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AS523

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 August 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

Taken on strength at No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School at Fort William, Ontario.  To No. 4 Training Command on 11 September 1941, for use by No. 36 Service Flying Training School at Penhold, Alberta.  Initial allotment noted as pending allocation to No. 35 Service Flying Training School, which opened at North Battleford, Saskatchewan on 4 September 1941.  Still with No. 36 SFTS when it suffered a Category A crash near Red Deer, Alberta at 14:30 on 24 December 1941.  Student pilots attempted a precautionary landing after encountering a snow storm on a cross country exercise, but struck trees.  LAC P.E. Bushell died of injuries on 6 January 1942.  Second student was LAC D.F. Phillips, RAF who died of injuries on 26 December 1941.  Scrapped at No. 10 Repair Depot.

 

last date: 18 August 1942 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

AS537

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 21 July 1941 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command at No. 1 Port Detachment at Dartmouth

 

To No. 4 Training Command on 27 September 1941, for use by No. 34 Service Flying Training School at Medicine Hat, Alberta.  With No. 32 Service Flying Training School at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan when it suffered a Category A crash near the main aerodrome at 18:30 on 8 April 1943.  LAC M.E. Wisniewsks, RAF slightly injured.  Port engine failed to respond when student pilot applied power to correct undershoot during night circuits.  Aircraft landed short and came to rest upside down in puddle near main field.  No record of Board of Enquiry.  Scrapped by No. 10 Repair Depot.

 

last date: 23 July 1943 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

AS538

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 August 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

Taken on strength at No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School at Fort William, Ontario.  To No. 4 Training Command on 8 September 1941, for use by No. 34 Service Flying Training School at Medicine Hat, Alberta.  Initial allotment noted as pending allocation to No. 36 Service Flying Training School, which opened at Penhold, Alberta on 28 September 1941.    Category C14 damage at Medicine Hat aerodrome at 12:50 on 29 November 1941.  Pending disposal from 1 August 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 10 Repair Depot, where it was noted with 1493:15 logged time, never overhauled.

 

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

AS540

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 21 July 1941 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command at No. 1 Port Detachment at Dartmouth

 

To No. 4 Training Command on 27 September 1941, for use by No. 34 Service Flying Training School at Medicine Hat, Alberta.  To Aircraft Repair for overhaul, 2 June to 14 September 1943.  Back to No. 4 Training Command when completed.  To storage on 4 April 1944.  Pending disposal from 11 August 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at Swift Current, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 1940:00 total time, 428:25 since overhaul.

 

last date: 19 February 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

AS544

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 21 August 1944 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command at No. 1 Port Detachment at Dartmouth

 

To No. 4 Training Command on 27 August 1941, for use by No. 34 Service Flying Training School at Medicine Hat, Alberta.  Pending disposal from 5 June 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 10 Repair Depot at Calgary, Alberta, where it was noted with 1494:10 logged time, never overhauled.

 

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

AS545

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 August 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

Taken on strength at No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School at Fort William, Ontario.  To No. 4 Training Command on 17 September 1941, for use by No. 36 Service Flying Training School at Penhold, Alberta.  Minor damage at 16:25 on 19 March 1942 (or 1943?), when aircraft nosed over in snow after landing at Innisfail relief field.  Winter conversion kit installed at No. 36 SFTS by 4 June 1942.  Serious injury to AC2 A. Farrar at 22:35 on 25 May 1943, when he walked into propeller of this aircraft during night flying at Penhold.  AC2 Ferrar was maintaining flares on flare path, this aircraft was taxiing for take off.  Minor damage at 14:20 on 16 June 1943, when the aircraft ground looped on landing at Innisfail relief field.  To Aircraft Repair for overhaul and repairs, 23 June to 4 September 1943.  Back to No. 4 Training Command when completed.  With No. 32 Service Flying Training School at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan when it received minor damage at 12:55 on 12 April 1944 at the Moose Jaw main aerodrome.  Student pilot was unable to stop this aircraft while taxiing and struck stationary Oxford AS730.  No injuries.  Pending disposal from October 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 3 Surplus Equipment Holding Unit at Swift Current, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 1936:30 total time, 804:00 since overhaul.

 

last date: 2 October 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

AS549

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 August 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

Taken on strength at No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School at Fort William, Ontario.  To No. 35 Service Flying Training School at North Battleford, Saskatchewan on 26 August 1941.  To No. 4 Training Command with this School on 10 November 1941.  To Aircraft Repair for overhaul, 20 March to 17 July 1943.  Back to No. 4 Training Command when completed.  To storage on 16 February 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still in storage.  Pending disposal from that date.  Stored at No. 2 Air Ground Training School at Calgary, where it was noted with 1760:05 total time, 599:05 since overhaul.

 

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

AS550

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 21 July 1941 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command at No. 1 Port Detachment at Dartmouth

 

To No. 35 Service Flying Training School at North Battleford, Saskatchewan on 28 August 1941.  Still with this School when it collided with Oxford AS186 from the same School at 11:00 on 30 September 1941, in good weather.  Both came down 5 miles north of the aerodrome.  Instructor P/O H.D. (or H.D.?) Hodgkinson and student LAC B.T. Evans, both RAF, killed in this aircraft.  Court of Enquiry blamed both pilots for failing to keep a good look out.  Had 60:30 logged time when struck off.  Scraped at No. 35 SFTS.

 

last date: 14 October 1941 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

AS552

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 August 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

Taken on strength at No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School at Fort William, Ontario.  Category C14 damage at Hamlick relief field at 12:00 on 18 September 1941, reported by No. 35 Service Flying Training School at North Battleford, Saskatchewan.  To No. 4 Training Command with this School on 10 November 1941.  To Aircraft Repair for crash repairs on 11 April 1942, with 42:30 logged time.  Back to No. 4 Training Command on 19 September 1942.  Destroyed in a crash at 12:15 on 8 July 1943.  Instructors Sgt. F.J.B. Rawlings, killed in crash; and Sgt. N.I. Meller (or Mellor?), died shortly after being admitted to North Battleford hospital, both RAF.  Came down in farm field, 100 yard short of Breda relief field.  Witnesses report an engine explosion in flight, aircraft right engine and right wing were on fire when it crashed.  Several civilians were at crash site within minutes and extracted crew before fire completely destroyed aircraft.  Request to scrap from No. 35 SFTS dated 25 July 1943.  Scraped at No. 35 SFTS.

 

last date: 23 August 1943 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

AS553

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 August 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

Taken on strength at No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School at Fort William, Ontario.  To No. 35 Service Flying Training School at North Battleford, Saskatchewan on 26 August 1941.  To No. 4 Training Command with this School on 10 November 1941.  Pending disposal in mid 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 3 Surplus Equipment Holding Unit, where it was noted with 1313:20 logged time, never overhauled.

 

last date: 2 October 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

AS556

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 August 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

Taken on strength at No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School at Fort William, Ontario.  To No. 35 Service Flying Training School at North Battleford, Saskatchewan on 28 August 1941.  To No. 4 Training Command with this School on 10 November 1941.  To Aircraft Repair for overhaul, 19 April to 9 September 1943.  Back to No. 4 Training Command when completed.  Pending disposal from October 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 3 Surplus Equipment Holding Unit, where it was noted with 1960:25 logged time, 758:25 since overhaul.

 

last date: 2 October 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

AS559

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 August 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

Taken on strength at No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School at Fort William, Ontario.  To No. 35 Service Flying Training School at North Battleford, Saskatchewan on 8 September 1941.  To No. 4 Training Command with this School on 10 November 1941.  With No. 35 SFTS when it suffered a Category A crash at 23:40 on 5 February 1942, at the North Battleford aerodrome.  Student pilot was attempting go-around from his second night solo landing, right engine did respond, aircraft spin in from very low altitude.  LAC G.G. Taylor, RAF, seriously injured.  Had 308:35 logged time when struck off.  Court of Enquiry suspected engine icing, recommended fitment of winter kits be accelerated, and restrictions placed on flying in engine icing conditions.  Scraped by No. 10 Repair Depot.

 

last date: 18 August 1942 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

AS561

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 August 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

Taken on strength at No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School at Fort William, Ontario.  To No. 35 Service Flying Training School at North Battleford, Saskatchewan on 8 September 1941.  To No. 4 Training Command with this School on 10 November 1941.  To Aircraft Repair for overhaul, 28 May to 25 September 1943.  Back to No. 4 Training Command when completed.  To storage on 16 February 1944.  Pending disposal from 4 October 1944.  to No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 10 Repair Depot, where it was noted with 1472:40 total time, 272:40 since overhaul.

 

last date: 14 May 1947 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

AS564

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 October 1941 - Taken on strength at No. 9 Repair Depot at St. Jean, PQ

 

Winter conversion kit installed during erection at No. 9 Repair Depot.  To No. 4 Training Command on 9 March 1942, for use by No. 36 Service Flying Training School at Penhold, Alberta.  To Aircraft Repair in Edmonton for overhaul, 3 December 1943 to 14 February 1944.  To storage with No. 4 Training Command when completed.  Issued from storage to No. 36 SFTS on 14 March 1944.  Pending disposal from 19 October 1944.  to No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at Swift Current, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 2088:05 total time, 588:15 since overhaul.

 

last date: 19 February 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

AS565

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 August 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

Taken on strength at No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School at Fort William, Ontario. To No. 4 Training Command on 17 September 1941, for use by No. 36 Service Flying Training School at Penhold, Alberta.  Minor damage at Penhold aerodrome at 16:10 on 14 April 1943, when student pilot taxied this aircraft into stationary Oxford AT576, after his first solo flight on type.  Category A damage at Penhold on 24 May 1943.  Pilot was taxiing in from night flying, having landed at 20:30, when starboard engine nacelle and wing caught fire.  Crew exited aircraft, fire trucks responded, but aircraft was destroyed by fire and fuel tank explosions.  Investigation showed exhaust flames had ignited starboard wing, near fuel tanks.  This was the tenth such fire reported since January 1943, with all the others being quickly extinguished.  This investigation led to a mandatory modification of the RCAF Oxford fleet.  Request to scrap dated 14 September 1943.  Scraped by No. 36 SFTS.

 

last date: 27 October 1943 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

AS568

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 September 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

Taken on strength at No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School at Fort William, Ontario. To No. 4 Training Command on 8 October 1941, for use by No. 37 Service Flying Training School at Calgary, Alberta.  To Aircraft Repair for overhaul, 8 January to 29 March 1943.  To storage with No. 4 Training Command when completed, issued from storage on 16 April 1943.  Pending disposal from 3 October 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 3 Surplus Equipment Holding Unit, where it was noted with 1446:00 total time.

 

last date: 2 October 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

AS569

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 August 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

Taken on strength at No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School at Fort William, Ontario. To No. 4 Training Command on 11 September 1941, for use by No. 36 Service Flying Training School at Penhold, Alberta.  Noted then as a temporary assignment, pending allocation to No. 34 Service Flying Training School at Medicine Hat.  Category C14 damage at Penhold aerodrome at 15:10 on 17 March 1942, reported by No. 36 SFTS.  To Aircraft Repair on 31 July 1942, following a Category B crash.  To storage with No. 4 Training Command on 9 November 1942.  Issued from storage on 13 August 1943, to No. 36 SFTS.  To workshop reserve at No. 10 Repair Depot on 24 March 1944, noted as time expired and pending disposal instructions.  Pending disposal from 2 August 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 10 Repair Depot, where it was noted with 1502:50 total time, never overhauled.

 

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

AS571

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 September 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

Taken on strength at No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School at Fort William, Ontario. To No. 4 Training Command on 8 October 1941, for use by No. 37 Service Flying Training School at Calgary, Alberta.  Collided with Oxford AT445 on 16 October 1941, during formation flying.  Reported by No. 3 Air Observer School at Regina, Saskatchewan. Apparently repaired and returned to service.  Winter conversion set installed at No. 37 SFTS by 2 July 1942.  To Aircraft Repair, 8 January to 17 March 1943.  To storage with No. 4 Training Command when completed, issued from storage on 5 April 1943.  Back to storage on 4 April 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, pending disposal on that date.  Stored at Swift Current, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 1010:45 total time, never overhauled.

 

last date: 19 February 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

AS591

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 August 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

Taken on strength at No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School at Fort William, Ontario. To No. 4 Training Command on 1 October 1941, for use by No. 37 Service Flying Training School at Calgary, Alberta.  Category C damage at Calgary aerodrome at 18:30 on 15 May 1942.  Struck stationary Oxford X6952 while being taxied from parking position for takeoff.  Investigation revealed failed brake line.  With No. 39 Service Flying Training School at Swift Current, Saskatchewan when it suffered a Category A crash at 18:10 on 20 November 1942.  Parachute flared dropped, probably as a result of passing over rough ground at high speed, snagged flight controls and ignited during take off for mutual cross country night flight.  Student pilots landed straight ahead, aircraft damaged severely.  This accident led to modifications to the flare doors on Oxford aircraft.  Scrapped by No. 10 Repair Depot.

 

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

AS592

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I/V

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 29 June 1942 - Taken on strength at No. 9 Repair Depot at St. Jean, PQ

 

To No. 3 Training Command on 3 August 1942, for use by the Test and Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario.  Converted to prototype Mk. V while with this unit, with R985AN-SB2 Wasp Jr. engines.  To Clark Ruse Aircraft on 20 October 1943, for use as a pattern aircraft in the Mk. V program.  To No. 1 Training Command on 21 April 1943, for use by No. 1 Flying Instructor School at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario.  Pending disposal from 3 June 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 6 Repair Depot at Trenton, where it was noted with 548:40 logged time, never overhauled.

 

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

AS595

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 December 1941 - Taken on strength at No. 9 Repair Depot at St. Jean, PQ

 

May not have been erected until April 1942.  to No. 3 Training Command on 2 June 1942, for use by the Composite Training Squadron at RCAF Station Trenton.  To No. 1 Training Command on 11 February 1943, for use by No. 1 Instructors Flying School at Deseronto, Ontario.  To Aircraft Repair Ltd. for overhaul, 7 June to 23 September 1943.  To No. 4 Training Command when completed.  Pending disposal from 3 October 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 3 Surplus Equipment Holding Unit, where it was noted with 1051:10 total time, 698:15 since overhaul.

 

last date: 2 October 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

AS599

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 November 1941 - Taken on strength at No. 9 Repair Depot at St. Jean, PQ

 

To No. 4 Training Command on 28 May 1942, for use by No. 37 Service Flying Training School at Calgary, Alberta.  Winter conversion set installed at No. 37 SFTS by 30 April 1942.  To Aircraft Repair Ltd. for overhaul, 20 October to 21 December 1943.  To No. 4 Training Command when completed.  Pending disposal from 17 October 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 3 Surplus Equipment Holding Unit at Swift Current, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 2354:30 total time, 874:05 since overhaul.

 

last date: 3 October 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

AS600

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 September 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

Taken on strength at No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School at Fort William, Ontario.  To No. 35 Service Flying Training School at North Battleford, Saskatchewan on 8 September 1941.  To No. 4 Training Command with this School on 10 November 1941.  To Aircraft Repair for overhaul, 5 April to 14 August 1943.  Back to No. 4 Training Command and No. 35 SFTS when completed.  To storage on 8 February 1944.  Pending disposal from 4 October 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored by No. 10 Repair Depot, where it was noted with 1644:25 total time, 465:45 since overhaul.

 

last date: 14 May 1947 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

AS603

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 September 1941 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command at No. 1 Port Detachment at Dartmouth

 

To No. 4 Training Command on 2 October 1941, for use by No. 37 Service Flying Training School at Calgary, Alberta.  To Aircraft Repair, 8 January to 10 April 1943.  To storage with No. 4 Training Command when completed, apparently issued from storage almost immediately (Record Card hard to read).  Pending disposal from 3 October 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored by No. 13 Surplus Equipment Holding Unit, where it was noted with 1488:55 total time, 1350:00 since overhaul.

 

last date: 3 October 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

AS607

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 October 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

Taken on strength at No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School at Fort William, Ontario.  To No. 35 Service Flying Training School at North Battleford, Saskatchewan on 8 September 1941.  To No. 4 Training Command with this School on 10 November 1941.  Category C2 damage at 08:10 on 31 May 1942 at North Battleford, when this aircraft taxied into stationary Oxford AS181.  Winter conversion set installed at No. 35 SFTS by 4 June 1942.  To Aircraft Repair for overhaul, 10 August to 13 October 1943.  Back to No. 4 Training Command when completed.  Pending disposal from 17 October 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at Swift Current, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 2306:00 total time, 854:10 since overhaul.

 

last date: 19 February 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

AS608

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 25 September 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

Taken on strength at No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School at Fort William, Ontario.  To No. 35 Service Flying Training School at North Battleford, Saskatchewan on 8 September 1941.  To No. 4 Training Command with this School on 10 November 1941.  Category A crash at North Battleford aerodrome at 10:45 on 31 March 1942.  Student pilot on second solo flight overshot, crashed through boundary fence and then into trees.  No injuries.  Had 306:10 logged time when struck off.  Scraped by No. 35 SFTS.

 

last date: 18 August 1942 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

AS610

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 August 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

Taken on strength at No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School at Fort William, Ontario.  To No. 4 Training Command on 1 October 1941, for use by No. 37 Service Flying Training School at Calgary, Alberta.  Category A crash 7 miles south-east of Langdon, Alberta on 10 August 1942.  Came down on the Anderson farm.  Flew into ground, apparently after a low altitude accelerated stall, destroyed by post impact fire.  Anderson's barn damaged by fire.  Unauthorized low flying determined as most probable cause.  LAC W.J. Stonebridge, RAF, killed.  Scrapped by No. 10 Repair Depot.

 

last date: 28 November 1942 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

AS611

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 25 September 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

Taken on strength at No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School at Fort William, Ontario.  To No. 35 Service Flying Training School at North Battleford, Saskatchewan on 27 October 1941.  To No. 4 Training Command with this School on 10 November 1941.  Category B crash on 25 August 1942.  To Aircraft Repair for crash repairs, 4 September 1942 to 8 February 1943.  to storage with No. 4 Training Command when completed, issued from storage on 25 March 1943.  Application to write off from No. 16 Aeronautical Inspection Detachment dated 27 January 1944.  To Aircraft Repair in Edmonton on 29 January 1944, noted as time expired.  Scrapped there, with serviceable and repairable components shipped to No. 10 Repair Depot.

 

last date: 11 April 1944 - Struck off, reduced to components

AS612

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 29 August 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

Taken on strength at No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School at Fort William, Ontario.  To No. 4 Training Command on 16 October 1941, for use by No. 37 Service Flying Training School at Calgary, Alberta.  Category B damage at 19:10 on 12 May 1942, 1 mile north-west of Calgary aerodrome.  Starboard engine failed shortly after takeoff, student pilot made straight ahead forced landing into farm field.  To Aircraft Repair for crash repairs on 18 May 1942, with 256:00 logged time.  Back to No. 4 Training Command on 27 August 1942.  To No. 10 Repair Depot on 29 March 1944, noted as time expired and pending disposal instructions from AFHQ.  Pending disposal from 23 June 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 10 Repair Depot at Calgary, where it was noted with 1502:50 logged time, never overhauled.

 

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

AS613

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 9 October 1941 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command at No. 1 Port Detachment at Dartmouth

 

To No. 35 Service Flying Training School at North Battleford, Saskatchewan on 20 October 1941.  To No. 4 Training Command with this School on 10 November 1941.  Crashed at 00:30 on 8 December 1942. Port engine failed to respond when student pilot opened throttles to correct for under shoot on short final, aircraft ended up inverted in soft snow just short of the runway.  Minor injury to pilot.  To Aircraft Repair for crash repairs on 17 December 1942. Approval to write off sent to No. 16 Aeronautical Inspection Detachment on 5 March 1943.

 

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

AS614

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 2 September 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

Taken on strength at No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School at Fort William, Ontario.  To No. 4 Training Command on 2 October 1941, for use by No. 37 Service Flying Training School at Calgary, Alberta.  Category C7 damage in a crash landing near Calgary at 09:25 on 11 December 1941.  Had 390:55 logged time on that date.  Minor damage at 11:40 on 6 November 1942, near Calgary.  Nosed over following precautionary landing in farm field, due to sudden change in weather.  Crashed at 21:20 on 6 March 1943, undershot demonstration single engine landing at Calgary aerodrome.  Minor injuries only.  Scrapped by No. 10 Repair Depot.

 

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

AS616

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 29 August 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

Taken on strength at No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School at Fort William, Ontario.  To No. 4 Training Command on 14 October 1941, for use by No. 37 Service Flying Training School at Calgary, Alberta.  Category C damage at Calgary airport at 16:00 on 10 February 1942.  To No. 10 Repair Depot on 24 March 1944, noted as time expired and pending disposal instructions from AFHQ.  Pending disposal from 18 May 1944, still at No. 10 RD.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Noted with 1495:05 logged time, never overhauled, while in storage.

 

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

AS617

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 October 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

Taken on strength at No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School at Fort William, Ontario.  To No. 4 Training Command on 21 November 1941, for use by No. 37 Service Flying Training School at Calgary, Alberta.  Winter conversion set installed at No. 37 SFTS by 4 June 1942.  With No. 39 Service Flying Training School at Swift Current, Saskatchewan when it suffered a Category A crash at 14:05 on 2 September 1943, 1 mile north of "main aerodrome".  No injuries.  To Aircraft Repair on 8 September 1943.  Scrapped there.

 

last date: 11 November 1943 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

AS619

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 2 September 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

Taken on strength at No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School at Fort William, Ontario.  To No. 4 Training Command on 2 October 1941, for use by No. 37 Service Flying Training School at Calgary, Alberta.  Winter conversion set installed at No. 37 SFTS by 4 July 1942.  To Aircraft Repair for overhaul, 13 September to 18 November 1943.  Back to No. 4 Training Command when completed.  With No. 32 Service Flying Training School at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan when it suffered a Category A crash at 03:30 on 21 May 1944.  Student pilot undershot night landing due to fog, no injuries.  Scrapped at that School.

 

last date: 28 June 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

AS620

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 29 August 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

Taken on strength at No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School at Fort William, Ontario.  To No. 4 Training Command on 22 September 1941, for use by No. 36 Service Flying Training School at Penhold, Alberta.  Category B crash at 22:35 on 9 May 1942, 2 miles south of Red Deer airport.  Flare ignited in cockpit shortly after takeoff, crashed while attempting forced landing with fire in cabin.  To Aircraft Repair for crash repairs on 19 May 1942, noted then with 322:50 logged time.  Back to No. 4 Training Command on 25 August 1942.  To Aircraft Repair for overhaul, 23 October to 23 December 1943.  Back to No. 4 Training Command when completed.  Pending disposal from 3 October 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 3 Surplus Equipment Holding Unit at Swift Current, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 1758:50 total time, 454:40 since overhaul.

 

last date: 2 October 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

AS621

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 3 November 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

Taken on strength at No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School at Fort William, Ontario.  To No. 4 Training Command on 27 March 1942, for use by No. 37 Service Flying Training School at Calgary, Alberta.  Winter conversion set installed at No. 37 SFTS by 4 July 1942.  To Aircraft Repair for overhaul, 2 December 1943 to 4 February 1944.  To storage with No. 4 Training Command when completed.  Issued from storage on 14 March 1944, for use by No. 36 Service Flying Training School at Penhold, Alberta.  Pending disposal from 19 October 1944. To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at Swift Current, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 1959:55 total time, 466:25 since overhaul.

 

last date: 19 February 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

AS624

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 October 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

Taken on strength at No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School at Fort William, Ontario.  To No. 35 Service Flying Training School at North Battleford, Saskatchewan on 25 October 1941.  To No. 4 Training Command with this School on 10 November 1941.  To Aircraft Repair for overhaul, 20 March to 4 August 1943.  Back to No. 4 Training Command when completed.  Application to write off from No. 16 Aeronautical Inspection Detachment dated 27 January 1944.  Noted as time expired when allocated to Aircraft Repair on 1 February 1944.  Serviceable components shipped to No. 10 Repair Depot.

 

last date: 11 April 1944 - Struck off, reduced to components

AS625

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 November 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

Taken on strength at No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School at Fort William, Ontario.  To No. 4 Training Command on 13 November 1941, for use by No. 37 Service Flying Training School at Calgary, Alberta.  Category B damage at Calgary airport at 10:05 on 1 February 1942.  To Aircraft Repair for crash repairs on 7 April 1942, noted with 127:25 logged time.  Back to No. 4 Training Command on 24 June 1942.  To Aircraft Repair for crash repairs again, 30 October 1942 to 8 January 1943.  to storage with No. 4 Training Command when completed, issued from storage on 25 March 1943.  Category A crash on 8 July 1943 1 mile north of relief field at Buttress, Saskatchewan.  Collided with Oxford AS229 while both aircraft were attempting to land.  A total of 4 fatalities in the two aircraft, including LAC S. Haly, a Czech student in the RAF.  Application to write off from No. 4 Training Command dated 17 August 1943.

 

last date: 25 August 1943 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

AS626

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 September 1941 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command at No. 1 Port Detachment at Dartmouth

 

To No. 4 Training Command on 23 September 1941, for use by No. 36 Service Flying Training School at Penhold, Alberta.  Allocated to Aircraft Repair for overhaul on 11 January 1944, but this was cancelled.  Noted on 9 February 1944 as time expired, to be scrapped.  To No. 10 Repair Depot on 1 April 1944 for scrapping.  Noted as pending disposal on 23 June 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 10 Repair Depot at Calgary, where it was noted with 1501:35 logged time, never overhauled.

 

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

AS629

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 25 September 1941 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command at No. 1 Port Detachment at Dartmouth

 

To No. 4 Training Command on 14 October 1941, for use by No. 37 Service Flying Training School at Calgary, Alberta.  To storage on 4 April 1944.  Pending disposal from August 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at Swift Current, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 1496:05 logged time, never overhauled.

 

last date: 19 February 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

AS637

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 25 September 1941 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command at No. 1 Port Detachment at Dartmouth

 

To No. 4 Training Command on 14 October 1941, for use by No. 37 Service Flying Training School at Calgary, Alberta.  With No. 39 Service Flying Training School at Swift Current, Saskatchewan when it suffered a Category A crash at 16:00 on 31 December 1943.  Crashed at main aerodrome at end of maintenance test flight, no injuries.  Scraped at that School.

 

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

AS639

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 September 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

Taken on strength at No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School at Fort William, Ontario.  To No. 35 Service Flying Training School at North Battleford, Saskatchewan on 25 October 1941.  To No. 4 Training Command with this School on 10 November 1941.  To Aircraft Repair for overhaul, 15 May to 27 September 1943.  Back to No. 4 Training Command when completed.  Pending disposal from 3 October 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at Swift Current, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 2101:55 logged time, 405:05 since overhaul.

 

last date: 2 October 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

AS640

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 September 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

Taken on strength at No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School at Fort William, Ontario.  To No. 4 Training Command on 11 November 1941, for use by No. 36 Service Flying Training School at Penhold, Alberta.  Category C4 damage at 20:50 on 11 March 1942, when this aircraft taxied into stationary Oxford AS774 following a brake failure.  Damaged in a forced landing at 14:00 on 18 May 1943, after fuel exhaustion.  Student pilot had broken off from formation flying when he detected low fuel state, and then made a go around at the main aerodrome to avoid other traffic.  Landed gear up 1/2 mile west of main aerodrome after both engines quit, killing a cow in the process.  Investigation faulted School refueling procedures, and faulted student pilot for passing up better possible landing sites while trying to make main aerodrome.  To Aircraft Repair for crash repairs, 26 May to 10 August 1943.  Back to No. 4 Training Command when completed.  Still with No. 36 Service Flying Training School when it suffered a Category A crash on 20 July 1944.  Collided with Oxford AT589 during formation flying training.  No injuries in either aircraft.  Student pilot bailed out of this aircraft, instructor then returned to base.  To No. 10 Repair Depot on 21 July 1944 for scrapping.

 

last date: 14 September 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

AS666

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 September 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

Taken on strength at No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School at Fort William, Ontario.  To No. 4 Training Command on 16 October 1941, for use by No. 37 Service Flying Training School at Calgary, Alberta.  Winter conversion set installed at No. 37 SFTS by 30 April 1942.  Still with No. 37 Service Flying Training School when it suffered a Category A crash on 14 August 1942.  Collided with Oxford BM810 just east of Calgary, near Conrich, during practice formation flying, then appeared to suffer structural failure in flight.  LAC L.R. Nimmo, RAF, was found dead very close to the wreckage, his parachute partially opened.  The Board of Enquiry could not determine if he actually attempted to jump, or if he was thrown out of the wreckage on impact.  Scrapped by No. 10 Repair Depot.

 

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

AS667

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 5 November 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

Taken on strength at No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School at Fort William, Ontario.  To No. 35 Service Flying Training School at North Battleford, Saskatchewan on 27 October 1941.  To No. 4 Training Command with this School on 10 November 1941.  Category C5 damage at North Battleford at 15:30 on 28 January 1942.  Winter conversion set installed at No. 35 SFTS by 4 June 1942.  To Aircraft Repair for overhaul, 19 April to 1 September 1943.  Back to No. 4 Training Command when completed.  With No. 32 Service Flying Training School at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan when it suffered a Category B crash at 04:00 on 15 August 1944.  Starboard engine failed shortly after take off on night flight, student pilot could not maintain altitude and landed gear up in farm field 4 miles south of the main aerodrome.  No injuries.  To No. 10 Repair Depot on 19 August 1944 for scrapping, where it was retained in a whole state.

 

last date: 10 October 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

AS668

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 September 1941 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command at No. 1 Port Detachment at Dartmouth

 

To No. 4 Training Command on 23 September 1941, for use by No. 36 Service Flying Training School at Penhold, Alberta.  To Aircraft Repair for overhaul, 11 May to 25 September 1943.  Back to No. 4 Training Command when completed.  Pending disposal from 4 October 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at Swift Current, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 1347:40 logged time, 385:55 since overhaul.

 

last date: 2 October 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

AS669

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 November 1941 - Taken on strength at No. 9 Repair Depot, St. Jean, PQ

 

To No. 4 Training Command on 5 March 1942.  Winter conversion set installed at No. 9 Repair Depot by that time.  Pending disposal from 8 July 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 10 Repair Depot at Calgary, where it was noted with 1486:55 logged time, never overhauled.

 

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

AS670

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. V

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 31 March 1943 - Taken on strength at Clark Ruse Aircraft at Dartmouth

 

To Eastern Air Command on 8 July 1943.  To No. 4 Training Command on 10 August 1943, for use by No. 35 Service Flying Training School at North Battleford, Saskatchewan.  To storage on 16 March 1944.  Category A crash on 4 October 1944, while ferrying to Swift Current for storage from Caron relief field.  Port engine failed, crashed while attempting precautionary landing.  Came down on west shore of Chaplin Lake, Saskatchewan.  No injuries.  To No. 10 Repair Depot on 22 November 1944 for scrapping.

 

last date: 28 December 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

AS673

Airspeed

 

Oxford

Mk. I

 

 

A.S.10

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 December 1941 - Taken on strength at No. 9 Repair Depot, St. Jean, PQ

 

Assigned to No. 4 Training Command on 2 May 1942, but this was cancelled following the crash.  Category A crash at 16:15 on 8 May 1942, 1 mile west of Brawny Station on the CN mainline near Pembroke, Ontario, while operated by No. 124 (Ferry) Squadron.  Attempted forced landing in brush along rail line after port engine failed.  Was ferrying to western Canada, having left Ottawa for North Bay.  Accident report noted that installation of winter conversion kit greatly reduced single engine performance.  No serious injuries to three on board.  To No. 6 Repair Depot at Trenton on 8 June 1942, for scrapping.

 

last date: 3 August 1942 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce


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