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Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

 

401

Armstrong Whitworth

 

Atlas

Mk. I

 

 

 

 

AW 260

 

 

 

 

 

Renumbered from 16.  Served with No. 2 (AC) Squadron, RCAF Stations Trenton and Rockcliffe, 1935 to 1939.  Exerecises at Petawawa, Ontario, August 1939.  Later with Eastern Air Command.  Became instructional airframe A58.

 

first date: c.1929

 

last date: 27 January 1941

 

Remarked from RCAF 16

 

Struck off

402

Armstrong Whitworth

 

Atlas

Mk. I

 

 

 

 

AW 297

 

 

 

 

 

Renumbered from 17.  Served with No. 2 (AC) Squadron, RCAF Stations Trenton and Rockcliffe, 1935 to 1939.  Category C damage at Quinte, Ontario (near Trenton) on 20 June 1935.  Operated by No. 118 (B) Squadron, from RCAF Station Saint John, NB, from 1940.  Later became instructional airframe A59.

 

first date: c.1929

 

last date: 19 May 1942

 

Renumbered

 

Struck off

403

Armstrong Whitworth

 

Atlas

Mk. I

 

 

 

 

AW 279

 

 

 

 

 

Renumbered from 18.  Served with No. 2 (AC) Squadron, RCAF Stations Trenton and Rockcliffe, 1935 to 1938.

 

first date: c.1929

 

last date: 24 February 1939

 

Renumbered

 

Struck off, after Category A accident at Cardinal, Ontario on 13 December 1938

404

Armstrong Whitworth

 

Atlas

Mk. I

 

 

 

 

AW 280

 

 

 

 

 

Renumbered from 19.  Served with No. 2 (AC) Squadron, RCAF Stations Trenton and Rockcliffe, 1935 to 1939.  Category B damage at Petawawa, Ontario on 29 July 1938, during summer exercises.  With No. 118 (Coast Artillery Cooperation) Squadron at Saint John, NB in late 1939.  Flew this squadron's first war mission from Saint John on 11 November 1939.  Search for reported submarine, returned to base after 15 minutes due to engine trouble and bad weather.  Later became instructional airframe A60.

 

first date: c.1929

 

last date: 12 August 1941

 

renumbered

 

Struck off

405

Armstrong-Whitworth

 

Atlas

Mk. I Dual

 

 

 

 

AW 427

 

 

 

 

 

Renumbered from 112, c.1930.  Fitted with dual controls.  Served with No. 2 (AC) Squadron, RCAF Stations Trenton and Rockcliffe, 1935 to 1939.  Operated by No. 111 (AC) Squadron, from RCAF Station Sea Island, BC, 1939 to 1940.

 

first date: 8 October 1929

 

last date: 1 July 1940

 

taken on strength, as 112

 

Struck off

406

Armstrong Whitworth

 

Atlas

Mk. I AC

 

 

 

 

AW 269

 

 

 

 

 

Ex RAF J9564.  Served with No. 2 (AC) Squadron, RCAF Stations Trenton and Rockcliffe, 1935 to 1939.  Category A crash at London, Ontario on 28 June 1938.

 

first date: 28 November 1934

 

last date: 27 October 1939

 

taken on strength

 

Struck off

407

Armstrong Whitworth

 

Atlas

Mk. I AC

 

 

 

 

AW 407

 

 

 

 

 

Ex RAF J9951.  Served with No. 2 (AC) Squadron, RCAF Stations Trenton and Rockcliffe, 1935 to 1939.    Operated by No. 118 (B) Squadron, from RCAF Station Saint John, NB, 1939 to 1940.

 

first date: 28 November 1934

 

last date: 22 May 1940

 

taken on strength

 

Struck off

408

Armstrong Whitworth

 

Atlas

Mk. I AC

 

 

 

 

AW 658

 

 

 

 

 

Ex RAF K1529.  Served with No. 2 (AC) Squadron, RCAF Stations Trenton and Rockcliffe, 1935 to 1939.  With No. 118 Squadron in 1939.

 

first date: 28 November 1934

 

last date: 9 December 1939

 

taken on strength

 

Struck off

409

Armstrong Whitworth

 

Atlas

Mk. I AC

 

 

 

 

AW 660

 

 

 

 

 

Ex RAF K1531.  Served with No. 2 (AC) Squadron, RCAF Stations Trenton and Rockcliffe, 1935 to 1939.  Category B damage at Ottawa on 14 November 1938.

 

first date: 28 November 1934

 

last date: 13 September 1939

 

taken on strength

 

Struck off

410

Armstrong Whitworth

 

Atlas

Mk. I AC

 

 

 

 

AW 669

 

 

 

 

 

Ex RAF K1540.  Served with No. 2 (AC) Squadron, RCAF Stations Trenton and Rockcliffe, 1935 to 1939.    Operated by No. 118 (B) Squadron, from RCAF Station Saint John, NB, 1939 to 1940.  Later became Instructional Airframe A 61.

 

first date: 28 November 1934

 

last date: 31 March 1941

 

taken on strength

 

Struck off

411

Armstrong Whitworth

 

Atlas

Mk. I AC

 

 

 

 

AW 674

 

 

 

 

 

Ex RAF K1545.  Served with No. 2 (AC) Squadron, RCAF Stations Trenton and Rockcliffe, 1935 to 1939.

 

first date: 28 November 1934

 

last date:

 

taken on strength

 

 

412

Armstrong Whitworth

 

Atlas

Mk. I AC

 

 

 

 

AW 679

 

 

 

 

 

Ex RAF K1550.  Served with No. 2 (AC) Squadron, RCAF Stations Trenton and Rockcliffe, 1935 to 1939.

 

first date: 28 November 1934

 

last date: 4 December 1939

 

taken on strength

 

Struck off

413

Armstrong Whitworth

 

Atlas

Mk. I AC

 

 

 

 

AW 685

 

 

 

 

 

Ex RAF K1556.  Served with No. 2 (AC) Squadron, RCAF Stations Trenton and Rockcliffe, 1935 to 1939.

 

first date: 28 November 1934

 

last date: 29 September 1939

 

taken on strength

 

Struck off

414

Armstrong Whitworth

 

Atlas

Mk. I AC

 

 

 

 

AW 690

 

 

 

 

 

Category A crash at Weston, Ontario on 8 November 1936.

 

first date: 28 November 1934

 

last date: 23 July 1937

 

taken on strength

 

Struck off

415

Armstrong Whitworth

 

Atlas

Mk. I AC

 

 

 

 

AW 695

 

 

 

 

 

Ex RAF K1566.  Served with No. 2 (AC) Squadron, RCAF Stations Trenton and Rockcliffe, 1935 to 1939.    Operated by No. 118 (B) Squadron, from RCAF Station Saint John, NB, 1939.

 

first date: 28 November 1934

 

last date: 16 November 1939

 

taken on strength

 

Struck off

416

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

II

 

 

 

First Canadian built Lysander.  Accepted by RCAF 1 September 1939.  Delivered in overall aluminum finish.  With No. 110 (AC) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, in silver finish, January 1940.  Operated by No. 111 (AC) Squadron, RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC, 1940/1941, coded "TM*A", in full camouflage.  Also with No. 112 (AC) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, in 1940.  Used by No. 122 (K) Squadron, RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC, as a target tug, 1942 to 1943.

 

first date: 16 August 1939

 

last date: 23 December 1943

 

First flight at Malton, Ont., by Leigh Capreol

 

Struck off

417

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

II

 

 

 

Delivered in overall aluminum finish.  Category A crash on 22 September 1941, when it flew into rising ground near Suffield, Alberta, 2 fatalities.

 

first date: 8 September 1939

 

last date: 23 February 1942

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off after crash, see comments.

418

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

II

 

 

 

Delivered in overall aluminum finish.  Served with No. 2 (AC) Squadron, in Nova Scotia and at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, 1939.   With No. 110 (AC) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, in silver finish, January 1940.  Converted to target tug on 11 June 1941.  Used by No. 121 (K) Squadron as a target tug, RCAF Station Dartmouth, 1942 to 1944.

 

first date: 6 October 1939

 

last date: 4 September 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

419

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

II

 

 

 

Delivered in overall aluminum finish.  Served with No. 2 (AC) Squadron, in Nova Scotia and at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, 1939.   With No. 110 (AC) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, in silver finish, January 1940.

 

first date: 28 September 1939

 

last date: 22 April 1940

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, after category A crash at Alexandria Bay on 10 March 1940.

420

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

II

 

 

 

Delivered in overall aluminum finish.  Operated by No. 112 (AC) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, in 1940.  Did not accompany squadron to England in June 1940.  Operated by No. 118 (B) Squadron, from RCAF Station Saint John, NB, 1940.

 

first date: 2 October 1939

 

last date: 4 September 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

421

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

II

 

 

 

Delivered in overall aluminum finish.   Served with No. 2 (AC) Squadron, in Nova Scotia and at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, 1939.  Operated by No. 112 (AC) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, in 1940.  Did not accompany squadron to England in June 1940.  Later served with No. 123 (Army Co-operation) Squadron at RCAF Stations Rockcliffe, Ontario and Derbert, NS.

 

first date: 16 October 1939

 

last date: 4 September 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

422

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

II

 

 

 

First Lysander delivered in camouflage.  Served with No. 2 (AC) Squadron, in Nova Scotia and at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, 1939.  Operated by No. 118 (AC) Squadron, from RCAF Station Saint John, NB, 1939 to 1940.

 

first date: 18 November 1939

 

last date: 4 September 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

423

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

II

 

 

 

Operated by No. 118 (B) Squadron, from RCAF Station Saint John, NB, 1939 to 1940.  Flew anti-submarine patrols over Bay of Fundy, last one on 27 April 1940.

 

first date: 18 November 1939

 

last date: 10 December 1941

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, after Category A crash at St. John, NB on 11 November 1941.

424

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

II

 

 

 

Operated by No. 111 (AC) Squadron, RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC, 1940.  Converted to target tug on 1 July 1941.

 

first date: 21 November 1939

 

last date: 17 April 1944

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

425

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

II

 

 

 

Served with No. 2 (AC) Squadron, in Nova Scotia and at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, 1939.    Operated by No. 111 (AC) Squadron, RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC, 1940, coded "TM*B".

 

first date: 21 November 1939

 

last date: 21 October 1943

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

426

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

II

 

 

 

Operated by No. 2 (AC) Squadron and/or No. 110 (AC) Squadron RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, December 1939 to February 1940.  Did not accompany squadron to England in February 1940.  Operated by No. 111 (AC) Squadron, RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC, 1940.  Later with No. 123 (AC) Squadron, RCAF Rockcliffe. Damaged during forced landing due to bad weather at Magentic, PQ, during squadron move from Rockcliffe to Derbert, NS in February/March 1942.

 

first date: 6 December 1939

 

last date: 4 September 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

427

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

II

 

 

 

Converted to target tug on 1 July 1941.  Operated by No. 122 (K) Squadron on west coast, 1942.

 

first date: 6 December 1939

 

last date: 13 December 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

428

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

II

 

 

 

Operated by No. 110 (AC) Squadron RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, December 1939 to February 1940.  Did not accompany squadron to England in February 1940.    Operated by No. 111 (AC) Squadron, RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC, 1940.  Flew this squadron's first war mission, search for reported submarine near Otter Point, 29 June 1940.  Also flew squadron's last mission before reforming on fighters, Army cooperation exercise from Patricia Bay, 31 January 1941.  Category B damage at Patricia Bay on 13 May 1941.

 

first date: 28 December 1939

 

last date: 13 December 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

429

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

II

 

 

 

Operated by No. 110 (AC) Squadron RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, December 1939 to February 1940.  Did not go with squadron to England in February 1940.  With no. 112 (AC) Squadron later in 1940.

 

first date: 30 December 1939

 

last date: 4 September 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

430

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

II

 

 

 

Operated by No. 118 (B) Squadron, from RCAF Station Saint John, NB, 1939 to 1940.

 

first date: 28 December 1939

 

last date: 4 September 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

431

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

II

 

 

 

Operated by No. 118 (B) Squadron, from RCAF Station Saint John, NB, 1939 to 1940.  May have been serving with CAC Detachment at time of flight.

 

first date: 10 January 1940

 

last date: 6 October 1942

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, after Category A crash at Dartmouth, NS on 24 July 1942.

432

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

II

 

 

 

Operated by No. 110 (AC) Squadron RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, December 1939 to February 1940.  Did not accompany squadron to England in February 1940  Operated by No. 118 (B) Squadron, from RCAF Station Saint John, NB, in 1940.  Operated by School of Army Co-operation, RCAF Rockcliffe, Ont., at time of crash.

 

first date: 2 February 1940

 

last date: 3 May 1941 1941

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off after crash  near Cardinal, Ontario on 5 April 1941. 2 fatalities.

433

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

II

 

 

 

Operated by No. 110 (AC) Squadron RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, December 1939 to February 1940.  Did not accompany squadron to England in February 1940.  Later used at suffield, Alberta.  To civil register post war as CF-DRL. Used for crop spraying by Westland Spraying Service, Alberta. Converted by NW Industries, Edmonton, Alta.

 

first date: 2 February 1940

 

last date: 9 April 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

434

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

II

 

 

 

Shipped from National Steel Car directly  to No. 112 (AC) Squadron in UK, 27 May 1940.    Passed to RAF as DG442.  Became instructional airframe later in the war.

 

first date: 25 January 1940

 

last date: 25 May 1940

 

Taken on strength

 

Passed to RAF, in the UK.

435

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

II

 

 

 

Category B damage at Dartmouth, NS on 30 October 1943.

 

first date: 11 March 1940

 

last date: 18 March 1944

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

436

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

II

 

 

 

Shipped from National Steel Car directly  to No. 112 (AC) Squadron in UK, 27 May 1940.    Passed to RAF as DG443.  Became instructional airframe later in the war.

 

first date: 15 May 1940

 

last date: May 1940

 

Taken on strength

 

Passed to RAF, in the UK.

437

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

II

 

 

 

Shipped from National Steel Car directly  to No. 112 (AC) Squadron in UK, 27 May 1940.    Passed to RAF as DG444.

 

first date: 15 May 1940

 

last date: May 1940

 

Taken on strength

 

Passed to RAF, in the UK.

438

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

II

 

 

 

Shipped from National Steel Car directly  to No. 112 (AC) Squadron in UK, 27 May 1940.  Passed to RAF as DG445.  Became instructional airframe later in the war.

 

first date: 15 May 1940

 

last date: May 1940

 

Taken on strength

 

Passed to RAF, in the UK.

439

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

II

 

 

 

Shipped from National Steel Car directly  to No. 112 (AC) Squadron in UK, 27 May 1940.  Passed to RAF as DG446.

 

first date: 15 May 1940

 

last date: May 1940

 

Taken on strength

 

Passed to RAF, in the UK.

440

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

II

 

 

 

Shipped from National Steel Car directly  to No. 112 (AC) Squadron in UK, 27 May 1940.  Served with this squadron from High Post, UK.  Passed to RAF as DG447.  Later served in India with RAF.

 

first date: 16 May 1940

 

last date: May 1940

 

Taken on strength

 

Passed to RAF, in the UK.

441

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

II

 

 

 

In use at Suffield, Alberta in 1941.

 

first date: 16 May 1940

 

last date: 4 September 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

442

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

II

 

 

 

Delivered to Rockcliffe, Ontario.

 

first date: 5 June 1940

 

last date: 4 September 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

443

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

II

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 5 June 1940

 

last date: 25 November 1940

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, after Category A crash on 11 June 1940 at Hawkes (Ontario?).

444

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

II

 

 

 

Assigned to Eastern Air Command in 1940.

 

first date: 9 November 1940

 

last date: 4 September 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

445

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

II

 

 

 

Used by No. 122 (K) Squadron, RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC, as a target tug, 1942 to 1944.  Coded "AG*K".

 

first date: 9 November 1940

 

last date: 13 December 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

446

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

II

 

 

 

Converted to a target tug on 17 April 1942.  Used by No. 122 (K) Squadron, RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC, as a target tug, 1942 to 1944.  Coded "S" in 1943.

 

first date: 9 November 1940

 

last date: 13 December 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

447

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

II

 

 

 

Converted to a target tug on 5 August 1941.  Used as target tug in Newfoundland, unit unknown.

 

first date: 9 November 1940

 

last date: 4 September 1946.

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

448

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

II

 

 

 

Served with No. 123 (Army Co-operation) Squadron in 1941.

 

first date: 9 November 1940

 

last date: 4 September 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

449

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

II

 

 

 

Assigned to Eastern Air Command in 1941.

 

first date: 12 November 1940

 

last date: 4 September 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

450

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

II

 

 

 

Converted to target tug on 5 August 1941.  Used by No. 121 (K) Squadron as a target tug, RCAF Station Dartmouth, 1942 to 1944.

 

first date: 12 November 1940

 

last date: 15 March 1944

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off


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