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6550

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Ex RAF W2291. To No. 1 Training Command at Trenton on 5 June 1941. "Minor accident" reported on 14 August 1941, while with the Central Flying School at Trenton. Engine back fired, wrenched wrist caused a fractured wrist bone in a mechanic's right hand. Investigation determined loose engine lead allowed engine to fire with switches off. Later with No. 16 Service Flying Training School at Hagersville, Ontario. Category B damage at Hagersville aerodrome at 01:30 on 25 February 1942. Assigned to de Havilland of Canada for crash repairs on 20 March 1942, with 461:10 logged time, delivered on 31 March 1942. To No. 3 Training Command when completed. Operated by Test & Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, probably at this time. Back to No. 1 Training Command on 6 November 1943. To Central Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario for crash repairs, 6 November 1943 to 27 January 1944. To storage with No. 2 Training Command when completed. Issued from storage on 8 February 1944, for use by No. 5 Bombing & Gunnery School at Dafoe, Saskatchewan. 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 noted with 1460:35 total time, 781:30 since overhaul.

 

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

6551

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Ex RAF W2319. To No. 1 Training Command at Trenton on 5 June 1941. Later with No. 16 Service Flying Training School at Hagersville, Ontario. Category C10 damage at Hagersville aerodrome at 22:45 on 11 December 1941, when Anson 6017 taxied into this aircraft. To Central Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario for overhaul, 8 August to 14 December 1942. To No. 1 Training Command when completed. Pending disposal from 1 August 1944. To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945. Stored at Brantford, Ontario, where it was noted with 1479:20 total time.

 

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

6552

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Ex RAF W2196. To No. 1 Training Command on 6 June 1941. To Central Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario for overhaul, 29 May to 9 August 1943. To No. 1 Training Command when completed. Pending disposal from 24 June 1944. To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still pending disposal. Stored by No. 6 Repair Depot, where it was noted with 2562:50 total time, 563:40 since overhaul.

 

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

6553

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 May 1941 - Taken on strength at de Havilland of Canada

 

Ex RAF W2284. To No. 1 Training Command on 6 June 1941. To No. 3 Training Command on 20 September 1941, for use by No. 8 Air Observers School at Ancienne Lorette, PQ. To Canada Car & Foundry for overhaul, 11 July 1943 to 29 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. 4 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit, where it was noted with 2655:10 total time, 734:35 since overhaul.

 

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

6554

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 May 1941 - Taken on strength at de Havilland of Canada

 

Ex RAF W2298. To No. 1 Training Command on 6 June 1941. To No. 3 Training Command later in 1941, for use by No. 8 Air Observers School at Ancienne Lorette, PQ. Crashed into the St. Lawrence River at Lake St. Francis near Cornwall, Ontario on 15 September 1942. All 3 occupants killed. Records state pilot misjudged height and settled into the water, suggesting probably unauthorized low flying.

 

last date: 23 December 1942 - Struck off

6555

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 May 1941 - Taken on strength at Aircraft Repair, Edmonton

 

Ex RAF W2383. To No. 4 Training Command on 4 July 1941, for use by No. 15 Service Flying Training School at Claresholm, Alberta. To Aircraft Repair for overhaul, 19 October 1942 to 13 January 1943. To storage with No. 4 Training Command when completed. Issued from storage on 6 May 1943, to No. 1 Training Command. 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 noted with 2131:25 total time, 1177:25 since overhaul.

 

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

6556

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 29 April 1941 - Taken on strength at MacDonald Brothers Aircraft

 

Ex RAF W2237. Winter conversion kit installed during assembly. To No. 4 Training Command on 7 June 1941, for use by No. 7 Service Flying Training School at Fort MacLeod, Alberta. To Aircraft Repair for overhaul, 19 October 1942 to 8 January 1943. To storage with No. 4 Training Command when completed. Assigned to No. 1 Training Command on 6 May 1943, delivered on 20 May 1943. Pending disposal from 3 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 1997:10 total time, 874:50 since overhaul.

 

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

6557

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 29 April 1941 - Taken on strength at MacDonald Brothers Aircraft

 

Ex RAF W2268. Winter conversion kit installed during assembly. To No. 4 Training Command on 7 June 1941, for use by No. 7 Service Flying Training School at Fort MacLeod, Alberta. To Aircraft Repair for overhaul, 19 October 1942 to 12 April 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 8 August 1943. 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 1899:15 total time, 443:20 since overhaul.

 

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

6558

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Ex RAF W2200. Winter conversion kit installed during assembly. To No. 2 Training Command on 7 June 1941. To MacDonald Brothers for overhaul, 9 December 1942 to 27 March 1943. To No. 2 Training Command when completed. Pending disposal from 2 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 3470:20 total time, 1550:15 since overhaul.

 

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

6559

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 March 1943 - Taken on strength at MacDonald Brothers Aircraft

 

Ex RAF W2171. Received complete from the UK in April 1941, but not taken on strength officially for nearly 2 years. Winter conversion kit installed during assembly. To No. 4 Training Command on 7 June 1941, for use by No. 3 Service Flying Training School at Calgary, Alberta. To Aircraft Repair for overhaul, 5 February to 6 April 1944. To storage with No. 4 Training Command when completed, issued from storage on 18 May 1944. To storage with No. 2 Training Command on 24 November 1944. To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal. Pending disposal from 14 February 1945. Stored at No. 3 Satellite Equipment Holding Unit at Swift Current, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 2412:10 total time, 461:40 since overhaul.

 

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

6560

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Ex RAF W2134. Winter conversion kit installed during assembly. To No. 2 Training Command on 7 June 1941. To workshop reserve at No. 8 Repair Depot at Winnipeg on 25 November 1942. To MacDonald Brothers for overhaul, 15 June to 5 August 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 Weyburn, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 2495:55 total time, 986:10 since overhaul.

 

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

6561

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I / IV

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 May 1941 - Taken on strength at de Havilland of Canada

 

Ex RAF W2326. Assembled in Canada at de Havilland Canada at Downsview, Ontario. To No. 1 Training Command on 10 June 1941. With the Central Flying School at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario when starboard propeller struck the water during unauthorized low flying through the Thousand Islands in the St. Lawrence River, 2 miles south east of Gananoque, on 3 September 1941. Returned to base without further damage, classified as Category C 1/2.. With No. 4 Air Observer School at RCAF Station Crumlin, Ontario in late 1941. To Central Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario on 30 June 1943. To Canada Car & Foundry at Cartierville, Quebec for conversion to Mk. IV, 13 September 1943. Back to No. 1 Training Command on 1 December 1943, for use by No. 1 Air Observer School at Malton, Ontario. To storage on 18 April 1944. 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 noted with 1734:15 total time, 9:00 since overhaul. Sold to E. Cowan of Toronto.

 

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

6562

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 May 1941 - Taken on strength at de Havilland of Canada

 

Ex RAF W2327. To No. 1 Training Command on 10 June 1941. To No. 3 Training Command on 24 September 1941, for use by No. 8 Air Observer School at Ancienne Lorette, PQ. Still there in fall of 1943, coded "Y". Assigned to Canada Car & Foundry at Amherst, NS on 12 January 1944. Ownership to No. 21 Repair Depot on 12 May 1944, where it was scrapped. Record card also states assigned to Canada Car & Foundry for overhaul, 1 December 1944, but this is probably a mistake.

 

last date: 4 August 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

6563

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I / IV

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 May 1941 - Taken on strength at de Havilland of Canada

 

Ex RAF W2329. To No. 1 Training Command on 10 June 1941. Winter conversion kit installed by 10 September 1941. To No. 3 Training Command on 20 September 1941. To Canada Car & Foundry at Amherst, NS for crash repairs on 8 July 1943. Converted to Mk. IV while there, from 15 January 1944. Back to No. 3 Training Command on 2 May 1944. To No. 1 Training Command on 5 May 1944. Category C crash on 17 July 1944, reported by No. 4 Air Observers School at London, Ontario. To workshop reserve at No. 6 Repair Depot on that date. Scrapped by No. 6 Repair Depot.

 

last date: 11 August 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

6564

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Ex RAF W2322. To No. 1 Training Command on 11 June 1941, for use by No. 5 Service Flying Training School at Brantford, Ontario. To Central Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario for overhaul, 14 January to 10 May 1944. To storage with No. 1 Training Command when completed. To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, pending disposal from that date. Stored by No. 6 repair Depot, where it was noted with 2350:15 total time, 3:20 since overhaul.

 

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

6565

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Ex RAF W 2325. To No. 1 Training Command on 11 June 1941, for use by No. 5 Service Flying Training School at Brantford, Ontario. To Central Aircraft for overhaul, 8 August to 23 November 1942. To No. 1 Training Command when completed. With No. 4 Air Observers School at London, Ontario when it crashed in late 1942 or early 1943. To No. 6 Repair Depot on 23 January 1943, following a Category A crash. Request to scrap approved on 9 February 1943.

 

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

6566

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I / IV

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Ex RAF W2199. Winter conversion kit installed during assembly. To No. 4 Training Command on 11 June 1941, for use by No. 7 Service Flying Training School at Fort MacLeod, Alberta. To No. 2 Training Command on 24 January 1942, for use by No. 41 Service Flying Training School at Weyburn, Saskatchewan. Still with this School when it received Category C7 damage at Weyburn at 11:25 on 21 June 1942. A strong wind carried the aircraft into soft ground "where it collapsed". Assigned to MacDonald Brothers Aircraft on 8 August 1942, delivered on 11 August 1942. To Eastern Air Command on 3 September 1942, for use by No. 1 General Reconnaissance School at Summerside, PEI. To No. 17 Aircraft Inspection Detachment at Moncton, NB on 24 April 1943 for overhaul. To Canada Car & Foundry in Quebec on 31 August 1943, for conversion to Mk. IV. To No. 1 Training Command on 12 October 1943, for use by No. 1 Air Observers School at Malton, Ontario. Pending disposal from 25 October 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 1864:05 total time, 672:45 since overhaul.

 

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

6567

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 May 1941 - Taken on strength at Aircraft Repair, Edmonton

 

Ex RAF W2356. To No. 4 Training Command on 3 July 1941, for use by No. 15 Service Flying Training School at Claresholm, Alberta. Category C14 damage at 16:10 on 25 September 1941, in the Low Flying Area at Claresholm. No. 7 Service Flying Training School at Fort MacLeod, Alberta. Category B damage while with this School, at 02:45 on 14 July 1942. Ground looped while taxiing due to excessive braking while turning. To Aircraft Repair for repairs, 20 July to 26 October 1942. 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 1879:45 total time, 916:40 since overhaul.

 

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

6568

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 May 1941 - Taken on strength at Aircraft Repair, Edmonton

 

Ex RAF W2357. To No. 4 Training Command on 7 July 1941, for use by No. 3 Service flying Training School at Calgary, Alberta. Category A crash 45 miles west of Calgary, at 17:00 on 14 August 1941. Pilot became trapped in a dead end canyon during unauthorised low flying, hit trees while attempting to turn around at west end of Canyon, on Mt. Dougall. Starboard horizontal stabilizer came off, aircraft then crashed into side of mountain. 2 fatalities. To No. 10 Repair Depot at Calgary on 17 August 1941 for write off.

 

last date: 13 September 1941 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

6569

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 May 1941 - Taken on strength at Aircraft Repair, Edmonton

 

Ex RAF W2358. To No. 4 Training Command on 3 July 1941, for use by No. 15 Service Flying Training School at Claresholm, Alberta. To No. 2 Training Command on 29 December 1941. To storage, 16 to 27 November 1942. To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft for overhaul, 24 January to 4 March 1944. To storage with No. 2 Training Command when completed, issued from storage on 12 April 1944. Pending disposal from 23 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 2438:05 total time, 388:00 since overhaul.

 

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

6570

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 May 1941 - Taken on strength at Aircraft Repair, Edmonton

 

Ex RAF W2359. To No. 4 Training Command on 4 July 1941, for use by No. 15 Service Flying Training School at Claresholm, Alberta. To No. 2 Training Command on 10 February 1942. To No. 8 Repair Depot on 7 October 1943, for major inspection. To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft for overhaul, 20 October to 20 December 1943. To storage with No. 2 Training Command when completed. Category A crash on 17 May 1944. To No. 8 Repair Depot on 19 May 1944 for scrapping.

 

last date: 3 June 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

6571

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 May 1941 - Taken on strength at Aircraft Repair, Edmonton

 

Ex RAF W2321. To No. 4 Training Command on 15 July 1941, for use by No. 15 Service Flying Training School at Claresholm, Alberta. To No. 2 Training Command on 24 December 1941. Crashed following an engine failure at Binscarth, Manitoba (About 55 miles south-east of Yorkton) at 13:00 on 11 March 1942. Reported by No. 8 Repair Depot, aircraft was ferrying from No. 8 RD to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan for use by No. 6 Air Observer School. Originally reported as Category C damage, but written off as a result of this crash.

 

last date: 6 April 1942 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

6572

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 May 1941 - Taken on strength at Aircraft Repair, Edmonton

 

Ex RAF W2386. To No. 4 Training Command on 24 June 1941, for use by No. 15 Service Flying Training School at Claresholm, Alberta. Category C damage at the Claresholm aerodrome at 10:20 on 26 August 1941. Aircraft overran on landing and struck construction machinery. Preliminary investigation suggested cause was "not enough air pressure", Ansons used an air bottle to power the pneumatic brakes, which needed to be charged on the ground. To Aircraft Repair for overhaul, 12 December 1942. To storage with No. 4 Training Command on 5 May 1943. To No. 2 Training Command on 15 June 1943. Pending disposal from 4 October 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 1357:30 total time, 1042:25 since overhaul.

 

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

6573

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 May 1941 - Taken on strength at Aircraft Repair, Edmonton

 

Ex RAF W2379. To No. 4 Training Command on 4 July 1941, for use by No. 15 Service Flying Training School at Claresholm, Alberta. Winter conversion kit installed by 22 July 1941. Category C1 damage near Woodhouse, Alberta (5 miles south-east of Claresholm aerodrome) at 14:15 on 19 August 1941. Pilot allowed student to lose speed during practice precautionary approach, aircraft stalled, struck a fence damaging flaps and elevator. Category C6 damage at the Claresholm aerodrome at 15:00 on 24 October 1941. This aircraft was parked, struck by Anson 6580 which was taxiing. To Aircraft Repair for overhaul on 3 March 1942, with 428:20 logged time. To No. 2 Training Command when completed. To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft, 14 June to 18 August 1943. To storage with No. 2 Training Command when completed, issued from storage on 1 September 1943. 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 Estevan, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 2226:25 total time, 947:55 since overhaul.

 

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

6574

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 May 1941 - Taken on strength at Aircraft Repair, Edmonton

 

Ex RAF W2382. To No. 4 Training Command on 7 July 1941, for use by No. 3 Service Flying Training School at Calgary, Alberta. Winter conversion kit installed by 22 July 1941. To No. 8 Repair Depot for overhaul, 3 June 1943 to 13 January 1944. To storage with No. 2 Training Command when completed, issued from storage on 20 June 1944. To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944. Pending disposal from 15 December 1944. Stored at No. 205 Equipment Holding Unit, where it was noted with 1292:40 total time, and 1292:40 since overhaul (sic).

 

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

6575

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 May 1941 - Taken on strength at Aircraft Repair, Edmonton

 

Ex RAF W2384. To No. 4 Training Command on 10 July 1941, for use by No. 3 Service Flying Training School at Calgary, Alberta. To Aircraft Repair for overhaul, 6 November 1942 to 17 March 1943. To No. 3 Training Command when completed, delivered on 25 March 1943. To No. 2 Training Command on 1 December 1943, for use by No. 7 Air Observer School at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. To No. 8 Repair Depot at Winnipeg on 27 January 1944, for major inspection and placing in storage. To storage with No. 2 Training Command on 17 February 1944, issued from storage on 14 November 1944. To No. 2 Training 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 noted with 1591:25 total time, 699:40 since overhaul.

 

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

6576

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Ex RAF W2185. Winter conversion kit installed during assembly. To No. 4 Training Command on 16 June 1941. First assigned to No. 7 Service Flying Training School at Fort MacLeod, Alberta, but noted as intended later for No. 15 Service Flying Training School at Claresholm, Alberta. To No. 2 Training Command on 29 December 1941. To workshop reserve at No. 8 Repair Depot on 11 November 1942. To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft for overhaul, 22 May to 29 June 1943. To No. 2 Training Command when completed. Used by No. 5 Air Observers School at Winnipeg. Category B damage while with this School, on 4 August 1944. Pending disposal from October 1944. To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal. Stored at No. 204 Equipment Holding Unit at Estevan, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 1876:55 total time, 793:35 since overhaul.

 

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

6577

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 May 1941 - Taken on strength at de Havilland of Canada

 

Ex RAF W2330. To No. 3 Training Command on 16 June 1941, for use by their Comm Flight. To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft, 24 August to 7 December 1943. To storage with No. 2 Training Command when completed, issued from storage on 29 January 1944. Back to storage on 3 June 1944. Pending disposal from 23 October 1944. To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal. Stored at No. 206 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Satellite. Also stored at No. 202 Equipment Holding Unit at Weyburn, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 5:00 logged time since new, never overhauled (?).

 

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

6578

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Ex RAF W2127. Winter conversion kit installed during assembly. To No. 4 Training Command on 16 June 1941, for use by No. 7 Service flying Training School at Fort MacLeod, Alberta. With No. 15 Service Flying Training School at Claresholm, Alberta when it received Category C3 damage at 11:00 on 5 July 1941, 8 miles south of Ensign, Alberta (which is about 8 miles north-west of Vulcan aerodrome). Student pilot failed to switch tanks, both engines failed due to fuel starvation, gear up landing made in farm field. To No. 2 Training Command on 10 February 1942. To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft, 8 August to 14 October 1942. Assigned to No. 3 Training Command when completed, delivered on 20 October 1942. To No. 1 Training Command on 13 September 1943. Pending disposal from 19 July 1944. To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still pending disposal. Stored at Brantford, Ontario, where it was noted with 2090:00 total time, never overhauled.

 

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

6579

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Ex RAF W2011. Winter conversion kit installed during assembly. To No. 4 Training Command on 16 June 1941. First assigned to No. 7 Service Flying Training School at Fort MacLeod, Alberta, but noted as intended later for No. 15 Service Flying Training School at Claresholm, Alberta. To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft, 2 October to 17 November 1942. To No. 2 Training Command when completed. To workshop reserve at No. 8 Repair Depot, Winnipeg, 10 July to 9 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. 3 Satellite Equipment Holding Unit at Swift Current, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 1353:45 total time, never overhauled.

 

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

6580

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Ex RAF W2004. Winter conversion kit installed during assembly. To No. 4 Training Command on 16 June 1941. First assigned to No. 7 Service Flying Training School at Fort MacLeod, Alberta, but noted as intended later for No. 15 Service Flying Training School at Claresholm, Alberta. With No. 15 SFTS when it suffered Category C 1/2 damage at Claresholm at 11:30 on 16 July 1941, when Anson 6188 taxied into this aircraft from behind, left wing of 6188 struck rudder of 6580. Category C14 damage at Claresholm aerodrome at 15:00 on 24 October 1941, when this aircraft taxied into Anson 6573, port wing of 6580 striking port engine of 6573. To No. 2 Training Command on 10 February 1942. Pending disposal from 16 April 1944. To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal. Stored at No. 204 Equipment Holding Unit at Estevan, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 2070:05 total time, never overhauled.

 

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

6581

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Ex RAF W1999. Winter conversion kit installed during assembly. To No. 4 Training Command on 16 June 1941. First assigned to No. 7 Service Flying Training School at Fort MacLeod, Alberta, later with No. 15 Service Flying Training School at Claresholm, Alberta. Category C14 damage at Claresholm aerodrome at 16:10 on 27 June 1941. Overshot landing, swung onto runway under construction and struck an earth bank at the side of the runway. Cause noted as "error in judgement", but not clear if this referred to the instructor or his student. To McDonald Brothers Aircraft, 8 August to 3 November 1942, probably for modifications. To No. 1 Training Command when completed, 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, still in storage and pending disposal from that date. Stored by No. 4 reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit at Brantford, Ontario, where it was noted with 1296:20 total time, never overhauled.

 

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

6582

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 April 1941 - Taken on strength at MacDonald Brothers Aircraft at Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

Ex RAF W2233. Winter conversion kit installed during assembly. To No. 4 Training Command on 16 June 1941. To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft for overhaul and further winterization, 4 to 26 August 1942. to Eastern Air Command when completed, for use by no. 1 General Reconnaissance School at Summerside, PEI. Delivered there on 17 September 1942. To workshop reserve at No. 6 Repair Depot on 20 March 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 1561:25 total time, 1025:10 since overhaul.

 

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

6583

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Ex RAF W2193. Winter conversion kit installed during assembly. To No. 3 Training Command on 16 June 1941, for use by their Comm Flight. To Canada Car & Foundry for overhaul on 12 January 1944. To No. 21 Repair Depot for disposal on 12 May 1944. Scrapped at No. 4 Repair Depot.

 

last date: 4 August 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

6584

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Ex RAF W2332. To No. 1 Training Command on 12 July 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 at Amherst, NS for overhaul, 24 July to 21 September 1942. To Eastern Air Command when completed. To storage with No. 1 training Command on 2 November 1943. To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, pending disposal from that date. Stored by No. 6 Repair Depot, where it was noted with 1090:25 logged time since overhaul.

 

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

6585

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 April 1941 - Taken on strength at MacDonald Brothers Aircraft at Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

Ex RAF W2232. Winter conversion kit installed during assembly. To No. 4 Training Command on 18 June 1941, for use by No. 15 Service Flying Training School at Claresholm, Alberta. Category C1 damage at Claresholm aerodrome at 16:00 on 1 December 1941. To Aircraft Repair at Edmonton, Alberta for overhaul, 19 October 1942 to 13 April 1943. To storage with No. 4 Training Command when completed. To No. 1 Training Command on 15 June 1943, for use by No. 1 Air Observers School at Malton, Ontario. To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945. Pending disposal from 20 February 1945. Stored by No. 4 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit, where it was noted with 2276:45 total time, 1105:30 since overhaul.

 

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

6586

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 29 April 1941 - Taken on strength at MacDonald Brothers Aircraft at Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

Ex RAF W2286. Winter conversion kit installed during assembly. To No. 4 Training Command on 18 June 1941, for use by No. 7 Service Flying Training School at Fort MacLeod, Alberta To MacDonald Brothers for overhaul, 20 August to 8 October 1942. To No. 3 Training Command when completed. To No. 1 training Command on 4 September 1943. With No. 33 Air Navigation School at Mount Hope, Ontario when it suffered a Category B crash. To No. 6 Repair Depot on 25 July 1944, for inspection following this crash. Reclassified as Category A. Instruments, accessories and tires removed before scrapping.

 

last date: 31 August 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

6587

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 May 1941 - Taken on strength at No. 10 Repair Depot, Calgary

 

Ex RAF W2339. To No. 4 Training Command on 18 June 1941, for use by No. 15 Service Flying Training School at Claresholm, Alberta. Category C14 damage at 14:00 on 6 August 1941, near Stavely, Alberta (10 miles north of Claresholm aerodrome). Aircraft flew into a hail storm, damaging wing leading edges and fabric on aft fuselage. To Aircraft Repair in Edmonton for overhaul, 19 October 1942 to 15 March 1943. To No. 3 Training Command when completed. To No. 1 Training Command on 12 April 1944. Pending disposal from 3 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 2694:40 total time, 1287:45 since overhaul.

 

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

6588

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 May 1941 - Taken on strength at No. 10 Repair Depot, Calgary

 

Ex RAF W2340. To No. 4 Training Command on 18 June 1941, for use by No. 15 Service Flying Training School at Claresholm, Alberta. To No. 2 Training Command on 10 February 1942. To workshop reserve at No. 8 Repair Depot, Winnipeg on 2 October 1942. To No. 3 Training Command on 24 October 1944. To Canada Car & Foundry on 2 February 1944, for overhaul. To Aeronautical Engineering Division after overhaul. To storage with No. 1 Training Command on 24 May 1944. 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 noted with 1756:50 total time, 8:00 since overhaul.

 

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

6589

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 May 1941 - Taken on strength at No. 10 Repair Depot, Calgary

 

Ex RAF W2345. To No. 4 Training Command on 18 June 1941, for use by No. 15 Service Flying Training School at Claresholm, Alberta. Category B crash at Claresholm aerodrome at 11:30 on 9 January 1942, when this aircraft collided with Anson 6643. To McKenzie Air Services for crash repairs on 2 February 1942. Had 491:05 logged time when it arrived. To No. 2 Training Command on 28 March 1942. With No. 1 Central Navigation School at Rivers Camp, Manitoba when scrapped.

 

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

6590

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 May 1941 - Taken on strength at No. 10 Repair Depot, Calgary

 

Ex RAF W2346. To No. 4 Training Command on 18 June 1941, for use by No. 15 Service Flying Training School at Claresholm, Alberta. Category C3 damage at Claresholm aerodrome at 21:30 on 15 September 1941. Aircraft was taxiing off runway after night landing, turned suddenly to avoid a stalled Anson on the taxi way, and struck a tractor with no lights on. Investigation faulted tractor driver. Category A crash near Clear Lake, Alberta (about 14 miles north-east of Claresholm aerodrome) on 16 October 1941. Aircraft stalled at low altitude during a practice forced approach, one wing tip dug in and the aircraft overturned. Instructor P/O E.M. Bryson severely injured, student LAC D.E. Cawker not injured. Bryson was also the instructor in the 15 September 1941 accident. Aircraft ownership to No. 10 Repair Depot for scrapping.

 

last date: 12 December 1942 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

6591

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 May 1941 - Taken on strength at No. 10 Repair Depot, Calgary

 

Ex RAF W2347. To No. 4 Training Command on 18 June 1941, for use by No. 15 Service Flying Training School at Claresholm, Alberta. To No. 2 Training Command on 10 February 1942. To workshop reserve at no. 8 Repair Depot, Winnipeg in June 1942. Scrapped there.

 

last date: 7 April 1943 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

6592

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 June 1941 - Taken on strength at Ottawa Car & Aircraft Ltd.

 

Ex RAF W2409. To No. 3 Training Command on 3 September 1941, for use by No. 8 Air Observers School at Ancienne Lorette, PQ. To Canada Car & Foundry at Amherst, NS for overhaul, 10 August 1943 to 12 February 1944. To No. 4 Training Command when completed, for use by No. 2 Bombing & Gunnery School at Mossbank, Saskatchewan. To storage on 28 November 1944. To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still in storage. Pending disposal from 24 February 1945. Stored at No. 3 Satellite Equipment Holding Unit at Swift Current, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 2342:55 total time, 718:50 since overhaul. Noted as completely destroyed by fire in correspondence from No. 10 Repair Depot dated 15 April 1946.

 

last date: 4 October 1946 - Written off

6593

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 April 1941 - Taken on strength at MacDonald Brothers Aircraft at Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

Ex RAF W2179. Winter conversion kit installed during assembly. To No. 4 Training Command on 23 June 1941, for use by No. 15 Service Flying Training School at Claresholm, Alberta. To Aircraft Repair for overhaul, 12 December 1942 to 8 June 1943. To storage with No. 4 Training Command when completed. Issued from storage on 23 June 1943, for use by No. 2 Air Observers School at Edmonton, Alberta. To Aircraft Repair for repairs following a Category B crash, 1 December 1943 to 24 February 1944. To No. 4 Training Command when completed, for use by No. 8 Bombing & Gunnery School at Lethbridge, Alberta. Pending disposal from 27 October 1944. To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal. To stored reserve status 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 744:40 total time, 462:10 since overhaul. Noted on 23 October 1946 as still at Swift Current

 

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

6594

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 April 1941 - Taken on strength at MacDonald Brothers Aircraft at Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

Ex RAF W2227. Winter conversion kit installed during assembly. To No. 4 Training Command on 23 June 1941, for use by No. 15 Service Flying Training School at Claresholm, Alberta. To No. 2 Training Command on 24 January 1942. To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft for modifications, 8 August to 30 November 1942. To Eastern Air Command when completed. To No. 1 Training Command on 27 June 1943, for use by No. 4 Air Observers School at London, Ontario. To No. 6 Repair Depot at Trenton for salvage on 3 June 1944, following a Category B crash. Scrapped by No. 6 Repair Depot.

 

last date: 27 June 1945 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

6595

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 May 1941 - Taken on strength at MacDonald Brothers Aircraft at Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

Ex RAF W2313. Winter conversion kit installed during assembly. To No. 4 Training Command on 23 June 1941, for use by No. 15 Service Flying Training School at Claresholm, Alberta. Category B damage at the Claresholm aerodrome at 00:45 on 17 September 1941. Landed long, ground looped while attempting high speed turn off end of runway. To No. 10 Repair Depot at Calgary for repairs, 22 September 1941 to 16 May 1942. To No. 4 Repair Depot when completed. To MacDonald Brothers for overhaul, 12 January to 16 March 1944. To storage with No. 2 Training Command when completed, issued from storage on 12 April 1944. Pending disposal from 23 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 2407:25 total time, 357:40 since overhaul.

 

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

6596

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 May 1941 - Taken on strength at MacDonald Brothers Aircraft at Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

Ex RAF W2323. Winter conversion kit installed during assembly. To No. 4 Training Command on 23 June 1941, for use by No. 15 Service Flying Training School at Claresholm, Alberta. Category C 1/2 damage at the Granum relief field at 23:30 on 16 July 1941. Anson 6615 taxied into this aircraft while it was parked, investigation stated student pilot in 6615 was confused by surrounding lights. To Aircraft Repair for overhaul, 10 December 1942 to 5 August 1943. To storage with No. 4 Training Command when completed, issued from storage on 20 August 1943. 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 15 December 1944. By 27 November 1945 on the books of Material Command, stored at No. 5 Satellite Equipment Holding Unit at Neepawa, Manitoba. Also stored by No. 205 Equipment Holding Unit, where it was noted with 1426:15 total time, 899:45 since overhaul.

 

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

6597

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 April 1941 - Taken on strength at MacDonald Brothers Aircraft at Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

Ex RAF W2186. Winter conversion kit installed during assembly. To No. 4 Training Command on 23 June 1941, for use by No. 15 Service Flying Training School at Claresholm, Alberta. To Aircraft Repair at Edmonton for modifications, 19 October 1942 to 11 February 1943. To Eastern Air Command when completed, for use by No. 31 General Reconnaissance School at Charlottetown, PEI. To No. 1 Training Command on 17 July 1943, for use by No. 31 Air Navigation School at Port Albert, Ontario. 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 at Brantford, Ontario, where it was noted with 2078:10 total time, never overhauled.

 

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

6598

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 April 1941 - Taken on strength at MacDonald Brothers Aircraft at Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

Ex RAF W2210. Winter conversion kit installed during assembly. To No. 4 Training Command on 23 June 1941, for use by No. 15 Service Flying Training School at Claresholm, Alberta. Category C14 damage at Claresholm aerodrome at 09:00 on 28 July 1941. Starboard main gear retracted while taxiing, due to "incorrect cockpit procedure". Category B damage 4 miles north-east of Claresholm at 08:45 on 3 January 1942, forced landing following engine failure. To McKenzie Service for crash repairs on 2 February 1942, with 199:15 logged time. To storage with No. 2 Training Command on 16 March 1942, issued from storage on 9 April 1943. To MacDonald Brothers for overhaul, 28 December 1943 to 10 February 1944. To No. 2 Training Command when completed, for use by No. 5 Bombing & Gunnery School at Dafoe, Saskatchewan. 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 noted with 3004:00 total time, 711:10 since overhaul.

 

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

6599

Avro

built in UK

Anson

Mk. I / III / IV

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 May 1941 - Taken on strength at No. 10 Repair Depot, Calgary

 

Ex RAF W2290. To No. 4 Training Command on 23 June 1941, for use by No. 15 Service Flying Training School at Claresholm, Alberta. To No. 2 Training Command on 29 December 1941. To MacDonald Brothers for overhaul and conversion to Mk. III, 7 March to 20 April 1942. To No. 4 Training Command when completed. To Aircraft Repair for crash repairs, 11 June 1943. To MacDonald Brothers on 6 November 1943, for conversion to Mk. IV. To storage with No. 2 Training Command on 24 February 1944. Pending disposal from 27 June 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 1650:20 total time, 4:35 since overhaul.

 

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


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Created 19 August 2012. Updated 19 August 2012.