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Manufacturer

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6500

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 April 1941 - Taken on strength at No. 10 Repair Depot at Calgary, Alberta

 

Ex RAF W2245.  To No. 4 Training Command on 16 June 1941, for use by No. 15 Service flying Training School at Claresholm, Alberta.  To Aircraft Repair in Edmonton, Alberta for overhaul, 12 December 1942 to 2 May 1943.  To storage with No. 4 Training Command when completed.  To No. 1 Training Command on 15 June 1943, for use by No. 4 Air Observer School at London, Ontario.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945.  Pending disposal from 15 February 1945.  Stored by No. 6 Repair Depot at No. 4 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit, where it was noted with 2138:00 total time, 1178:15 since overhaul.

 

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

6501

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I / IV

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 April 1941 - Taken on strength at No. 10 Repair Depot at Calgary, Alberta

 

Ex RAF W2222.  To No. 2 Training Command on 19 May 1941, for use by No. 7 Air Observers School at Portage la Prairie.  Still with this School when it received Category C14 damage at 09:40 on 8 April 1942 at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.  Mid air collision with Tiger Moth 4115.  Pilot of Tiger Moth failed to see Anson just before both aircraft landed.  To MacDonald Brothers for overhaul, 31 March to 14 May 1943.  To No. 1 Training Command when completed.  To workshop reserve at No. 6 Repair Depot, Trenton on 3 September 1943.  To Central Aircraft for crash repairs, 3 September to 25 October 1943.  Converted to Mk. IV during these repairs.  To No. 1 Training Command when completed.  Pending disposal from 12 October 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still pending disposal.  Noted with 2818:35 total time, 644:10 since overhaul, while in storage at No. 5 Service flying Training School at Brantford, Ontario.

 

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

6502

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 April 1941 - Taken on strength at No. 10 Repair Depot at Calgary, Alberta

 

Ex RAF W2234.  To No. 2 Training Command on 22 May 1941, for use by No. 7 Air Observers School at Portage la Prairie.  Still with this School when it received Category C5 damage near Lake Francis, Manitoba (about 40 miles north-east of Portage) at 15:10 on 12 August 1941.  One engine seized due to broken oil line, not clear if this resulted in forced landing.  To MacDonald Brothers for overhaul, 29 June to 3 September 1943.  To storage with No. 2 Training Command when completed, issued from storage on 12 October 1943.  Back to storage on 2 June 1944.  Pending disposal from 23 October 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 noted with 2452:15 total time, 604:10 since overhaul.

 

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

6503

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 April 1941 - Taken on strength at No. 10 Repair Depot at Calgary, Alberta

 

Ex RAF W2229.  To No. 2 Training Command on 19 May 1941, for use by No. 7 Air Observers School at Portage la Prairie.  Category A crash on 1 March 1943.  Approval to scrap sent to No. 7 AOS.

 

last date: 20 April 1943 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

6504

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 April 1941 - Taken on strength at No. 10 Repair Depot at Calgary, Alberta

 

Ex RAF W2236.  To No. 2 Training Command on 22 May 1941.  To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft for overhaul, 22 May to 21 June 1943.  To No. 2 Training Command when completed.  To storage on 4 August 1944.  Pending disposal from 23 October 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 202 Equipment Holding Unit at De Winton, Alberta, where it was noted with 2984:10 total time, 1046:25 since overhaul.

 

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

6505

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 April 1941 - Taken on strength at MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in Winnipeg

 

Ex RAF W2178.  Winter conversion kit installed during assembly at MacDonald Brothers.  To No. 2 Training Command on 26 May 1941.  To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in Winnipeg for overhaul, 22 March to 12 May 1943.  To storage with No. 2 Training Command when completed, issued from storage on 19 May 1943.  With No. 3 Wireless Training School at Winnipeg.  Category B damage in collision with Fort 3629 on 19 August 1943.  Fort descended into Anson on short final, collision took place at 125 feet.  One fatality and one serious injury in Fort, no injuries in Anson.  To MacDonald Brothers for crash repairs, 2 September to 12 October 1943.  To storage with No. 2 Training Command when completed, issued from storage on 1 November 1943.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944.  Pending disposal from 14 February 1945.  Stored at No. 10 Satellite Equipment Holding Unit.  Also stored at No. 3 Satellite Equipment Holding Unit at Swift Current, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 3108:50 total time, 1151:45 since overhaul.

 

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

6506

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 April 1941 - Taken on strength at Ottawa Car Ltd.

 

Ex RAF W2223.  To No. 1 Training Command on 20 May 1941, for use by No. 5 Service Flying Training School at Brantford, Ontario.  Category C14 damage at Hagersville aerodrome at 10:00 on 16 January 1942, reported by No. 16 Service Flying Training School at Hagersville.  To workshop reserve at No. 6 Repair Depot at Trenton on 8 August 1942.  Back to No. 1 Training Command on 12 April 1943.  Pending disposal from 14 October 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 5 SFTS at Brantford, where it was noted with 1809:15 total time, never overhauled.

 

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

6507

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 April 1941 - Taken on strength at Ottawa Car Ltd.

 

Ex RAF W2225.  To No. 1 Training Command on 20 May 1941, for use by No. 5 Service Flying Training School at Brantford, Ontario.  Category B crash at Preston, Ontario at 04:00 on 15 July 1941, reported by No. 5 SFTS.  Student pilot was attempting single engine landing at night after an engine failure, dead engine came to life.  Aircraft overshot landing field.  No serious injuries.  To workshop reserve at No. 6 Repair Depot at Trenton on 21 July 1941.  To de Havilland Canada on 16 August 1941, scrapped there.

 

last date: 16 March 1942 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

6508

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 April 1941 - Taken on strength at de Havilland Canada

 

Ex RAF W2170.  To No. 3 Training Command on 20 May 1941, for use by No. 8 Service Flying Training School at Moncton, NB.  Category C5 damage at the Scoudouc relief field at 11:40 on 12 July 1941, when it overshot the landing point and struck a ditch.  To storage with Eastern Air Command on 10 February 1942.  Issued from storage on 30 July 1942, for use at No. 34 Operational Training Unit at Pennfield Ridge, NB.  Assigned to workshop reserve at No. 4 Repair Depot, Scoudouc on 1 June 1943, delivered there on 9 June 1943.

 

last date: 1 July 1943 - Written off at No. 4 Repair Depot

6509

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 April 1941 - Taken on strength at de Havilland Canada

 

Ex RAF W2163.  To No. 3 Training Command on 20 May 1941, for use by No. 8 Service Flying Training School at Moncton, NB.  To No. 1 Training Command on 28 May 1941, used by No. 16 Service Flying Training School at Hagersville, Ontario.  Category C10 damage at Hagersville aerodrome at 10:00 on 26 November 1941, when Anson 6702 taxied into this aircraft.  Assigned to Central Aircraft on 7 February 1944, but this was apparently cancelled.  Overhaul withdrawn and instruction to scrap issued on 12 May 1944.

 

last date: 21 July 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce at No. 6 Repair Depot

6510

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 April 1941 - Taken on strength at de Havilland Canada

 

Ex RAF W2192.  To No. 3 Training Command on 20 May 1941, for use by No. 8 Service Flying Training School at Moncton, NB.  To Eastern Air Command on 6 January 1942, for use by No. 2 Air Navigation School at With No. 2 Air Navigation School at RCAF Station Pennfield Ridge, NB.  To No. 2 Training Command on 1 June 1942, for use by No. 2 Air Navigation School at Rivers Camp, Manitoba.  To work shop reserve at No. 8 Repair Depot at Winnipeg on 2 October 1942.  to No. 2 Training Command on 3 March 1943.  Pending disposal from 4 June 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 201 Holding Unit at Estevan, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 2056:15 logged time since overhaul.

 

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

6511

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 April 1941 - Taken on strength at de Havilland Canada

 

Ex RAF W2140.  Stored temporarily at St. Hubert from 20 May 1941.  To No. 3 Training Command on 27 May 1941.  To No. 1 Training Command at Trenton on 28 May 1941.  To Central Aircraft on 19 June 1942.  To No. 1 Training Command on 12 October 1942.  To No. 6 Repair Depot for write off on 13 June 1944, following a Category B crash.

 

last date: 6 July 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

6512

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 1 May 1941 - Taken on strength at Aircraft Repair at Edmonton, Alberta

 

Ex RAF W2258.  To No. 4 Training Command on 21 May 1941, for use by No. 7 Service Flying Training School at Fort MacLeod, Alberta.  Assigned to MacDonald Brothers Aircraft on 19 October 1942 for overhaul, delivered there on 22 October 1942.  To No. 1 Training Command on 18 December 1944, for use by No. 33 Air Navigation School at Mount Hope, Ontario.  To storage on 2 October 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, pending disposal from that date.  Stored by No. 6 Repair Depot at No. 4 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit at Brantford, Ontario, where it was noted with 2102:25 total time, 1141:30 since overhaul.

 

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

6513

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 April 1941 - Taken on strength at Ottawa Car Ltd.

 

Ex RAF W2142.  To No. 1 Training Command on 22 May 1941, for use by No. 5 Service Flying Training School at Brantford, Ontario.  To No. 3 Training Command on 6 July 1942.  To Canada Car & Foundry for overhaul, 24 July to 24 September 1942.  Assigned to Eastern Air Command when completed, delivered on 3 October 1942.  To workshop reserve at No. 6 Repair Depot on 3 January 1944.  Pending disposal 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 noted with 2226:00 total time, 1112:00 since overhaul.

 

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

6514

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 April 1941 - Taken on strength at Ottawa Car Ltd.

 

Ex RAF W2169.  To No. 1 Training Command on 22 May 1941, for use by No. 5 Service Flying Training School at Brantford, Ontario.  Category A crash while with No. 9 Air Observer School at St. Jean, PQ.  To No. 9 Repair Depot on 25 August 1943 for "necessary action".

 

last date: 24 February 1944 - Written off at No. 9 Repair Depot

6515

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I / IV

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 April 1941 - Taken on strength at de Havilland Canada

 

Ex RAF W2180.  To No. 3 Training Command on 23 May 1941, for use by their Comm Flight.  To No. 1 Training Command on 28 May 1941.  Category C12 damage at 10:00 on 24 June 1941, while with the Central Flying School at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario.  The aircraft swung into a construction ditch while taxiing, loss of brake pressure.  To workshop reserve at No. 6 Repair Depot on 4 July 1941, back to No. 1 Training Command on 21 August 1941.  Winter conversion kit installed by 3 September 1941.  To Central Aircraft on 30 June 1943.  Allocated to Canada Car & Foundry on 16 September 1943, for conversion to Mk. IV.  To No. 1 Training Command on 27 October 1943, for use by No. 1 Air Observer School at Malton, Ontario.  Pending disposal from 17 November 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still pending disposal.  Stored by No. 4 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit at Brantford, Ontario, where it was noted with 2364:50 total time, 671:55 since overhaul.

 

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

6516

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 April 1941 - Taken on strength at de Havilland Canada

 

Ex RAF W2191.  To No. 1 Training Command at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 28 May 1941.  To No. 3 Training Command on 24 September 1941.  To Canada Car & Foundry at Amherst, NS, 8 July 1943 to 22 January 1944.  To No. 1 Training Command when completed, for use by No. 1 Bombing & Gunnery School at Jarvis, Ontario.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945.  Pending disposal from 20 February 1945.  Stored by No. 6 Repair Depot at No. 4 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit, where it was noted with 2586:45 total time, 663:15 since overhaul.

 

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

6517

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 April 1941 - Taken on strength at de Havilland Canada

 

Ex RAF W2241.  To No. 1 Training Command on 28 May 1941.  To Central Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario on 18 June 1942.  Scheduled for No. 3 Training Command on 25 August 1942, but this transfer appears to have been cancelled.  To No. 1 Training Command on 25 September 1942, for use by Test & Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario.  To short term storage on 7 June 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still in storage.  Pending disposal from that day.  Stored by No. 6 Repair Depot, where it was noted with 1575:30 total time, never overhauled.

 

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

6518

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 April 1941 - Taken on strength at de Havilland Canada

 

Ex RAF W2204.  To No. 1 Training Command at Trenton on 28 May 1941.  To Central Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario for overhaul, 14 January to 14 April 1944.  To storage with No. 1 Training Command when completed, issued from storage shortly after.  Pending disposal from 11 November 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still pending disposal.  Stored at Brantford, Ontario, where it was noted with 2334:20 total time, 151:45 since overhaul.

 

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

6519

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 April 1941 - Taken on strength at de Havilland Canada

 

Ex RAF W2187.  To No. 1 Training Command at Trenton on 28 May 1941.  To de Havilland of Canada for overhaul, 26 August to 12 December 1942.  To No. 1 Training Command when completed.  Category D damage on 3 August 1944, while being operated by No. 31 Bombing & Gunnery School at Picton, Ontario.  Pending disposal from 22 September 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still pending disposal.  Noted with 2114:40 total time, 1210:45 since overhaul, while in storage.

 

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

6520

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I / IV

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 April 1941 - Taken on strength at de Havilland Canada

 

Ex RAF W2194.  To No. 1 Training Command on 28 May 1941, for use by Central Flying School at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario.  Category C1 damage at Trenton aerodrome at 10:40 on 19 July 1941, when a gust of wind lifted the tail while taxiing and the propellers struck the ground.  To No. 3 Training Command on 24 September 1941, for use by No. 8 Air Observer School at Ancienne Lorette, PQ.  Category C7 damage at 10:00 on 26 February 1942, at St. Augustin, PQ (about 3 miles south west of Quebec City aerodrome).   To Canada Car & Foundry at Amherst, NS for overhaul and conversion to Mk. IV, 28 June 1943 to 5 January 1944.  To workshop reserve at No. 6 Repair Depot when completed for further modifications, completed on 9 May 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 day.  Sold to E. Cowna of Toronto, Ontario.  Stored by No. 6 Repair Depot, where it was noted with 1922:10 total time, 1:30 since overhaul.

 

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

6521

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I / III

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 April 1941 - Taken on strength at Ottawa Car Ltd.

 

Ex RAF W2118.  To No. 1 Training Command on 26 May 1941, for use by No. 5 Service Flying Training School at Brantford, Ontario.  With No. 16 Service Flying Training School at Hagersville, Ontario when it suffered Category B damage at 14:15 on 30 November 1941, at Ridgetown, Ontario (about 60 miles south west of Hagersville).  Hit a tree in the town centre, resulting in a forced landing.  To de Havilland of Canada for crash repairs, 23 December 1941 to 6 April 1942.  Converted to Mk. III while there.  To No. 1 Training Command when completed.  Allocated to Central Aircraft for overhaul and conversion to Mk. IV on 7 March 1944, but this was cancelled.  To storage on 1 April 1944.  Pending disposal from 6 April 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still pending disposal.  Stored by No. 6 Repair Depot, where it was noted with 1354:40 total time, 998:05 since overhaul.

 

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

6522

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I / IV

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 April 1941 - Taken on strength at Ottawa Car Ltd.

 

Ex RAF W2175.  To No. 1 Training Command on 26 May 1941, for use by No. 5 Service Flying Training School at Brantford, Ontario.  To No. 3 Training Command on 24 September 1941, for use by No. 8 Air Observer School at Ancienne Lorette, PQ  To Canada Car & Foundry in Quebec 26 August 1942 to 1 July 1943, for conversion to Mk. IV.  To No. 1 Training Command when completed.  To Central Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario, 2 August to 30 September 1943.  To No. 1 Training Command when completed.  Pending disposal from 12 October 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 5 SFTS, where it was noted with 1328:15 total time, 411:00 since overhaul.  Later stored by No. 4 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit, probably still at Brantford.

 

last date: 18 March 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

6523

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 April 1941 - Taken on strength at MacDonald Brothers Aircraft Ltd. in Winnipeg

 

Ex RAF W2010.  Winter conversion kit installed during assembly at MacDonald Brothers.  To No. 2 Training Command on 27 May 1941, for use by No. 7 Air Observer School at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.  Category A crash on 9 October 1942, after the aircraft struck trees during a low level flight near Darlingford, Manitoba (about 50 miles south of Portage).  All 4 occupants killed.

 

last date: 2 November 1942 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

6524

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 April 1941 - Taken on strength at Aircraft Repair, Edmonton

 

Ex RAF W1989.  To No. 4 Training Command on 27 May 1942, for use by No. 7 Service Flying Training School at Fort MacLeod, Alberta.  Category C3 damage at 16:30 on 27 April 1942, at the MacLeod aerodrome.  This aircraft was parked, struck by Anson 6455.  To MacDonald Brothers for overhaul, 11 January to 12 March 1944.  To No. 2 Training Command when completed.  With No. 5 Bombing & Gunnery School at Dafoe, Saskatchewan when it crashed during night flying on 30 October 1944.  Sgt. R.E. Fox, LAC G. Horst, LAC L.C. Jansonn, and LAC H. Loewen killed.  To No. 8 repair Depot for scrapping on 6 November 1944.

 

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

6525

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 April 1941 - Taken on strength at Ottawa Car Ltd.

 

Ex RAF W2119.  To No. 1 Training Command on 28 May 1941.  To No. 3 Training Command on 20 September 1941.  To Canada Car & Foundry at Amherst, NS for overhaul, 30 August 1943 to 22 February 1944.  To No. 4 Training Command when completed, for use by No. 2 Bombing & Gunnery School at Mossbank, Saskatchewan.  Pending disposal from 16 October 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at Swift Current, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 2374:20 total time, 448:10 since overhaul.

 

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

6526

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 April 1941 - Taken on strength at Ottawa Car Ltd.

 

Ex RAF W2168.  To No. 1 Training Command on 28 May 1941, for use by No. 5 Service Flying Training School at Brantford, Ontario.  To No. 3 Training Command on 20 September 1941, for use by No. 8 Air Observer School at Ancienne Lorette, PQ.  To storage with No. 1 Training Command on 25 September 1943.  Allocated to MacDonald Brothers for overhaul on 7 October 1943, but this was cancelled.  To work shop reserve at No. 6 Repair Depot on 16 October 1943.  To Central Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario for overhaul, 14 January to 15 May 1944.  To storage with No. 1 Training Command when completed.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still in storage.  Pending disposal shortly after.  Stored at No. 6 Repair Depot, where it was noted with 1854:35 total time, 2:55 since overhaul.

 

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

6527

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 April 1941 - Taken on strength at Aircraft Repair, Edmonton

 

Ex RAF W2155.  To No. 4 Training Command on 29 May 1941, for use by No. 7 Service Flying Training School at Fort MacLeod, Alberta.  To Aircraft Repair in Edmonton for overhaul, 30 July to 4 November 1942.  To No. 4 Training Command when completed.  To storage on 25 July 1944.  Pending disposal from 2 November 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at Swift Current, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 2780:00 total time, 1418:20 since overhaul.

 

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

6528

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 1 May 1941 - Taken on strength at Aircraft Repair, Edmonton

 

Ex RAF W2218.  To No. 4 Training Command on 29 May 1941, for use by No. 7 Service Flying Training School at Fort MacLeod, Alberta.  Category C5 damage at MacLeod aerodrome at 10:50 on 13 August 1941.  Aircraft landed gear up following a tire burst on takeoff.  Still with No. 7 SFTS when it suffered a Category A crash at 09:00 on 15 June 1942, 4 miles north of Granum, Alberta.  Collided with Anson AX166 during practice formation flying.  LAC O.E. Olsen (or Olson?) killed in this aircraft.  Scrapped by No. 10 Repair Depot.

 

last date: 12 March 1943 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

6529

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 April 1941 - Taken on strength at Aircraft Repair, Edmonton

 

Ex RAF W2209.  To No. 4 Training Command on 29 May 1941, for use by No. 3 SFTS.  Destroyed in mid-air with Anson 6126 at 10:15 on 13 June 1941, during formation practice.  Both aircraft with No. 3 Service Flying Training School at Calgary, Alberta.  Crashed 8 miles west of Calgary airport.  LAC J.R. Roblin killed in this aircraft, other aircraft received only minor damage.  Part of a flight of three aircraft performing authorized formation practice, this aircraft initiated an unscheduled formation change from left echelon to right echelon, and struck 6126 from below.  Aircraft had 64:15 logged time when struck off.

 

last date: 6 August 1941 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

6530

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 April 1941 - Taken on strength at Aircraft Repair, Edmonton

 

Ex RAF W2201.  To No. 4 Training Command on 29 May 1941, for use by No. 3 Service Flying Training School at Calgary, Alberta.  To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft for overhaul, 18 November 1942 to 5 March 1943.  To No. 2 Training Command when completed.  To No. 8 Repair Depot for scrapping on 29 November 1943.

 

last date: 20 December 1943 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

6531

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 25 April 1941 - Taken on strength at Canada Car & Foundry

 

Ex RAF W2189.  To No. 1 Training Command at Trenton on 29 May 1941.  Winter conversion kit installed by 10 September 1941.  With No. 1 Air Observer School at Malton, Ontario when it crashed on 8 December 1942 while attempting a single engine forced landing in a snow covered field 9 miles north-west of Orillia, after an engine failure.  Aircraft overturned and was severely damaged.  To No. 6 Repair Depot for crash repairs on 31 December 1942.  Scrapped there.

 

last date: 2 February 1943 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

6532

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 25 April 1941 - Taken on strength at Canada Car & Foundry

 

Ex RAF W2205.  To No. 1 Training Command at Trenton on 29 May 1941.  Winter conversion kit installed by 10 September 1941.  With No. 4 Air Observer School at RCAF Station Crumlin, Ontario in early 1942.  To Central Aircraft for crash repairs on 24 March 1942, with 1031:00 logged time.  Back to No. 1 Training Command on 2 June 1943.  Pending disposal from 24 November 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still pending disposal.  Stored by No. 4 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit at Brantford, Ontario, where it was noted with 2238:55 total time, 1184:45 since overhaul.

 

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

6533

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 25 April 1941 - Taken on strength at Canada Car & Foundry

 

Ex RAF W2197.  To No. 1 Training Command at Trenton on 29 May 1941.  To No. 6 Repair Depot for crash repairs on 18 July 1941, with 499:50 logged time.  Noted on 22 August 1941 with winter conversion kit, installed by No. 1 Sub Detachment at Amherst, NS (probably installed during assembly).  Back to No. 1 Training Command on 3 September 1941, for use by No. 4 Air Observer School at RCAF Station Crumlin, Ontario.  Still there in late 1941.  To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft for overhaul, 29 January to 7 April 1944.  To 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. 407 Equipment Holding Unit, where it was noted with 2138:30 total time, 410:50 since overhaul.

 

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

6534

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 April 1941 - Taken on strength at Aircraft Repair, Edmonton

 

Ex RAF W2183.  To No. 4 Training Command on 30 May 1941, for use by No. 7 Service Flying Training School at Fort MacLeod, Alberta.  To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft for overhaul, 19 October 1942 to 6 January 1943.  Assigned to Western Air Command when completed.  Ferried to west coast via Regina and Lethbridge by No. 124 (Ferry) Squadron in January 1943.  With No. 32 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.  To storage with No. 4 Training Command on 11 April 1944.  Pending disposal from 2 November 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at Swift Current, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 1794:25 total time, 831:20 since overhaul.

 

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

6535

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 April 1941 - Taken on strength at Aircraft Repair, Edmonton

 

Ex RAF W1987.  To No. 4 Training Command on 30 May 1941,  for use by No. 7 Service Flying Training School at Fort MacLeod, Alberta.  To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft for overhaul, 19 October 1942 to 14 January 1943.  To storage with No. 2 Training Command when completed.  Issued from storage on 9 February 1943, for use by No. 7 Air Observer School at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944.  Pending disposal from 12 April 1945.  By 27 November 1945 on the books of Material Command, stored at No. 5 Satellite Equipment Holding Unit Neepawa, Manitoba, where it was noted with 2790:55 total time, 1863:55 since overhaul.

 

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

6536

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 April 1941 - Taken on strength at Aircraft Repair, Edmonton

 

Ex RAF W1988.  To No. 4 Training Command on 30 May 1941, for use By No. 33 Service flying Training School at Carberry, Manitoba.  To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft for overhaul, 12 January to 17 March 1944.  Noted with 533:20 logged time on arrival.  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, where4 it was noted with 2728:20 total time, 690:25 since overhaul.

 

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

6537

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I / IV

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 April 1941 - Taken on strength at Ottawa Car Ltd.

 

Ex RAF W2174.  To No. 1 Training Command at Trenton on 2 June 1941.  To No. 3 Training Command on 24 September 1941, for use by No. 8 Air Observer School at Ancienne Lorette, PQ.  Noted on 8 April 1943 with 1597:45 logged time, "nearing expiration".  To Canada Car & Foundry at Amherst, NS for conversion to Mk. IV, 21 April to 16 December 1943.  Allocate to workshop reserve at No. 6 Repair Depot for modifications when completed, but this was cancelled.  To workshop reserve at No. 9 Repair Depot on 1 May 1944.  Pending disposal with No. 3 Training Command from 1 August 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 9 Repair Depot, where it was noted with 1597:25 total time, 5:10 since overhaul.

 

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

6538

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 16 May 1941 - Taken on strength at Ottawa Car Ltd.

 

Ex RAF W2126.  To No. 1 Training Command at Trenton on 2 June 1941.  To Central Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario for overhaul on 4 June 1942, with 584:15 logged time.  To Eastern Air Command on 10 August 1942, for use by No. 1 General Reconnaissance School at Summerside, PEI.  To workshop reserve at no. 6 Repair Depot at Trenton on 3 January 1944.  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 noted with 1246:05 total time.

 

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

6539

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 April 1941 - Taken on strength at Aircraft Repair, Edmonton

 

Ex RAF W2206.  To No. 4 Training Command on 2 June 1941,  for use by No. 7 Service Flying Training School at Fort MacLeod, Alberta.  To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft for overhaul, 18 November 1942 to 6 January 1943.  To Western Air Command when completed, for use by No. 32 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.  To storage with No. 4 Training Command on 11 April 1944.  Pending disposal from 2 November 1944.  To No. 2 Air command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at Swift Current, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 1853:35 total time, 902:00 since overhaul.

 

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

6540

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 April 1941 - Taken on strength at Aircraft Repair, Edmonton

 

Ex RAF W2207.  To No. 4 Training Command on 2 June 1941, for use at No. 3 Service Flying Training School at Calgary, Alberta.  To No. 2 Training Command on 29 December 1941.  To No. 3 Training Command on 14 September 1942.  To storage at No. 6 Repair Depot on 13 October 1943.  Allocated to Central Aircraft on 30 December 1943, but this was cancelled.  Instruction to overhaul withdrawn on 12 May 1944, revised to request to scrap.  Request approved on 21 July 1944.

 

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

6541

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 April 1941 - Taken on strength at Aircraft Repair, Edmonton

 

Ex RAF W2154.  To No. 4 Training Command on 2 June 1941, for use at No. 3 Service Flying Training School at Calgary, Alberta.  To No. 2 Training Command on 10 February 1942.  To No. 3 Training Command on 14 September 1942.  To Canada Car & Foundry at Amherst, NS, 25 November 1942 to 28 January 1943.  To Eastern Air Command when completed, delivered on 23 February 1943.  To No. 1 Training Command on 1 December 1943, for use by No. 4 Bombing & Gunnery School at Fingal, Ontario.  To Central Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario 28 January to 22 June 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 28 March 1945.  Stored by No. 6 Repair Depot, where it was noted with 1693:58 total time, 7:48 since overhaul.

 

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

6542

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 April 1941 - Taken on strength at MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in Winnipeg

 

Ex RAF W2134.  Winter conversion kit installed during assembly.  To No. 2 Training Command on 2 June 1941.  To workshop reserve at No. 8 Repair Depot in Winnipeg on 24 October 1942.  To storage with No. 2 Training Command on 9 April 1943, issued from storage on 5 May 1943.  To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft for overhaul, 30 November 1943 to 22 January 1944.  To storage with No. 2 Training Command when completed, issued from storage on 8 February 1944.  Pending disposal from 21 September 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 204 Equipment Holding Unit, where it was noted with 2624:00 total time, 525:45 since overhaul.

 

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

6543

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 April 1941 - Taken on strength at MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in Winnipeg

 

Ex RAF W2144.  Winter conversion kit installed during assembly.  To No. 2 Training Command on 4 June 1941.  To storage, 16 November 1941 to 21 January 1943.  To MacDonald Brothers for overhaul, 21 June to 31 August 1943.  To storage with No. 2 Training Command when completed, issued from storage on 4 November 1943.  Back to storage on 2 June 1944.  Pending disposal from 23 October 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 noted with 1898:20 total time, 702:45 since overhaul.

 

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

6544

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 1 May 1941 - Taken on strength at Aircraft Repair, Edmonton

 

Ex RAF W2272.  To No. 4 Training Command on 4 June 1941,  for use by No. 7 Service Flying Training School at Fort MacLeod, Alberta.  To Aircraft Repair for overhaul, 10 December 1942 to 7 August 1943.  To storage with No. 4 Training Command when completed.  Issued from storage on 26 August 1943, used by No. 8 Bombing & Gunnery School at Lethbridge, Alberta.  Category E incident while with this School on 28 July 1944.  Pending disposal from 16 October 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944.  Status revised to stored reserve on 14 December 1944, then back to pending disposal on 14 February 1945.  Stored at No. 407 Equipment Holding Unit at Swift Current, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 1762:35 total time, 805:50 since overhaul.  Later stored at No. 3 Satellite Equipment Holding Unit.

 

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

6545

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 April 1941 - Taken on strength at Aircraft Repair, Edmonton

 

Ex RAF W1986.  To No. 4 Training Command on 5 June 1941,  for use by No. 7 Service Flying Training School at Fort MacLeod, Alberta.  To Aircraft Repair for overhaul, 2 October to 15 December 1942.  To No. 4 Training Command when completed.  Pending disposal from 24 August 1944.  to No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored by No. 8 Repair Depot, where it was noted with 2351:05 total time, 1084:15 since overhaul.

 

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

6546

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 1 May 1941 - Taken on strength at Aircraft Repair, Edmonton

 

Ex RAF W2263.  To No. 4 Training Command on 5 June 1941, for use by No. 2 Air Observer School at Edmonton, Alberta.  To Aircraft Repair for overhaul, 2 June to 1 November 1943.  To storage with No. 4 Training Command when completed.  Issued from storage on 22 November 1943, used by No. 8 Bombing & Gunnery School at Lethbridge, Alberta.  Category Damage while with this School on 28 July 1944 (related to Anson 6544 incident?).  Pending disposal from 16 October 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944.  Status revised to stored reserve on 14 December 1944, then back to pending disposal on 14 February 1945.  Stored at No. 407 Equipment Holding Unit at Swift Current, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 2504:20 total time, 444:30 since overhaul.  Later stored at No. 3 Satellite Equipment Holding Unit.

 

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

6547

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 April 1941 - Taken on strength at Aircraft Repair, Edmonton

 

Ex RAF W2208.  To No. 4 Training Command on 5 June 1941, for use by No. 2 Air Observer School at Edmonton, Alberta.  To Aircraft Repair for overhaul, 6 March to 27 July 1943.  To storage with No. 4 Training Command when completed, issued from storage on 5 august 1943.  To No. 2 Training Command on 25 January 1944, for use by No. 7 Air Observer School at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944.  Pending disposal from 10 April 1945.  By 27 November 1945 on the books of Material Command, stored at No. 5 Satellite Equipment Holding Unit at Neepawa, Manitoba, where it was noted with 3185:50 total time, 1257:40 since overhaul.

 

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

6548

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 April 1941 - Taken on strength at Ottawa Car Ltd.

 

Ex RAF W2137.  To No. 1 Training Command at Trenton on 5 June 1941.  Later with No. 16 Service Flying Training School at Hagersville, Ontario.  Category D7 damage at Hagersville aerodrome on 4 November 1941, when this aircraft taxied into rear of Anson 6731.  Category A crash at Hagersville aerodrome at 23:55 on 17 December 1941.  Crashed from a spiral dive during solo night circuits.  LAC G.H. McClure killed.  Scrapped by No. 6 Repair Depot.

 

last date: 27 March 1942 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

6549

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 13 May 1941 - Taken on strength at Ottawa Car Ltd.

 

Ex RAF W2328.  To No. 1 Training Command at Trenton on 5 June 1941.  To Central Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario for overhaul, 8 August to 6 November 1942.  To No. 1 Training Command when completed.  To storage on 12 August 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still in storage, and pending disposal from that date.  By 3 December 1945 on the books of Material Command, stored by No. 4 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit, where it was noted with 932:10 total time.

 

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


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