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L5332

Fairey

Austin Motors

Battle

Mk. I / IT

 

 

first date: 16 September 1941 - Taken on strength at Fleet Aircraft, Fort Erie

 

Aircraft received without propeller, undercarriage, tires, tubes, fins, rudder, tailplane and elevator.  To No. 6 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 3 November 1941.  To Central Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario from 23 June 1942 to 5 January 1943.  To No. 9 Repair Depot at St. Johns, PQ when completed, for conversion to Mk. IT.  Fuselage shipped to Canada Car & Foundry on 5 April 1942 for turret installation. To No. 3 Training Command on 1 October 1942, for use at No. 9 Bombing & Gunnery School at Mont Joli, PQ.  To No. 9 Repair Depot on 1 February 1944 for scrapping.

 

last date: 23 May 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

L5335

Fairey

Austin Motors

Battle

Mk. I

 

 

first date: 27 May 1941 - Taken on strength at Fleet Aircraft, Fort Erie, Ontario

 

To No. 1 Training Command on 12 June 1941, for use by No. 31 Service Flying Training School at Kingston, Ontario.  Category C crash at 7:00 on 29 July 1941 at Kingston aerodrome, flown by Acting Leading Aircraftman Reid.  To No. 6 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 19 September 1941.  Permanently transferred from RAF to Joint Air Training Program on 3 December 1941.  To No. 9 Repair Depot at St. Johns, PQ on 18 January 1943 for conversion to Mk. IT.  No record that conversion was completed.

 

last date: 23 May 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

L5352

Fairey

Austin Motors

Battle

Mk. I

 

 

first date: 17 April 1941 - Taken on strength at Ottawa Car Ltd.

 

To No. 1 Training Command on 13 May 1941, for use at No. 31 Bombing & Gunnery School at Picton, Ontario.  Category C crash at Picton at 13:30 on 23 September 1941.  Scheduled for conversion to Mk. IT at No. 9 Repair Depot in October 1942, not carried out.  To Central Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario on 27 October 1942, for repairs following a Category B crash.  Apparently scrapped without repairs being completed.

 

last date: 11 January 1943 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce at Central Aircraft

L5412

Fairey

Austin Motors

Battle

Mk. I / IT

 

 

first date: 16 September 1941 - Taken on strength at Fleet Aircraft, Fort Erie, Ontario

 

Aircraft received without propeller, undercarriage, tires, tubes, fins, rudder, tailplane and elevator.  To No. 1 Training Command on 29 December 1941, for use at No. 31 Bombing & Gunnery School at Picton, Ontario.  To No. 9 Repair Depot at St. Johns, PQ on 23 September 1942, for conversion to Mk. IT Gun Battle.  To No. 3 Training Command on 20 December 1943 when conversion finished, for use at No. 9 Bombing & Gunnery School at Mont Joli, PQ.  To stored reserve with No. 3 TC on 16 March 1943, issued from storage on 28 May 1943.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945.  Pending disposal from 9 April 1945.  To Eastern Air Command on 3 May 1945, still pending disposal, stored at Mont Joli.  Had 1137:00 airframe time when struck off..

 

last date: 1 January 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

L5413

Fairey

Austin Motors

Battle

Mk. I

 

 

first date: 17 April 1941 - Taken on strength at Ottawa Car Ltd.

 

To No. 1 Training Command on 8 May 1941, for use at No. 31 Service Flying Training School at Kingston, Ontario.  To No. 6 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 12 September 1941.  Permanently transferred from RAF to Joint Air Training Program on 1 November 1941, used at No. 31 Bombing & Gunnery School at Picton, Ontario.  Winter conversion kit installed by 12 November 1941.  To No. 9 Repair Depot at St. Johns, PQ on 23 September 1942, for removal of target towing gear.  Scheduled for conversion to Mk. IT on 27 January 1943, but cancelled.  Pending disposal with No. 3 Training Command from 26 July 1944, stored at No. 9 Repair Depot.  Had 405:00 total time, 160:00 since overhaul when struck off.

 

last date: 4 November 1944 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

L5427

Fairey

Austin Motors

Battle

Mk. I

 

 

first date: 9 June 1941 - Taken on strength at No. 6 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario

 

To No. 1 Training Command on 5 July 1941, for use at No. 31 Service Flying Training School at Kingston, Ontario. Category C crash at Picton aerodrome at 10:50 on 13 March 1942.  Was with No. 31 Bombing & Gunnery School when it crashed at Picton, Ontario on 14 August 1942, 2 fatalities.

 

last date: 17 November 1942 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce at No. 6 Repair Depot

L5442

Fairey

Austin Motors

Battle

Mk. I / IT

 

 

first date: 16 September 1941 - Taken on strength at Fleet Aircraft, Fort Erie

 

Aircraft received without propeller, undercarriage, tires, tubes, fins, rudder, tailplane and elevator.  To No. 6 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 3 November 1941.  To No. 9 Repair Depot at St. Johns, PQ for conversion to Mk. IT, 9 January to 25 March 1943.  To storage with No. 2 Training Command when completed.  Issued to No. 3 Bombing & Gunnery School at MacDonald, Manitoba on 13 January 1944.  Pending disposal from 11 May 1944, stored at No. 3 B&GS, with 90:10 logged time.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.

 

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

L5447

Fairey

Austin Motors

Battle

Mk. I

 

 

first date: 9 June 1941 - Taken on strength at No. 6 Repair Depot, Trenton

 

Temporarily assigned to No. 31 Service Flying Training School at Kingston, Ontario, while being assembled, pending assignment to Picton.  To No. 1 Training Command on 5 July 1941, for use at No. 31 Bombing & Gunnery School at Picton, Ontario.  To No. 9 Repair Depot at St. Johns, PQ on 29 October 1942.  Back to No. 6 Repair Depot on 18 December 1942,where it was eventually scrapped.

 

last date: 23 March 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

L5476

Fairey

Austin Motors

Battle

Mk. I / IT

 

 

first date: 27 May 1941 - Taken on strength at Fleet Aircraft, Fort Erie

 

To No. 1 Training Command on 12 June 1941, for use at No. 31 Bombing & Gunnery School at Picton, Ontario.  Winter conversion set installed by 16 December 1941.  Category B crash at Picton aerodrome at 12:30 on 24 March 1942.  To Fleet Aircraft for repairs, 10 April to 24 June 1942.  Had 133:50 logged time when it arrived there.  To No. 9 Repair Depot at St. Johns, PQ when completed.  Fuselage shipped to Canada Car & Foundry for installation of Bristol turret and conversion to Mk. IT Gun Battle, completed by 17 October 1942.  To No. 2 Training Command on 17 September 1943.  Pending disposal from 16 May 1944, stored at No. 3 Bombing & Gunnery School at MacDonald, Manitoba, with 677:30 logged time.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.

 

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

L5505

Fairey

Austin Motors

Battle

Mk. I

 

 

first date: 16 September 1941 - Taken on strength at Fleet Aircraft, Fort Erie

 

Aircraft received without propeller, undercarriage, tires, tubes, fins, rudder, tailplane and elevator.  To No. 6 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 3 November 1941.  Classified as Instructional Airframe A.185 on 25 September 1942.  Used by No. 5 RDF School at RCAF Station Clinton, Ontario, where it was eventually scrapped.  No record that this aircraft ever flew in Canada.

 

last date: 2 December 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

L5510

Fairey

Austin Motors

Battle

Mk. I / IT

 

 

first date: 17 April 1941 - Taken on strength at No. 6 Repair Depot, Trenton

 

To No. 1 Training Command on 10 May 1941, for use at No. 31 Bombing & Gunnery School at Picton, Ontario.  To No. 9 Repair Depot at St, John, PQ on 23 September 1942.  Fuselage then shipped to Canada Car & Foundry for turret installation, and conversion to Mk. IT.  To stored reserve with No. 3 Training Command on 1 June 1943, issued from storage on 27 April 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945.  Pending disposal from 9 April 1945, stored at Mont Joli, PQ, with 852:00 logged time.  To Eastern Air Command on 3 May 1945, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 6 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit by 27 November 1945.

 

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

L5530

Fairey

Austin Motors

Battle

Mk. I / IT

 

 

first date: 9 June 1941 - Taken on strength at No. 6 Repair Depot, Trenton

 

First used by No. 31 Service Flying Training School, an RAF unit at Kingston, Ontario.  To No. 6 Repair Depot on 9 September 1941.  Permanently transferred to the RCAF while there, on 3 December 1941.  Assigned to No. 9 Repair Depot in St, John, PQ, and fuselage shipped to Canada Car & Foundry on 7 July 1942, for installation of turret and conversion to Mk. IT.  To No. 3 Training Command when completed, for use at No. 9 Bombing & Gunnery School at Mont Joli, PQ.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945.  Pending disposal from 9 April 1945, stored at Mont Joli.  To Eastern Air Command on 3 May 1945, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 6 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit by 27 November 1945.  Had 1415:50 total time, 302:15 since overhaul, when struck off.

 

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

L5552

Fairey

Austin Motors

Battle

Mk. I / IT

 

 

first date: 16 September 1941 - Taken on strength at Fleet Aircraft, Fort Erie

 

Aircraft received without propeller, undercarriage, tires, tubes, fins, rudder, tailplane and elevator.  To No. 1 Training Command on 3 December 1941, for use by No. 31 Bombing & Gunnery School at Picton, Ontario.  Category B crash at 14:50 on 19 April 1942, at Picton aerodrome.  To Fleet Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario (later Central Aircraft) for repairs, 9 May to 3 September 1942.  To stored reserve at No. 9 Repair Depot when completed.  Fuselage transferred to Canada Car & Foundry that date, for installation of turret and conversion to Mk. IT.  To No. 2 Training Command on 1 February 1943.  To storage on 21 March 1944, at No. 3 Bombing & Gunnery School at MacDonald, Manitoba.  Pending disposal from 23 May 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Had 511:10 total time when struck off.

 

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

L5553

Fairey

Austin Motors

Battle

Mk. I / IT

 

 

first date: 16 September 1941 - Taken on strength at Fleet Aircraft, Fort Erie

 

Aircraft received without propeller, undercarriage, tires, tubes, fins, rudder, tailplane and elevator.  To No. 6 Repair Depot on 3 November 1941.  To Central Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario from 23 June 1942 to 23 January 1943.  to No. 9 Repair Depot when completed, fuselage shipped to Canada Car & Foundry for installation of turret and conversion to Mk. IT.  To storage with No. 1 Training Command when completed, at No. 6 Repair Depot, on 25 September 1943.  Pending disposal from 23 May 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command when completed, still pending disposal.  Had 100:15 total time, 8:20 since overhaul, when struck off.

 

last date: 13 February 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

L5554

Fairey

Austin Motors

Battle

Mk. I / IT

 

 

first date: 16 September 1941 - Taken on strength at Fleet Aircraft, Crumlin

 

Aircraft received without propeller, undercarriage, tires, tubes, fins, rudder, tailplane and elevator.  To No. 1 Training Command on 26 January 1942, for use by No. 31 Bombing & Gunnery School at Picton, Ontario.  Category B damage at 17:20 on 25 March 1942, at Picton aerodrome.  Crane 8189 collided with stationary Battle on landing.  To Fleet Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario (later Central Aircraft) for repairs, 6 May to 26 August 1942.  To No. 9 Repair Depot when completed, fuselage shipped to Canada Car & Foundry at Turcot, PQ (now part of Montreal).  To No. 2 Training Command on 9 November 1942, for use at No. 3 Bombing & Gunnery School at MacDonald, Manitoba.  Pending disposal from 16 May 1944, stored at No. 3 B&GS, with 678:00 total time.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  To No. 2 Air Command, and allocated for public display on 10 July 1946.  To storage with No. 10 Repair Depot at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba on 10 July 1950.  Again pending disposal from 11 September 1951.  Sold to Ajax Aircraft Parts Limited.

 

last date: 22 October 1953 - To Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale

L5556

Fairey

Austin Motors

Battle

Mk. I / IT

 

 

first date: 17 April 1941 - Taken on strength at No. 6 Repair Depot, Trenton

 

To No. 1 Training Command on 10 May 1941, for use by No. 31 Bombing & Gunnery School at Picton, Ontario.  Damaged at 13:10 on 6 April 1942 at Picton aerodrome.  To No. 9 Repair Depot at St. John., PQ on 4 September 1942.  Fuselage transferred to Canada Car & Foundry at Turcot, PQ on same date for installation of turret and conversion to Mk. IT.  To No. 3 Training Command on 7 November 1942, for use by No. 9 Bombing & Gunnery School at Mont Joli, PQ.  To No. 9 Repair Depot for scrapping on 14 October 1943, following a Category A crash at Mont Joli.

 

last date: 24 February 1944 - Struck off, scrapped

L5560

Fairey

Austin Motors

Battle

Mk. I / IT

 

 

first date: 10 April 1941 - Taken on strength at No. 6 Repair Depot, Trenton

 

To No. 1 Training Command on 25 April 1941 for use by No. 31 Service Flying Training School, an RAF unit at Kingston, Ontario.  Category B crash at 11:30 on 26 May 1941, 10 miles north-east of Kingston.  To No. 6 Repair Depot at Trenton on 7 July 1941.  Transferred to No. 1 Training Command on 1 November 1941, used as a target tug.  Winter conversion set installed by 16 December 1941.  To No. 9 Repair Depot at St. John., PQ on 4 September 1942.  Fuselage transferred to Canada Car & Foundry at Turcot, PQ on same date for installation of turret and conversion to Mk. IT.  To No. 2 Training Command on 5 December 1942, for use by No. 3 Bombing & Gunnery School at MacDonald, Manitoba.  To storage on 21 March 1944 at No. 3 B&GS.  Pending disposal from 23 May 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Had 645:35 total time, 202:45 since overhaul, when struck off.

 

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

L5569

Fairey

Austin Motors

Battle

Mk. I / IT

 

 

first date: 11 June 1941 - Taken on strength at Fleet Aircraft, Fort Erie

 

To No. 1 Training Command on 8 July 1941 for use by No. 31 Service Flying Training School, an RAF unit at Kingston, Ontario.  To No. 6 Repair Depot on 9 September 1941.  Transferred permanently to RCAF while there, on 3 December 1941.  To No. 9 Repair Depot at St. John., PQ on 17 September 1942.  Fuselage transferred to Canada Car & Foundry at Turcot, PQ on same date for installation of turret and conversion to Mk. IT.  To storage with No. 3 Training Command on 7 August 1943 at No. 9 Repair Depot.  Pending disposal from 26 July 1944.  Had 315:05 total time, 12:45 since overhaul, when struck off.

 

last date: 4 November 1944 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

L5573

Fairey

Austin Motors

Battle

Mk. I

 

 

first date: 10 April 1941 - Taken on strength at No. 6 Repair Depot, Trenton

 

To No. 1 Training Command on 25 April 1941, for use by No. 31 Bombing & Gunnery School at Picton, Ontario.  Category A crash at 12:30 on 16 October 1941, at Picton.  Engine failed on bombing run at 6000 feet, plane damaged on forced landing.  To No. 6 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 12 November 1941.  Classified as Instructional Airframe A 163 on 18 July 1942.  Used at No. 1 Technical Training School at Aylmer, Ontario, where it was scrapped.

 

last date: 14 February 1945 - Struck off, scrapped

L6069

Handley Page

Shorts

Hampden

Mk. I

 

 

H.P.52

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 September 1943 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command

 

Built as an H.P. 53 Hereford, converted to Hampden before delivery to Canada.  Taken on strength at No. 32 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.  To No. 3 Repair Depot on 23 February 1944.  Pending disposal from 11 April 1944.

 

last date: 2 August 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

L7046

Avro

 

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652M

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 March 1941 - Taken on strength at MacDonald Brothers Aircraft

 

Winter conversion set installed during erection at MacDonald Brothers.  To No. 2 Training Command on 30 April 1941, for use at No. 33 Service Flying Training School at Carberry, Manitoba.  To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft for overhaul, 13 February to 4 April 1942.  To No. 2 Training Command when completed.  To No. 8 Repair Depot at Winnipeg, Manitoba on 11 January 1943.  To storage with No. 2 Training Command on 4 (or 24?) August 1943.  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.  Had 2352:05 total time, 846:50 since overhaul, when struck off.

 

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

L7054

Avro

 

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652M

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 March 1941 - Taken on strength at Aircraft Repair, Edmonton, Alberta

 

To No. 2 Training Command on 29 April 1941, for use at No. 33 Service Flying Training School at Carberry, Manitoba.  To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft for overhaul, 14 March to 15 April 1942.  To No. 8 Repair Depot at Winnipeg on 25 November 1942.  To Eastern Air Command on 12 December 1942.  Apparently assigned to Pennfield Ridge, NB, where it became the personal aircraft of station commander G/C Evans-Evans.  Flown by Evans-Evans on 18 January 1943 from Yarmouth to Pennfield Ridge when it encountered heavy snow.  Precautionary landing made in field in Maine, near border.  Flown out 10 days later.  To stored reserve with No. 1 Training Command on 27 November 1943.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still in storage at No. 6 Repair Depot, pending disposal from that date.  Had 286:30 total time when struck off.

 

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

L7056

Avro

 

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652M

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 25 June 1941 - Taken on strength at Aircraft Repair, Edmonton, Alberta

 

to Western Air Command on 5 November 1941, for use at No. 32 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.  Crashed into Patricia Bay on 30 October 1942.  Still not recovered when struck off.

 

last date: 1 December 1942 - Struck off

L7062

Avro

 

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652M

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 January 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

May have been in Canada as early as 27 December 1940, records not clear.  First used by No. 33 Service Flying Training School at Carberry, Manitoba.  Winter conversion set installed by 3 July 1941.  To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft for overhaul, 16 February to 4 April 1942.  To No. 2 Training Command when completed.  To No. 8 Repair Depot in Winnipeg on 14 January 1943.  Back to No. 2 TC on 29 May 1943.  Pending disposal from 21 September 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.

 

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

L7070

Avro

 

Anson

Mk. I / IV

 

 

652M

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 May 1941 - Taken on strength at No. 8 Repair Depot, Winnipeg

 

First used by No. 33 Service Flying Training School at Carberry, Manitoba.  To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft for overhaul, 24 June to 5 August 1942.  To No. 1 Training Command when completed.  To Canada Car & Foundry, 28 August 1942 to July 1943, for conversion to Mk. IV.  To No. 3 Training Command when completed, for use by Test & Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario.  To stored reserve with No. 1 Training Command on 17 February 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still in storage, pending disposal from that date.  Stored at No. 6 Repair Depot, had 1602:25 total time, 54:40 since overhaul, when struck off.  Sold to E. Cowan of Toronto, Ontario.

 

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

L7910

Avro

 

Anson

Mk. I / IV

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 June 1941 - Taken on strength at de Havilland Canada, Toronto

 

To Eastern Air Command on 10 October 1941, for use by No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Derbert, NS.  To Canada Car & Foundry at Amherst, NS from 17 May to 16 December 1943, for conversion to Mk. IV.  Had 955:20 flying time when it arrived there.  To No. 6 Repair Depot when completed, for further modifications.  To No. 1 Training Command on 20 April 1944.  Pending disposal from 7 December 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still pending disposal, stored at No. 4 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit at Brantford, Ontario.  Had 3191:15 total time, 635:40 since overhaul, when struck off.

 

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

L7911

Avro

 

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 9 August 1941 - Taken on strength at MacDonald Brothers Aircraft, Winnipeg

 

to Western Air Command on 12 September 1941, for use at No. 32 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.  Involved in crash at Vancouver, BC, date unknown.

 

last date: 25 May 1943 - Struck off by No. 3 Repair Depot

L7931

Avro

 

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Received as fuselage less engines, undercarriage and wings.  To National Steel Car Corporation on 25 March 1941, back to Ottawa Car & Aircraft on 7 July 1941.  To No. 1 Training Command on 23 March 1942, for use at No. 33 Air Navigation School at Mount Hope (Hamilton), Ontario.  To MacDonald Brothers for overhaul, 20 October to 24 December 1943.  To storage with No. 2 Training Command when completed, issued from storage on 16 April 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944.  Pending disposal from 12 April 1945.  Stored post war at No. 5 SEHU, Neepawa, Manitoba.  Had 2653:15 total time, 760:05 since overhaul, when struck off.

 

last date: 8 November 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

L7946

Avro

 

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 May 1941 - Taken on strength at No. 8 Repair Depot at Winnipeg

 

To No. 2 Training Command on 7 August 1941, for use at No. 33 Service Flying Training School at Carberry, Manitoba.  To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in Winnipeg for overhaul, 6 October to 16 December 1942.  To Eastern Air Command when completed.  To No. 1 Training Command on 12 January 1944, for use by No. 4 Bombing & Gunnery School at Fingal, Ontario.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945.  Pending disposal from 15 February 1945, stored at No. 4 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit.  Had 3145:50 total time, 1176:15 since overhaul, when struck off.

 

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

L7959

Avro

 

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 October 1941 - Taken on strength at MacDonald Brothers Aircraft, Winnipeg

 

Winter conversion set installed during assembly at MacDonald Brothers.  To No. 2 Training Command on 16 December 1941, for use at No. 33 Service Flying Training School at Carberry, Manitoba.  To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in Winnipeg for overhaul, 13 October to 21 December 1942.  To No. 1 Training Command when completed, for use at No. 33 Air Navigation School at Mount Hope (Hamilton), Ontario.  Pending disposal from 21 August 1944, stored at No. 5 Service Flying Training School at Brantford, Ontario.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still pending disposal.  Had 3818:25 total time, 1484:35 since overhaul, when struck off.

 

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

L7961

Avro

 

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 October 1941 - Taken on strength at MacDonald Brothers Aircraft

 

Winter conversion set installed during assembly at MacDonald Brothers.  To No. 2 Training Command on 6 January 1942, for use at No. 33 Service Flying Training School at Carberry, Manitoba.  To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in Winnipeg for overhaul, 23 September to 21 December 1942.  To No. 1 Training Command when completed, for use at No. 33 Air Navigation School at Mount Hope (Hamilton), Ontario.  To No. 6 Repair Depot on 8 July 1944, following a Category C crash.  Retained in whole state pending further instructions.

 

last date: 9 August 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce at No. 6 Repair Depot

L7962

Avro

 

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Winter conversion set installed during assembly at MacDonald Brothers.  To No. 2 Training Command on 5 May 1941, for use at No. 33 Service Flying Training School at Carberry, Manitoba.  To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in Winnipeg for overhaul, 6 July to 17 August 1942.  To Eastern Air Command when completed, for use at No. 1 General Reconnaissance School at Summerside, PEI.  To Canada Car & Foundry at Amherst, NS on 2 November 1942 for windscreen modification.  Back to No. 1 GRS on 23 November 1942.  To storage with No. 1 Training Command on 15 November 1943.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still in storage at No. 6 Repair Depot, pending disposal from same date.  Had 2646:!0 total time, 1047:35 since overhaul, when struck off.

 

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

L7966

Avro

 

Anson

Mk. I / IV

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 June 1941 - Taken on strength at de Havilland Canada, Toronto

 

To Eastern Air Command on 28 July 1941, for operation by No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Derbert, NS.  To Canada Car & Foundry at Amherst, NS for conversion to Mk. IV.  To No. 1 Training Command when completed.  Pending disposal from 12 October 1944, when it was stored at No. 5 Service Flying Training School at Brantford, Ontario, and had 1916:40 total logged time, 564:40 since overhaul.  To No. 1 Air Command n 15 January 1945, still pending disposal, stored at No.4 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit at Brantford.

 

last date: 15 August 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

L7967

Avro

 

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Winter conversion set installed during assembly at MacDonald Brothers.  To No. 2 Training Command on 5 May 1941, for use at No. 33 Service Flying Training School at Carberry, Manitoba.  To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in Winnipeg for overhaul, 27 November to 22 December 1942.  Back to No. 33 SFTS when completed.  To No. 8 Repair Depot on 24 November 1942.  To MacDonald Brothers for overhaul, 24 May to 18 December 1943.  To storage with No. 2 Training command when completed, issued from storage on 11 April 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944.  Pending disposal from 12 April 1945, stored at No. 5 SEHU at Neepawa, Manitoba.  Had 3364:15 total time, 1361:20 since overhaul, when struck off.

 

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

L7970

Avro

 

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 November 1940 - Taken on strength at de Havilland Canada, Toronto

 

To No. 1 Training Command on 18 November 1940, for use at No. 31 Air Navigation School at Port Albert, Ontario.  To Central Aircraft at Crumlin (London), Ontario for overhaul, 25 May to 26 July 1943.  Back to No. 1 Training Command when completed.  To No. 6 Repair Depot on 14 March 1944.  Assigned to Central Aircraft again on 12 May 1944 for overhaul, but this was cancelled and the aircraft was scrapped at No. 6 Repair Depot.

 

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

L7971

Avro

 

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 December 1940 - Taken on strength at Ottawa Car & Aircraft Ltd.

 

To No. 1 Training Command at Toronto on 8 January 1941.  To No. 3 Training Command on 10 March 1941, for use at No. 1 General Reconnaissance School at Charlottetown, PEI.   Winter conversion set installed at Amherst, NS by 22 August 1941.  Still with No. 1 GRS when it transferred to Eastern Air Command on 5 November 1941.  To Canada Car & Foundry for modifications, 24 June to 24 September 1942.  Back to EAC when completed.  To No. 1 Training Command on 11 February 1944, for use at No. 1 Bombing & Gunnery School at Jarvis, Ontario.  To storage on 23 June 1944.  Pending disposal from 28 July 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still pending disposal.  Stored at Brantford, Ontario, with 1062:15 total time.

 

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

L9158

Avro

 

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 30 July 1941 - Taken on strength at Canada Car & foundry

 

To No. 3 Training Command on 8 September 1941, for use by No. 32 Air Navigation School at Charlottetown, PEI.  Still with this School when it transferred to Eastern Air Command on 5 November 1941.  To storage with No. 1 Training Command on 15 November 1943.  To Central Aircraft at Crumlin (London), Ontario on 16 December 1943.  Overhaul order cancelled, transferred to No. 6 Repair Depot for scrapping on 12 May 1944.

 

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

L9159

Avro

 

Anson

Mk. I

 

 

652A

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 30 July 1941 - Taken on strength at de Havilland Canada, Toronto

 

To No. 1 Training Command on 25 August 1941, for use at No. 33 Air Navigation School at Mount Hope (Hamilton), Ontario.  To Fleet Aircraft at Crumlin (London), Ontario on 20 February 1942, with 1250:00 logged time.  To No. 1 Training Command on 28 July 1942.  Pending disposal from 24 July 1944.  To No. 1 air Command on 15 January 1945, still pending disposal, stored at Brantford, Ontario.  Had 1780:00 logged time when struck off.

 

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

L9967

Bristol

 

Beaufort

Mk. I

 

 

Type 152

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 August 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 3 Training Command

 

Erected by Canadian Associated Aircraft at St. Hubert, PQ.  Taken on strength at No. 1 Wireless School, at Montreal.  To Western Air Command on 17 September 1941, for use by No. 32 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.  To No. 149 (TB) Squadron at Patricia Bay, BC on 8 October 1942.  Coded "K".  To storage on 3 November 1943.  To No. 1 Training Command, and classified as Instructional Airframe A397 on 22 February 1944, used at the Technical Training School at RCAF Station St. Thomas, Ontario.  Declared on no further instructional value on 30 March 1946.  Held in whole state after disposal, pending transfer to War Assets Corporation.

 

last date: 30 March 1946 - Struck off

L9968

Bristol

 

Beaufort

Mk. I

 

 

Type 152

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 August 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 3 Training Command

 

Erected by Canadian Associated Aircraft at St. Hubert, PQ.  Taken on strength at No. 1 Wireless School, at Montreal.  To Western Air Command on 17 September 1941, for use by No. 32 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.  Category C14 damage at 14:20 on 4 February 1942, at Patricia Bay.  To Boeing Aircraft in Vancouver for repairs, 18 March to 24 June 1942.  Had 69:20 logged time when it arrived there.  Back to Western Air Command when completed.  To No. 149 (TB) Squadron at Patricia Bay on 8 October 1942.  Coded "L".  To storage on 3 November 1943.  To No. 1 Training Command on 1 April 1944, for use at No. 5 Radio School at Clinton, Ontario.  Classified as Instructional Airframe A387 on 3 April 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still at Clinton.  Retained in whole state after strike off, pending transfer to War Assets Corporation.

 

last date: 1 July 1945 - struck off

N1005

Bristol

 

Beaufort

Mk. I

 

 

Type 152

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 August 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 3 Training Command

 

Erected by Canadian Associated Aircraft at St. Hubert, PQ.  Taken on strength at No. 1 Wireless School, at Montreal.  To Western Air Command on 2 September 1941, for use by No. 32 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.  Category C10 damage at 15:40 on 31 December 1941, at Patricia Bay.  Crashed at 12:00 on 2 January 1942, also at Patricia Bay.  Assigned to Boeing Aircraft in Vancouver for repairs, 27 January to 11 May 1942.  Back to No. 32 OTU when completed.  To No. 149 (TB) Squadron at Patricia Bay on 8 October 1942.  Destroyed in crash on take off on 2 December 1942.

 

last date: 4 October 1944 - Struck off

N1006

Bristol

 

Beaufort

Mk. I

 

 

Type 152

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 21 August 1941 - Taken on strength

 

Erected by Canadian Associated Aircraft at St. Hubert, PQ, and taken on strength there.  To Western Air Command on 17 September 1941, for use by No. 32 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.  Crashed into sea on 15 February 1942.

 

last date: 9 May 1942 - Struck off

N1007

Bristol

 

Beaufort

Mk. I

 

 

Type 152

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 August 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 3 Training Command

 

Erected by Canadian Associated Aircraft at St. Hubert, PQ.  Taken on strength at No. 1 Wireless School, at Montreal.  To Western Air Command on 2 September 1941, for use by No. 32 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.  Assigned to No. 149 (TB) Squadron at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC 8 October 1942, may have arrived there on 13 December 1942.  Coded "A".  To storage with WAC on 3 November 1943, to No. 1 Training Command on 28 February 1944.  Classified as Instructional Airframe A 377 on that date, for use at RCAF Station Aylmer, Ontario.

 

last date: 30 March 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

N1021

Bristol

 

Beaufort

Mk. I

 

 

Type 152

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 August 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 3 Training Command

 

Erected by Canadian Associated Aircraft at St. Hubert, PQ.  Taken on strength at No. 1 Wireless School, at Montreal.  To Western Air Command on 11 September 1941, for use by No. 32 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.  Assigned to No. 149 (TB) Squadron at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 8 October 1942.  Coded "B".  Category A crash at Patricia Bay at 15:03 on 23 February 1943.

 

last date: 19 April 1943 - Struck off by No. 3 Repair Depot

N1026

Bristol

 

Beaufort

Mk. I

 

 

Type 152

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 September 1941 - Taken on strength at Clark Ruse Aircraft in Nova Scotia.

 

With Test & Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, dates unknown.  To Western Air Command on 21 November 1941, for use by No. 32 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.  Category A crash at Sydney, BC at 13:30 on 29 May 1942.  Aircraft crashed into sea shortly after take off, engine failure suspected.  Pilot Sgt. P. Stillwell and 3 other crew drowned.

 

last date: 7 September 1942 - Struck off by No. 3 Repair Depot, reduced to spares and produce

N1027

Bristol

 

Beaufort

Mk. I

 

 

Type 152

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 September 1941 - Taken on strength at Clark Ruse Aircraft in Nova Scotia.

 

With Test & Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario.  To Western Air Command on 17 November 1941, for use by No. 32 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.  Assigned to No. 149 (TB) Squadron at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 8 October 1942.  Coded "C".  To No. 1 Training Command on 10 March 1944.  Converted to Instructional Airframe A 383 on that date, for use by the Technical Training School at RCAF Station Aylmer, Ontario.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still in use at Aylmer.  Pending disposal from 15 February 1945, stored at the Flight Engineers School at Aylmer.  Declared of no further use on 28 March 1947, retained in whole state pending disposal.

 

last date: 28 March 1947 - Struck off

N1029

Bristol

 

Beaufort

Mk. I

 

 

Type 152

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 august 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 3 Training Command

 

Erected by Canadian Associated Aircraft at St. Hubert, PQ.  Taken on strength at No. 1 Wireless School, at Montreal.  To Western Air Command on 2 September 1941, for use by No. 32 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.  Assigned to No. 149 (TB) Squadron at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 8 October 1942.  Coded "D".

 

last date: 16 August 1943 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce at Patricia Bay

N1030

Bristol

 

Beaufort

Mk. I

 

 

Type 152

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 August 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 3 Training Command

 

Erected by Canadian Associated Aircraft at St. Hubert, PQ.  Taken on strength at No. 1 Wireless School, at Montreal.  To Western Air Command on 2 September 1941, for use by No. 32 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.  Assigned to No. 149 (TB) Squadron at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 8 October 1942.  Coded "N".  To storage with Western Air Command on 3 November 1943.  To No. 1 Training Command on 17 March 1944.  Converted to Instructional Airframe A 375 on that date, for use by the Technical Training School at RCAF Station Aylmer, Ontario.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still in use at Aylmer.  Pending disposal from 15 February 1945, stored at the Flight Engineers School at Aylmer.  Declared of no further use on 28 March 1947, retained in whole state pending disposal.

 

last date: 18 March 1947 - Strike off approved

N1045

Bristol

 

Beaufort

Mk. I

 

 

Type 152

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 21 August 1941 - Taken on strength at Canadian Associated Aircraft at St. Hubert, PQ

 

To Western Air Command on 14 October 1941, for use by No. 32 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.  Assigned to No. 149 (TB) Squadron at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 8 October 1942.  Coded "N".  To storage with Western Air Command on 3 November 1943.  To No. 1 Training Command on 16 February 1944.  Converted to Instructional Airframe A 395 on the next day, for use by the Technical Training School at RCAF Station Aylmer, Ontario.  Declared of no further use on 30 March 1946, retained in whole state pending disposal.

 

last date: 30 March 1946 - Struck off


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