The next batch of Tiger histories, including an increasing number of aircraft built by Morris Motors. Again we see deliveries made direct to both Southern Rhodesia and Australia - though it was the last for the latter as they had now started to build their own. DH Tiger 83201 to 83300.doc (85.5 KB)
As always, any additions or amendments welcomed, no matter how small!
83201 (Gipsy Major #83402) Toc as T5476 at 4 MU Cowley 14.5.40 and shipped direct to Souhern Rhodesia. Transferred to SAAF as 4675 3.3.44. Soc 31.12.44. >> Southern mis-spelt
83242 (Gipsy Major #83187) Toc as T5525 at 4 MU Cowley 14.5.40 and shipped direct to Australia. Toc by RAAF 9.9.40 retaining RAF serial. To 8 EFTS Narrandera 14.10.40. To 5 EFTS Narromine 8.6.42. To 10 EFTS Temora 13.7.43. Sold 3.3.47 to Association of Australian Aero Clubs. Regd VH-BFO 7.11.47 to Kingsford Smith Aviation Service Pty Ltd, Mascot. Despatched to India 12.1.48. >> dispatched mis-spelt
83270 (Gipsy Major #82705) Toc as T5551 at 4 MU Cowley 14.5.40 and shipped direct to Southern Rhodesia. To 26 EFTS Guinea Fowl. Failed to recover from incipient spin & crashed 7 ml SW of Guinea Fowl; LAC Frank Knowles Nield killed. Psoc 1.1.47. >> date of crash missing – 10.10.41?
83300 (Gipsy Major #83131) Toc as T5607 at 38 MU Llandow 5.6.40. To 13 EFTS White Waltham 23.9.40; to Peterborough 12.40. Crashed 21.2.41; to Taylorcraft for repairs 19.3.41. To 14 EFTS Elmdon 1.6.41. To 8 MU Little Rissington 29.1.46. To 47 MU Sealand 8.12.49; to Birkenhead 10.2.50 and shipped to Southern Rhodesia 16.2.50 on SS Clan McDongall; arrived 8.3.50. >> Presumably SS Clan MacDougall?