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Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

6001

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I / III?

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 February 1940 - Taken on strength at de Havilland Canada

 

Ex RAF N9913.  First assigned to No. 1 Technical School at Camp Borden, Ontario, probably for mechanic training.  To No. 1 Training Command on 1 September 1940.  Used by No. 5 Service Flying Training School at Brantford, Ontario.  Category C damage at Brantford at 12:15 on 9 October 1940.  Note that 5 SFTS did not officially open until 11 November 1940.  To de Havilland Canada for overhaul with 982:40 logged time, 9 October 1941 to 24 January 1942.  May have been converted to Mk. III at this time.  To No. 1 Training Command when completed, and back to No. 5 SFTS.  To Central Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario from 25 February to 24 May 1943, for overhaul.  Scheduled for conversion to Mk. III at this time, but this was cancelled.  History card shows this aircraft equipped with Jacobs L6-MB engines, confirming it as a Mk. III at some time.  To No. 1 Training Command when completed.  To storage on 1 April 1944.  Pending disposal from 6 April 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 19435, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 6 Repair Depot, where it was reported with 1589:30 total time, 606:50 since overhaul.

 

last date: 9 February 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

6002

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 February 1940 - Taken on strength at de Havilland Canada

 

Ex RAF N9914.  Operated by Test & Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, from 28 February 1940.  To No. 2 Training Command on 26 July 1940.  To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in Winnipeg, 25 September to 30 December 1940.  To No. 2 Training Command at Winnipeg when completed.  Winter conversion kit installation reported on 3 July 1941.  To MacDonald Brothers again, 15 July to 27 August 1942.  To Eastern Air Command when completed, for use at No. 1 General Reconnaissance School at Summerside, PEI..  To No. 6 Repair Depot on 19 January 1944, for inspection before allotment to Bombing & Gunnery School.  Pending disposal with No. 1 Training Command from 15 June 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still pending disposal.  Had 2770:00 total time, 1339:35 since overhaul.

 

last date: 9 February 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

6003

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 February 1940 - taken on strength at Ottawa Car & aircraft

 

Ex RAF N9936.  To Camp Borden, Ontario on 12 March 1940.  To No. 1 Training Command on 1 April 1940.  Operated by Test & Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario from 28 August 1941.  To No. 1 Training Command on 1 October 1941.  To de Havilland Aircraft for overhaul, 15 October to 29 December 1941.  To No. 1 Training Command when completed, for use by No. 1 Air Observers School at Malton, Ontario.  To Central Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario for overhaul on 25 February 1943.  Overhaul "withdrawn" on 12 May 1944, aircraft sent to No. 6 Repair Depot for scrapping.

 

last date: 21 July 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

6004

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 February 1940 - Taken on strength at Fleet Aircraft, Fort Erie

 

Ex RAF N9915.  Assigned to RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 11 March 1940.  To No. 1 Training Command on 11 April 1940.  To No. 2 Training Command on 11 November 1940.  To No. 1 Air Navigation School, probably at Trenton and/or Rivers, Manitoba.  Category B crash at Moosokin Field, at 02:50 on 23 June 1941 while with this School.  Was attempting precautionary landing after becoming lost and running low on fuel, overshot and ran through airport fence into bush.  To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in Winnipeg for repairs, 30 June to 1 September 1941.  Winter conversion kit installed by 3 July 1941.  To No. 2 Training Command and No. 1 ANS when completed.  To storage, 16 November 1942 to 26 May 1943.  To MacDonald Brothers, 21 June to 29 August 1943.  To stored reserve with No. 2 Training Command when completed, issued from storage on 25 September 1943.  To storage again on 2 June 1944.  Pending disposal from 11 November 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 202 Equipment Holding Unit at Weyburn, Saskatchewan, where it was reported with 2342:30 total time, 757:50 since overhaul.

 

last date: 16 February 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

6005

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I / III / IV

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 February 1940 - Taken on strength at Fleet Aircraft, Fort Erie

 

Ex RAF N9931.  Assigned to RCAF Station Camp Borden, Ontario on 8 March 1940.  To No. 1 Training Command in April 1940.   Category C2 damage at 09:45 on 5 June 1940, at Gravenhurst, Ontario.  To No. 6 Repair Depot at Trenton, Ontario on 8 June 1940, back to No. 1 Training Command on 1 November 1940.  To Fleet Aircraft for overhaul and conversion to Mk. III on 9 February 1942, with 1391:154 logged time.  To No. 1 Training Command on 18 July 1942.  To Central Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario for conversion to Mk. IV, 3 December 1943 to 17 February 1944.  To storage with No. 1 Training Command when completed.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still in storage.  Pending disposal from that date.  Stored at no. 6 Repair Depot, where it was reported with 1028:25 total time, 3:10 since overhaul.  Sold to Pan American Airways Inc.

 

last date: 20 August 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

6006

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 February 1940 - Taken on strength at de Havilland Canada

 

Ex RAF N9937.  Assigned to RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 11 March 1940.  To No. 1 Training Command on 11 April 1940.  To RCAF Station Ottawa on 26 June 1940, then to Ottawa Car & Aircraft.  Operated by Test & Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, probably in summer of 1940 (dates not confirmed).  Back to No. 1 Training Command on 3 October 1940.  To No. 2 Training Command at Winnipeg in November 1940.  Winter conversion kit installed by 3 July 1941.  Reported unserviceable on 11 March 1943.  To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in Winnipeg for repairs, 13 March to 2 May 1943.  To storage with No. 2 Training Command when completed, issued from storage on 5 May 1943.  Reported with No. 32 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC, but not confirmed Aircraft Record Card.  Pending disposal with No. 2 Training Command from 4 October 1940.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1940, still pending disposal.   Stored at No. 204 Equipment Holding Unit, where it was reported with 3191:00 total time, 1704:00 since overhaul.

 

last date: 21 September 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

6007

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 February 1940 - Taken on strength at de Havilland Canada

 

Ex RAF N9939.  Assigned to RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 11 March 1940.  To No. 1 Training Command in April 1940.  To de Havilland Canada on 30 May 1942, probably for repairs.  Apparently scheduled for use at No. 1 General Reconnaissance School at Summerside, but this was cancelled.  To No. 1 Training Command on 14 September 1942, for use by No. 1 Air Observers School at Malton, Ontario.  Pending disposal from 1 July 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still pending disposal.  Stored at Trenton, where it was noted with 1904:00 total time, never overhauled.

 

last date: 9 February 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

6008

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I / III / IV

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 February 1940 - Taken on strength at National Steel Car

 

Ex RAF N9935. Assigned to RCAF Station Camp Borden, Ontario on 7 March 1940.  To No. 1 Training Command on 1 April 1940.  To RCAF Station Ottawa, for use by Test and Development Flight, on 5 May 1940.  To Canadian Vickers in Montreal on 10 June 1940.  Converted to test bed for Jacobs engine (as fitted to Canadian built Mk. II) by de Havilland Canada.  Arrived at Downsview 23 November 1940, although not officially assigned to de Havilland until 2 December 1940, as "mock-up". First flight after conversion 9 January 1941 by de Havilland pilots G. R. Spadbrow and W. J. McDonough.  Further tests by de Havilland in early 1941.  Operated by Test & Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario as a Mk. III, from 26 May 1941, for Mk. III type tests.  To No. 1 Training Command on 1 October 1941, for use by No. 5 Service Flying Training School at Brantford, Ontario.  Assigned to No. 6 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Trenton on 17 November 1941, arrived there on 21 November 1941.  Back to No. 1 Training Command on 5 January 1942, for use by No. 16 Service Flying Training School at Hagersville, Ontario.  To Central Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario for overhaul and conversion to Mk. IV on 27 September 1943.  Back to No. 6 Repair Depot on 18 December 1943 for further modifications.  To No. 1 Training Command on 12 April 1944, for use by No. 4 Air Observers School at London, Ontario.  To storage on 29 July 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still in storage.  Pending disposal from that date.  Stored at No. 4 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit, where it was reported with 1040:20 total time, 349:10 since overhaul.  Sold to J.M. McGawag of Toronto.

 

last date: 3 November 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

6009

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 29 February 1940 - Taken on strength at Ottawa Car & Aircraft

 

Ex RAF N9941.  Assigned to RCAF Station Camp Borden, Ontario in March 1940.  To No. 1 Training Command on 1 April 1940.  Category C damage at Camp Borden at 10:35 on 4 June 1940.  Category C damage again on 27 August 1940.  To de Havilland Canada for repairs, 17 October 1940 to 18 February 1941, at a cost of $3,807.69.  To No. 2 Training Command when completed, for use by No. 33 Service Flying Training School at Carberry, Manitoba.  Transferred to RAF accounts on 16 April 1941, as one of 15 dual control Ansons exchanged for single control Ansons.  To storage with No. 2 Training Command on 8 April 1942.  To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in Winnipeg on 24 September 1943 for write off action.  All serviceable and repairable spares removed and stored by 15 Aircraft Inspection Detachment, fuselage sand blasted and forwarded to Federal Aircraft in Montreal.

 

last date: 17 June 1943 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

6010

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 February 1940 - Taken on strength at National Steel Car

 

Ex RAF N9933.  To No. 1 Training Command on 8 March 1940.  To No. 2 Training Command on 17 July 1940, for use by No. 2 Air Observers School at Edmonton, Alberta (which did not officially open until August 1940).  To Aircraft Repair in Edmonton, Alberta for overhaul, 9 July to 6 September 1941.  Had 1603:55 logged time when it arrived there.  To No. 4 Training Command and No. 2 AOS when completed.  To Aircraft Repair for repairs following a Category B crash, 18 February to 29 June 1943.  To No. 2 Training Command when completed.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944.  Pending disposal from 10 April 1945.  Stored at No. 5 SEHU at Neepawa, Manitoba by 27 April 1945, where it was reported with 4334:05 total time, 1428:35 since overhaul..

 

last date: 1 October 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

6011

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 March 1940 - Taken on strength at de Havilland Canada

 

Ex RAF R3309.  To RCAF Station Camp Borden, Ontario in March 1940, later to No. 1 Training Command.  Winter conversion kit installed by 10 September 1940.  To de Havilland Canada for overhaul, 14 November to 29 December 1941, had 1380:20 logged time when it arrived there.  To No. 1 Training Command when completed, for use by No. 1 Air Observers School at Malton, Ontario.  Pending disposal from 18 August 1944.  to No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 5 Service Flying Training School at Brantford, Ontario, where it was reported with 2467:00 total time, 1894:55 since overhaul.

 

last date: 22 January 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

6012

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I / IIII / V

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 March 1940 - Taken on strength

 

Assembled by de Havilland Aircraft Canada, at Downsview, Ontario.  Ex RAF N9942.  Assigned to RCAF Station Camp Borden, Ontario in March 1940.  To No. 1 Training Command in March 1940.  Winter conversion kit installed by 10 September 1941.  To Fleet Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario for overhaul and conversion to Mk. III, 19 December 1941 to 25 June 1942, had 1422:25 logged time when it arrived there.  To No. 1 Training Command when completed, for use by No. 16 Service Flying Training School at Hagersville, Ontario.  Category C2 damage at Hagersville aerodrome at 12:15 on 20 January 1943.  To Central Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario from 25 February to 2 June 1943.  To No. 1 Training Command when completed.  To workshop reserve at No. 6 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 7 September 1943.  Converted to Mk. IV by Central Aircraft from 7 December 1943 to 16 March 1944.  To No. 1 Training Command when completed.  To storage on 29 July 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, pending disposal from that date.  Stored at No. 4 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit, where it was reported with 1068:40 total time,369:25 since overhaul.  Sold to Aircraft Industries of Canada, Montreal.

 

last date: 9 March 1946 - Struck off, transferred to War Assets Corporation

6013

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 March 1940 - Taken on strength at de Havilland Canada

 

Ex RAF N9943. Assigned to RCAF Station Camp Borden, Ontario in March 1940.  To No. 1 Training Command shortly after.  To RCAF Station Rockcliffe on 25 February 1941, for use by Test & Development Establishment.  Wings, engines, undercarriage and tail group used in construction of Vidal Anson 8649 (which see) May/July 1941, as prototype of moulded wooden fuselage Mk. V Ansons.  The rest of this aircraft's history is recorded under 8649.

 

last date: 1 June 1945 - Struck off, as 8649 (which see)

6014

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 13 March 1940 - Taken on strength at Ottawa Car & Aircraft

 

Ex RAF R3303.  First issued to a unit on 5 April 1940.  to No. 4 Training Command on 27 July 1940, for use by No. 2 Air Observers School at Edmonton, Alberta (note that this school didn't open until August 1940).  To McKenzie Service for overhaul, 14 August to 5 November 1941, with 1470:50 logged time when it arrived.  To No. 4 Training Command and No. 2 AOS when completed.  To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in Winnipeg, 11 January to 3 March 1944.  To storage with No. 2 Training Command when completed.  Issued from storage on 1 May 1944, for use by No. 5 Air Observers School at Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Pending disposal from 21 September 1944.  to No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.

 

last date: 12 February 1945 - Struck off, transferred to War Assets Corporation

6015

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 13 March 1940 - Taken on strength at Ottawa Car & Aircraft

 

Ex RAF R3307.  Category C damage at Camp Borden at 18:30 on 20 March 1940.  To No. 1 Training Command in April 1940.  To No. 4 Training Command in July 1940, for eventual use by No. 2 Air Observers School at Edmonton, Alberta.  To McKenzie Services in Edmonton for overhaul, 1 December 1941 to 10 January 1942.  Had 1577:35 logged time when it arrived.  To No. 4 Training Command when completed.  To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in Winnipeg for overhaul, 14 January to 20 March 1944.  To No. 2 Training Command when completed.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944.  Pending disposal from 2 February 1945.  Stored at No. 3 Satellite Equipment Holding Unit at Swift Current, Saskatchewan, where it was reported with 4235:55 total time, 630:50 since overhaul.

 

last date: 8 October 1946 - Struck off, transferred to War Assets Corporation

6016

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 March 1940 - Taken on strength at Fleet Aircraft, Fort Erie, Ontario

 

Ex RAF N9988.  To No. 1 Training Command in March 1940, for use at Camp Borden, Ontario.  Category C damage at 8:30 on 30 March 1940 at Camp Borden.  To No. 2 Training Command in fall of 1940, for use by No. 1 Air Navigation School at Rivers Camp, Manitoba.  Category C damage at 16:00 on 14 November 1940 at North Bay, Ontario, reported by No. 1 Air Navigation School.  Category A crash at 19:00 on 6 January 1941 at Rivers.

 

last date: 25 February 1941 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

6017

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I / IV

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 March 1940 - Taken on strength at Fleet Aircraft, Fort Erie, Ontario

 

Ex RAF N9990.  To No. 1 Training Command on 24 March 1940, for use by No. 16 Service Flying Training School at Hagersville, Ontario.  Category B damage at Trenton at 23:45 on 1 February 1941, when this aircraft taxied into Anson 6551.  To No. 5 Service Flying Training School at Brantford, Ontario sometime in 1941.  Category C4 damage at Brantford aerodrome at 13:25 on 5 September 1941.  To No. 3 Training Command on 6 July 1942.  To Canada Car & Foundry for overhaul and conversion to Mk. IV, 11 June to 24 December 1943.  To workshop reserve at No. 6 Repair Depot when completed, for further modifications.  To storage with No. 1 Training Command on 27 April 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, pending disposal from that date.  Stored at No. 6 Repair Depot, where it was reported with 1923:15 total time, 1:50 since overhaul.  Sold to Mr. E. Cowan of Toronto.

 

last date: 17 January 1946 - Struck off, transferred to War Assets Corporation

6018

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 March 1940 - Taken on strength at National Steel Car

 

Ex RAF N9996.  To No. 1 Training Command on 29 March 1940.  Category B damage at 14:15 on 5 January 1941, at Mountain View aerodrome.  To No. 5 Service Flying Training School at Brantford, Ontario.  Category B14 damage at Brantford aerodrome at 11:05 on 29 August 1941, when Anson 6168 taxied into this aircraft.  To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in Winnipeg, Manitoba for overhaul, 20 September to 2 November 1943.  To storage with No. 2 Training Command when completed.  Issued from storage on 8 November 1943, for use by No. 7 Bombing & Gunnery School at Paulson, Manitoba.  Pending disposal from 23 October 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 407 EHU, where it was reported with 2601:00 total time, 647:25 since overhaul.

 

last date: 27 April 1945 - Struck off, transferred to War Assets Corporation

6019

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 March 1940 - Taken on strength at National Car

 

Ex RAF N9999.  To No. 1 Training Command on 28 March 1940.  To de Havilland Canada for overhaul, 30 August 1941 to 11 February 1942.  Had 1042:10 logged time when it arrived there.  To No. 1 Training Command when completed, for use at No. 33 Air Navigation School at Mount Hope (Hamilton), Ontario.  Pending disposal from 24 July 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still pending disposal.  Stored at Brantford, Ontario, where it was reported with 2983:05 total time, 1921:00 since overhaul.

 

last date: 22 February 1945 - Struck off, transferred to War Assets Corporation

6020

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 30 March 1940 - Taken on strength at Ottawa Car & Aircraft

 

Ex RAF R3327.  To No. 1 Training Command in April 1940.  To No. 2 Training Command in July(?) 1940.  To McKenzie Services for overhaul, 22 December 1941 to 5 February 1942.  Had 1727:30 logged time when it arrived.  To No. 4 Training Command when completed.  To MacDonald Brothers in Winnipeg for overhaul, 14 January to 20 March 1944.  To No. 2 Training Command when completed.  To No. 8 Repair Depot for write off on 7 October 1944.

 

last date: 8 December 1944 - Written off but retained in a whole state

6021

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 1 April 1940 - Taken on strength at Ottawa Car & Aircraft

 

Ex RAF R3330.  To No. 1 Training Command in April 1940.  To No. 2 Training Command at Winnipeg on 11 November 1940.  To No. 4 Training Command on 18 June 1941.  Winter Conversion kit installed by 3 July 1941.  Assigned to McKenzie Services for overhaul on 22 December 1941, delivered there on 16 February 1942.  Had 1328:00 logged time when it arrived.  To No. 2 Training Command on 23 March 1942 when completed.  To MacDonald Brothers in Winnipeg for overhaul, 24 March to 30 April 1944.  To storage with No. 2 Training Command when completed, issued from storage on 27 June 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944.  Pending disposal from 12 April 1945.  Stored at No. 5 Satellite Equipment Holding Unit at Neepawa, Manitoba by 27 November 1945, where it was reported with 2666:30 logged time, 388:20 since overhaul.

 

last date: 1 October 1946 - Struck off, transferred to War Assets Corporation

6022

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I / III / IV

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 29 March 1940 - Taken on strength at de Havilland Canada

 

Ex RAF R3332.  To No. 1 Air Command on 5 April 1940.  To de Havilland Canada, 2 October 1941 to 24 January 1942, probably for conversion to Mk. III.  Had 1022:25 logged time when it arrived there.  To No. 1 Training Command when completed, for use by No. 5 Service Flying Training School at Brantford, Ontario.  To Central Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario for conversion to Mk. IV, 27 September to 17 December 1943.  To workshop reserve at No. 6 Repair Depot at Trenton when completed.  To No. 4 Air Observers School at London, Ontario on 20 April 1944.  Pending disposal from 17 November 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 4 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit at Brantford, Ontario, where it had 2718:20 total time, 623:15 since overhaul.

 

last date: 7 March 1945 - Struck off, transferred to War Assets Corporation

6023

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 3 March 1940 - Taken on strength at National Steel Car

 

Ex RAF R3324.  To No. 1 Training Command on 9 April 1940.  To No. 2 Training Command on 11 November 1940.  Winter conversion kit installed by 3 July 1941.  To McKenzie Air Services for overhaul, 1 August to 5 November 1941.  Had 1040:10 logged time when it arrived there.  To No. 4 Training Command when completed, for use by No. 3 Service Flying Training School at Calgary, Alberta.  Category B damage at Fort MacLeod, Alberta at 10:15 on 14 April 1942, reported by No. 7 Service Flying Training School.  Fuel truck backed into parked empty aircraft, damaging starboard mainplane and collapsing starboard undercarriage.  To No. 1 Training Command on 19 August 1942, for use by No. 1 Air Observers School at Malton, Ontario.  To Central Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario on 6 March 1944.  Reallocated to No. 6 Repair Depot on 28 April 1944, pending disposal instructions.  Pending disposal there from 25 May 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still pending disposal.  Stored by No. 6 Repair Depot at Trenton, where it was reported with 2877:35 total time, 1837:25 since overhaul.

 

last date: 9 February 1945 - Struck off, transferred to War Assets Corporation

6024

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 3 April 1940 - Taken on strength at National Steel Car

 

Ex RAF R3322.  To No. 1 Training Command on 12 April 1940.  To No. 2 Training Command on 11 November 1940.  Winter conversion kit installed by 3 July 1941.  To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in Winnipeg for overhaul, 1 October to 21 November 1941.  To No. 2 Training Command when completed.  To MacDonald Brothers again for overhaul, 22 November 1943 to 15 January 1944.  To storage with No. 2 Training Command when completed.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still in storage.  Issued from storage on 22 December 1944.  Pending disposal from 12 April 1945.  Stored at No. 5 Satellite Equipment Holding Unit at Neepawa, Manitoba by 27 November 1945, where it was reported with 3360:30 total time, 92:25 since overhaul.

 

last date: 1 October 1946 - Struck off, transferred to War Assets Corporation

6025

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 April 1940 - Taken on strength at de Havilland Canada

 

Ex RAF R3348.  To No. 1 Training Command in April 1940.  Category C14 damage on 16 August 1940, at Camp Borden. To Central Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario from 19 April to 23 June 1943.  To No. 1 Training Command when completed.  Unspecified damage on 15 August 1944, at Picton, Ontario.  To No. 6 Repair Depot on 22 August 1944, for write off and scrapping following a crash.

 

last date: 29 September 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

6026

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 April 1940 - Taken on strength at de Havilland Canada.

 

Ex RAF R3351.  To No. 1 Training Command on 12 April 1940.  To No. 2 Training Command at Winnipeg on 11 November 1940.  To No. 4 Training Command on 17 June 1941, for use by No. 15 Service Flying Training School at Claresholm, Alberta.  Winter conversion kit installed by 3 July 1941.  Category C8 damage at 12:20 on 13 November 1941, at Claresholm aerodrome.  To Aircraft Repair in Edmonton, Alberta for overhaul, 24 February to 27 May 1942.  To No. 4 Training Command when completed.  To MacDonald Brothers in Winnipeg for repairs after a Category B crash, 22 September to 23 November 1942.  To No. 2 Training Command when completed.  To No. 8 Repair Depot at Winnipeg on 13 October 1943.  To MacDonald Brothers again, 18 October 1943 to 17 January 1944.  To stored reserve with No. 2 Training Command when completed.  Pending disposal from 23 October 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored by No. 202 Equipment Holding Unit at Weyburn, Saskatchewan, where it was reported with 2813:25 total time, 1117:10 since overhaul.

 

last date: 16 February 1945 - Struck off, transferred to War Assets Corporation

6027

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 April 1940 - Taken on strength at de Havilland Canada

 

Ex RAF R3370.  To No. 1 Training Command on 12 April 1940.  Assigned to de Havilland Canada 24 February 1942, delivered there on 11 March 1942.   Had 1205:15 logged time on that date.  To No. 1 Training Command on 11 May 1942.  To Central Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario from 27 November 1942 to 11 March 1943.  To No. 1 Training Command when completed.  Pending disposal from 14 October 1944.  To No. 1 Air command on 15 January 1945, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 5 Service Flying Training School at Brantford, Ontario, where it was reported with 3176:05 total time, 1339:55 since overhaul.

 

last date: 22 January 1945 - Struck off, transferred to War Assets Corporation

6028

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I / III

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 9 April 1940 - Taken on strength at de Havilland Canada

 

Ex RAF R3373.  To No. 1 Training Command in April 1940.  To de Havilland Canada for overhaul, 9 October 1941 to 24 January 1942.  Had 949:00 logged time when it arrived there.  Probably converted to Mk. III at this time.  To No. 1 Training Command when completed, for use by No. 5 Service Flying Training School at Brantford, Ontario.  Scheduled for transfer to Crumlin Aircraft on 20 July 1943, but this was cancelled.  To Workshop Reserve at No. 6 Repair Depot on 29 July 1943.

 

last date: 26 August 1943 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

6029

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I / III / IV

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 9 April 1940 - Taken on strength at Ottawa Car & Aircraft

 

Ex RAF R3376.  To No. 1 Training Command in April 1940.  To de Havilland Canada for overhaul and conversion to Mk. III, 17 October 1941 to 2 February 1942.  Had 985:15 logged time when it arrived there.  To No. 1 Training Command when completed, for use by No. 16 Service Flying Training School at Hagersville, Ontario.  To Central Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario from 3 December 1943 to 10 February 1944, for conversion to Mk. IV.  To storage with No. 1 Training Command when completed.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still in storage, pending disposal from that date.  Stored at No. 6 Repair Depot, where it was reported with 2071:00 total time, 3:15 since overhaul.  Sold to Aircraft Industries of Canada, Montreal.

 

last date: 2 August 1945 - Struck off, transferred to War Assets Corporation

6030

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 April 1940 - Taken on strength at Ottawa Car & Aircraft

 

Ex RAF R3400.  To No. 1 Training Command on 23 April 1940.  To No. 2 Training Command at Winnipeg on 11 November 1940.  To No. 4 Training Command on 25 June 1941, for use by No. 15 Service Flying Training School at Claresholm, Alberta.  Winter conversion kit installed by 3 July 1941.  To Aircraft Repair in Edmonton, Alberta for overhaul, 9 April to 23 June 1942.  To No. 4 Training Command when completed.  Pending disposal from 17 May 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at Calgary, Alberta, where it was reported with 2991:35 total time, 1794:50 since overhaul.

 

last date: 23 January 1945 - Struck off, transferred to War Assets Corporation

6031

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I / IV

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 April 1940 - Taken on strength at Ottawa Car & Aircraft

 

Ex RAF R3403.  To No. 1 Training Command on 12 April 1940.  To Central Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario, 10 February to 1 May 1943, for overhaul.  To Canada Car & Foundry when completed, for conversion to Mk. IV.  To No. 1 Training Command on 30 July 1943, for use by No. 1 Air Observers School at Malton, Ontario.  Pending disposal from 28 October (or November?) 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 5 Service Flying Training School at Brantford, Ontario, where it was noted with 3182:20 total time, 676:20 since overhaul.

 

last date: 7 March 1945 - Struck off, transferred to War Assets Corporation

6032

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 April 1940 - Taken on strength at National Steel Car

 

Ex RAF R3397.  To No. 1 Training Command on 23 April 1940.  To No. 2 Training Command at Winnipeg on 11 November 1940.  Winter conversion kit installed by 3 July 1941.  To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in Winnipeg, 6 November to 1 December 1941.  To No. 2 Training Command when completed, for use by No. 1 Air Navigation School at Rivers, Manitoba.  To MacDonald Brothers again, 24 August to 9 October 1943.  To No. 4 Training Command when completed.  To No. 2 Training Command on 25 January 1944, for use by No. 7 Air Observers School at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944.  Pending disposal from 5 December 1944.  Stored by No. 205 Equipment Holding Unit /  No. 5 Satellite Equipment Holding Unit at Neepawa, Manitoba by 27 April(?) 1945.  Reported with 3087:30 total time, 990:50 since overhaul.

 

last date: 1 October 1946 - Struck off, transferred to War Assets Corporation

6033

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 April 1940 - Taken on strength at National Steel Car

 

Ex RAF R3394.  To No. 1 Training Command on 27 April 1940.  To Central Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario from 2 October 1942 to 18 January 1943, for overhaul.  To No. 3 Training Command when completed.  With No. 9 Air Observers School at St. Jean, PQ in summer of 1943.  To storage with No. 1 Training Command on 5 October 1943.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still in storage.  Pending disposal from 28 March 1945.  Stored at No. 6 Repair Depot, where it was reported with 2887:45 total time, 786:25 since overhaul.

 

last date: 7 May 1946 - Struck off, transferred to War Assets Corporation

6034

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 April 1940 - Taken on strength at National Steel Car

 

Ex RAF R3406.  To No. 1 Training Command in April 1940.  Probably with No. 1 Air Observers School at Malton, Ontario when it crashed at 17:00 on 6 January1942 near Weston, Ontario (now part of Toronto, mid way between Pearson Airport and Downsview Airport).  Struck a fence while attempting a forced landing in bad weather.  Originally classified as Category A, revised to Category B by 6 May 1942.  To de Havilland Canada for repairs and conversion to Mk. III, 13 January to 22 June 1942.  Had 1642:07 logged time when it arrived there.  To No. 1 Training Command when completed.  To Central Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario for conversion to Mk. IV, 28 January to 14 April 1944.  To No. 1 Training Command when completed.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945.  Pending disposal from 9 February 1945.  Stored by No. 4 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit, where it was reported with 3391:47 total time, 517:45 since overhaul.  Sold to Aircraft Industries of Canada, Montreal.

 

last date: 16 January 1946 - Struck off, transferred to War Assets Corporation

6035

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 April 1940 - Taken on strength at de Havilland Canada

 

Ex RAF R3444.  To No. 1 Training Command on 27 April 1940.  To Cub Aircraft in Hamilton, Ontario for overhaul, 18 September 1942 to 13 September 1943.  To No. 1 Training Command when completed.  Pending disposal from 5 January 1945.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still pending disposal. Stored by No. 4 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit, where it was reported with 3075:15 total time, 969:35 since overhaul.

 

last date: 16 August 1946 - Struck off, transferred to War Assets Corporation

6036

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 April 1940 - Taken on strength at de Havilland Canada

 

Ex RAF R3446.  To No. 1 Training Command on 29 April 1940.  To de Havilland Canada for overhaul, 11 July to 5 October 1942.  To Eastern Air Command when completed, for use by No. 1 General Reconnaissance School at Summerside, PEI.  To No. 6 Repair Depot on 12 January 1944, for inspection before being assigned to a Bombing & Gunnery School.  Pending disposal with No. 1 Training Command from 15 June 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 6 Repair Depot, where it was reported with 1086:10 total time.

 

last date: 9 February 1945 - Struck off, transferred to War Assets Corporation

6037

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 April 1940 - Taken on strength at National Steel Car

 

Ex RAF R3448.  To No. 1 Training Command on 30 April 1940.  With No. 1 Air Observers School at Malton, Ontario.  Some crew bailed out after encountering severe storm in May 1942, civilian staff pilot landed aircraft safely.  No serious injuries.  To de Havilland Canada for overhaul, 11 July to 14 September 1942.  To No. 1 Training Command when completed.  To short term storage on 7 June 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still in storage, and pending disposal from that date.  Stored at No. 6 Repair Depot, where it was reported with 3711:54 total time, 1709:00 since overhaul.

 

last date: 27 April 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation

6038

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 April 1940 - Taken on strength at National Steel Car

 

Ex RAF R3450.  To No. 1 Training command on 30 April 1940, for use by No. 1 Air Observers School at Malton, Ontario.  To Central Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario, possibly for repairs, 29 June to 12 October 1942.  To No. 1 Training Command when completed.  Pending disposal from August 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still pending disposal.  Stored at Brantford, Ontario, where it was reported with 1655:10 total time, never overhauled.

 

last date: 23 January 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation

6039

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 May 1940 - Taken on strength at Ottawa Car & Aircraft

 

Ex RAF R3513.  To No. 1 Training Command on 31 May 1940.  To No. 2 Training Command at Winnipeg on 11 November 1940.  To No. 4 Training command on 18 June 1941.  Used by No. 15 Service Flying Training School at Claresholm, Alberta.  Winter conversion kit installed by 3 July 1941.  Category C1/2 damage near Brooks, Alberta at 15:20 on 6 November 1941.  To Aircraft Repair in Edmonton, Alberta for overhaul, 25 March to 7 May 1942.  To No. 2 Training Command when completed.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, pending disposal from 12 December 1944.  Stored at No. 205 Equipment Holding Unit, where it was reported with 3451:00 total time, 2098:30 since overhaul.

 

last date: 27 April 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation

6040

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 May 1940 - Taken on strength at Ottawa Car & Aircraft

 

Ex RAF R3526.  To No. 1 Training Command on 21 May 1940.  to No. 2 Training Command at Winnipeg on 11 November 1940.  Winter conversion kit installed by 3 July 1941.  To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in Winnipeg for overhaul, 3 October to 20 November 1941.  To No. 2 Training Command when completed.  Used by No. 1 Air Navigation School at Rivers, Manitoba.  Category B damage at Rivers aerodrome at 17:10 on 18 March 1942.  Taxiing after landing, collided with Anson 6668.  Orders cut for transfer to storage on 9 April 1942, but cancelled.  Scrapped at Rivers, by No.1 ANS.  Salvageable components forwarded to No. 8 Repair Depot for reconditioning.

 

last date: 20 April 1942 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

6041

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 May 1940 - Taken on strength at Ottawa Car & Aircraft

 

Ex RAF R3472.  To RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 28 May 1940.  To No. 2 Training Command at Winnipeg on 11 November 1940.  Winter conversion kit installed by 3 July 1941.  To storage with No. 2 TC on 16 November 1942, issued from storage on 5 April 1943.  To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in Winnipeg for overhaul, 19 April to 7 June 1943.  to No. 2 Training Command when completed.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944.  Pending disposal from 12 April 1945.  By 27 November 1945 stored at No. 5 Satellite Equipment Holding Unit at Neepawa, Manitoba, where it was reported with 3047:15 total time, 1694:10 since overhaul.

 

last date: 1 October 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation

6042

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 May 1940 - Taken on strength at Ottawa Car & Aircraft

 

Ex RAF R3473.  To RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 28 May 1940.  To de Havilland Canada for overhaul, 14 July to 12 October 1942.  To No. 1 Training Command when completed, for use by No. 1 Air Observers School at Malton, Ontario.  Arrived there on 9 November 1942.  Category A crash in early 1943, reported by No. 9 Air Observers School at St. Jean, PQ.  First assigned to No. 9 Repair Depot for "necessary action".  Assigned to Central Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario for crash repairs, 29 March to 28 June 1943.  To No. 1 Training Command on 28 June 1943, then to No. 9 Repair Depot on 25 August 1943.

 

last date: 9 December 1943 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce at No. 9 Repair Depot at St. Jean.

6043

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 May 1940 - Taken on strength at Ottawa Car & Aircraft

 

Ex RAF R3514.  To No. 1 Air Observers School at Malton, Ontario on 22 May 1940.  To Central Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario, probably for repairs, 20 August 1942 to 21 January 1943.  To No. 1 Training Command when completed.  Pending disposal from 14 October 1944. To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 5 Service Flying Training School at Brantford, Ontario, where it was reported with 1657:55 total time, never overhauled.

 

last date: 22 January 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation

6044

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 May 1940 - Taken on strength at Ottawa Car & Aircraft

 

Ex RAF R3470.  To No. 1 Air Observers School at Malton, Ontario on 21 May 1940.  To de Havilland Canada for overhaul,  15 July to 25 September 1942.  To No. 1 Training Command when completed, and back to No. 1 AOS.  Pending disposal from November 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 5 Service Flying Training School at Brantford, Ontario, where it was reported with 3359:45 total time, 1372:45 since overhaul.

 

last date: 22 January 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation

6045

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 May 1940 - Taken on strength at Ottawa Car & Aircraft

 

Ex RAF R3471.  To No. 1 Air Observers School at Malton, Ontario in late May 1940.  To de Havilland Canada for overhaul, 21 July to 23 November 1942.  To No. 1 Training Command when completed.  To No. 6 Repair Depot on 4 March 1943, for write off actions.

 

last date: 28 April 1943 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

6046

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 May 1940 - Taken on strength at National Steel Car

 

Ex RAF R3515.  To No. 1 Training Command on 25 May 1940.  To No. 4 Training Command on 20 July 1940.  To McKenzie Services, probably for repairs or modifications, 14 August to 25 November 1941.  Had 1516:50 logged time when it arrived there.  To No. 4 Training Command when completed.  To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in Winnipeg for overhaul, 8 November 1943 to 6 January 1944.  To storage with No. 2 Training Command when completed.  Pending disposal from 11 November 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at No. 206 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit (later 202 Equipment Holding Unit) at Weyburn, Saskatchewan, where it was reported with 1520:15 total time, 3:25 since overhaul.

 

last date: 16 August 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation

6047

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 May 1940 - Taken on strength at National Steel Car

 

Ex RAF R3476.  To No. 1 Training Command in May or June 1940.  To No. 4 Training command, for use by No. 2 Air Observers School at Edmonton on 21 July 1940.  To McKenzie Services for overhaul, 10 December 1941 to 3 February 1942.  Had 1691:30 logged time when it arrived there.  To No. 4 Training Command when completed, and back to No. 2 AOS.  Received Category C damage at 10:45 on 11 May 1942, at Edmonton airport.  To Aircraft Repair in Edmonton, Alberta for mainplane change, 30 December 1943 to 2 February 1944.  To storage with No. 4 Training Command when completed, issued from storage on 21 April 1944.  Pending disposal from 5 October 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at Swift Current, Saskatchewan.

 

last date: 14 February 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation

6048

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 May 1940 - Taken on strength at National Steel Car

 

Ex RAF R3522.  To No. 1 Training Command late May 1940.  To No. 4 Training Command on 27 July 1940, for use by No. 2 Bombing & Gunnery School at Mossbank, Saskatchewan.  To McKenzie Services for overhaul, 1 December 1941 to 10 January 1942.  To No. 4 Training Command when completed.  To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in Winnipeg for overhaul, 29 December 1943 to 14 February 1944.  To No. 4 Training Command when completed.  Category A crash at Mossbank on 19 July 1944.  To No. 10 Repair Depot for scrapping on 27 July 1944.

 

last date: 21 September 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

6049

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I / III

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 May 1940 - Taken on strength at National Steel Car

 

Ex RAF R3527.  To No. 1 Training Command on 25 May 1940.  To Fleet Aircraft for conversion to Mk. III, 15 December 1941 to 9 April 1942.  Had 1303:50 logged time when it arrived.  To No. 1 Training Command when completed.  Served with No. 5 Service Flying Training School at Brantford, Ontario.  Category B crash at Brantford aerodrome at 11:15 on 7 July 1942.  Port engine failed due to fuel starvation on touch down, aircraft swung and struck parked Anson 6838.  To Central Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario for repairs from 16 July 1942 to 18 January 1943.  To No. 1 Training Command when completed.  Back to Central Aircraft on 2 March 1944.  Scheduled for conversion to Mk. IV, but these conversions were all cancelled and aircraft put in storage on 10 April 1944.  Pending disposal from 25 April 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 6 Repair Depot, Trenton, where it was reported with 416:35 total time (probably since conversion to Mk. III).

 

last date: 9 February 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation


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