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Canadian Military Aircraft
Serial Numbers
RCAF 17001 to 17086
Detailed List
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NOTE:  I am reasonably certain about the company numbers given below, but not 100 %.  I have omitted numbers where I have conflicting information, or no information.

 

Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

17001

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

first date: 24 February 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP674 assigned, never marked.  With No. 421 Squadron, RCAF Station Chatham, NB, 1949 to 1950.

 

last date: 24 June 1952 - Struck off, after Category A crash at Chatham on 4 January 1952.

17002

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42244

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 March 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP675 assigned, never marked.  With No. 400 Squadron, Downsview, Ont, 1949 to 1955.  With No. 438 Squadron (Auxiliary), St. Hubert, PQ.  Coded "BQ" on booms, and "002" on nose.  To US register as N6865D when sold.  To Mexican AF in February 1960, their serial number FAM-11.  Withdrawn from use 1970.

 

last date: 4 March 1958 - Struck off

17003

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

first date: 23 January 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP676 assigned, never marked.

 

last date: 31 March 1952 - Struck off, after Category A crash at Chatham on 11 March 1952.

17004

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

first date: 19 January 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP677 assigned, never marked.  With No. 441 (F) Squadron at RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ.

 

last date: 12 February 1952 - Struck off, after Category A crash at Chatham on 30 January 1952.

17005

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

first date: 19 January 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP678 assigned, never marked.

 

last date: 22 March 1952 - Struck off, after Category A crash at Toronto on 8 March 1952.

17006

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

first date: 10 April 1950 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP679 assigned, never marked.  Operated by No. 411 (Aux) Squadron or No. 400 (Aux) Squadron, RCAF Station Downsview, Ontario, in early/mid 1950s.  With No. 438 Squadron (Auxiliary), RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ in 1951.  To US register when sold, as N6869D.  To Mexican AF February 1962, their serial FAM-15.  Reported preserved at museum in Mexico City.

 

last date: 17 June 1958 - Struck off

17007

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

first date: 13 February 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP680 assigned, never marked.  Operated by the Winter Experimental Establishment in 1948, coded "FB-R".  With No. 410 (F) Squadron at RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ in 1949, when it carried special markings as part of the Blue Devils display team.  With No. 411 Squadron, Downsview, Ontario, 1951 to 1955.  Also with Central Experimental and Proving Establishment, dates not known.  To US register when sold, as N6880D.

 

last date: 17 June 1958 - Struck off

17008

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

first date: 3 May 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP681 assigned, never marked.  With No. 401 Squadron (Auxiliary) at RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ in 1949.

 

last date: 24 August 1952 - Struck off

17009

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

first date: 6 March 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP682 assigned, never marked.  Used by the Central Flying School at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario.  Crashed into Lake Ontario on 16 June 1948, killing S/L S. Broadbent.  Faulty oxygen system suspected.

 

last date: 24 August 1948 - Struck off after crash, see comments.

17010

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

first date: 2 February 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP683 assigned, never marked.  Used by the Central Flying School at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario.

 

last date: 15 March 1949 - Struck off

17011

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

first date: 12 March 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP684 assigned, never marked.  With No. 401 (F) Squadron at RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ in 1948.

 

last date: 23 June 1948 - Struck off

17012

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42304

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 January 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP685 assigned, never marked.  With No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Chatham, NB.  Also with No. 442 Squadron (Auxiliary) at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC.  Marked with bat's head on front fuselage.  Sold, to US register as N6882D.  To Mexican AF in February 1962, their serial FAM-13.  Aircraft with this serial on display at the Canadian Museum Of Flight at Langley, BC in 2005.

 

last date: 2 February 1958 - Struck off

17013

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42305

 

 

 

 

first date: 13 February 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP686 assigned, never marked.  With the Central Flying School at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario.  Flew lead in the first Vampire public display in Canada, a three plane formation fly by for the Governor General in Toronto on 29 May 1948.  Pilot was F/L "Irish" Ireland.

 

last date: 6 July 1951 - Struck off, after Category A crash on 22 June 1951 at Chatham, NB.

17014

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42306

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 January 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP687 assigned, never marked.  First RCAF Vampire to fly in Canada, on 7 January 1948.  Flown at Downsview, Ontario by de Havilland Canada pilot Russ Bannock.  Delivered to the Central Flying School at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 19 January 1948.  Flew this unit's first jet mission on 4 February 1948.  With No. 438 Squadron (Auxiliary), St. Hubert, PQ, at time of crash.

 

last date: 16 January 1951 - Struck off, after Category A crash on 6 January 1951.

17015

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42307

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 June 1949 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP688 assigned, never marked.  With No. 421 (F) Squadron at RCAF Station Chatham, NB in 1949.

 

last date: 6 July 1951 - Struck off

17016

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42308

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 March 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP689 assigned, never marked.  With No. 401 Squadron, St. Hubert, PQ, 1948 to 1956.  Visited Michell AFB on Long Island, New York in October 1949 while with this unit, for joint exercises.  Coded "AB-M".  Sold, to US register as N6870D.  To Mexican AF in February 1962, their serial number FAM-1.  Reported preserved, on display in Mexico City.

 

last date: 17 June 1958 - Struck off

17017

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42309

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 August 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP690 assigned, never marked.  With No. 401 Squadron, St. Hubert, PQ, 1948 to c.1956.  Also with No. 411 (Aux) Squadron, Downsview, Ont., mid 1950s.  With No. 410 Squadron, dates unknown.  Sold, to US register as N6873D.  To Mexican AF in February 1962, their serial number FAM-3.  Reported in existance in 1970.

 

last date: 17 June 1958 - Struck off

17018

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42310

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 June 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP691 assigned, never marked.  With No. 402 and No. 401 Squadrons at RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ.  To US civil register as N6881D, registered to Fliteways Inc, of West Bend, Wisconsin, 1957-1958.  Sold to Dave White, of Carpenteria, California, 1963.  To William H. Boyce, of Pomona, California, 1966.  Stored, derelict, at Santa Barbara, California, 1966.  To Roland G. Holmes Company, of Long Beach, California, 1969.  To Ed Maloney/The Air Museum, Chino, California, 1977-1992.  Believed to be stored at the museum, disassembled, for many years.  On display at Valle, Colorado by 2005.  Also reported as registered as N69RF, not confirmed.

 

last date: 21 February 1958 - Struck off

17019

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42311

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 April 1949 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP692 assigned, never marked.  With No. 411 Squadron, Downsview, Ont., c.1951.  Also with No. 441 Squadron, dates not known.  To US register as N6874D.  To Mexican AF in February 1962, their serial number FAM-4.  withdrawn from use in 1970.

 

last date: 17 June 1958 - Struck off

17020

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42312

 

 

 

 

first date: 13 March 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP693 assigned, never marked.  With No. 400 Squadron, Downsview, Ont, c.1948, and No. 442 Squadron, Sea Island, BC, c.1948 to 1956.  Reported Category B damage on 9 November 1952, while with No. 422 (F) Squadron at RCAF Station Uplands, although this unit didn't officially form until 1 January 1953.  Sold, to US register as N6863D, to Fliteways Inc, of West Bend, Wisconsin, 1957-1958.  To James Cook, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1966-1969.  To Gateway Technical Institute, of Kenosha, Wisconsin, 1975-1977.  To Crosby Enterprises Inc, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 19??.  To Canadian Warplane Heritage, Hamilton, Ontario, 1981-1984.  Stored dismantled.  To Reynolds Aviation Museum, Wetaskin, Alberta, 1988-1992.

 

last date: 4 March 1958 - Struck off

17021

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

first date: 5 April 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP694 assigned, never marked.  With No. 438 (F) Squadron at RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ.  Sold, to US register as N6864D.

 

last date: 4 March 1958 - Struck off

17022

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

first date: 5 April 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP695 assigned, never marked.  With No. 438 Squadron, St. Hubert, PQ, 1948 to 1953.

 

last date: 20 November 1954 - Struck off

17023

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

first date: 29 May 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP696 assigned, never marked.  With No. 402 Squadron, Stevenson Field, Manitoba, 1948 to 1950.  Carried City of Winnipeg crest on nose.  With this unit at time of crash.

 

last date: 4 May 1950 - Struck off, after Category A crash on 16 April 1950.

17024

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

first date: 6 May 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP697 assigned, never marked.  With No. 401 Squadron, St. Hubert, PQ, 1948 to 1956.

 

last date: 19 August 1952 - Struck off

17025

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42318?

 

 

 

 

first date: 13 April 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP698 assigned, never marked.  With No. 442 Squadron at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC.

 

last date: 23 January 1948 - Struck off

17026

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP43232?

 

 

 

 

first date: 16 June 1949 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP715 assigned, never marked.

 

last date: 20 November 1951 - Struck off, after Category A crash at Chatham, NB on 1 November 1951.

17027

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

first date: 22 April 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP716 assigned, never marked.  With No. 400 Squadron at Downsview, Ontario in 1948.  Became instructional airframe 589B on 2 February 1949.

 

last date: 2 May 1955 - Struck off

17028

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

first date: 14 May 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP717 assigned, never marked.  Operated by No. 411 (Aux) Squadron or No. 400 (Aux) Squadron, RCAF Station Downsview, Ontario, in early/mid 1950s.  Category C damage on 20 June 1954, while with No. 400 Squadron.

 

last date: 2 October 1956 - Struck off

17029

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

first date: 20 May 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP718 assigned, never marked.  With No. 401 Squadron at RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ at time of crash.

 

last date: 8 May 1952 - Struck off, after crashing on 9 March 1952.

17030

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

first date: 1 April 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP719 assigned, never marked.  Category B damage at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 6 November 1948.  With No. 421 Squadron, RCAF Station Chatham, NB, 1949 to 1950.  Coded "AX-C".  Operated by No. 411 (Aux) Squadron or No. 400 (Aux) Squadron, RCAF Station Downsview, Ontario, in early/mid 1950s.  Also with No. 401 Squadron (Auxiliary) at RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ, carrying squadron code "AB" on booms, dates unknown.  Sold, to US civil register as N6861D, then to Mexican Air Force.

 

last date: 4 March 1958 - Struck off

17031

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

first date: 10 April 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP720 assigned, never marked.  With No. 442 Squadron, Sea Island, BC, 1948 to 1950.  With No. 402 Squadron at Winnipeg, Manitoba, from 1950 to 1952.  Back to No. 442, 1952 to 1956.  To US civil register as N41J, registered to Stinson Field Aircraft, of San Antonio, Texas, 1956-1959.  To W.H. Boyce, of Ramona, California, 1966.  To Roland G. Holmes,of  Long Beach, California, 1969.  In open storage, derelict, at Long Beach, California, 1969-1972.  To Western Aerospace Museum, of Lancaster, California, 1973.  To Al Hansen, of Mojave, California, 1977-1982.  To Bill Lamberton/Pacific Flying Service, of Everett-Paine Field, Washington, 1982-1992.  Rebuilt to airworthy.  First flight, at Arlington, Washington 12 April 1992.  Marked as 17031 "SL-031".  Significance of the SL code not known.  Registration issued on 25 February 1985, cancelled on 29 June 2000.  Exported to Canada.  Traded to Comox Museum for Tutor 114017.  Stored in No. 407 Squadron hanger at CFB Comox, BC in October 2005.  On display in Comox Museum by 2006.  Also reported as N4250Y, but not confirmed.

 

last date: 24 April 1958 - Struck off

17032

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

first date: 28 June 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP721 assigned, never marked.  With No. 402 Squadron at Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

last date: 4 April 1949 - Struck off

17033

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

first date: 14 May 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP722 assigned, never marked.  With No. 438 Squadron, St. Hubert, PQ, 1948 to 1953.

 

last date: 7 May 1951 - Struck off

17034

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

first date: 21 April 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP723 assigned, never marked.  With No. 442 Squadron at Sea Island, BC when lost.

 

last date: 25 January 1949 - Struck off, after going missing on 16 January 1949.

17035

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

first date: 30 July 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP724 assigned, never marked.  With No. 411 (Aux) Squadron, RCAF Station Downsview, Ont., early 1950s.  With No. 401 Squadron at St. Hubert, PQ when lost.

 

last date: 8 July 1954 - Struck off, after crashing on 11 June 1954.

17036

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

first date: 26 April 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP725 assigned, never marked.  With No. 400 Squadron, Downsview, Ontario, No. 401 Squadron at St. Hubert, PQ and No. 442 Squadron at Sea Island, BC.  Sold, to US civil register as N6884D.

 

last date: 21 February 1958 - Struck off

17037

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

first date: 29 May 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP726 assigned, never marked.  First RCAF Vampire crash.

 

last date: 5 July 1948 - Struck off, after Category A crash at Rockcliife on 12 June 1948.

17038

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

first date: 29 May 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP727 assigned, never marked.  Operated by No. 411 (Aux) Squadron or No. 400 (Aux) Squadron, RCAF Station Downsview, Ontario, in early/mid 1950s.  Also with No. 402 Squadron at Winnipeg, dates unknown.  Sold, to US register as N6876D, although some sources report this registration as ex-RCAF 17083.  Registered on 6 December 1958 to John E. Morgan of Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

last date: 18 May 1954 - Struck off

17039

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42345

 

 

 

 

first date: 30 July 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP728 assigned, never marked.  Served with No. 401 Squadron, St. Hubert, PQ, 1948 to 1956, also No. 410 Squadron, St. Hubert, PQ, 1948 to 1951.  Category B damage on 19 January 1952, while with No. 401 Sdn.  To US civil register as N6871D.  To Mexican AF on February 1962, their serial number FAM-9.  Written off on 22 December 1966.

 

last date: 17 June 1958 - Struck off

17040

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42346

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 June 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP729 assigned, never marked.  Operated by No. 411 (Aux) Squadron or No. 400 (Aux) Squadron, RCAF Station Downsview, Ontario, in early/mid 1950s.  Visited St. Hubert, PQ for Exercise Signpost in July 1952, marked in 411 Sdn. colours, coded "AN-T".  Also with No. 442 Squadron at Sea Island, BC, dates unknown.  To US register as N6875D.  To Mexican AF February 1962, their serial FAM-5.  Prserved, displayed in museum in Guadalajara.

 

last date: 17 June 1958 - Struck off

17041

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42347

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 April 1949 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP730 assigned, never marked.  With No. 421 Squadron at RCAF Station Chatham, NB.

 

last date: 23 May 1950 - Struck off

17042

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42348

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 June 1949 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP731 assigned, never marked.  With No. 411 (Aux) Squadron, RCAF Station Downsview, Ont., early/mid 1950s.  Registered as VC-ANT, marked as "AN-T" on front fuselage.

 

last date: 25 November 1955 - Struck off

17043

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42349

 

 

 

 

RAF serial VP732 assigned, never marked.  Never taken on charge by RCAF, fate unknown.

17044

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42350

 

 

 

 

first date: 25 August 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP733 assigned, never marked.  Used by the Winter Experimental Establishment, dates not known.  Operated by No. 411 (Aux) Squadron or No. 400 (Aux) Squadron, RCAF Station Downsview, Ontario, in early/mid 1950s.  To US civil register as N6866D.  Sold to Mexican AF February 1962, their serial FAM-10.  Withdrawn from use in 1970.

 

last date: 4 March 1958 - Struck off, later sold.

17045

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

first date: 27 July 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP734 assigned, never marked.  To No. 421 Squadron, Chatham, NB., 1949 to 1950.  With  No. 441 Squadron, St. Hubert, PQ, 1951.  Then with No. 411 (Aux) Squadron, Downsview, Ontario, 1951 to 1955.  Category B damage at Downsview on 8 March 1955.

 

last date: 7 August 1956 - Struck off

17046

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

first date: 23 April 1949 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP735 assigned, never marked.  Category B damage at RCAF Station Chatham, NB on 26 July 1951.  Operated by No. 411 (Aux) Squadron or No. 400 (Aux) Squadron, RCAF Station Downsview, Ontario, in early/mid 1950s.

 

last date: 2 October 1956 - Struck off

17047

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42365?

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 May 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP736 assigned, never marked.  First delivered with read and blue maple leaf roundels.  Operated by No. 411 (Aux) Squadron or No. 400 (Aux) Squadron, RCAF Station Downsview, Ontario, in early/mid 1950s.  Also with No. 401 Squadron (Auxiliary), dates not known.  Sold, to US register as N6872D.  Sold to Mexican AF in February 1962, their serial FAM-12.  Reported crashed in Mexico, no date known.

 

last date: 17 June 1958 - Struck off

17048

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

first date: 16 July 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP737 assigned, never marked.  With No. 410 (F) Squadron, St. Hubert, PQ, 1948 to 1950.  Flew with this unit's Blue Devils display team in 1949.

 

last date: 12 October 1950 - Struck off

17049

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

first date: 6 July 1949 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP738 assigned, never marked.  With No. 410 Squadron, St. Hubert, PQ, 1948 to 1950.

 

last date: 7 August 1956 - Struck off

17050

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

first date: 7 July 1949 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP739 assigned, never marked.  With No. 410 (F) Squadron, RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ, 1948 to 1951.  Operated by No. 411 (Aux) Squadron or No. 400 (Aux) Squadron, RCAF Station Downsview, Ontario, in early/mid 1950s.

 

last date: 7 September 1956 - Struck off

17051

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

first date: 10 May 1947 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP740 assigned, never marked.  With No. 400 Squadron, Downsview, Ontario, 1948 to 1951.  Coded AA-P, based on ICAO registration VC-AAP.  Carried squadron stripes on nose and booms.  Flew chase for first CF-100 flight on 19 January 1950, pilot was Don Rogers of Avro Canada.

 

last date: 5 September 1951 - Struck off, after Category A crash at Toronto on 28 August 1951.

17052

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

first date: 30 July 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP741 assigned, never marked.  Operated by No. 411 (Aux) Squadron and No. 400 (Aux) Squadron, RCAF Station Downsview, Ontario, in early/mid 1950s.  Crashed whiel with No. 400 Sdn., date not certain.

 

last date: 22 February 1955 - Struck off

17053

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

first date: 16 July 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP742 assigned, never marked.  With No. 410 (F) Squadron, St. Hubert, PQ, 1948 to 1951.

 

last date: 22 January 1951 - Struck off

17054

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

first date: 5 July 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP743 assigned, never marked.  With No. 410 (F) Sqaudron at RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ, c.1948 to 1951.  Also with No. 421 (F) Sqaudron at RCAF St. Chatham, NB, same time period.

 

last date: 22 July 1954 - Struck off

17055

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

first date: 20 August 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP744 assigned, never marked.  Operated by No. 400 (Aux) Squadron, RCAF Station Downsview, Ontario, in 1950s.  Nose gear collapsed after hard landing at RCAF Trenton, repaired and returned to Downsview on 28 May 1953.

 

last date: 14 March 1958 - Struck off, after category A crash at Boise, Idaho on 4 August 1955.

17056

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

first date: 29 June 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP745 assigned, never marked.  With No. 442 Squadron, Sea Island, BC, 1948 to c.1956.  Operated by No. 411 or No. 400 Squadron (Auxiliary), RCAF Station Downsview, Ontario, in early/mid 1950s.  Also with No. 401 Sqaudron (Auxiliary) at RCAF Station St. Hubetrt, dates not known.

 

last date: 2 October 1956 - Struck off

17057

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

first date: 2 September 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP746 assigned, never marked.  Operated by No. 411 (Aux) Squadron or No. 400 (Aux) Squadron, RCAF Station Downsview, Ontario, in early/mid 1950s.

 

last date: 22 March 1952 - Struck off, after crashing near Aurora, Ontario on 8 March 1952.

17058

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42376

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 April 1949 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP747 assigned, never marked.  With No. 421 (F) Sqaudron at RCAF Station Chatham , NB c.1950.  Operated by No. 411 (Aux) Squadron or No. 400 (Aux) Squadron, RCAF Station Downsview, Ontario, in early/mid 1950s.  Sold, to US register as N6860D, to Fliteways Inc, of West Bend, Wisconsin, on 4 March 1958.  Later owners included George Arnold of Indiana, 1966 to 1969.  To Calgary Air Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Circa 1968, dismantled.  To Don Campbell, of Kapusking, Ontario, 1970-1982.  Stored, dismantled.  To Canadian Museum Of Flight & Transportation, Langley, BC, 19 September 1982.  Arrived dismantled.  On display by 1992.  Now with bat's head markings on front fuselage.

 

last date: 4 March 1958 - Struck off

17059

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42377

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 June 1949 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP748 assigned, never marked.  With No. 402 Squadron, Stevenson Field, Man., 1948 to 1950, coded "AC*P".  Operated by No. 411 (Aux) Squadron or No. 400 (Aux) Squadron, RCAF Station Downsview, Ontario, in early/mid 1950s.  Gear up landing at Downsview, date unknown.  This may have been the Category A crash recorded on 9 May 1953.

 

last date: 22 July 1954 - Struck off after crash, see comments.

17060

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42378

 

 

 

 

first date: 16 July 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP749 assigned, never marked.  With No. 421 Squadron, Chatham, NB., 1949 to 1950.  Operated by No. 411 (Aux) Squadron or No. 400 (Aux) Squadron, RCAF Station Downsview, Ontario, in early/mid 1950s.

 

last date: 2 October 1955 - Struck off

17061

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42379

 

 

 

 

first date: 20 August 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP750 assigned, never marked.  With No. 410 (F) Squadron at RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ in 1949, when it carried special markings as part of the Blue Devils display team.  Later with No. 401 Squadron (Auxiliary) at St. Hubert.  With No. 442 Squadron (Auxiliary) at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC at time of crash.

 

last date: 2 December 1952 - Struck off, after crashing on 9 November 1952.

17062

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42380

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 April 1949 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP751 assigned, never marked.  With No. 421 (F) Sqaudron at RCAF Station Chatham , NB c.1950.  With No. 442 Squadron (Auxiliary) , Sea Island, BC, 1948 to 1956.  Carried this unit's bat head marking on front fuselage.  Sold, to US register as N701NA to Fliteways Inc, of West Bend, Wisconsin, 4 March 1958.  To E.H. Roybal, of Livermore, California, 1966-1969.  Noted derelict at Santa Ana, California, June 1973.  To Letcher & Associates, of Lancaster, California, 1973-1981.  Stored dismantled, at Mojave, California, 1974-1981.

 

last date: 21 February 1958 - Struck off

17063

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42381

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 September 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP752 assigned, never marked.  With No. 410 (F)Squadron, RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ, 1948 to 1951.  Issued registration VC-AMP, marked on front fuselage as "AM-P".  Carried this marking when it took part in Exercise Sweetbriar, operating from Whitehorse, Yukon in February 1950.  Carried special markings in 1949 as part of the Blue Devils display team.

 

last date: 26 March 1952 - Struck off, after Category A crash at Chatham, NB on 20 March 1952.

17064

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42382

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 July 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP753 assigned, never marked.

 

last date: 9 April 1952 - Struck off, after crashing at Chatham, NB on 1 April 1952.

17065

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42383

 

 

 

 

first date: 29 June 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP766 assigned, never marked.  Originally delivered with read and blue maple leaf roundels.  With No. 421 Squadron, Chatham, NB., 1949 to 1950.  Category B damage at Chatham on 20 March 1952.  Also with No. 438 Squadron (Auxiliary) at RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ, no dates. Coded "BQ" on booms, and "065" on nose.  Sold, To US register as N6862D.  To Mexican AF in February 1962, their serial FAM-8.  Withdrawn from use by 1970.

 

last date: 4 March 1958 - Struck off

17066

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42384

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 August 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP767 assigned, never marked.

 

last date: 8 July 1954 - Struck off after crashing.

17067

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42385

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 July 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP768 assigned, never marked.  With No. 410 (F) Sqaudron at RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ, flew with this unit's Blue Devils display team in 1949.  With No. 441 (F) Squadron at RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ, c.1951.  Coded "BT-O".  With No. 438 Squadron (Auxiliary), St. Hubert, PQ.  Coded "BQ" on booms, and "067" on nose.  With  441 and No. 410 Squadrons, St. Hubert, PQ, c.1951.  Then with 400 Squadron, Downsview, Ont, c.1951 to 1955, No. 411 (Aux) Squadron, RCAF Station Downsview, Ont., early/mid 1950s.  Sold, to US civil register as N6879D.  To Mexican AF in February 1962, their serial FAM-7.  Withdrawn from use in 1970.

 

last date: 17 June 1958 - Struck off

17068

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42386

 

 

 

 

first date: 21 July 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP769 assigned, never marked.  With No. 401 Squadron (Auxiliary) at RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ at time of accident.  Sold, to US civil register as N6860D, registered to George Arnold of Indiana.

 

last date: 28 October 1955 - Struck off, after Category A accident on 18 October 1955.

17069

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42387

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 July 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP770 assigned, never marked.  Operated by No. 411 (Aux) Squadron or No. 400 (Aux) Squadron, RCAF Station Downsview, Ontario, in early/mid 1950s.  Also based ayt Bagotville, dates and unit not confirmed.  Sold into the US, to Fliteways Inc, of West Bend, Wiscoinsin.  Registered as N6877D on 4 March 1958.  To Ken Cook Publishing Co, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1963.  Purchased in 1964 by Honourable Mr. Justice A. Harraden, registered as CF-RLK.  To the Centennial Planetarium, Calgary, Alberta, 1972-1988, for display.  Displayed from 1988 in the Aero Space Museum of Calgary.  Displayed outside until at least 1992.

 

last date: 17 June 1958 - Struck off

17070

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42388

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 September 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP771 assigned, never marked.  With No. 410 (F) Squadron, St. Hubert, PQ, 1948 to 1951.  Carried special markings in 1949 as part of the Blue Devils display team.  Later to US civil register as N6870D.

 

last date: 2 November 1953 - Struck off, after Category A accident on 17 October 1953 at Montreal.

17071

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42389

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 July 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP772 assigned, never marked.  Used by No. 442 Squadron (Auxiliary) at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC.  Sold, to US register as N6883D.  Later displayed in the Reynolds Museum, Wetaskiwin, Alberta.

 

last date: 21 February 1958 - Struck off

17072

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42390

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 September 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP773 assigned, never marked.  With No. 410 (F) Squadron at RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ c. 1948 to 1951.  Flew with this unit's Blue Devils display team in 1949.  Operated by No. 411 (Aux) Squadron or No. 400 (Aux) Squadron, RCAF Station Downsview, Ontario, in early/mid 1950s.  To US register as N6878D, to Fliteways Inc, of West Bend, Wisconsin.  To John E. Morgan, Pittsburg, PA, 1958.  Marked as "Johny Rocket".  To Frank G. Tallman, Orange County, CA, 1959.  Displayed at Movieland of the Air, named  "Golden Eagle", 1959-1968.  To Rosen Novak Auto Co, Omaha, NE, 1966-1968.  Sold at Tallmantz auction May 29, 1968.  To James F. Brucker, Somis, CA, May 29, 1968-1969.  To Jet Craft Inc, Las Vegas, NV, 1970.  Planned conversion to 8 passenger "Mystery Jet".  Company collapsed before conversion completed (or even started?).  To Pete Regina, Van Nuys, CA, Dec. 1970-1973.  Rebuilt at Van Nuys.  First flight, Apr. 8, 1972.  Flew as VN68/YG.  To Al Letcher & Associates, Lancaster, CA, 1973-1981.  To John T. Downing, Cumming, GA, 1986.  To Greater Leasing Inc, Marietta, GA, Dec. 1987.  To Randall K. Hames, Gaffney, SC, Apr. 1988-1989.  To John Travolta/Alto Inc, Studio City, CA, October 1989-1992.  To Lake Air Inc, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2001.   Registered to Wings of Flight Inc. of Rochester, NY in February 2006.  Also reported as registered as N69RB, but this is actually a MiG-17.

 

last date: 17 June 1958 - Struck off

17073

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42391

 

 

 

 

first date: 2 September 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP774 assigned, never marked.  Operated by No. 411 (Aux) Squadron or No. 400 (Aux) Squadron, RCAF Station Downsview, Ontario, in early/mid 1950s.

 

last date: 5 June 1952 - Struck off, after Category A crash at Port Hope, Ontario on 18 May 1952.

17074

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42392

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 August 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP775 assigned, never marked.  With No. 442 Squadron, Sea Island, BC, 1948 to 1956, coded "BU-X".  Also with No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ, dates not known.  Transferred to National Aeronautical Collection, still on Canadian Forces books today.

 

last date: 1964 - Transferred to museum.

17075

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42393

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 June 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP776 assigned, never marked.  With No. 442 Squadron, Sea Island, BC, c.1948 to 1956, coded "BU-Y".  Also with No. 401 Squadron (Auxiliary) at RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ, no dates.

 

last date: 7 September 1956 - Struck off

17076

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42394

 

 

 

 

first date: 30 July 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP777 assigned, never marked.  With No. 410 (F)Squadron, RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ, 1948 to 1951.  Flew with this unit's Blue Devils display team in 1949.With No. 411 (Aux) Squadron, RCAF Station Downsview Ontario.  Forced landed on road short of Downsview runway by F/O P. Hayes, on 12 April 1954.  Little damage, Category B.  With No. 442 Squadron, Sea Island, BC, to c.1955., coded "BU-W".

 

last date: 23 November 1955 - Struck off

17077

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42395

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 June 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP778 assigned, never marked.  With No. 402 Squadron, Stevenson Field, Man., 1948 to 1950.  Category B damage at Vancouver on 8 September 1948.

 

last date: 5 June 1952 - Struck off

17078

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42396

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 September 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP779 assigned, never marked.  With No. 438 Squadron (Auxiliary), St. Hubert, PQ.  Coded "BQ" on booms, and "078" on nose.  Category B damage at Trenton on 22 January 1953.  Sold, to civil register as N6867D.  To Mexican AF in February 1962, their serial FAM-6.  Withdrawn from use in 1970.

 

last date: 4 March 1958 - Struck off

17079

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42397

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 September 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP780 assigned, never marked.

 

last date: 7 May 1951 - Struck off, after crashing into St. Lawrence River on 2 May 1951.

17080

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42398

 

 

 

 

first date: 29 June 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP781 assigned, never marked.  Possibly with Central Flying School, Trenton, at time of crash.

 

last date: 25 September 1948 - Struck off

17081

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42399

 

 

 

 

first date: 5 July 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP782 assigned, never marked.  With No. 402 Squadron, Stevenson Field, Manitoba, 1948 to 1950.  Operated by No. 411 (Aux) Squadron and No. 400 (Aux) Squadron, RCAF Station Downsview, Ontario, in early/mid 1950s.  Operated by No. 400 Sdn. at time of crash.

 

last date: 29 December 1953 - Struck off, after Category A crash on 29 November 1953.

17082

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42400

 

 

 

 

first date: 16 July 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP783 assigned, never marked.  Operated by No. 411 (Aux) Squadron or No. 400 (Aux) Squadron, RCAF Station Downsview, Ontario, in early/mid 1950s.  Category B damage at Downsview on 1 June 1955.

 

last date: 7 September 1956 - Struck off

17083

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42401

 

 

 

 

first date: 16 July 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP784 assigned, never marked.  Operated by No. 411 (Aux) Squadron or No. 400 (Aux) Squadron, RCAF Station Downsview, Ontario, in early/mid 1950s.  Category B damage at Downsview on 8 June 1954.  Sold, to civil register as N6876D.  Registered to J.E. Morgan of Las Vegas, Nevada on 12 June 1958.  Registration since revoked.

 

last date: 17 June 1958 - Struck off

17084

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42402

 

 

 

 

first date: 25 August 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP785 assigned, never marked.  With No. 410 (F)Squadron, RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ, from 1948.  Crashed during aerobatic display at the 1949 Canadian National Exhibition at Toronto, killing squadron commander officer S/L R.A. Kipp.

 

last date: 12 August 1949 - Struck off

17085

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42403

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 June 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP786 assigned, never marked.  Operated by No. 411 (Aux) Squadron or No. 400 (Aux) Squadron, RCAF Station Downsview, Ontario, in early/mid 1950s.  Also with No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit, dates unknown.  Sold, to civil register as N6868D.  To Mexican AF in February 1962, their serial FAM-2.  Withdrawn from use in 1970.

 

last date: 17 June 1958 - Struck off

17086

de Havilland

English Electric

Vampire

Mk. III

 

 

 

EEP42404

 

 

 

 

first date: 5 July 1948 - Taken on strength

 

RAF serial VP787 assigned, never marked.  Operated by No. 443 (Aux) Squadron at RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ.

 

last date: 23 July 1954 - Struck off


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