02.47   Landed at 11:25. Departed Ringway on the 27th, Marseilles and Malta on the 28th.
        
 


DH 100 Vampire

SERIAL No. TYPE COUNTRY ARRIVED DEPARTED NOTES
1500 Mk. 52 Egypt 11.11.49 12.11.49 Landed at 12:55, having left Hatfield on the 9th at 13:00z and Nice on the 11th at 11:00z. Departed Malta at 08:45.
1501   Egypt 18.12.49 19.12.49 Landed at 11:05, took-off at 09:00. Departed the UK on the 16th at 11:00, Nice on the 18th.
1508   Egypt 18.12.49 19.12.49 Landed at 11:06, took-off at 09:02. Departed the UK on the 16th at 11:00z, Nice on the 18th.
1509   Egypt 03.03.50 03.03.50 Arrived at 11:36, same day departure at 14:00. Departed Hatfield the previous day at 12:10z, from Nice on the 3rd at 09:25z.
1506   Egypt 03.03.50 03.03.50 Arrived at 11:38, same day departure at 14:05. Departed Hatfield the previous day at 12:10z, from Nice on the 3rd at 09:25z.
VT-CXJ F.3 India 23.10.48 25.10.48 Departed Hatfield on the 21st, landing at Luqa at 15:00, departing at 07:55. Carried serial HB546.

Noted at RAF Luqa on 11.02.64, these Vampires were accompanied by C-119G IK457/Y, carrying spares & ground crew.
BY996 T.55 India      
BY997 T.55 India     Noted at RAF Luqa on 11.02.64 with BY997 & BY998, accompanied C-119G IK457/Y, carrying spares & ground crew.
BY998 T.55 India     Noted at RAF Luqa on 11.02.64 with BY997 & BY998, accompanied C-119G IK457/Y, carrying spares & ground crew.
333 T.55 Iraq     Noted at RAF Luqa on 27.11.64. Previouly XH316 with the Royal AF.

In 1953 twelve de Havilland Vampire FB.52s fighter-bombers and six Vampire T.55 trainers were ordered by Iraq from Britain, these going to N° 5 Squadron at Rashid.

A second jet-fighter squadron was formed in 1955, while in 1956 three each of Vampire FB.52s and T.55s were purchased to augment N° 5 Squadron's strength.
612   Iraq     Seen at RAF Luqa on 16.02.65.
613   Iraq     Seen at RAF Luqa on 16.02.65.
614   Iraq     Seen at RAF Luqa on 16.02.65.
        
 


DH 104 Dove

SERIAL COUNTRY ARRIVED DEPARTED NOTES
HW201 India 03.03.48 04.03.48 Landed at 18:30, departed Malta at 07:35.
HW202 India 16.03.48 17.03.48 Landed at 16:50, via Blackbbush & Marseilles. Departed Malta at 08:00.
HW515 India 07.07.48 08.07.48 Landed at 19:10, via Blackbbush & Marseilles. To Cawnpore, India. Departed from Luqa at 09:13.
HW516 India 03.09.48 04.09.48 Landed at 19:30, routed via Blackbushe, Marignane. Departed at 08:30. To Cawnpore, India.
HW517 India 07.07.48 08.07.48 Landed at 19:12, via Blackbbush & Marseilles. To Cawnpore, India. Departed from Luqa at 09:15.
HW518 India 15.09.48 16.09.48 Landed at 16:20, via Blackbushe & Marignane. Departed from Luqa at 07:15.
HW519 India 26.09.48 27.09.48 Arrived at 15:45, c/s DF110, from Blackbushe. Departed from Luqa at 07:45. c/s DF110.
HW521 India 14.08.48 15.08.48 Landed at 18:50, c/s DF.151, via Blackbushe & Nice. Departed from Luqa at 06:10.
HW524 India 26.02.49 27.02.49 Arrived at 18:45, c/s DF.150, via Blackbushe & Nice. Departed from Luqa at 09:20.
HW525 India 30.01.49 31.01.49 Landed at 15:35, c/s DF.143. Departed Blackbushe on the 29th, Nice & Malta on the 30th. Departed from Luqa at 08:43.
HW526 India 30.01.49 31.01.49 Landed at 15:30, departed Blackbushe on the 29th, Nice & Malta on the 30th. Departed from Luqa at 08:42. c/s DF.144.
HW527 India 26.02.49 27.02.49 Landed at 18:50, c/s DF.151, via Blackbushe & Nice. Departed from Luqa at 09:25.
VT-CXZ India 17.03.49 18.03.49 Landed at 17:42, arriving via Blackbushe & Nice, c/s DF152. Also carried serial HW528. Departed at 09:40.
YI-ZAF Iraqi 02.06.48 04.06.48 Landed at 15:45. Departed Blackbbushe (31.05), Jersey & Bordeaux (1st), Nice, Rome & Malta (2nd). Was carrying five passengers in transit. Departed from Luqa at 07:45.
        
 


DH 114 Heron

SERIAL COUNTRY ARRIVED DEPARTED NOTES
CR803 Ceylon __.06.63 __.06.63 Seen at Luqa on the 6th.
        
 
        
 
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