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Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

 

G-CYGA

Curtiss

Lowe-Willard-Fowler

HS

HS-2L

 

 

Ex USN A1307.   Flying at Jericho Beach before formation of No. 1 Sqn.  Operated by No. 1 (Operations) Squadron, Jericho Beach, BC 1925 to 1927.

 

first date: 13 October 1924

 

last date: 1927 or 1928

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, registration re-used.

G-CYGA

Canadian Vickers

Vedette

Mk.II

 

 

CV52

 

 

 

 

 

Re-used registration, from HS-2L.  Formerly G-CAGA, may have been purchased second hand.  Fitted with Wight J-4B engine.

 

first date: 2 August 1927

 

last date: 27 September 1934

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off and sold.  Became CF-SAE.

G-CYGB

Avro

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

552

552A

A.V.S.

 

 

CV20

 

 

 

 

 

Built as two seater floatplane. After company tests, ferried to Ottawa for further tests. Later shipped to Winnipeg, Man.  Operated throughout Western Canada by No. 1 (Operations) Wing out of Winnipeg, Man.  Used by No. 3 (Operations) Squadron at Rockcliffe and Shirleys Bay, Ont., dates unknown.

 

first date: 1 May 1925

 

last date: 30 December 1927

 

First flight, Montreal. Taken on strength 12 May 1925.

 

Struck off, after Category A accident at Lac du Bonnet.

G-CYGC

Avro

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

552

552A

A.V.S.

 

 

CV21

 

 

 

 

 

Built as two seater floatplane. After company tests, shipped to Winnipeg, Man.

 

first date: 26 May 1925.

 

last date: 18 October 1927

 

Taken on strength, after first flight at Cartierville, PQ.

 

Struck off after Cat. A accident at Bowden Lake, Alta.

G-CYGD

Avro

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

552

552A

A.V.S.

 

 

CV22

 

 

 

 

 

Built as two seater floatplane. After company tests, shipped to Winnipeg, Man.

 

first date: 29 May 1925

 

last date: 19 August 1927

 

Taken on strength

 

Written off, after Category A accident at Moore Lake.

G-CYGE

Avro

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

552

552A

A.V.S.

 

 

CV23

 

 

 

 

 

Built as two seater floatplane. After company tests, shipped to Winnipeg, Man.

 

first date: 12 June 1925

 

last date: 16 January 1928

 

Taken on strength

 

Written off, after Category A accident at Long Lake, Manitoba.

G-CYGF

Avro

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

552

552A

A.V.S.

 

 

CV24

 

 

 

 

 

Built as two seater floatplane. After company tests, shipped to Winnipeg, Man.

 

first date: 16 June 1925

 

last date: 8 April1927

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, after Category A accident near Mile 185 of the Hudson's Bay Railway, Manitoba.

G-CYGG

Avro

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

552

552A / 504NS

A.V.S.

 

 

CV25

 

 

 

 

 

Built as two seater floatplane. After company tests, shipped to Winnipeg, Man. Operated throughout Western Canada by No. 1 (Operations) Wing out of Winnipeg, Man. At Cormorant Lake Sub-Base in 1925.   Converted to 504NS in 1927, but retained tapered ailerons.   Used by No. 3 (Operations) Squadron at Rockcliffe and Shirleys Bay, Ont., 1925 to 1927.

 

first date: 26 June 1925

 

last date: 17 February 1928

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, after Category A accident at Lac du Bonnet.

G-CYGH

Avro

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

552

552A

A.V.S.

 

 

CV26

 

 

 

 

 

Built as two seater floatplane. After company tests, shipped to Winnipeg, Man.  Category B accident at Cormorant Lake on 15 August 1925.

 

first date: 26 June 1925

 

last date: 19 August 1927

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

G-CYGI

Avro

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

552

552A

A.V.S.

 

 

CV27

 

 

 

 

 

Built as two seater floatplane. After company tests, shipped to Winnipeg, Man. Operated throughout Western Canada by No. 1 (Operations) Wing out of Winnipeg, Man.  Seen at Lac du Bonnet sub-base.  Scheduled to be converted to 504NS, written off before conversion performed.

 

first date: 30 June 1925

 

last date: 2 June 1928

 

Taken on charge

 

Writtenoff.

G-CYGJ

Avro

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

552

552A

A.V.S.

 

 

CV28

 

 

 

 

 

Built as two seater floatplane. After company tests, shipped to Winnipeg, Man. Seen at Lac du Bonnet sub-base.  Fitted with external oil tank and Reed-Curtiss metal propeller summer of 1926, to solve overheating problems. Scheduled to be converted to 504NS, written off before conversion performed.

 

first date: 2 July 1925

 

last date: 18 January 1928

 

Delivered to Ottawa, taken on strength on 9 July 1925.

 

Struckoff.

G-CYGK

Avro

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

504

504N (Wright)

 

 

CV 29

 

 

 

 

 

First flight on floats, delivered on floats to Ottawa 14 July 1925.  Taken on strength that day.  Used by No. 3 (Operations) Squadron at Rockcliffe and Shirleys Bay, Ont., 1925 to 1927.  Used for photographic work from Ottawa until May 1928. Then converted to landplane, to Camp Borden as trainer and remarked.  Commonly called "Avro Wright".

 

first date: 2 July 1925

 

last date: May 1928

 

First flight, from St. Lawerance River, by RCAF pilot.

 

re-marked as RCAF 12 (which see)

G-CYGL

Curtiss

Lowe-Willard-Fowler

HS

HS-2L

 

 

117

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN A1298. Used by No. 3 (Operations) Squadron at Rockcliffe and Shirleys Bay, Ont., 1925 to 1926.

 

first date: 8 June 1925

 

last date: 9 December 1926

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

G-CYGM

Curtiss

Lowe-Willard-Fowler

HS

HS-2L

 

 

Ex USN A1290.  Used at Vancouver, BC.

 

first date: 19 June 1925

 

last date: 1 July 1928

 

Taken on strength

 

crashed, written off.

G-CYGN

Curtiss

Lowe-Willard-Fowler

HS

HS-2L

 

 

Ex USN A1312.   Operated by No. 1 (Operations) Squadron, Jericho Beach, BC 1925 to 1926.

 

first date: 31 May 1925

 

last date: 25 October 1926

 

Taken on strength

 

crashed, written off

G-CYGO

Curtiss

Lowe-Willard-Fowler

HS

HS-2L

 

 

Ex USN A1152.  Used by No. 4 (Operations) Squadron, Dartmouth, NS 1925 to 1927.  Also reported at Vancouver, BC.

 

first date: 25 May 1925

 

last date: 1 July 1928

 

Taken on strength

 

Last surviving HS-2Ls struck off

G-CYGP

Curtiss

Lowe-Willard-Fowler

HS

HS-2L

 

 

107

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN A1159. Used by No. 3 (Operations) Squadron at Rockcliffe and Shirleys Bay, Ont., 1925 to 1926.  Also reported at Vancouver, BC.

 

first date: 8 June 1925

 

last date: 1 April 1926

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

G-CYGQ

Curtiss

Lowe-Willard-Fowler

HS

HS-2L

 

 

119

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN A1303.  Used at Vancouver, BC.

 

first date: 12 September 1925

 

last date: 25 September 1928

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

G-CYGR

Curtiss

Lowe-Willard-Fowler

HS

HS-2L

 

 

142

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN A1315.  Used at Vancouver.

 

first date: 12 August 1925

 

last date: 25 September 1928

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

G-CYGS

Curtiss

Lowe-Willard-Fowler

HS

HS-2L

 

 

210

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN A1392.  Used at Vancouver, BC.

 

first date: 12 August 1925

 

last date: 8 May 1928

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

G-CYGT

Curtiss

Lowe-Willard-Fowler

HS

HS-2L

 

 

97

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN A1279.  Used by No. 4 (Operations) Squadron, Dartmouth, NS 1925 to 1927.  Also reported at Vancouver, BC.

 

first date: 12 August 1925

 

last date: 1 July 1928

 

Taken on strength

 

Last surviving HS-2Ls struck off

G-CYGU

Curtiss

Lowe-Willard-Fowler

HS

HS-2L

 

 

109

 

 

 

 

 

ex USN, serial A1288.  Held at Camp Borden for spares.

 

first date: 12 August 1925

 

last date: 13 April 1928

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

G-CYGV

Canadian Vickers

Varuna

I

 

 

CV 30

 

 

 

 

 

Prototype Varuna.  Taken on strength by RCAF on 2 June 1926.  Used by No. 3 (Operations) Squadron at Rockcliffe and Shirleys Bay, Ont., 1925 to 1927. Served at Rockcliffe to 16 November 1932.  Placed in storage.

 

first date: 22 October 1925

 

last date: 16 November 1932

 

First flight from St. Lawrence River, by S/L W. R. Kenny

 

struck off, placed in storage

G-CYGW

Canadian Vickers

Vedette

II

 

 

CV32

 

 

 

 

 

Operated throughout Western Canada by No. 1 (Operations) Wing out of Winnipeg, Man.   Seen at Norway House, Manitoba.  Used by No. 3 (Operations) Squadron at Rockcliffe and Shirleys Bay, Ont., dates unknown.

 

first date: 20 August 1926

 

last date:

 

Taken on strength

 

G-CYGX

Canadian Vickers

Vedette

II

 

 

CV33

 

 

 

 

 

Category A accident at Ladder Lake, date unknown.

 

first date: 10 September 1926

 

last date: 20 July 1927

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

G-CYGY

Canadian Vickers

Vedette

II

 

 

CV34

 

 

 

 

 

To civil register as CF-SAD.  Seen at Lac du Bonnet.

 

first date: 20 August 1926

 

last date: 6 May 1936

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off and sold

G-CYGZ

Canadian Vickers

Vedette

II

 

 

CV35

 

 

 

 

 

Used for photo surveys from Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba.

 

first date: 3 August 1926

 

last date:

 

Taken on strength

 

G-CYHA

Avro

504

504K

 

 

Ex RAF H2042.  Part of 1919 Imperial Gift.

 

first date: 28 August 1925

 

last date: 18 February 1928

 

Registration issued.

 

Struck off, after crashing at Camp Borden on 28 January 1928.

G-CYHC

Avro

Grahame-White Aviation Co. Ltd.

504

504K/504N

 

 

Ex RAF H9623.  Part of 1919 Imperial Gift. Crashed at Camp Borden on 21 October 1927, apparently repaired.  Redesignated 49. Converted to 504N (date unknown).

 

first date: 11 June 1926

 

last date: 26 April 1930

 

Registration issued.

 

Struck off, probably after being re-designated RCAF49.

G-CYHD

Avro

Grahame-White Aviation Co. Ltd.

504

504K

 

 

Ex RAF H9633. Part of 1919 Imperial Gift.

 

first date: 11 June 1926

 

last date: 20 January 1928

 

Registration issued.

 

Struck off, after crash at Camp Borden on 19 December 1927.


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