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Airspeed AS.10 Oxford & Airspeed AS.65 Consul

Research at the National Archives have revealed additional aircraft destined for Turkey.

It is interesting to note that at least one of the aircraft routed through Athens. 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?
        
 

Airspeed AS.10 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.
        
 

Airspeed AS.65 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.
        
 
        
 
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