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DH.89 DRAGON RAPIDE
DH.89 Fitted with 2x200hp Gipsy Six
DH.89A Fitted with 2x200hp Gipsy Queen III & small training edge flaps under lower wing
6250 Prototype Dragon Six (Gipsy Six #6008/6009); first flown Hatfield by Hubert Broad 17.4.34 as E.4. [Sale to R Herzig of
Ostschweiz AG announced 4.34] CofA 4306 issued 10.5.34. CofA renewed 14.7.34 and handed over 16.7.34; dd
Altenrhein 18.7.34. Regd CH-287 19.7.34 to Ostschweiz Aero-Gesellschaft, Altenrhein. Regd HB-ARA 1.35 to same
owner. Wore Aero St Gallen titles [3.35] for St Gallen/Zurich/Berne service. Damaged in crash 3.35; repaired. Regd
20.3.37 to Swissair AG, Zurich-Dubendorf. Regd HB-APA 6.37 to same owner. To Farner-Werke AG .54 and on
overhaul Grenchen [8.54]. Reported sale to Spain .54 fell through and regd .55 to Farner Werke AG, Grenchen. Regd
.55 to Motorflugruppe Zurich, Aero Club de Suisse, Kloten. Wfu Kloten after final flight 3.10.60. Regn cld 10.5.61.
Dumped [62] on Zurich-Kloten airfield and burnt by Zurich Airport Fire Service 8.64.
6251 Regd G-ACPM [CofR 4955] 7.6.34 to Hillman's Airways Ltd, Stapleford. (Gipsy Six #6014/6015) CofA 4365 issued
5.7.34. Entered by Lord Wakefield in King's Cup Air Race 13.7.34, flown by Capt Hubert Broad but withdrawn following
hail damage over Waddington. Dd Hillmans 27.7.34. Crashed into English Channel in low cloud 4 mls off Folkestone
2.10.34 inbound from Paris; 7 killed including Capt Walter R Bannister. Regn cld 10.34 as wfu.
6252 Regd G-ACPN [CofR 4956] 12.7.34 to Hillman's Airways Ltd, Stapleford. (Gipsy Six #6030/6036) CofA 4389 issued
2.8.34; dd 1.8.34. Merged into British Airways Ltd, Heston 10.35 but not used by them; regd to them [CofR 6890]
8.4.36. Actually transferred to Airwork Ltd, Heston 1.36 for disposal and leased 19.4.36-9.8.36 to Highland Airways
Ltd, Inverness. Regn cld 9.36 as sold. Bought by Juan de la Cierva and Louis Bolin and departed Heston 13.8.36 for
Spanish Nationalists, flown by Tom Campbell-Black; arr Burgos 15.8.36. Probably became 40-4. Believed
destroyed 9.36 (and possibly the one shot down 27.8.36 or dbf Aragon 13.9.36).
6253 Regd G-ACPO [CofR 4957] 12.7.34 to Hillman's Airways Ltd, Stapleford. (Gipsy Six #6033/6034) CofA 4390 issued
4.9.34; dd 5.9.34. Regd 10.34 to unknown party [but probably The de Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd for demonstrations to
Highland Airways 9.11.34-4.12.34 although actually dd to Highland 19.11.34]. Regd [CofR 5480] 4.12.34 (back) to
Hillman's Airways Ltd. Badly damaged when blown over in gales Ronaldsway 26.1.35; repaired. Merged into British
Airways Ltd, Heston 10.35 but not used by them; regd to them [CofR 6850] 24.3.36. Actually transferred to Airwork
Ltd, Heston 1.36 for sale. Regn cld 5.36 as sold abroad. CofA renewed 12.6.36 and flown to Australia. Regd VH-UBN
[CofR 602] 17.8.36 to Rockhampton Aerial Services Ltd, Rockhampton. Regd 1.10.36 to Airlines of Australia Ltd,
Sydney. Impressed into RAAF as A33-5 9.8.40. To 3 EFTS Essendon 12.8.40. To 1 AOS Cootamundra 11.12.40.
To DCA 16.4.42. Regd VH-UBN 15.4.42 to Commonwealth of Australia, Dept of Civil Aviation; operated by Guinea
Airways Ltd, Adelaide. Crashed into Mount Kitchener, SA in Barossa Valley in bad weather 20.7.44; pilot, Capt Frank
Gill & 6 passengers killed. Regn cld 20.7.44.
6254 Regd G-ACPP [CofR 4958] 20.2.35 to Railway Air Services Ltd, Croydon; named "City of Bristol". (Gipsy Six
#6159/6168) CofA 4730 issued 12.3.35; dd 4.4.35. Became lost 25.8.35 en route Le Touquet to Shoreham and forced
landed in field nr Shanklin in cloud (whilst seeking ship to ditch alongside!); repaired & CofA renewed 23.11.35. Cld
5.12.38 and regd 31.1.39 to Great Western & Southern Air Lines Ltd, Shoreham (later St Just/Speke); named
"Volunteer". Operated by 'C' Flight 24 Squadron,, Hendon 17.9.39. Returned 6.40 to Great Western & Southern
Airlines Ltd/AAJC, Speke. To Scottish Airways Ltd, Renfrew 22.2.41; returned to AAJC, Speke 26.6.41. Back to
Scottish Airways Ltd, Renfrew 2.1.42 (or 2.6.42); returned to AAJC 16.9.42. CofA lapsed 7.1.47. Cld 31.1.47 & regd
1.2.47 to British European Airways Corporation, Northolt; CofA renewed 21.6.47. Cld 1.4.48 & regd 16.4.48 to Aircraft
& Engineering Services Ltd, Croydon. Cld & regd 16.6.48 to Kenneth Nalson & Aircraft & Engineering Services Ltd,
Croydon. Cld & regd 22.6.48 to Yellow Air Taxis Ltd, Stratford-on-Avon (based Elmdon). New CofR R2121 issued .50.
CofA lapsed 16.3.51. Cld 3.9.51 & regd 4.9.51 to Air Couriers (Properties) Ltd, Croydon. Cld 30.4.52 & regd 7.5.52 to
Hawker Aircraft Ltd, Kingston (based Langley); CofA renewed same day. CofA lapsed again 21.9.57. Cld & regd
3.1.58 to William Herbert Wetton t/a No.600 (City of London) Squadron Flying Group, Croydon. To Southend (2.58) for
overhaul and CofA renewed 5.9.58. Cld 23.2.59 and regd 23.4.59 to Aviation Traders Ltd, Stansted (deld Southend
8.2.59 or 15.2.59 in pt exchange for Prentice G-AONB; deld Stansted 2.3.59). CofA lapsed 4.9.59. Ferried by air
10.3.60 from Stansted to Air Navigation & Trading Co Ltd, Squires Gate; cld 11.3.60 & regd to them 29.11.60. Regn
cld 19.5.61 as sold to Canada. Departed Squires Gate, crated, 15.6.61 & deld 6.61 to North Air Services Ltd [export
CofA issued 12.6.61]. Scheme to operate it as a floatplane from Lake L'Orange abandoned. Sold .62 to Dr McLean
and stored at Malton Airport, Toronto. Sold .63 to JR Bowdery, Sept Iles, PQ. Overhauled and reflown 23.1.64; regd
CF-PTK 2.3.64 to Jack R Bowdery, Sept Iles, Quebec. CofA lapsed 2.3.65. Regd 10.12.97 to Kathleen M Bowdery,
Barrie, Ont [and reported on rebuild in St Johns, Newfoundland]. Regd 30.1.01 to Michael Bowdery, Cookstown, Ont.
For sale [.01] by Rick Bowdery, Toronto in dismantled condition. To Reynolds Aviation Museum, Wetaskiwin .01 &
regd 3.1.02 to Reynolds Heritage Preservation Foundation [Byron Reynolds], Wetaskiwin, Alberta. On display [03] at
[renamed] Reynolds Alberta Museum. On rebuild to fly [08]; rolled out 8.8.12; namedCity of Bristol.
6255 Regd G-ACPR [CofR 4959] 20.2.35 to Railway Air Services Ltd, Croydon; named "City of Birmingham". (Gipsy Six
#6119/6177) CofA 4743 issued 18.3.35; delivered 30.3.35. Operated .36 by Imperial Airways Ltd for pilot training. Cld
5.12.38 and regd 31.1.39 to Great Western & Southern Air Lines Ltd, Shoreham [later Speke]; named "Valkyrie".
Operated by 'C' Flight 24 Squadron, Hendon 17.9.39; returned to GWSAL 7.12.39. Forced landed in snowstorm and
overturned Burford, Shropshire 19.2.40. Regn cld 18.2.40 (sic) as pwfu.
6256 CofA 4602 issued 10.12.34 to Cyril Hull (although sold new to African Air Transport via Jack Barclay Ltd). (Gipsy Six
#6073/6074) Handed over 14.12.34 & departed Hatfield 29.12.34 for Johannesburg/Baragwanath; pilot Herbert Nelson
Hawker. Regd ZS-AES 31.1.35 to African Air Transport Ltd, Germiston; named "Mau Hea Tom". Regn cld 30.6.38 to
Southern Rhodesia. Regd VP-YBZ [CofR 59] 30.6.38 to Rhodesian & Nyasaland Airways, Salisbury. Taken over by
Southern Rhodesian Air Services as 302 1.2.40. Reverted to VP-YBZ 1.3.42. Crashed 11.43.
6257 Regd G-ACTT [CofR 5120] 6.34 to Anglo American Oil Co Ltd, Heston. (Gipsy Six #6227/6228) CofA 4475 issued
20.10.34. Not delivered and replaced by G-ADCL. Reverted to DH at Hatfield by 7.1.35 for refurbishment for Prince of
Wales (allegedly chosen to satisfy Royal requirement of "last two" on registration). Regd [CofR 5644] 25.2.35 to Flt Lt
Edward Hedley Fielden on behalf of HRH Prince Edward, Prince of Wales and based Hendon. CofA renewed 18.4.35
& delivered 27.4.35 but little used and offered for sale 10.35. Sold 13.3.36 and regd [CofR 6872] 30.3.36 to Olley Air
Service Ltd, Croydon. Damaged in minor accident in France 27.9.37; repaired. Regn cld 9.2.40 as sold. To 24
Squadron, Hendon 9.2.40 and impressed as X8509 31.3.40. Damaged 14.7.41 and to De Havillands 27.7.41. SOC as
spares by DH Witney 29.8.41.
6258 Regd G-ACTU [CofR 5121] 3.9.34 to Major Claud Ronald Anson, Itchel Manor, Crondall, Hants (based Heston).
(Gipsy Six #6042/6042 sic) CofA 4477 issued 24.9.34; deld 11.34. Deld 6.36 & regd [CofR 7193] 17.7.36 to Arthur
Patrick Hastings Forbes, The Rt Hon Viscount Forbes, London SW1 and operated by Personal Airways Ltd, Croydon.
Regn cld 9.36 as sold following attempted acquisition by a Frenchman acting for the Spanish Republicans 8-9.36,
which was thwarted. Regd [CofR 7426] 2.11.36 to Viscount Forbes [again]. Regd [CofR 7994] 14.7.37 to The Channel
Trust Ltd, Yeovil; operated by Norman Edgar (Western Airways) Ltd, Weston-super-Mare. Regd [CofR 8445] 9.4.38 to
Weston Airport Ltd; operated by Western Airways Ltd, Weston-super-Mare. Regd [CofR 8854] 1.11.38 to Western
Airways Ltd, Weston-super-Mare. Operated by 24 Squadron, Hendon 30.9.39; detached to Le Bourget 8.11.39.
Returned 5.40 to Western Airways Ltd. Regn cld 4.6.40 as sold (and CofA renewed same day). To 8 AACU Filton
10.6.40 (later Weston Zoyland & Cardiff). Impressed as AW115 25.7.40. Stalled on take-off and crashed into garden
Cardiff 15.2.41 and dbf; 3 injured. SOC 28.2.41.
6259 Regd ZK-ACO 8.10.34 to NZ Melbourne Centenary Air Race Committee, Mangere; named "Tainui" (and officially
handed over 3.10.34). (Gipsy Six #6052/6053) UK CofA 4535 issued 9.10.34. Race No.60, it was flown by Squadron
Ldr JD (Jim) Hewett & Cyril E Kay, departing Mildenhall 20.10.34 and arriving Melbourne 3.11.34 (after suffering tail
damage at Cloncurry 28.10.34). It finished fifth in speed race with an elapsed time of 330 hr 51 min and flying time of
106 hr 51 min. Flown to Palmerston North, New Zealand 14.11.34 and then shipped back for sale to Sydney, Australia
on SS Wanganella; arriving 27.5.35. Erected and test flown Essendon 5.6.35. Regd 10.6.35 to The Melbourne
Centenary Air Race Committee). Regd in Australia as VH-UUO [CofR 528] 10.6.35 to West Australian Airways Ltd,
Perth. Regd 1.7.36 to Adelaide Airways Ltd, Adelaide (and which on same day became Australian National Airways).
Badly damaged on landing Mount Gambier, SA 30.9.36; trucked to Parafield and rebuilt by 3.37. Regd 25.11.36 to
Australian National Airways Pty Ltd, Essendon [based Parafield]; named "Malonga". Regd 8.8.39 to Guinea Airways
Ltd, Adelaide; named "Lae". Regn cld 8.7.40. Impressed as A33-1 2.7.40; to 1 EFTS Parafield 2.7.40. To 1 AOS
Cootamundra 26.8.40. To DCA 15.4.42. Regd VH-UUO 21.4.42 to Airlines of Australia Ltd, Sydney. Regd 26.6.43 to
Australian National Airways Pty Ltd, Melbourne; named "Yuptana". Leased to Queensland Airlines Ltd [pre.50]. Regd
7.2.50 to Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd, Mascot. Forced landed in heavy rain and low cloud and dbf Warrumbungle
Range, nr Tooraweenah, NSW 23.5.52; en route Baradine-Tooraweenah, NSW; no casualties. Regn cld 8.9.52.
6260 To Ala Littoria with CofA 4633 issued 27.12.34. (Gipsy Six #6107/6108) Regd I-DRAG [CofR 1640] 29.1.35 to Ala
Littoria SA, Rome (based Littorio); dd 8.2.35. Regd 5.8.36 to Franco Mazzotti Biancinelli, Milan. Regn cld 9.36 as
pwfu. Purchased by Spanish Republicans at Le Bourget 8.36 [or at Croydon early 8.36] through Rollason Aircraft
Services and flown to Barcelona 14.8.36 by Corniglion-Molinier. Reportedly wrecked in a taxying collision with captured
Fiat CR.32.
6261 Regd G-ACYR [CofR 5375] 15.10.34 to Olley Air Service Ltd, Croydon [with non-standard “luxury” cabin fit]. (Gipsy Six
#6117/6118) CofA 4534 issued 2.2.35; deld 7.2.35. This Rapide was flown by Charles Bebb for General Franco in
July 1936 on his way to lead the Nationalists in the Spanish Civil War; took Spanish journalist Luis Bolin to Las Palmas
11-14.7.36; Genl Franco to Tetuen, Spanish Morocco 19.7.36; then Bolin to Lisbon to confer with General Sanjurgo
before returning to UK 17.8.36. Operated by Olley/AAJC, Speke in WWII. To Scottish Airways Ltd, Renfrew 4.3.41;
returned to AAJC 25.4.42. Cld 10.2.45 & regd 6.4.45 to Miles Aircraft Ltd, Woodley. Cld & regd 15.8.46 to Reid &
Sigrist Ltd, Desford. CofA lapsed 23.8.47 and stored Desford [6.50/4.53]. New CofR No.R257 issued .50. Sold to Air
Couriers Ltd, Croydon and roaded 7.53 to Croydon. Donated to General Franco .54 for Madrid Museum (after 9.54 &
possibly 5.57); arrived Bilbao by sea [aboard Monte Urbosa] 11.6.57. Regn cld 18.3.59 by Secretary of State.
Preserved/on display in the Museo del Air, Cuatro Vientos, Madrid.
6262 To LAPE with CofA 4577 issued 27.11.34. (Gipsy Six #6089/6090) Handed over 7.12.34 and delivered 8.12.34 as
EC-W27. Regd EC-AZZ to Lineas Aereas Postales Espanolas (LAPE); fleet no.20. Regd EC-AGO 3.37 to LAPE; now
fleet no.41. Operated by LAPE throughout Spanish Civil War. Flown to North Africa 3.39. To Spanish Nationalists .39
and serialed40-.”.
6263 Regd G-ADAL [CofR 5487] 30.1.35 to Hillmans Airways Ltd, Abridge (Stapleford). (Gipsy Six #6111/6112) CofA 4715
issued 2.3.35; dd 4.3.35. Merged into British Airways Ltd 11.12.35; regd to them [CofR 6788] 2.3.36 but not used.
Actually transferred 1.36 to Airwork Ltd, Heston for sale. Regd [CofR 7109] 4.6.36 to Wrightways Ltd, Croydon. Regn
cld 14.4.40 as sold. Impressed 14.4.40 as X9448 and to 6 AACU Ringway 9.4.40. To 7 AACU Castle Bromwich
6.7.40. To Wrightways Ltd (or Air Taxis Ltd) for repairs 20.7.40 after landing damage at Abingdon 1.7.40 [?]; to 9 MU
Cosford 26.8.40. Issued to 3 FPP Hawarden 2.11.40. To Stn Flt Andover 30.11.40. To 7 FPP Sherburn 5.2.41. To
11 Service Ferry Flight [undated but possibly the accident below was on delivery]. Forced landed in bad weather and
struck hedge Standish, nr Wigan 25.3.41; badly damaged and to DH Witney 10.4.41. Soc 21.4.41.
6264 Regd G-ACZE [CofR 5407] 20.11.34 to Anglo-Persian Oil Co Ltd, Abadan (renamed Anglo-Iranian Oil Co Ltd 3.35).
(Gipsy Six #6104/6105) CofA 4612 issued 15.12.34 and delivered Heston-Almaza, Cairo 17.12.34 [or 19.12.34] -
25.12.34. Returned to Heston 8.11.38 - 24.11.38 on replacement by G-AFHY/AFIA. Regn cld at census 1.1.39 as
sold. Regd 17.3.39 to Airwork Ltd and operated by 7 CANS, later 7 AONS, Perth [29.12.39]. Regn cld 24.3.39 as sold
[possibly to subsidiary Air Service Training Ltd, but not regd]. Regd 22.9.39 (back) to Airwork Ltd, Perth. Regn cld
15.7.40 by Secretary of State. Impressed as Z7266 (under Contract No.A34983/39, dated 15.7.40) and remained at 7
AONS. To 6 AONS Staverton 23.5.40. To DH Witney for ambulance conversion 22.8.40, but to store at 48 MU
Hawarden 18.9.40. To 3 FPP Hawarden 8.12.40. Probably wfu .41. (SOC by RAF at census 21.6.47). Roaded to
Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd, Dyce 21.9.41 for rebuild. Regd G-ACZE 7.2.42 to Eric Leslie Gandar Dower, and
operated by Allied Airways [Gandar Dower] Ltd, Dyce. CofA renewed 11.3.42. Regd 20.6.42 to Allied Airways
(Gandar Dower) Ltd, Dyce; named "The Dawn". Crashed Grimsetter Airport, Orkney 27.12.45 following starboard
engine failure on take-off. Regn cld 7.4.47 as pwfu. Taken to DH Witney .46 and completely rebuilt with c/n W.1001.
Regd G-AJGS [CofR 11282] 24.10.47 to The De Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd, Witney. Regd 23.2.48 to Mary L Wilson t/a
Allied Airways, Dyce; named "Vagabond". New CofA 10004 issued 12.3.48. Withdrawn from use 18.2.49 and CofA
lapsed 11.3.49; stored Dyce. Regd 19.12.49 to Caroline Brunning, Dyce (nominal change only). Regn cld 18.2.59 as
pwfu. Sold 28.5.66 to Alfred Ward and roaded to Booker 26.8.66 (or 19.9.66). Regd 30.5.67 to Alfred F Ward, Booker
and rebuilt by Personal Plane Services Ltd [Dioug Bianchi]. Reflown 2.68 and regd 25.3.68 to Aerial Enterprises Ltd,
Booker. CofA renewed 27.3.68. Sold .69 to Fritz Ludington, Delray Beach, Miami, USA. Flown across Atlantic via
Reykjavik by Ted Wein & EC Down, departing Halfpenny Green 28.8.70, arriving Miami 13.9.70. UK regn cld 15.11.73
as pwfu. To Robert M [Bob] Schultz (of Hamburg Airdrome Inc), Hamburg NY (by early .77) for storage and overhaul;
intended for flights over Niagara Falls but plans abandoned. No US regn allotted. Sold to Brian Woodford and
returned to UK by sea .84; to Ron Souch at Hamble for rebuild. Regd G-ACZE 23.1.85 to (Woodford's company)
Wessex Aviation & Transport Ltd, Chalmington Manor, Dorchester. Overhauled by Ron Souch at Hamble and later
Sarisbury Green and painted in Brigade of Guards/Kings Flight c/s. CofA renewed 12.8.86 and based Henstridge.
CofA lapsed 18.8.95 and stored. For sale [8.00]; stored at Premier Aviation, Withybush [9.00]; ferried to Bembridge for
overhaul by Tim Buckley/Fly BN 7.2.06; reflown 30.8.06 & returned to Withybush [but CofA not renewed until 3.7.07].
Regd 13.6.08 to Chewton Glen Aviation Ltd (Maurice & William Hynett), Bembridge. Flown Bembridge-Sandown-
Bournemouth after airfrield dispute 9.4.11. Regd 8.1.13 (on name change) to Chewton Glen Ltd; now based Lee-on-
Solent. Shipped ex Membury to USA late 10.13. Regn cld 8.11.13 as sold to USA. Regd N1934D 9.12.13 to Training
Services Inc (Jerry Yagen), Virginia Beach, VA.
6265 CofA 4648 issued 8.1.35 to Asiatic Petroleum Co Ltd [a "Shell" company]; handed over 15.1.35. (Gipsy Six
#6091/6092) Erected and test-flown Mascot 27.3.35. Regd VH-UVS 31.3.35 to Shell Co of Australia Ltd, Melbourne;
named "The Spirit of Shell". (Fixed marks after Shell MD Vernon Smith). Also used for tests on fuels and oils in a
working environment. Operated by Airlines of Australia Ltd wef early .37. Dbf following engine fire on start up Mascot
12.5.37. Regn cld same day.
6266 Regd G-ADAG [CofR 5482] 30.1.35 to Hillmans Airways Ltd, Abridge (Stapleford). (Gipsy Six #6127/6130) CofA 4675
issued 6.2.35; deld 7.2.35. Damaged on landing in haze Speke 2.3.35; repaired. Merged into British Airways Ltd
11.12.35; regd to them [CofR 6696] 31.1.36; based Eastleigh. Transferred 30.7.36 and regd [CofR 7274] 19.8.36 to
Northern & Scottish Airways Ltd, Renfrew. Regd [CofR 8099] 2.9.37 to Airwork Ltd, Heston and operated by 6 CANS
Staverton; later 6 AONS 30.11.39. Damaged in crash Cheltenham 6.12.39; repaired. Regn cld 15.7.40 by Secretary
of State (though CofA shown as renewed 18.12.40). Impressed as Z7264 15.7.40 and retained by 6 AONS. To HQ
ATA White Waltham 29.3.41. To 11 Service Ferry Flight 14.5.41; returned to HQ SFPP 19.6.41. To DH Witney
20.8.43 for repair and SOC for spares 13.9.43.
6267 Toc as K5070 by 24 Squadron, Hendon 29.3.35 for use of Air Council under Contract No.362793/34. (Gipsy Six
#6109/6110) Returned to DH 19.8.37 when replaced by a DH.86. CofA 6098 issued 22.10.37; dd to Imperial Airways
26.10.37 for subsidiary Wilson Airways Ltd; on loan under contract no. 635715/37. Regd VP-KCK [CofR 62] 4.11.37 to
Wilson Airways Ltd, Nairobi. Impressed into KAAU (as K11 or K16) 9.39 [probably K11]. Bought from UK Government
7.10.40. Rts Nairobi .46. Serial PSOC by RAF 21.6.47
6268 Regd G-ACZF [CofR 5408] 20.11.34 to Anglo-Persian Oil Co Ltd, Abadan (renamed Anglo-Iranian Oil Co Ltd 3.35).
(Gipsy Six #6135/6136) CofA 4684 issued 11.2.35. Returned to UK (with G-ACZE); dep Abadan 8.11.38 and arr
Heston 24.11.38. Regn cld at census 1.1.39. Regd 17.3.39 to Airwork Ltd, Heston. Cld & regd 16.5.39 to Allied
Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd and Eric Leslie Gandar Dower, Dyce; named "Carina". Damaged late .41 when tail
“knocked-off” on landing Kirkwall; to Dyce by sea for repairs. Cld & regd 9.2.42 to Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd
only. Ferried 10.46 to Witney & taken over by BEAC 12.4.47. Cld 12.5.47 & regd 24.10.47 to British European
Airways Corporation, Northolt (but probably remained at Witney). CofA lapsed 18.5.47. Reportedly sold for spares
15.6.48 (or 1.7.48) to Lancashire Aircraft Corporation Ltd, Samlesbury, but used for salvage only. Cld/sold 15.6.48.
Regn cld 20.8.48 as pwfu.
6269 Regd G-ACYM [CofR 5368] 10.1.35 to Olley Air Service Ltd, Croydon. (Gipsy Six #6143/6144) CofA 4649 issued
6.3.35; dd 4.3.35. Cld 20.3.39 & regd 6.4.39 to Great Western & Southern Air Lines Ltd, Shoreham (later Speke);
named "Vanguard". Operated by 'C' Flight 24 Squadron, Hendon 17.9.39. Damaged tail in forced landing in
snowstorm Moyenneville, France 12.2.40; later destroyed by fire in evacuation 4/5.40. Regn cld 17.6.40 as sold.
Impressed as X9320 31.3.40 [but not used]. Soc 4.4.40.
6270 To RAAF as A3-1 with UK CofA 4935 2.7.35. (Gipsy Six #6217/6218) Initially to 1 Squadron and operated by North
Australian Survey Flight on geological survey of the outback, flown by Sqdn Ldr G Jones but then diverted to civil use.
Regd VH-UFF [CofR 563] 30.12.35 to Holyman's Airways Pty Ltd, Launceston; named "Memma"; operations
commenced 27.1.36. Reformed as ANA on merger 1.7.36 and regd 25.11.36 to Australian National Airways Pty Ltd,
Melbourne. Regd 28.6.38 to Airlines of Australia Ltd, Mascot. Regn cld 18.7.40. Impressed as A33-3 12.7.40
(Requisition No.12536) and to 3 EFTS, Essendon. To 1 AOS Cootamundra 25.9.40. To 3 CF Mascot 24.8.42. To 36
Squadron, Essendon 10.9.42; and painted up with radio call sign "VHCRP". Damaged on landing when hit potholes
on runway 28.11.42; repaired by 12.42. To 34 Squadron, Parafield 2.1.43. Possibly to Guinea Airways 20.1.43. Soc
as issued to DCA 15.11.43. Regd VH-UFF 21.11.43 to Commonwealth of Australia, Dept of Civil Aviation; operated by
Guinea Airways, Adelaide. Sold 17.2.45 and regd 30.6.45 to Airlines (WA) Ltd, Perth. Sold 1.10.48 & regd 15.10.48 to
Brown & Dureau Ltd, Geelong, Vic and converted back to air survey use. Regd 12.4.55 to WE James, t/a James Air
Charter, Wollongong, NSW. Regn cld 11.4.56 as sold to New Caledonia. Regd F-OAVG 16.8.56 to Societe
Caledonienne de Transports Aeriens (Transpac), Noumea, New Caledonia (CofA 10.8.56). Last flight 11.6.57 and
CofA suspended Noumea-Magenta 3.3.59; for spares use for F-OATC. Regn cld 15.11.71 as destroyed.
6271 DH.89M under Contract No.352854/34. (Gipsy Six #6160/6161) Toc K4772 at A&AEE Martlesham Heath 13.4.35 for
performance trials as GR acft under Specification G.18/35. To DTD Coastal Area HQ, Gosport 13.5.35 for trials by
Central Defence Development Unit; returned to A&AEE 3.6.35. Stripped of military equipment 6.6.35; to RAE
Farnborough 19.6.35 for trials of automatic controls. To Instrument & Photographic Flight [7.35]. To Wireless &
Electrical Flight 9.35 for radio telephony experiments; also landing lamp trials. To RAE Farnborough 25.7.36 for
automatic pilot trials; returning to Instrument & Phtographic Flight for stability trials under gyroscopic control. To 8 MU
13.11.39; returned to RAE Farnborough 2.12.39 for use as hack. To A&AEE Boscombe Down 4.4.40. To 9 MU
23.11.40. To 38 MU 14.2.41. To 32 MU 18.5.41. To HQ Service Ferry Squadron, Kemble 18.7.41. To DGRD at
Lockheed Aircraft 24.7.41. To CRD at A&AEE 30.8.41. To DH Witney 15.6.42 for maintenance. Soc 15.7.42.
6272 Regd G-ADAE [CofR 5477] 20.2.35 to Northern & Scottish Airways Ltd, Newcastle/Renfrew. (Gipsy Six #6185/6186)
CofA 4699 issued 17.4.35; dd with United Airways titles 18/19.4.35. Regd 5.35 to United Airways Ltd, Blackpool.
Merged into British Airways Ltd 1.10.35; regd to them [CofR 6852] 24.3.36; based Eastleigh. Regd [CofR 8092]
28.8.37 to Airwork Ltd, Heston. Regn cld 5.38 as sold abroad. Regd in Denmark as OY-DIN [CofR 101/CofA 79]
28.5.38 to Provins Luftfartsselskabet A/S and operated by Det Danske Luftfartselskap (DDL), Kastrup (dd Copenhagen
18.5.38). Operated by 721 Squadron, Royal Danish AF .40. Restored to OY-DIN. Regn cld 8.5.46 as to UK and dep
Copenhagen same day. Regd G-ADAE 12.6.46 to Stewart Smith & Co Ltd, London EC3 [reportedly on behalf of
Southampton Air Services Ltd, Eastleigh]. CofA renewed 29.7.46. Cld & regd 12.9.46 to Airborne Taxi Services Ltd,
Bracknell (based Elstree). Cld 6.6.47 & regd 11.6.47 to Air Charter Experts Ltd, Ronaldsway (probably as spares for
G-AEMH). CofA lapsed 28.7.47 and wfu Ronaldsway. Regn cld 20.8.48 as pwfu.
6273 CofA 4731 issued 13.3.35 to LJ Mahieu; handed over 15.3.35; possibly initially allocated OO-APO, or OO-APU. (Gipsy
Six #6156/6157) Regd OO-JFN [CofR 325] 21.3.35 to Louis J Mahieu, Brussels; named "Bwana Roleke". Flown by
Mahieu, director of Banque Nationale de Belgique, to the Congo and back; replaced by DH.90 c/n 7561 9.37. Regn cld
25.5.37 as sold in France but not regd there. Believed to Spanish Republicans; probably the Rapide purchased by
them 14.3.37.
6274 Regd G-ACZU [CofR 5450] 20.3.35 to Marmaduke Furness, The Rt Hon The Viscount Furness, Burrough Court,
Melton Mowbray (replacing DH.84 G-ACIU). (Gipsy Six #6162/6163) CofA 4748 issued 25.3.35; dd by owner's
personal pilot Capt Dan P Cameron to Cairo 28.3.35. Regd [CofR 7616] 22.1.37 to Cinema Press Ltd, operated by
Croydon Airways, Croydon. Regn cld 7.37 as sold abroad.
6275 Regd G-ADAO [CofR 5499] 16.2.35 [or 14.2.35] to Thomas Raymond Anthony Bevan, business manager and
nominee for Ethyl Export Corporation, Brooklands (later based Heston). (Gipsy Six #6179/6180) CofA 4697 issued
5.4.35; dd same day. Damaged when overturned in forced landing in bad weather nr Halberstadt, Germany 4.35 en
route Brooklands to Prague; salvaged & repaired at Hatfield. 20,000 mile tour to Karachi; Assam; Sumatra & Middle
East 21.9.35-18.11.35; flown by DW “Tommy” Lucke. 28,000 mile tour to Africa 5.36-8.36; flown by DW Lucke. Regn
cld 9.36 as sold abroad. Bought via Airwork Ltd by Juan de la Cierva and Tom Campbell-Black and departed Heston
13.8.36 for Spanish Nationalists. Reported to have become 40-5 and destroyed 26.8.36 [but see also G-ADYM].
6276 Regd G-ADAJ [CofR 5485] .35 to unknown party (but probably Hillmans Airways Ltd). (Gipsy Six #6098/6250) Regd
[CofR 5869] 10.5.35 to Hillmans Airways Ltd, Stapleford. CofA 4829 issued 5.6.35; dd same day. Merged into British
Airways Ltd 11.12.35; regd to them [CofR 6629] 10.1.36, based Stapleford. Regd [CofR 7364] 22.9.36 [and dd
26.12.36] to Highland Airways Ltd, Kintore Aerodrome, Aberdeen; named "Inverness" 7.37. Merged into Scottish
Airways Ltd, Inverness 12.8.37 and regd to them [CofR 8565] 18.6.38. Operated by AAJC at Inverness in WWII. Cld
31.1.47 & regd 1.2.47 to British European Airways Corporation, Northolt. Regn cld 21.11.47 as sold abroad. CofA
renewed 1.4.48. Inspected Le Bourget 14.4.48; dd Tananarive 21.4.48. Regd in France as F-BEDY 22.4.48 to Air
France, Ivato, Madagascar. Regd as F-OADY (CofA 246167) 31.5.49 to same owner. Returned to Le Bourget late
.49. Regd F-BAHY (CofR 17783) 21.10.50 to Air France and operated by Ecole de l'Aviation Civile. Sold 10.7.52 to
Societe Autrex Lopez Loreta & Cie, Hanoi, Indo-China. Crashed into trees on take off Seno, Savannahket, Indo-China
20.8.54. Regn cld 22.12.56 as destroyed.
6277 Regd G-ADCL [CofR 5602] 16.4.35 to Anglo-American Oil Co Ltd, Heston (also Redhill) (as replacement for G-ACTT).
(Gipsy Six #6202/6203) CofA 4784 issued 4.5.35; dd 8.5.35. Overturned on landing Redhill Aerodrome 26.6.35,
killing Brendan [Jimmy] Hanstock, General Manager of Anglo-American. Not badly damaged and rebuilt by de
Havillands. Regd [CofR 6607] 19.12.35 to Airwork Ltd, Heston. Regn cld 8.36 as sold abroad and CofA renewed
31.7.36. Bought by Juan de la Cierva and Tom Campbell-Black from Airwork Ltd and departed Heston 1.8.36, piloted
by Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton & Richard L’Estrange Malone on dely to the Spanish Nationalists at Burgos. Used
as fighter/bomber with forward firing Vickers gun almost certainly as 40-2 "Capitan Vela". Retained as personal aircraft
of Mayor J-A Ansaldo. Later used as trainer with Spanish Air Force. As 40-2, and named “Lorenzo Richi”, inaugurated
Santa Isabel to Bata service 7.5.40 in Spanish Equatorial Guinea. To Iberia .40. Regd as EC-AAY .41 to Trafico
Aereo Espana; later to Iberia; based in Spanish Guinea. Wfu & regn cld 22.6.46.
6278 Regd G-ADAH [CofR 5483] 30.1.35 to Hillmans Airways Ltd, Stapleford. (Gipsy Six #6149/6150) CofA 4690 issued
19.2.35; dd 23.2.35. Merged into British Airways Ltd 11.12.35; regd to them [CofR 6782] 27.2.36, based Stapleford.
Transferred 10.8.36 and regd [CofR 7275] 19.8.36 to Northern & Scottish Airways Ltd, Renfrew and operated in joint
livery. Regd [CofR 8097] 31.8.37 to Airwork Ltd, Heston. Sold 26.5.38 and regd [CofR 8843] 26.10.38 to Eric Leslie
Gandar Dower t/a Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd, Dyce; named "The Thurso Venturer", later "Pioneer". Operated
by AAJC in WWII. Damaged on landing Wideford 9.40; repaired by Air Dispatch, Cardiff. Cld & regd 2.12.42 to The
Secretary of State for Air, Dyce (retained in operation by Allied Airways). Cld & regd 31.10.44 to Allied Airways
(Gandar Dower) Ltd, Dyce. Regd 25.7.46 to Eric Leslie Gandar Dower, t/a Allied Airways, Dyce. CofA lapsed 9.6.47
and stored Dyce. New CofR No.R1545 issued .50. Regn cld 18.2.59 as pwfu. Roaded 19.9.66 to Personal Plane
Services Ltd, Booker for rebuild on behalf of Spartan Group. Reported as acquired by Shuttleworth Trust, Old Warden.
Bought for £20 by Northern Aircraft Preservation Society, Peel Green 10.70 (fuselage deld 11.10.70 & wings etc
25.10.70); later renamed The Aeroplane Collection Ltd. Deld 11.73 to Royal Scottish Museum, East Fortune for
display. Transferred 7.4.89 to Manchester Museum of Science & Industry. Refurbished 91/95 and on display;
museum later renamed Manchester Air & Space Museum.
6279 Floatplane delivered to DH Canada unassembled and without UK CofA. (Gipsy Six #6210/6211) Issued with type
approval by RCAF at Rockcliffe 27.6.35. Regd CF-AEO (CofR temp) 28.6.35 to Quebec Airways Ltd, Montreal. Sold
3.7.35 & regd (CofR 1599) 11.7.35 to Canadian Airways Ltd, Winnipeg. Crashed and dbf when wing dropped on
take-off Moncton, New Brunswick 18.7.35. Regn cld 18.7.35.
6280 Regd G-ADBU [CofR 5570] 27.4.35 to United Airways Ltd, Heston/Stanley Park. (Gipsy Six #6194/6195) CofA 4794
issued 29.4.35; dd same day. Merged into British Airways Ltd 1.10.35; regd to them [CofR 6697] 31.1.36, based
Stanley Park. Transferred 11.6.36 to Northern & Scottish Airways Ltd, Renfrew; regd to them [CofR 7276] 19.8.36.
Believed crashed since regn cld 11.36 as wfu with current CofA.
6281 Regd G-ADAK [CofR 5486] 30.1.35 to Hillmans Airways Ltd but not delivered. (Gipsy Six #6220/6221) Regd [CofR
5870] 10.5.35 to British Continental Airways Ltd, Croydon; named "St Patrick". CofA 4827 issued 14.5.35; dd 15.5.35.
Taken over by British Airways Ltd 1.8.36 but not used and sold 8.36 to Airwork Ltd, Heston. Sold 8.36 & regd (CofR
7317) 3.9.36 to Cecil Herbert Stave, London W8 (based Croydon). Owner probably pseudonym for Leonard H Stace
of Air Commerce Ltd acting on behalf of Spanish Republicans; financed through Union Founders Trust Ltd. Sold
28.8.36 to Le Federation Populaire des Sports Aeronautiques. Regn cld 9.36 as sold abroad. Detained at Croydon to
prevent export and after attempt by three Frenchmen to "liberate" it was aborted. Regd [CofR 7553] 15.12.36 to Union
Founders Trust Ltd, Croydon. Sold 29.1.37 to Air Dispatch Ltd, Croydon and regd [CofR 7737] 5.3.37 to [finance coy]
Mutual Finance Ltd, Croydon. Op 9.37 by Provinsluftfartselskabet A/S, Denmark. Regd [CofR 8408] 22.3.38 to John
Wormald, Carshalton; as nominee for Air Dispatch Ltd, Croydon. Cld 16.1.39 & regd 19.1.39 to Mutual Finance Ltd,
Croydon [nominal change only]. Cld & regd 2.12.39 to The Hon Mrs Victor Bruce; still operated by her company Air
Dispatch Ltd (now based Cardiff). Cld & regd 1.2.40 to Anglo-European Airways Ltd, Cardiff. Cld & regd 14.5.40 to Air
Dispatch Ltd, Cardiff. Regn cld 7.7.40 as sold. Impressed 7.7.40 as AW155 and to 8 AACU Westonzoyland 6.7.40;
later Old Sarum and Cardiff. To 18 MU Dumfries 28.6.41. Issued to OADU Kemble 4.4.42. To 6 AOS Staverton
9.8.42; renamed 6 (O)AFU 4.43. To DH Witney for repair 17.6.43. To Station Flight Halton 21.9.43. To DH Witney
11.9.44 for major inspection but soc for spares 26.9.44.
6282 Regd G-ADDE [CofR 5634] 7.5.35 to Aberdeen Airways Ltd, Dyce; named "The Aberdonian". (Gipsy Six #6234/6235)
CofA 4815 issued 31.5.35; dd 1.6.35 [also quoted as handed over 9.7.35]. Damaged when overturned in forced
landing in fog en route Dyce to Shetland 10.9.36; repaired. Regd [on change of name] 13.2.37 to Allied Airways
(Gandar Dower) Ltd, Dyce. Regd [CofR 8158] 21.10.37 to North Eastern Airways Ltd, Croydon. Regn cld 27.5.40 as
sold. To 110 (AAC) Wing, Ringway 27.3.40 and impressed as X9386 31.3.40. To 6 AACU Ringway 25.5.40. To 24
Squadron, Hendon 28.5.40; on detachment to France. To DH Witney for major inspection 3.12.40. To HQ ATA White
Waltham 3.6.41. To 39 MU Colerne 1.10.41 [on flight charge; stored wef 24.6.42]. To 26 Squadron, Gatwick 11.9.42;
to Gatwick Station Flight 8.2.43. To DH Witney for major inspection 23.3.44. To RAE Farnborough 10.6.44. To DH
Witney 18.8.45. To 5 MU Kemble for disposal 8.11.45. Sold 24.3.47 to EL Gandar Dower but not restored to register
and presumed used for spares at Dyce. Recorded on BEAC maintenance listing as X9386 (31.3.48) and as sold
(31.5.48).
6283 Regd G-ADDD [CofR 5632] 4.3.35 to Flt Lt Edward Hedley Fielden as nominee for HRH The Prince of Wales (later
The King's Flight wef 21.7.36), Hendon. (Gipsy Six #6241/6242) CofA 4802 issued 8.6.35; delivered same day. First
aircraft to carry a reigning British monarch (by then King Edward VII) on 21.1.36. Sold 8.5.37 to Norman Edgar
(Western Airways) Ltd, Weston-super-Mare (for £3,345) and regd [CofR 7892] 25.5.37 to The Channel Trust Ltd [as
nominee]. Regd [CofR 8444] 9.4.38 to Weston Airport Ltd; operated by Western Airways Ltd, Weston-super-Mare.
Regd [CofR 8855] 1.11.38 to Western Airways Ltd, Weston-super-Mare. Regn cld 4.6.40 as sold. To 8 AACU Cardiff
1.6.40. Impressed as AW116 25.7.40. To DH Witney for major inspection 7.4.41 and soc 22.5.41. Note: Marks worn
for brief period by G-AJHO .87.
6284 Regd G-ADDF [CofR 5635] 5.35 to Aberdeen Airways Ltd, Dyce; probably not delivered. (Gipsy Six #6272/6273)
CofA 4994 issued 8.8.35. Regd [CofR 6243] 27.8.35 to Hillmans Airways Ltd, Stapleford [possibly dd 15.8.35].
Merged into British Airways Ltd, Heston 11.12.35; regd to them [CofR 6628] 10.1.36, based Stapleford. Transferred
29.6.36 and regd [CofR 7277] 19.8.36 to Northern & Scottish Airways Ltd, Renfrew. Regd [CofR 8098] 31.8.37 to
Airwork Ltd, Heston. Regn cld 9.37 as sold abroad. Delivered prior to 7.9.37 to Spanish Republicans via M.
Vandervelde/Lejeune Aviation, Esbly, France.
6285 CofA 4966 issued 20.7.35 to Rhodesia & Nyasaland Airways; handed over 29.7.35 and dd Croydon-Salisbury 1.8.35-
11.8.35. (Gipsy Six #6274/6275) Regd VP-YAU 8.35 to Rhodesian & Nyasaland Airways Ltd. Damaged Tete
28.12.37; repaired. Taken over 1.2.40 by Southern Rhodesian Air Services (SRAS) as 301. SOC 7.8.44.
6286 Regd G-ADBV [CofR 5571] 4.35 to United Airways Ltd, Heston/Stanley Park [not delivered]. (Gipsy Six #6226/6233)
Regd [CofR 5915] 28.5.35 to Jersey Airways Ltd, Jersey; named "The St Ouens Bay II". CofA 4795 issued 6.6.35; dd
9.6.35. Regd [CofR 7900] 31.5.37 to John Dade, Bickley, Kent [as nominee for Norman Edgar [Western Airways] Ltd,
Weston-super-Mare]. Regd (CofR 8637) 12.7.38 to Weston Airport Ltd; operated by Western Airways Ltd, Westonb-
super-Mare. Regd [CofR 8855] 1.11.38 to Western Airways Ltd, Weston-super-Mare. To 24 Squadron, Hendon
3.10.39. Regn cld 12.1.40 as sold. Impressed as X8511 2.3.40 and retained by 24 Squadron. To DH Witney for
repairs 22.10.41 and soc 2.11.41.
6287 Regd G-ADAI [CofR 5484] 30.1.35 to Hillmans Airways Ltd (but not delivered). (Gipsy Six #6256/6267) Regd [CofR
5868] 10.5.35 to British Continental Airways Ltd, Croydon; named "St Andrew". CofA 4828 issued 20.6.35; dd 23.6.35.
Taken over by British Airways Ltd 1.8.36; regd [CofR 7684] 17.2.37 to them, based Gatwick. CofA lapsed 6.4.37.
Regd [CofR 8091] 28.8.37 to Airwork Ltd, Heston; probably stored. CofA renewed 23.5.38 and operated [8.38] by
Martins School of Air Navigation Ltd/6 CANS, Shoreham (later Staverton); renamed 6 AONS 30.11.39. Regn cld
15.7.40 by Secretary of State. Impressed as Z7262 (not used); retained by 6 AONS. To Ringway Station Flight 1.7.40.
To 7 AACU Castle Bromwich 26.7.40. Crashed Shawbury 31.7.40. SOC 2.12.40.
6288 Regd G-ADBW [CofR 5572] 4.35 to United Airways Ltd, Heston/Stanley Park [not delivered]. (Gipsy Six #6260/6261)
Regd [CofR 5916] 28.5.35 to Jersey Airways Ltd, Jersey. CofA 4796 issued 27.6.35. Operated 10.37 by Isle of Man
Air Services Ltd, Ronaldsway. Cld/sold 21.7.38, possibly to Airwork Ltd, Heston, to whom regd 30.1.39. Operated by 6
CANS Shoreham (later Staverton); renamed 6 AONS 30.11.39. Regn cld 15.7.40 by Secretary of State. Impressed as
Z7265 15.7.40 and retained by 6 AONS. To Ringway 17.7.40. To 7 AACU Staverton 29.7.40. To 8 AACU Cardiff
9.1.41. Soc 17.11.41.
6289 Regd G-ADBX [CofR 5573] 4.35 to United Airways Ltd, Stanley Park. (Gipsy Six #6265/6266) CofA 4797 issued
4.7.35. Merged into British Airways Ltd 1.10.35 and regd to them [CofR 6789] 2.3.36, based Heston. Crashed on
landing Newtownards 3.3.36; repaired. Crashed on landing Ronaldsway 16.5.36. Regn cld 5.36 as wfu.
6290 Regd G-ADFX [CofR 5764] 17.6.35 to British-American Air Services Ltd, Heston. (Gipsy Six #6280/6281) CofA 4903
issued 22.7.35; dd 25.7.35. Receiver appointed 6.1.37 and nominal change of ownership [CofR 7708] 23.2.37 to LHG
Ltd, Heston; [company named after Lillian H Gibbs, wife of MD]. Cld 23.6.39 & regd 27.6.39 to [new] British-American
Air Services Ltd, Heston. Regn cld 27.4.40 as sold. Impressed as X9457 28.4.40. To 6 AACU Ringway 1.5.40. To 24
Squadron, Hendon 28.5.40. To 1 ADF 11.4.41; returned to 24 Squadron 31.7.41. To DH Witney for major inspection
17.9.41. To 79(S) Wing, Portadown 2.5.42. To 77(S) Wing, Woolton 7.11.42. To 79(S) Wing, Portadown 4.1.43.
Forced landed nr Sywell 17.5.43 and badly damaged. To DH Witney and soc 5.6.43.
6291 Regd G-ADFY [CofR 5769] 28.6.35 to William Henry Rhodes-Moorhouse, London SW1 (based Heston). (Gipsy Six
#6284/6295) CofA 4928 issued 26.7.35; dd same day. Regd [CofR 6599] 14.12.35 to Charles Exton Gardner,
Hamsey Green. Regn cld 8.36 as sold abroad. Sold to Spanish Nationalists via Airwork Ltd. Departed Heston 4.8.36
and flown to Burgos by A Rowley (or RV L’Estrange Malone?). To Spanish Nationalists probably as 40-3 (also
reported as 40-1); operated by El Conde de Cimera of Madrid. Destroyed 9.36.
6292 CofA 5047 issued 30.8.35 to Asiatic Petroleum Co; dd ex Croydon to Rotterdam 31.8.35 (possibly dd as PH-AKU).
(Gipsy Six #6293/6294) Regd PH-AKV 4.9.35 to Koninklijke Nederlandsch-Indische Luchtvaart Maatschappij [KNILM];
named "Vera". Modified at Rotterdam for air survey work. Regd in Dutch East Indies as PK-AKV 24.1.36 to KNILM
but operated by Nederlandse Nieuw Guinea Petroleum Maatschappij (NNGPM). To RNEIA and at Andir at capitulation
to Japanese 2.42. Regn cld 8.3.42
6293 Regd G-ADIM [CofR 5933] 25.7.35 to British Continental Airways Ltd, Croydon; named "St David". (Gipsy Six
#6295/6296) CofA 4972 issued 31.7.35; dd same day. Presumed damaged since engines fitted to G-ADYD 5.36 on
production line. Taken over by British Airways Ltd, Gatwick 1.8.36; regd [CofR 7685] 18.2.37 to them. CofA lapsed
29.5.37. Regd [CofR 8093] 28.8.37 to Airwork Ltd, Heston. CofA renewed 21.5.38 and operated by Martin School of
Navigation Ltd/6 CANS Shoreham; coded "2"; later to Staverton and 6 AONS 30.11.39. Regn cld 15.7.40 by Secretary
of State. Impressed as Z7263 15.7.40 (but use unconfirmed). To 110(AAC) Wing Ringway 17.7.40. To 8 AACU
Cardiff 27.11.40. To RAF Old Sarum 24.9.41. To 4 Squadron, Clifton, Yorks 14.3.42. Stalled and crashed into tree on
take-off Doncaster 11.4.42 and dbf. Soc 9.5.42.
6294 CofA 5048 issued 30.8.35 to Asiatic Petroleum Co; dd ex Croydon to Rotterdam 31.8.35 (possibly dd as PH-AKV).
(Gipsy Six #6286/6287) Regd PH-AKW 4.9.35 to Koninklijke Nederlandsch-Indische Luchtvaart Maatschappij
[KNILM]. Modified at Rotterdam for air survey work. Regd in Dutch East Indies as PK-AKW 24.1.36 to KNILM but
operated by Nederlandse Nieuw Guinea Petroleum Maatschappij (NNGPM). Overturned on landing Babo airstrip,
Dutch New Guinea 7.3.36 (or 5.3.36), inbound from Babo and written off.
6295 Floatplane shipped unassembled to DH Canada, without UK CofA. (Gipsy Six #6322/6323) Regd CF-AVJ [CofR
1677] 24.9.35 to Canadian Airways Ltd, Winnipeg. Sold 2.38 & regd [CofR 2201/A168] 30.3.38 to (subsidiary) Quebec
Airways Ltd, Montreal. Port engine fire on start-up and dbf St John, New Brunswick 17.5.39. Regn cld 17.5.39.
6296 CofA 5050 issued 2.9.35 to Asiatic Petroleum Co; dd ex Croydon to Rotterdam 31.8.35 (possibly dd as PH-AKW).
(Gipsy Six #6283/6299) Regd PH-AKU [CofR 174] 4.9.35 to Koninklijke Nederlandsch-Indische Luchtvaart
Maatschappij [KNILM] for survey work in Dutch New Guinea on behalf of Asiatic Petroleum (Royal Dutch/Shell). Regd
in Dutch East Indies as PK-AKU 24.1.36 to KNILM; operated by Nederlandse Nieuw Guinea Petroleum Maatschappij
(NNGPM). Forced landed in the sea off Ketapang (Ketapangdaja?), nr Madura, West Borneo 16.8.38.
6297 Regd G-ADNG [CofR 6157] 15.8.35 to Iraq Petroleum Transport Co Ltd, Haifa. (Gipsy Six #6371/6374) CofA 5156
issued 5.10.35; dd via Malta 14.10.35. Crashed into building on landing 30 ml E of Rutba, Iraq 10.3.36. Regn cld 8.36
as pwfu.
6298 CofA 5029 issued 27.8.35 to Misr-Airwork; handed over 28.8.35 to Airwork Ltd. (Gipsy Six #6312/6313) Regd SU-
ABP 8.35 to Misr Airwork Ltd; named "Al Kahira". Crashed nr Maruit Airport (or at Circa, 40 ml S of Alexandria) 6.2.45;
pilot & 6 passengers killed.
6299 CofA 5074 issued 11.9.35 to Misr-Airwork; handed over 12.9.35 to Airwork Ltd & dd ex Heston 18.9.35. (Gipsy Six
#6332/6333) Regd SU-ABQ 9.35 to Misr Airwork Ltd; named "Thebes". Crashed on landing 18 ml N of Port Sudan
9.10.41.
6300 Regd G-ADNH [CofR 6158] 15.8.35 to Iraq Petroleum Transport Co Ltd, Haifa. (Gipsy Six #6348/6349) CofA 5164
issued 11.10.35. Regd [CofR 8571] 22.6.38 to Mutual Finance Ltd, and operated by Air Dispatch Ltd, Croydon. Cld &
regd 5.2.40 to The Hon Mrs Victor Bruce, operated by Air Dispatch Ltd, Cardiff. Regn cld 1.3.40 as sold. To 24
Squadron, Hendon 11.1.40 (7.1.40?) and impressed as W6423 1.3.40. Damaged in air raid Coulommiers, France
16.5.40 and airframe abandoned [after engines & equipment salvaged]. Soc 3.6.40.
6301 Regd G-ADNI [CofR 6159] 15.8.35 to Iraq Petroleum Transport Co Ltd, Haifa. (Gipsy Six #6340/6341) CofA 5166
issued 17.10.35; dd 21.10.35. Regd [CofR 8572] 22.6.38 to Mutual Finance Ltd, and operated by Air Dispatch Ltd,
Croydon. Cld 8.2.40 & regd 27.2.40 to Anglo-European Airways Ltd, Cardiff. Regn cld 11.2.40 [sic] as sold. To 24
Squadron, Hendon and impressed as W9365 12.4.40. Damaged in France 5.40, possibly in an air raid at
Coulommiers; to 21 Air Depot Bouguenais, nr Nantes 7.6.40 but abandoned. Soc 22.6.40.
6302 CofA 5092 issued 20.9.35 to Misr-Airwork; handed over 21.9.35 to Airwork Ltd. (Gipsy Six #6342/6343) Regd SU-
ABR 9.35 to Misr Airwork Ltd; named "Memphis" (or "Mepphis"). Believed sold 5.48 (also quoted as 4.47 or 5.49] - to
Jordan or Yemen or possibly Syria.
6303 CofA 5129 issued 25.9.35 to Misr Airwork; handed over 27.9.35 to Airwork Ltd. (Gipsy Six #6334/6335) Regd SU-
ABS 9.35 to Misr Airwork Ltd; named "Helwan". Believed sold 5.48 - to Jordan or Yemen?
6304 Floatplane shipped unassembled to Canada without UK CofA. (Gipsy Six #6367/6368) Tested 18.3.36 with NRC-
designed self-aligning skis. Regd CF-AYE [CofR 1689] 11.4.36 to De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd, Toronto; used
as demonstrator. Regd [CofR 2022/A34] 13.5.37 to British North American Airways Ltd, Toronto. Tested 4.6.37 on
Edo Ya floats in Toronto Harbour. Lesed 1.38 to Quebec Airways Ltd, Montreal; regd [CofR 2302/A34] 5.9.38 to them;
named "Zeballos Empress" or “City of Zeballos spring .39 when operated for season in BC. Quebec Airways was
merged 1.42 into Canadian Pacific Air Lines, no formal ownership change. Damaged by fire while being transported on
a truck 3.5.45; repaired. Sold 9.5.47 & regd 31.7.47 (CofR 6004/A2223) to Central Northern Airways Ltd, Winnipeg.
Sold/leased 5.49 to Queen Charlotte Airlines Ltd, Vancouver. Wfu 25.6.51 and to Vancouver Airport Fire Dept. Regn
cld 24.8.51.
6305 CofA 5169 issued 18.10.35; shipped to Auckland on SS Huntingdon; arr 9.12.35; dd Nelson 26.12.35. (Gipsy Six
#6373/6378) Regd ZK-AED [CofR 41] 9.12.35 (or 5.12.35) to Cook Strait Airways Ltd, Wellington [based Nelson];
named "Venus". Impressed as NZ556 1.11.39. To Air Gunners & Air Observers School, Ohakea; code "6". Fitted
with bomb racks 10.40 and to Fiji 5.11.40. Soc following hurricane damage Nausori (or Nadi), Fiji 20.2.41. Soc 4.7.43.
6306 CofA 5174 issued 22.10.35; shipped to Auckland on SS Tamaroa; arr 11.12.35; dd Nelson 26.12.35. (Gipsy Six
#6372/6380) Regd ZK-AEE [CofR 42] 9.12.35 to Cook Strait Airways Ltd, Wellington [based Nelson]; named
"Jupiter". Badly damaged in hangar fire Nelson 22.11.37; repaired. Impressed as NZ557 10.11.39. To Air Gunners &
Air Observers School, Ohakea; code "7". Fitted with bomb racks 10.40 and to Fiji 5.11.40. Wfu Nausori, Fiji 4.7.43.
6307 Floatplane shipped unassembled to Canada without UK CofA. (Gipsy Six #6376/6377) Regd CF-BBC [CofR 1840]
2.11.36 to Canadian Airways Ltd, Winnipeg. Regd [CofR 1852] 4.12.36 to same owner (to replace CofR lost in fire).
Sold 2.38 & regd [CofR 2198/A165] 28.3.38 to (subsidiary) Quebec Airways Ltd, Montreal. Quebec Airways was
merged 1.42 into Canadian Pacific Air Lines, no formal ownership change. Successfully forced landed out of fuel on
floating ice in St Lawrence River, just east of Matane, Quebec 23.12.46 en route Godbout to Mont Joli; sank after 20
minutes, but 6 of 7 aboard rescued after several days on ice flow. Regn cld 23.12.46.
6308 Regd VT-AHB [CofR 270] 6.12.35 to HH The Maharaja of Kashmir & Jammu, Srinagar in VIP configuration for
personal use & painted in Kashmir state colours of red and yellow. (Gipsy Six #6325/6399) UK CofA 5256 issued
11.12.35. Regd [CofR 270/2] 6.5.37 to Air Services of India Ltd, Bombay; named “City of Bhavnagar”. Transferred
2.41 to Indian National Airways Ltd. Overturned on landing Kanpur 13.12.45 (or 30.12.45), badly damaging port
mainplanes and engine. Regn cld 2.2.46.
6309 Used for design modifications and airworthiness tests at Martlesham Heath 4.35 [possibly under "B" marks]. (Gipsy
Six #6369/6370) Regd G-ADWZ [CofR 6466] 8.11.35 to The de Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd, Hatfield. CofA 5206 issued
9.11.35. Regd [CofR 6866] 27.3.36 to Personal Airways Ltd, Croydon. Attempted acquisition by Spanish Republicans
8.36 was thwarted. Regn cld 10.36 as sold abroad. Regd in France as F-APES [CofR 4888] 16.10.36 to Marc Cayre,
Paris but although delivered to Paris [and certificated at Buc 26.9.36], it was intercepted and obliged to return to
England. Regn cld 1.37 as “sale cancelled”. Regd G-ADWZ [CofR 7618] 22.1.37 [back] to Personal Airways Ltd,
Croydon & CofA renewed 10.3.37. Regd [CofR 8893] 21.11.38 to North Eastern Airways Ltd, Doncaster [later
Croydon]. Regn cld 12.4.40 as sold. Impressed as X9449 10.5.40; to 6 AACU Ringway. To 7 AACU Castle Bromwich
26.7.40. Forced landed out of fuel Llanrhaiadr-ym-Mochnant, Denbigh, N.Wales 2.8.40. To Air Taxis Manchester but
soc 7.9.40.
6310 DH.89M regd G-ADYK [CofR 6540] 2.12.35 to The de Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd, Hatfield. (Gipsy Six #6388/6389)
CofA 5252 issued 10.12.35. Regn cld 2.36 as sold abroad. Dd 9.1.36 to El Jefe de Aviacon Militar, Spain for the use
of the Colonial Squadron in the Spanish Sahara but in the event were based at Escuela de Vuelo y Combate [Air
Combat Training School], Alcala de Henares, north of Madrid. To Spanish AF as 22-1 and with Spanish Republicans
at Getafe 8.36 and was flown on Asturius/Santander front as bomber late 8.36. Destroyed by bombing at La Albericia
Airfield, Santander 6.4.37. Also reported as taken over by Spanish Nationalists at Zaragoza 8.36; probably as 40-1;
named "Capitan Pouvo" and used as staff transport. Destroyed early 9.36.
6311 DH.89M regd G-ADYL [CofR 6541] 2.12.35 to The de Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd, Hatfield. (Gipsy Six #6392/6393)
CofA 5253 issued 10.12.35. Regn cld 2.36 as sold abroad. Dd 9.1.36 to El Jefe de Aviacon Militar, Spain for the use
of the Colonial Squadron in the Spanish Sahara but in the event were based at Escuela de Vuelo y Combate [Air
Combat Training School], Alcala de Henares, north of Madrid. To Spanish AF as 22-2 & to Barcelona 31.7.36 and to
Sarinena 4.8.36 where it was used by Alas Rojas Squadron on Aragon front, painted all black and known as “El Avion
Negus”. Shot down by Nationalist He51 fighters over Almudevar 19.10.36 [pilot Luis Aguilera Cullell].
6312 DH.89M regd G-ADYM [CofR 6542] 2.12.35 to The de Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd, Hatfield. (Gipsy Six #6396/6397)
CofA 5254 issued 10.12.35. Regn cld 2.36 as sold abroad. Dd 9.1.36 to El Jefe de Aviacon Militar, Spain for the use
of the Colonial Squadron in the Spanish Sahara but in the event were based at Escuela de Vuelo y Combate [Air
Combat Training School], Alcala de Henares, north of Madrid. To Spanish AF as 22-3. Captured by Nationalists at
Zaragoza 18.7.36 when flown there in an effort to persuade the military governor, General Cabanelles, to stay loyal to
the Republicans. The three on board the Rapide, including General Nunez de Prado, were charged with "treason" and
shot. Aircraft became "40-5" with Nationalists [but see G-ADAO]. Accidentally shot down by He51s nr Segovia 26 or
29.8.36, killing Capitans Pouzo and Vela (whose names were then painted on 40-1 and 40-2 as a memorial).
6313 CofA 5217 issued 16.11.35 issued to Misrair. (Gipsy Six #6324/6384) Regd SU-ABU 11.35 to Misr Airwork Ltd;
named "Heliopolis". Believed crashed on landing (unknown location) 22.4.39; repaired. Still current 9.46.
6314 CofA 5304 issued 17.1.36 to De Havilland Aircraft Pty Ltd. (Gipsy Six #6403/6404) Australian regn VH-UVG allocated
but not formally regd on arrival. To RAAF [instead] as A3-2 4.36 (in replacement of A3-1, see VH-UFF). Used for
photographic survey work and forced landed in bush away from Camooweal 13.4.36. Found 22.4.36 and eventually
trucked to No.1 AD Laverton for rebuild. Returned to service .37 and again forced landed on dried up lake bed in
Gibson Desert 21.5.37. Salvaged and flown out 30.5.37. Crashed on landing when wingtip hit ground Laverton 3.2.38;
no injuries.
6315 Regd G-ADUM [CofR 6361] 16.3.36 to The de Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd, Hatfield. (Gipsy Six #6405/6406) CofA 5474
issued 30.4.36. Regn cld 5.36 as sold abroad. Regd in Turkey as TC-ARI 5.36 to Devlet Hava Yollari (DHY); fleet
no.3. Regd TC-ALI 4.7.57 to Hurkus Hava Yollari (Hurkus Airlines), Ankara (regn after Hurkus’ grandson Ali). Wfu .59.
Still regd 6.60.
6316 Regd G-ADUN [CofR 6362] 16.3.36 to The de Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd, Hatfield. (Gipsy Six #6416/6417) CofA 5475
issued 30.4.36. Regn cld 5.36 as sold abroad. Regd in Turkey as TC-BAY 5.36 to Devlet Hava Yollari (DHY); fleet
no.4. Reported as damaged beyond repair 25.3.40..
6317 Regd G-ADUO [CofR 6363] 16.3.36 to The de Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd, Hatfield. (Gipsy Six #6431/6432) CofA 5476
issued 30.4.36. Regn cld 5.36 as sold abroad. Regd in Turkey as TC-CAN 5.36 to Devlet Hava Yollari (DHY); fleet
no.5. To Hurkus Airlines pre 5.60 (but also quoted as crashed Karamursel c.45.
6318 CofA 5323 issued 7.2.36. (Gipsy Six #6436/6438) Assembled and test-flown Parafield 7.4.36. Regd VH-UVI [CofR
577] 15.4.36 to Adelaide Airways Ltd, Parafield. Taken over 1.11.36 and regd 25.11.36 to Australian National Airways
Pty Ltd, Essendon; named "Moogana". Regd 8.8.39 to Guinea Airways Ltd, Adelaide; named "Bulolo". Regn cld
17.7.40. Impressed as A33-2 and to 1 EFTS Parafield 12.7.40. To 1 AOS Cootamundra 18.10.40. Crashed into trees
following engine failure on take off 1 ml NW of Cootamundra 20.6.41; pilot F/O Adrian killed, 4 passengers injured.
Soc 30.7.41.
6319 Regn G-ADUP [CofR 6364] not taken up. (Gipsy Six #6439/6440) CofA 5324 issued 11.2.36 to Adelaide Airways.
Regd VH-UVT 15.4.36 to Adelaide Airways Ltd, Parafield. Taken over 1.11.36 and regd 25.11.36 to Australian
National Airways Pty Ltd, Melbourne; named "Monana". Crashed into windmill on landing Mount Gambier, SA and
regn cld 30.6.37. Stored for spares until rebuilt Essendon following impressment of other Rapides. Regd 17.4.41 to
Airlines of Australia Ltd, Sydney; named "Memma". Regd 15.6.43 to Australian National Airways Pty Ltd, Melbourne.
Regd 7.2.50 to Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd, Mascot. Regd 14.2.53 to Connellan Airways Ltd, Alice Springs. CofR
lapsed 28.1.54; regn cld 5.11.54.
6320 Regd G-AEAJ [CofR 6639] 22.2.36 to Railway Air Services Ltd, Barton; named "Star of Lancashire". (Gipsy Six
#6441/6442) CofA 5349 issued 14.3.36 and delivered same day. Damaged Croydon 24.4.36; repaired. Regd [CofR
8148] 19.10.37 to Isle of Man Air Services Ltd, Derbyhaven; named "RMA Castletown". Operated by 24 Squadron
10.39. Regn cld 4.1.40 as sold. Impressed as W6425 1.3.40. To Air Taxis Ltd, Ringway for major inspection 18.6.40.
To 9 MU Cosford 17.9.40. To RAF Andover 24.10.40. To 7 FPP White Waltham 15.2.41; to HQ ATA 23.2.41. To
271 Squadron, Doncaster 22.2.42. To 9 MU Cosford 23.3.42. To RAF Exeter 6.8.42. Damaged in ground collision
with Tiger Moth DE481 Exeter 20.8.42; to DH Acft for repairs 2.10.42. To 18 MU Dumfries 28.2.43. To 55 OTU Annan
12.4.43; renamed 4 TEU 26.1.44; renamed 3 TEU 1.3.44. To 53 OTU Kirton-in-Lindsey 24.4.44. To 3 TEU Annan
8.8.44. To DH Witney for major inspection 7.9.44. Soc for spares 26.9.44.
Note: A static replica Rapide, painted as G-AEAJ in Railway Air Services c/s [and named “Neptune”] was built by the
North-West Aviation Heritage Museum at Hooton Park .01 and erected at the Liverpool Marriott South Hotel [the former
Speke Airport Terminal] on 4.9.01. This was repainted as G-ANZP .04 and later [3.09] refurbished as G-AJCL in
Cambrian Airways c/s. Extant [.14] in poor condition.
6321 CofA 5503 issued 13.5.36 to Imperial Iranian War Ministry, Teheran. (Gipsy Six #6476/6477) Operated by IIAF on
internal air services. Regd EP-AAA 3.38 to Iranian State Airlines. Seized by RAF c8.41 and believed impressed as
HK917 1.43 and operated by BOAC in Middle East. Restored as EP-AAA .45 to Director General of Civil Aviation.
6322 CofA 5449 issued 18.4.36 to Imperial Iranian War Ministry, Teheran. (Gipsy Six #6478/6479) Operated by IIAF on
internal air services. Regd EP-AAB 3.38 to Iranian State Airlines. Seized by RAF c8.41 and believed impressed as
HK916 1.43. W/off pre .45.
6323 CofA 5450 issued 18.4.36 to Imperial Iranian War Ministry, Teheran. (Gipsy Six #6480/6481) Operated by IIAF on
internal air services. Regd EP-AAC 3.38 to Iranian State Airlines. Seized by RAF c8.41 and believed impressed as
HK915 1.43. W/off pre .45.
6324 Regd G-AEAK [CofR 6640] 22.2.36 to Railway Air Services Ltd, Barton; named "Star of Mona". (Gipsy Six
#6482/6483) CofA 5350 issued 4.4.36. Regd [CofR 8149] 19.10.37 to Isle of Man Air Services Ltd, Derbyhaven. Hit
trees and crashed on night landing Liverpool Airport, Speke 25.4.39; Capt Jimmy Hesketh badly injured. Regn cld
18.5.39 as wfu.
6325 Regd G-AEAL [CofR 6641] 22.2.36 to Railway Air Services Ltd, Barton; named "Star of Yorkshire". (Gipsy Six
#6503/6511) CofA 5351 issued 25.4.36. Regd [CofR 8150] 19.10.37 to Isle of Man Air Services Ltd, Derbyhaven.
Operated by 24 Squadron 30.9.39. Reverted to IoM Air Services/AAJC 12.39 and operated throughout war, based
Speke. Cld & regd 29.5.45 to Field Consolidated Aircraft Services Ltd, Croydon. Cld & regd 1.4.46 to Hunting
Aerosurveys Ltd, Croydon (later Luton); converted for air survey work with cameras in glass dome and operated in
Persian Gulf. New CofR No R2282 issued .50. CofA lapsed 5.3.53. Cld 10.3.53 & regd 20.3.53 to Wolverhampton
Aviation Ltd, Wolverhampton and converted to passenger configuration; ferried 28.7.55 in primer to (associated
company) Derby Aviation Ltd, Burnaston. CofA renewed 21.11.55. Cld 22.11.55 and regd 13.3.56 to RK Dundas Ltd,
Portsmouth. Regn cld 10.4.56 as sold in France; deld ex Portsmouth 9.3.56; inspected Toussus 30.3.56. Regd
F-OAUE 26.4.56 to Societe des Transports Aeriens Intercontinentaux du Maroc (TAI); operated by Air Ivoire, Abidjan.
Regd 28.6.60 to Societe Generale d’Affretements Aeriens [SGAA/Air Fret], Algiers. CofA suspended Algiers 9.1.62.
Regn cld 2.64. Regn also cld “reforme” 25.11.71.
6326 Regd G-AEAM [CofR 6642] 22.2.36 to Railway Air Services Ltd, Barton; named "Star of Ulster". (Gipsy Six
#6512/6513) CofA 5352 issued 5.5.36. Damaged in forced landing nr Bolton 6.6.36; repaired. Regd [CofR 8151]
19.10.37 to Isle of Man Air Services Ltd, Derbyhaven. Operated by 24 Squadron, Hendon 4.9.39. Regn cld 10.1.40 as
sold. Impressed as W6424 1.3.40 [possibly not used]; retained by 24 Squadron,. Damaged in forced landing St
Philbert, nr Clisson, SE of Nantes, France 23.2.40. To 21 Air Depot Bouguenais for repair 27.2.40. Presumed
repaired since abandoned Amiens 16.5.40.
6327 Regd G-AEBW [CofR 6709] 22.2.36 to Railway Air Services Ltd, Barton; named "Star of Renfrew". (Gipsy Six
#6514/6515) CofA 5353 issued 13.5.36. Damaged in accident Ronaldsway 25.6.36; repaired. Damaged on landing
Blackpool 1.7.37; repaired. Regd [CofR 8152] 19.10.37 to Isle of Man Air Services Ltd, Derbyhaven. Operated by 24
Squadron, Hendon 4.9.39. Returned to IoM Air Services 21.12.39 and operated by NAC. Abandoned at Bordeaux out
of fuel during evacuation 18.6.40. Regn cld 18.6.40 as wfu.
6328 Regd G-AEBX [CofR 6710] 22.2.36 to Railway Air Services Ltd, Barton; named "Star of Scotia". (Gipsy Six
#6526/6527) CofA 5354 issued 20.5.36. Spun in and crashed nr Belfast Harbour Airport on landing 3.7.38; Capt
Alfred C Larmuth and engineer Reginald H Vaughan killed. Regn cld 7.38 as crashed.
6329 CofA 5539 issued 12.6.36 to Direction de l'Aviation Civile. (Gipsy Six #6534/6535) Regd YR-DRA (CofR 117) and
operated by Linile Aerienne Romane Explate cu Statul (LARES) for training and occasional charter purposes. Crashed
29.4.37; regn cld wef same day.
6330 CofA 5546 issued 19.6.36 to Direction de l'Aviation Civile. (Gipsy Six #6536/6537) Regd YR-DRI (CofR 119) and
operated by Linile Aerienne Romane Explate cu Statul (LARES) wef 17.9.36. Regd to LARES 31.3.42 [also reported
as wfu .40].
6331 CofA 5568 issued 3.7.36 to Direction de l'Aviation Civile. (Gipsy Six #6544/6545) Regd YR-DRO and operated by
Linile Aerienne Romane Explate cu Statul (LARES) wef 21.9.36. Last CofA inspection 12.6.39. To Popesti-Leordeni
[8.40]. Operated by Romanian AF in WWII.
6332 Regd G-AEKF [CofR 7062] 15.6.36 to Thomas George Mapplebeck, Belgrade. (Gipsy Six #6546/6551) CofA 5538
issued 15.6.36. Regn cld 6.36 as sold abroad. Regd in Yugoslavia as YU-SAS 7.36 to Societe de Navigation
Aerienne Yougoslavie - Aeroput. Taken over by Germans 4.41 intact but not airworthy and scrapped shortly after.
6333 CofA 5581 issued 8.7.36. (Gipsy Six #6548/6549) Dd 9.36 and regd CX-ABL .36 to Ministerio de Salud Publica
(Ministry of Public Health), Montevideo. Entered service 15.9.36 as air ambulance by Aeronautica Militar. To EMA at
Pando [39-40]. To Naval Base No.2, Durazno .43. To DGTAGS [State Office of Factories & Warehouse Services] .44.
Reverted .48 to Naval Base No.2, Durazno. Wfu 8.49 on replacement by 2 Ryan Navions. Regn cld post .50.
6334 CofA 5597 issued 22.7.36. (Gipsy Six #6558/6559) Shipped to Auckland on SS Tamaroa; desp 6.8.36; arr 10.36 &
test flown 6.10.36. Regd ZK-AEC [CofR 65] 16.9.36 to Cook Strait Airways Ltd, Wellington [based Nelson]; named
"Mercury". Damaged when tipped on nose Hokitika 4.8.37; repaired. Impressed as NZ555 17.9.39. To Air Gunners &
Air Observers School, Ohakea; code "4". Fitted with bombracks and to Fiji 5.11.40. Wfs Nausori, Fiji 19.9.45. Soc
19.11.45.
6335 Regd G-AEGS [CofR 6936] 13.5.36 to Iraq Petroleum Transport Co Ltd, Haifa. (Gipsy Six #6577/6578) CofA 5497
issued 7.8.36; dd via Malta 17.8.36. Overturned in forced landing Affule, Palestine 30.12.36 (or 31.12.36); 2 killed.
Regn cld 12.36 as wfu.
6336 Regd G-AEMH [CofR 7249] 8.36 to unknown party. (Gipsy Six #6588/6589) Regd [CofR 7294] 25.8.36 to Personal
Airways Ltd, Croydon. CofA 5639 issued 5.9.36. Attempted purchase by Spanish Republicans 9.36 thwarted. Regd
[CofR 8892] 21.11.38 to North Eastern Airways Ltd, Doncaster, [later Croydon]. Regn cld 28.3.40 as sold. To 6 AACU
Ringway 28.3.40 and impressed as X9387 31.3.40. To 7 AACU Castle Bromwich 18.7.40. To 110(AAC) Wing
Ringway 26.7.40. To 6 AACU Ringway. Forced landed nr Warrington 14.8.41; to DH Witney for repair. To 20 MU
Aston Down 8.4.42. To 22 MU Silloth 10.4.42. Issued 41 OTU Old Sarum 27.6.42 and later to Stn Flt Old Sarum. To
DH Witney for major inspection 12.4.43. To RAF Doncaster 4.2.44. To RAF Staverton 22.10.44. To 5 MU Kemble for
disposal 25.7.45. Sold to LE Hamson Air Charter Ltd (LEH Airways) 9.1.47. Regd G-AEMH 11.3.47 to A Hamson &
Sons Ltd, Northampton. Cld 7.6.47 & regd 11.7.47 to Air Charter Experts Ltd, Ronaldsway. CofA renewed 16.7.47.
Reregd 19.8.47 on take-over and change of name to Manx Air Charters Ltd. For sale 8.48 by LEH Airways Ltd, Horsey
Toll. Cld 16.2.49 & regd 9.3.49 to George Clifton (Spalding Airways Ltd), Spalding. New CofR No.R2168 issued .50.
Cld 24.5.52 & regd 4.6.52 to East Anglian Flying Services Ltd, Southend (t/a Channel Airways wef 9.56). Noted
(undated) painted in Trans Channel Airways titles (a name not associated with Channel Airways). CofA lapsed 15.4.60
and wfu Southend; to Ipswich 7.60 for storage. Regd 5.11.62 on change of name to Channel Airways Ltd. Returned
by road to Southend 10.64. Roaded to Ian Jones' sister’s farm at Latchington, Burnham-on-Crouch 19.8.72; still stored
[9.75] in very poor state. Regn cld 14.2.73 as destroyed. Parts, comprising lower fuselage and a few other
components, to Chirk .81 for use in rebuild of G-AIUL but dbf in hangar fire. Reported .85 as still owned by Ian Jones
at Babbacombe, Torquay but thought unlikely.
6337 Regd G-AEML [CofR 7260] 1.9.36 to Wrightways Ltd, Croydon. (Gipsy Six #6596/6597) First flight 26.9.36 and CofA
5643 issued 26.9.36. Damaged in accident Croydon 13.12.37; repaired. Regn cld 14.4.40 as sold. To 6 AACU
Ringway and impressed as X9450 14.4.40. Damaged by anti-aircraft shells 23.12.40; to DH Witney for repair, reflown
5.7.41. To AFEE Ringway 27.10.41; Sherburn wef 7.42. To Sir WG Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft, Baginton for
communications 7.4.43. Sold 28.3.46 to Sir WG Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Co Ltd. Regd G-AEML 13.3.46 to Sir
WG Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Co Ltd, Baginton. CofA renewed 17.5.46. New CofR No.R467 issued .50. Regd
16.10.61 (on change of name) to Whitworth Gloster Aircraft Ltd, Baginton. Cld 27.8.62 & regd 29.8.62 to Neil Tool Co
Ltd, London N8 (based Panshanger). Cld 1.11.65 & regd 10.11.65 to Stanley John Lines, London W13; op by Spartan
Group, Booker. Cld 25.11.67; deld 16.12.67 and regd 26.1.68 to Liverpool Aero Engineering Co Ltd, Speke; operated
by Liverpool Aero Club; named "The Cloth Bomber". Cld 24.11.69 & regd 19.12.69 to JP Filhol Ltd, Warwick (based
Baginton). Wfu after last flight 2.2.71; CofA lapsed 2.4.71. Sold .78 to Vivian H Bellamy and roaded to St Just for
rebuild. Regn cld 3.9.81 by CAA. Still at St Just [12.81]. Sold at Christies auction 14.4.83 to Ian Jones, Babbacombe,
Devon. Sold 4.86 to Harry AN Orde-Powlett and to Walney Island for rebuild by Air Furness .86. Sold 19.11.87 and
regd 11.1.88 to MV [Victor] Gauntlett. To Rush Green 9.88 for completion of rebuild by Bowker Air Services Ltd. Regd
6.1.89 to Proteus Petroleum Aviation Ltd [Victor Gauntlett]. Regd 1.4.92 to Proteus Holdings Ltd. Rebuild completed
as mk.4 and reflown 16.4.93; CofA renewed 13.5.93; based Rendcomb, named "Proteus". Regd 14.6.95 to Amanda
Investments Ltd, [Ken Whitehead], Rendcomb. Regd 29.11.07 to H Blundell, Onchan, IoM. Sold 12.07 & regd 7.2.08
to Fundacion Infante de Orleans, Cuatro Vientos, Spain (dd 3.08). Repainted 10.10 as EC-AAY in Iberia c/s (Fleet
No.24) at Cuatro Vientos [9.10]. UK regn cld 21.9.12 as wfu. Regd 3.10.12 to same owner. Regn cld 26.1.17 as sold
Spain. Regd EC-MQS 5.17 to Fundacion Infante de Orleans, Cuatro Vientos; painted as EC-AAY.
6338 CofA 5630 issued 25.8.36 to Direction de l'Aviation Civile. (Gipsy Six #6582/6583) Regd YR-DNC (CofR 118) for
personal use of Nicolae Caranfil, Under Secretary of State for Air. Regd 27.7.38 to Liniile Aerienne Romane Explotate
de Statul [LARES]. To Popesti-Leordeni [8.40]. Crashed 17.7.42; regn cld 28.7.42.
6339 Regd G-AEMM [CofR 7262] 31.8.36 to Anglo-Iranian Oil Co Ltd, Abadan. (Gipsy Six #6598/6599) CofA 5640 issued
10.10.36. Returned to Heston 11.38 and regn cld 1.1.39 at census as sold. Regd 17.3.39 to Airwork Ltd, Heston.
Regn cld 1.4.39 as sold. Regd 21.10.39 (back) to Airwork Ltd; operated by 6 CANS Staverton; later 6 AONS. Mid air
collision 3.5.40 (pilot Barclay); details unknown. Regn cld 30.3.46 at census.
6340 Regd G-AENN [CofR 7344] 22.9.36 to Blackpool & West Coast Air Services Ltd, Speke but not delivered. (Gipsy Six
#6569/6590) CofA 5677 issued 25.11.36. Sold by DH and regd [CofR 7489] 26.11.36 to Charles William Frank Wood
(an Olley Air Service pilot) and officially based in Dar-es-Salaam but probably operated in Spain. If so, Wood probably
returned with the Rapide to the UK by 6.37. Regd [CofR 8262] 13.12.37 to Olley Air Service Ltd, Croydon. Regn cld
23.1.40 as sold. To 24 Squadron, Hendon 23.1.40 and impressed as W6455 1.3.40. To RAF Skeabrae 27.5.42. To
8(C) OTU Dyce .42. Forced landed with engine failure Rosehearty, nr RAF Fraserburgh 13.12.42. To DH Witney for
repairs but soc 18.1.43.
6341 Regd G-AENO [CofR 7345] 22.9.36 to Blackpool & West Coast Air Services Ltd, Squires Gate/Speke. (Gipsy Six
#6606/6610) CofA 5667 issued 10.11.36. Name changed 6.12.37 to West Coast Air Services Ltd (although name
adopted 11.36 or earlier). Regn cld 2.38 as sold abroad [and CofA renewed 10.2.38]. Purchased 29.1.38 (for £3,218)
and regd EI-ABP 24.2.38 to Aer Lingus; named "Iolar II" (since it replaced DH.84 EI-ABI). Damaged Croydon 21.5.38;
repaired. Regn cld 10.2.40 as sold to Australia. Erected Port Adelaide and test flown 19.6.40. Regd VH-ADE 27.6.40
to Guinea Airways Ltd, Adelaide; named "Morobe". Regn cld 10.9.40. Impressed into RAAF as A33-7 and to 1 EFTS
Parafield 25.8.40. To 3 EFTS Essendon 24.12.40. To 1 AOS Cootamundra 13.1.41. To DCA 15.4.42 and restored as
VH-ADE 20.4.42 to Commonwealth of Australia, Dept of Aviation; operated by Australian National Airways Pty Ltd,
Melbourne. Forced landed on beach Princess Charlotte Bay, 13 ml S of Cape Sidmouth, Queensland 26.1.44.
Occupants and mail retrieved by RAAF Catalina and parts later salvaged and trucked back to Cairns with remains
abandoned on site. Regn cld 14.3.44. Three wings and other parts “found” in DCA workshop at Cairns 5.78 and
donated to rebuild of G-AJSL.
6342 Regd G-AEOV [CofR 7423] 9.12.36 to Arthur Patrick Hastings Forbes, The Rt Hon The Viscount Forbes, London
SW1; operated by Personal Airways Ltd, Croydon. (Gipsy Six #6619/6620) Initially test flown as E.4 2.37 as prototype
DH.89A with flaps and tested at Martlesham Heath. CofA 5806 issued 3.3.37. Regd [CofR 8297] 14.1.38 to Mrs Helen
Wood, Fittleworth, Sussex; remained operated by Personal Airways Ltd, Croydon. Delivered 1.5.39; cld 1.7.39 and
regd 27.7.39 to William Douglas Thompson (Bill) Gairdner, Prestwick; director/nominee for Scottish Airways Ltd,
Renfrew. Regn cld 10.1.40 as sold. To 24 Squadron, Hendon 10.1.40 and impressed as W6456 1.3.40. Damaged
when port tyre burst while taxying and swung off peritrack Hendon 11.4.42. To DH Witney 16.4.42 and soc for spares.
6343 CofA 5723 issued 30.11.36. (Gipsy Six #6622/6623) Shipped to Auckland on SS Durham; desp 19.12.36. Regd ZK-
AEW [CofR 75] 24.2.37 to Cook Strait Airways Ltd, Wellington [based Nelson]; named "Mars". Impressed as NZ559
1.11.39 To Air Gunners & Air Observers School, Ohakea; code "5". Fitted with bombracks and to Fiji 5.11.40. Soc
after hurricane damage Nausori, Fiji 20.2.41.
6344 Regd G-AEPE [CofR 7447] 27.11.36 to Personal Airways Ltd, Croydon; named "Windermere", later "The Luxembourg
Listener". (Gipsy Six #6627/6628) CofA 5718 issued 24.2.37. Reportedly also moperated for Radio Normandie in
red/burgundy/silver c/s. Regd [CofR 8001] 17.7.37 to Olley Air Service Ltd, Croydon; name retained & used for charter
flights for Radio Luxembourg in all-yellow c/s (or green/gold/white c/s) to fly daily recordings from Croydon to
Luxembourg. Operated by 'C' Flight 24 Squadron, Hendon 4.10.39; returned to Olley/NAC Weston-super-Mare
10.2.40. Back to 24 Squadron, 27.2.40. Cld & regd 12.7.40 to Scottish Airways Ltd, Speke. Regn cld 24.7.40 as sold.
Impressed as BD143 28.7.40 but retained by 24 Squadron,. Badly damaged in forced landing with engine failure
Breston Farm, nr Glengall Hospital, Dalmellington, Ayrshire 20.4.42. Soc 30.4.42.
6345 Regd G-AERN [CofR 7536] 13.1.37 to Blackpool & West Coast Air Services Ltd, Squires Gate/Speke. (Gipsy Six
#6657/6658) CofA 5820 issued 24.3.37. Change of name 6.12.37 to West Coast Air Services Ltd, though name
adopted as early as 11.36. Operated by AAJC on outbreak of WWII. Deld to Scottish Airways Ltd, Inverness 1.7.40;
returned to AAJC, Speke 4.1.44 and operated by Railway Air Services Ltd. Cld 31.1.47 & regd 1.2.47 to British
European Airways Corporation, Northolt. Cld & regd 17.11.47 to Gibraltar Airways Ltd, Gibraltar. Cld 24.6.53 & regd
29.6.53 to Roger Aniony Peacock, Streatham (based Croydon). Regn cld 18.1.54 as sold abroad to Spain. Regd
EC-AKO 1.12.54 to Ignacio Soler de la Riva; operated by Aeromar, Barcelona. Regd 7.6.56 to Metamar SA,
Barcelona/Sabadell. Wfu Castejon de Monegros .71 and stored Barcelona/Sabadell; still present late .86. Found in
barn .98 and acquired by Museo de l’Air. Stored [9.02] at Museo del Air, Cuatro Vientos; restored to display standards
[02-04]; painted in Spanish Republican c/s as “40-1”.
6346 CofA 5862 issued 2.4.37. (Gipsy Six #6653/6654) Shipped on SS Moreton Bay 4.37; assembled Essendon. Regd
VH-UXT [CofR 641] 25.5.37 to Australian National Airways Pty Ltd, Essendon; named "Mundoora". Badly damaged on
landing Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA 5.2.38; repaired Essendon and reflown 20.9.38. Regn cld 19.7.40. Impressed
as A33-4 and to 3 EFTS Essendon 19.7.40. To 1 AOS Cootamundra 28.10.40. To DCA 15.4.42. Regd VH-UXT
21.4.42 to Airlines of Australia Ltd, Sydney. Crashed on landing Wynyard, Tasmania 13.8.43 (or 18.8.43) and ran into
ditch. Not repaired and used for spares; some parts to Perth on SS Lowana to help rebuild VH-UZY .44. Regn cld
31.10.43.
6347 Ordered by Aero O/Y 22.10.36 for experimental internal services. (Gipsy Six #6655/6656) CofA 5816 issued 5.3.37.
Regd OH-BLA [CofR 32] 9.3.37 to Aero O/Y, Helsinki; named "Salama" (Lightning); dd 13.4.37. Impressed into
Finnish AF 14.10.39-19.3.40 for medical and communication flights. Regd 27.6.41 to Veljekset Karhumaki O/Y,
Kuorevesi for ambulance flights. Regd OH-VKH 20.6.46 to same owner. Regd 27.11.50 to Savon Lentolinjat O/Y,
Mikkeli. Reregd OH-DHA 31.5.54 to Lentohuolto O/Y, Helsinki. Regd 4.55 to Pasanen & Pasanen, Turku. Dd to
Denmark 14.4.55. Regn cld 21.5.55 as sold in Denmark. Regd OY-DAS 8.12.55 (or 17.8.55) to Viggo Sylvest Jensen,
Hillerod. Sold 27.3.56 to West Germany. Regd D-IGEL (CofR 354) .56 (with c/n "L6347") to Vermessungsburo Nico
Rupke, Hamburg. Overtunred on landing on grass strip Mannheim 26.3.61; repaired .62. Regd 5.5.65 to Uwe Reszka,
Flensburg. Regd 12.66 to Gert Seuffert, Bremen. CofA lapsed 29.4.68 and wfu Weser Wumme airfield, Bremen. Dbf
(or burnt) Weser-Wumme 27.4.72. Regn cld 10.8.73. See also comments under G-AMAI.
6348 CofA 5875 issued 17.4.37 and dd to Lithuanian Air Force as 701. (Gipsy Six #6636/6637) Captured by the Russians
at Vilnius 6.40 and in 6.41 by the Germans. Believed to have been used by the Luftwaffe (Luftflotte 2) for
communications.
6349 CofA 5876 issued 17.4.37 and dd to Lithuanian Air Force as 702. (Gipsy Six #6638/6639) Captured by the Russians
at Vilnius 6.40 and in 6.41 by the Germans. Believed to have been used by the Luftwaffe (Luftflotte 2) for
communications.
6350 Regd G-AEPW [CofR 7475] 1.12.36 to Olley Air Service Ltd, Croydon. (Gipsy Six #6651/6652) Used for trials leading
to Type [Mod] CofA. CofA 5819 issued 15.3.37. Regn cld 22.3.40 as sold. To 24 Squadron, Hendon 4.3.40 and
impressed as X8510 31.3.40. To Air Taxis, Ringway for major inspection 5.7.40. To 27 MU Shawbury 10.11.40. To
RAF Andover 25.11.40. To DH Witney 7.11.41 and soc 11.12.41.
6351 CofA 5893 issued 30.4.37 to Posts & Telecommunications Dept, Ministry of Commerce, Latvia. (Gipsy Six
#6640/6641) Dd 15-17.5.37 via Lympne, Amsterdam, Berlin & Koningsberg. Regd YL-ABC 3.5.37 to Valsts Gaisa
Satiksme (Latvian Post Office) and used on air services between Riga and Liepaja. Still in operation when the country
was taken over by the Russians 6.40; initially probably then stored in Riga factory building. To Aeroflots Baltic
Department [after 6.1940] and regd CCCP-Л20 or Л21 13.1.41. Taken over in Spring 41 by the Luftwaffe, following the
German invasion and were reportedly operated by an Estonian unit.
6352 CofA 5894 issued 30.4.37 to Posts & Telecommunications Dept, Ministry of Commerce, Latvia. (Gipsy Six
#6642/6643) Dd 15/16.5.37 via Lympne, Amsterdam, Berlin & Koningsberg. Regd YL-ABD 3.5.37 to Valsts Gaisa
Satiksme (Latvian Post Office) and used on air services between Riga and Liepaja. Still in operation when the country
was taken over by the Russians 6.40; initially probably then stored in Riga factory building. To Aeroflot’s Baltic
Department [after 6.1940] and regd CCCP-Л20 or Л21 13.1.41. Still in operation when the country was taken over by
the Russians 6.40; initially probably then stored in Riga factory building. To Aeroflot’s Baltic Department [after 6.1940]
and regd CCCP-Л20 or Л21 13.1.41. Taken over in Spring 41 by the Luftwaffe, following the German invasion and
were reportedly operated by an Estonian unit.
Note: One of the Rapides remained in Soviet hands due to a forced landing in Moscow by pilot J Lodziņš and
mechanic K Levics in May/June 1941 and was still operated by Aeroflot in December 1942. It was later taken over by
the Luftwaffe and operated by JG54. The other aircraft was left behind in Rīga in damaged condition, was captured and
repaired by the Luftwaffe and delivered to Sonderstaffel Buschmann at Ülemiste/Tallinn in May/June 1942 and was
operated as SB+AH until at least 8.42.
6353 Regd G-AEPF [CofR 7448] 10.3.37 to Air Commerce Ltd, Heston. (Gipsy Six #6634/6635) CofA 5822 issued 17.4.37.
Company sold 6.38 to Olley Air Service Ltd/British & Foreign Aviation Ltd and then operated 6.38 by Isle of Man Air
Services Ltd, Derbyhaven and 4.39 by Railway Air Services Ltd, Speke. Abandoned Bordeaux, France 18.6.40. Regn
cld 18.6.40 as pwfu.
6354 Floatplane shipped unassembled without engines to Canada with no UK CofA issued. Regd CF-BBG [CofR 1985/A2]
10.6.37 to The Globe and Mail Ltd, Toronto; named “The Flying Newsroom” (flown by Jim Crang). Dbf whilst refuelling
Toronto Air Harbour 21.8.37. Regn cld 21.8.37.
6355 Regd G-AERE [CofR 7491] 18.3.37 to LHG Ltd as nominee for British-American Air Services Ltd, Heston. (Gipsy Six
#6675/6676) CofA 5903 issued 11.5.37. Regd [CofR 8586] 25.6.38 to director/nominee Mrs Lillian H Falk, Heston.
Cld 10.1.39 & regd 12.1.39 [back] to LHG Ltd, Heston; still as nominee for BAAS. Crashed in cloud Ettersgill Fell End,
nr Forest-in-Teesdale, Co Durham 20.6.39 en route Gosford Park Racecourse; pilot Frank S Appi, engineer JE Elmslie
& passenger jockey J Crouch killed. Regn cld 27.6.39 as pwfu.
6356 Regd G-AERZ [CofR 7577] 10.3.37 to Air Commerce Ltd, Heston (later Croydon). (Gipsy Six #6677/6678) CofA 5823
issued 7.5.37. Operated by AAJC, Speke during WWII. To Scottish Airways Ltd, Renfrew 15.11.40; returned to AAJC
Speke 15.5.41 (or 26.6.41). Damaged Islay 16.6.41; repaired. Leased to Scottish Airways Ltd, Renfrew 17.9.42; back
to Speke 26.8.43 and operated by Railway Air Services Ltd wef 8.43. Crashed in fog on Royal Belfast Golf Course,
Craigavad, Co Down 1.4.46 & dbf; en route Liverpool to Belfast; 6 killed, incl pilot Capt E Tyrer. Regn cld 4.5.46 as
crashed 1.4.46.
6357 CofA 5902 issued 7.5.37; deld 16.5.37. (Gipsy Six #6686/6687) Regd VP-KCG 31.5.37 to Wilson Airways Ltd,
Nairobi. Impressed into KAAU (as K11 or K16) 9.39; [probably K16].
6358 CofA 5921 issued 21.5.37; handed over 26.5.37 & deld Hatfield to Salisbury 27.5.37-6.6.37. (Gipsy Six #6679/6692)
Regd VP-YBJ 8.37 (8.6.37?) to Rhodesia & Nyasaland Airways Ltd, Salisbury; named “Bulawayo”. Taken over 9.39 by
Southern Rhodesian Air Services as 303. Reverted to VP-YBJ 4.42. Crashed 8.44. Reportedly used for spares 6.46
by Central African Airways. Regn cld .49.
6359 CofA 5922 issued 24.5.37; handed over 26.5.37 & deld Hatfield to Salisbury 27.5.37-6.6.37. (Gipsy Six #6681/6682)
Regd VP-YBK 8.37 (8.6.37?) to Rhodesia & Nyasaland Airways Ltd, Salisbury; named "City of Salisbury". Taken over
9.39 by Southern Rhodesian Air Services as 304. Reverted to VP-YBK 4.42. Regd 1.6.46 to Central African Airways.
Crashed Balovale, Northern Rhodesia 3.12.47 (or 13.12.47). Used for spares 6.48.
6360 CofA 5930 issued 28.5.37; deld Singapore 19.6.37. (Gipsy Six #6683/6684) Regd VR-SAV [CofR 21] 6.7.37 to
Wearne Bros Ltd t/a Wearne's Air Service, Kallang, Singapore; named "Governor Raffles"; but reportedly entered
service 28.6.37. Regd [CofR 28] 7.1.38 to Wearnes Air Service Ltd, Singapore. Crashed in thunderstorm on rubber
estate nr Rawang, Selangor, 20 ml N of Kuala Lumpur 3.5.40 killing three, including pilot Capt G McCausland.
Reportedly impressed into 'B' Flight, MVAF as 181.12.41. Destroyed on ground Ipoh 18.12.41 after landing when
struck by fragmentation bomb; 2 on board killed. This must be another aircraft and possibly the ex CNAC Rapide
bought by Wearnes and for which regn VR-SBG possibly reserved.
6361 CofA 5941 issued 9.6.37 to Department of Railways, Portuguese East Africa. (Gipsy Six #6689/6690) Regd CR-AAD
16.2.38 to Divisao de Exploracao dos Transportes Aereos (DETA), Lourenco Marques. Current .41.
6362 CofA 5942 issued 9.6.37 to Department of Railways, Portuguese East Africa. (Gipsy Six #6671/6672) Regd CR-AAE
11.2.38 to Divisao de Exploracao dos Transportes Aereos (DETA), Lourenco Marques. Current .54.
Note: Has been reported as to South Africa as ZS-AVY but this registration was a Miles Messenger.
6363 Regd G-AESR [CofR 7604] 18.3.37 to Iraq Petroleum Transport Co Ltd, London EC2 (based Haifa). (Gipsy Six
#6685/6691) CofA 5954 issued 25.6.37. Cld 18.9.47 & regd 18.10.47 to Airwork Ltd, Hounslow ( based Perth).
Operated .50 by Channel Island Air Services Ltd, Guernsey. CofR No changed to R66 .50. Based by Airwork at
Blackbushe .51. CofA lapsed 13.3.51 and stored/overhauled Langley; renewed 7.11.52. Cld 1.2.53 & regd 18.3.53 to
Air Kruise (Kent) Ltd, Lympne; (also t/a Trans Channel Airways). Leased 1.56 to Oilfields Supply & Trading Co,
Benghazi, Libya. Nosed over & badly damaged when hit soft sand on take off Gerdes El Abid, Libya (30 mls E of El
Marj) 22.7.56. Regn cld 26.9.56 as pwfu.
6364 CofA 5970 issued 7.7.37. (Gipsy Six #6707/6708) Regd VR-SAW [CofR 22] 30.8.37 to Wearne Bros Ltd t/a Wearne's
Air Service, Kallang, Singapore; named "Governor Fullerton" 4.9.37. Regd [CofR 29] 7.1.38 to Wearnes Air Service
Ltd, Singapore. Impressed into 'B' Flight, MVAF as “19 1.12.41. Written off after landing at Airfield P1, nr Pladjoe, 10
mls from Palembang, Sumatra 10.2.42 when starboard wings were sheared off by a Hurricane taxying to take-off in air
raid.
6365 CofA 5964 issued 1.7.37. (Gipsy Six #6703/6704) Shipped to Australia, erected and test flown Essendon 11.9.37.
Regd VH-UXZ [CofR 662] 15.9.37 to Australian National Airways Pty Ltd, Essendon; named "Marika". Crashed in
Tanners Bay, nr Flinders Island airstrip, Tasmania 29.5.42 following engine failure; 4 killed. Regn cld 30.6.42.
6366 CofA 5965 issued 2.7.37; dd 8.7.37. (Gipsy Six #6705/6706) Regd VP-KCJ [CofR 61] 20.7.37 to Wilson Airways Ltd,
Nairobi. Impressed into KAAU as K4 9.39; operated by RAF Communications Flight. Transferred to BOAC 30.11.45
and refurbished. Regd VP-KCJ 13.12.46 to East African Airways Corporation. Regd 26.7.48 to Stirling Astaldi (EA)
Ltd. Regd 6.5.52 to Caspar Air Charters & Agencies Ltd, Nairobi. Regn cld 7.5.52 as wfu. Regd 20.11.52 to JEF
Wilkins t/a Caspar, Nairobi. Regd 22.11.55 to Caspar Air Charters & Agencies Ltd, Nairobi. Regd 23.11.55 to East
African Airways Corporation, Nairobi [unconfirmed]. Regd 15.8.60 to Caspair Ltd, Nairobi. Crashed on landing
Entebbe 7.10.62 after pilot became incapacitated; 1 killed.
6367 [Originally ordered by North Eastern Airways?] Regd G-AEWL [CofR 7772] 20.5.37 to Highland Airways Ltd,
Inverness; named "Zetland", (replacement for DH.84 G-ACET). (Gipsy Six #6680/6688) CofA 5926 issued 18.6.37
and deld 25.6.37 (or 27.6.37). Merged 8.37 into Scottish Airways Ltd, Inverness. Regd [CofR 8217] 15.11.37 to British
Airways Ltd, Inverness. Regd [CofR 8566] 18.6.38 to Scottish Airways Ltd, Inverness. Damaged when overran on
landing and struck ditch Wideford 8.7.38; to DH Hatfield for rebuild, returned 26.10.38. Cld 31.1.47 & regd 1.2.47 to
British European Airways Corporation. CofA lapsed 20.11.47. Cld 14.5.48 & regd 25.5.48 to Charles Allen, Croydon
(t/a Allen Aircraft Services). Cld 22.5.48 & regd 27.9.48 to Michael George Humphrey Fletcher, London SW5; operated
by Aircraft & Engineering Services, Croydon. CofA renewed 2.10.48. Cld 4.3.50 & regd 13.4.50 to Wing Cdr Hugh
Charles Kennard and operated by Air Kruise (Kent) Ltd, Lympne; named "Nicole". Cld 1.4.55 & regd 13.4.55 to Air
Kruise (Kent) Ltd. Reportedly sold to VH Bellamy who sold it on to Hants & Sussex Aviation Ltd, Portmouth. Cld
24.11.55 & regd 14.12.55 to Aviation Supplies Co Ltd, Hounslow [based Portsmouth]. Regn cld 24.1.56 as sold to
French Ivory Coast; deld ex Portsmouth 24.1.56; inspected Toussus 21.4.56. Regd F-OATT 26.4.56 to Societe Navale
Delmas & Vieljeux, Paris; operated by Air Ivoire, Abidjan. Regd 25.7.61 to Societe Air Ivoire, Abidjan. Regd 27.7.61 to
SFATAT, Biscarosse. Regd F-BJUY 2.11.61 [CofR 24205] to Centre Nationale de Parachutisme de Biscarosse,
Biscarosse/Gaillac. Crashed Gaillac 29.7.62. Regn cld 20.11.63 “reforme.
6368 Regd G-AEXO [CofR 7839] 19.5.37 to North Eastern Airways Ltd, Croydon (later Doncaster). (Gipsy Six #6711/6712)
CofA 5915 issued 19.7.37. Regn cld 26.3.40 as sold (although CofA renewed 14.6.40). Impressed as X8507 31.3.40
and to 24 Squadron, Hendon 27.3.40. Soc 13.6.41.
6369 Regd G-AEXP [CofR 7840] 19.5.37 to North Eastern Airways Ltd, Croydon (later Doncaster). (Gipsy Six #6709/6710)
CofA 5916 issued 19.7.37. Operated by NAC 9.39 and damaged when struck by Magister L5935 Northolt 25.11.39;
repaired. Regn cld 25.3.40 as sold. Impressed as X8505 31.3.40 and to 24 Squadron, Hendon 9.4.40. Damaged by
enemy action St Omer 21.5.40. Abandoned, still as G-AEXP, and soc 28.5.40.
6370 Floatplane shipped unassembled to Canada with no UK CofA issued. (Gipsy Six #6695/6696) Regd CF-BBH [CofR
2067/A71] 26.8.37 to De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd, Toronto. Regd [CofR 2148/A71] 7.1.38 to Consolidated
Mining & Smelting Co of Canada Ltd (Cominco), Trail BC. Sold 5.39 to DHC in part exchange for a Dragonfly. Regd
[CofR 2437/A71] 23.5.39 to Canadian Airways Ltd, Vancouver; named City of Victoria”. Canadian Airways was
merged 1.42 into Canadian Pacific Air Lines, no formal ownership change. Stalled on second or third attempt to
take-off in snow and crashed Pentecost, Quebec 19.3.47. Regn cld 19.4.47.
6371 Floatplane shipped unassembled to Canada with no UK CofA issued. (Gipsy Six #6697/6698) Regd CF-BFM [CofR
2130/A122] 26.11.37 to De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd, Toronto. Regn lapsed 26.11.38 and finally cld 15.3.50.
Sold 13.1.38 to Uruguay and regd CX-ABI 3.38 to Berto Scaglione t/a Cia Expreso del Plata, Montevideo; named
"Nuestra Senora del Carmen". Accident at Colonia .40 and regn cld.
6372 Regd G-AFAO [CofR 8016] 21.7.37 to The de Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd, Hatfield. (Gipsy Six #6713/6714) CofA 6007
issued 4.8.37. Regn cld 9.37 as sold abroad. Regd in Turkey as TC-DAG to Devlet Hava Yollari, Istanbul; fleet no.6.
Current 7.50.
6373 Floatplane shipped unassembled to Canada with no UK CofA issued. (Gipsy Six #6725/6726) Regd CF-BFL [CofR
2110/A106] 22.10.37 to Canadian Airways Ltd, Winnipeg. Sold 17.2.38 to (subsidiary) Quebec Airways Ltd, Montreal.
Stalled on take-off and crashed Matane, Quebec 23.2.38. To DH for repair but abandoned 4.38. Regn cld 23.4.38.
6374 Floatplane shipped unassembled to Canada with no UK CofA issued. (Gipsy Six #6727/6728) Regd CF-BFP [CofR
2297/A236] 23.8.38 to Quebec Airways Ltd, Montreal. Quebec Airways merged into Canadian Pacific Airways .42 but
no formal ownership change regd. Port engine fire on start-up & dbf Walker Lake, Quebec 5.7.45. Regn cld 6.7.45.
6375 Floatplane shipped unassembled to Canada with no UK CofA issued. (Gipsy Six #6742/6743) Regd CF-BND (CofR
2641/A444) 8.9.39 to Quebec Airways Ltd, Montreal. Quebec Airways merged into Canadian Pacific Airways .42 but
no formal ownership change regd. Sold 9.5.47 & regd 2.6.47 (CofR 5826) to Central Northern Airways Ltd, Winnipeg.
Leased/bought 5.49 to Queen Charlotte Airlines Ltd, Sea Island Airport, Vancouver; named "Tsimpsean Queen".
Shortly after take-off from Prince Rupert, it forced landed out of fuel and landed in trees on Digby Island, BC 29.7.49;
no casualties. Regn cld 29.7.49. Remains stored on Digby Island and acquired by Western Canada Aviation
Museum, Winnipeg for rebuild mid 80s (84?). Believed stored [04] Alberta Aviation Museum, Edmonton.
6376 Floatplane shipped unassembled to Canada with no UK CofA issued. (Gipsy Six #6744/6745) Regd CF-BNE (CofR
2558/A394) 4.11.39 to Quebec Airways Ltd, Montreal. Quebec Airways merged into Canadian Pacific Airways .42 but
no formal ownership change regd. Damaged beyond repair when broke through ice and sank Lake George, Manitoba
3.12.43. Regn cld 7.6.50.
6377 Regd G-AFAH [CofR 8007] 24.8.37 to Personal Airways Ltd, Croydon; named “Bit it Ben”. (Gipsy Six #6715/6716)
CofA 6025 issued 26.8.37. Regd [CofR 8539] 7.6.38 to Capt Graham SL Whitelaw, remained operated by Personal
Airways Ltd, Croydon. Cld 1.5.40 & regd 2.5.40 to Capt William Ledlie, MD of and continued to be operated by
Personal Airways Ltd, Croydon. Regn cld 24.6.40 as sold. To 24 Squadron, Hendon 13.3.40 and impressed as X8508
31.3.40. Damaged in air raid Merville, France and abandoned 21.5.40. Soc 28.5.40.
6378 Regd VT-AIZ [CofR 319] 15.7.37 to Tata Sons Ltd, Juhu, Bombay. (Gipsy Six #6733/6734) UK CofA 6039 issued
8.9.37. Regn cld 15.12.41. Impressed as AX806. To No.2 Coastal Defence Flt, Juhu .42. Stalled and crashed on
landing Juhu 22.10.42. Soc 1.7.43.
6379 Regd VT-AJA [CofR 320] 15.7.37 to Tata Sons Ltd, Bombay. (Gipsy Six #6735/6736) UK CofA 6040 issued 8.9.37.
Crashed outside boundary of airfield on landing Juhu 20.11.38. Regn cld 9.12.38.
6380 CofA 6047 issued 13.9.37 to DH South Africa. (Gipsy Six #6737/6738) Regd ZS-AKT 11.10.37 to unknown.
Impressed as SAAF 1560 .40. Operated by 61 Squadron [1.41-7.45]. Regd ZS-AKT 13.3.46 to African Flying
Services, Grand Central. Regd 7.54 to Trans Oranje Air Services (Pty) Ltd, Zastion. Regd .55 to Drakensburg Air
Services, Ladysmith. Badly damaged on landing Mokhotlong, Basutoland 29.11.55; repaired. Regn cld 5.8.57 as sold
in Belgian Congo. Regd OO-CJU [CofR 1168/C.284] 7.12.57 to Air Brousse sprl, Leopoldville. Regd 9O-CJU 17.3.61
to same owner. Regd 9Q-CJU to AMAMZ, Kinshasa.
6381 Regd VT-AJB [CofR 321] 15.7.37 to Tata Sons Ltd, Bombay. (Gipsy Six #6740/6741) UK CofA 6041 issued 8.9.37.
Impressed as HX790 .41 and operated by 2 Coastal Defence Flight, Juhu. To Director of Civil Aviation India 1.9.43
and possibly restored as VT-AJB. RAF serial soc by ACSEA 31.5.45. Regn cld 20.6.45.
6382 CofA 6145 issued 2.12.37. (Gipsy Six #6750/6751) Regd F-AQIL [CofR 5513] 13.12.37 to Paul Legastelois, Paris.
Regd 12.37 to Alfred J Rodier, Coulommiers. Regd 5.38 to Societe Francaise de Transports Aeriens (SFTA), Paris.
To Spanish Republicans 18.1.38. (date unconfirmed).
6383 CofA 6143 issued 1.12.37. (Gipsy Six #6752/6753) Regd F-AQIM [CofR 5497] 8.12.37 to Paul Legastelois, Paris.
Regd 12.37 to Alfred J Rodier, Coulommiers. Regd 5.38 to Societe Francaise de Transports Aeriens, Paris. To
Spanish Republicans 10.12.37. To Spanish AF post civil war. To Grupo de Estado Mayor, Cuetro Vientos; later
Barajas [6.41]; Getafe [5.45]. To Spanish AF L.9-7 .46. Sometime coded 91-6. Wfu 16.2.54.
6384 CofA 6125 issued 12.11.37. (Gipsy Six #6772/6773) Shipped to Australia and erected and reflown Sydney/Mascot
17.1.38. Regd VH-UZY [CofR 683] 25.1.38 to WR Carpenter & Co Ltd, Sydney. Operated by North Queensland
Airways Ltd, Cairns 10.38. Sold 25.10.38 & regd 1.12.38 to Airlines of Australia Ltd, Cairns, Qld. Regn cld 9.8.40.
Impressed as A33-6 and to 3 EFTS Essendon 12.8.40. To 1 AOS Cootamundra 23.9.40. To 1 AD Laverton 2.6.42.
To 32 Squadron, Horn Island 15.6.42. To 33 Squadron, Townsville 3.8.42. To 1 RCF Port Moresby 14.9.42. To 2
AAU Archerfield 10.3.43. To 1 RCS Port Moresby 4.4.43. Damaged by fire and to 15 ARD Port Moresby 30.6.43 for
shipment to Mascot and rebuilt. Allotted to DCA 13.11.43 & issued 19.1.44. Crashed Cape Sidmouth, Qld 27.1.44. To
DH Mascot for repair; shipped 17.3.44 (per SS Madura) to Airlines (WA) Ltd, Perth for rebuild; completed 17.11.44.
Regd VH-UZY 19.11.44 to Airlines (WA) Ltd, Perth; named "RMA Perth". Regd 20.10.48 to Connellan Airways Ltd,
Alice Springs. Crashed into trees on take-off and dbf Coolibah Station, NT 21.10.49 (or 22.10.49); pilot Capt Colin
Johnston killed. Regn cld 16.1.51.
6385 CofA 6127 issued 15.11.37 to the Military Council for National Govt of China. (Gipsy Six #6774/6781) Delivered to
China via Far East Flying Training School Ltd, Hong Kong. Used as air ambulance aircraft with Red Cross markings
but without serial.
6386 Ff 13.1.38. Regd G-AFFF [CofR 8354] 24.2.38 to The de Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd, Hatfield. (Gipsy Six #6760/6782)
CofA 6222 issued 16.3.38. Regd [CofR 8660] 27.7.38 to Railway Air Services Ltd. Croydon; named "Juno".
Transferred to Scottish Airways Ltd, Renfrew 26.5.39 (but not regd to them). Destroyed 27.9.46 when it flew into high
ground in bad weather on Craigton Hill, 2 ½ mls N of Milngavie & 7 mls N of Renfrew; en route Islay to Glasgow; 7
killed, incl pilot Capt F Stephens. Regn cld 31.12.46 as destroyed.
6387 CofA 6129 issued 24.11.37. (Gipsy Six #6768/6770) Regd ZS-AME 22.12.37 to Anglo-American Trading Corporation
of South Africa, Johannesburg. Impressed as SAAF 1402 .40. To B Flight, 61 Squadron [10.40-6.41]. To THQ
Communications Flight [4.42-11.42]. To 61 Squadron [43-45]. To 1 AD for inspection/overhaul 3.45. Regd ZS-AME
[postwar]. Regn cld 29.10.49 as sold in Kenya. Regd in Kenya as VP-KHJ 29.10.49 to Tank Aircraft Co Ltd. Sold
8.51 to South Africa. Regd ZS-DFL 15.8.51 to Tank Aircraft Co Ltd. Regn cld 12.2.52. Regd in Mozambique as
CR-ADH 19.2.52 (or 12.2.52) to Banco Nacional Ultramarino. Regn cld 17.7.56 as broken up.
6388 CofA 6130 issued 19.11.37 to the Military Council for National Govt of China. (Gipsy Six #6784/6785) Delivered to
China via Far East Flying Training School Ltd, Hong Kong. Used as air ambulance aircraft with Red Cross markings
but without serial.
6389 CofA 6134 issued 24.11.37 to the Military Council for National Govt of China. (Gipsy Six #6792/6793) Delivered to
China via Far East Flying Training School Ltd, Hong Kong. Used as air ambulance aircraft with Red Cross markings
but without serial.
6390 CofA 6154 issued 11.12.37 to the Military Council for National Govt of China. (Gipsy Six #6794/6795) Delivered to
China via Far East Flying Training School Ltd, Hong Kong. Used as air ambulance aircraft with Red Cross markings
but without serial.
6391 CofA 6155 issued 13.12.37 to the Military Council for National Govt of China. (Gipsy Six #6796/6797) Delivered to
China via Far East Flying Training School Ltd, Hong Kong. Used as air ambulance aircraft with Red Cross markings
but without serial.
6392 CofA 6163 issued 16.12.37 to the Military Council for National Govt of China. (Gipsy Six #6802/6803) Delivered to
China via Far East Flying Training School Ltd, Hong Kong. Used as air ambulance aircraft with Red Cross markings
but without serial.
6393 CofA 6176 issued 4.1.38. (Gipsy Six #6783/6807) Regd F-AQIN (CofR 5545) 10.1.38 to Paul Legastelois, Paris.
Regd 1.38 to Alfred Rodier, Coulommiers. Regd 5.38 to Societe Francaise de Transports Aeriens, Paris/Toussus. To
Spanish Republicans 5.1.38.
6394 CofA 6188 issued 8.1.38; dd Hatfield-Nairobi by Geoffrey de Havilland 18.1.38-27.1.38. (Gipsy Six #6808/6809) Regd
VP-KCL [CofR 63] 5.2.38 to Wilson Airways Ltd, Nairobi. Impre