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Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

 

1

Avro

 

504

504N

 

 

 

Redesignated from G-CYAR.

 

first date: c.1928

 

last date: 21 March 1932

 

Re-serialled.

 

Struck off strength.

2

Avro

 

504

504N

 

 

 

Redesignated from G-CYAQ.

 

first date: c.1928

 

last date: 4 April 1929

 

renumbered from G-CYAQ

 

Struck off

3

Avro

 

504

504N

 

 

 

Redesignated from G-CYCX.

 

first date: c.1928

 

last date: 27 November 1934

 

Renumbered.

 

Struck off.

4

Avro

Grahame-White Aviation Co. Ltd.

504

504N

 

 

 

Redesignated from G-CYEI.  Date of being struck off also reported as 10 July 1928, this may be date of accident.

 

first date: c.1928

 

last date: 15 August 1928

 

Redesignated from G-CYEI.

 

Struck off strength.

5

Avro

Grahame-White Aviation Co. Ltd.

504

504N

 

 

 

Redesignated from G-CYFG. To US civil register as N8736R.  Acquired by National Museum, Ottawa, and restored to 504K configuration.

 

first date: c.1928

 

last date: 30 May 1930

 

Renumbered.

 

Struck off, later sold.

6

Avro

Grahame-White Aviation Co. Ltd.

504

504N

 

 

 

Redesignated from G-CYFH.

 

first date: c.1928

 

last date: 14 April 1930

 

Renumbered.

 

Struck off

7

Avro

Grahame-White Aviation Co. Ltd.

504

504N

 

 

 

Redesignated from G-CYFJ.

 

first date: c.1928

 

last date: 3 February 1928

 

Renumbered.

 

Struck off, after Category A damage at Camp Borden on 13 January 1928.

8

Avro

Avro, Manchester

504

504N

 

 

 

 

R3/LY/10598

 

 

 

 

 

Redesignated from G-CYFY.

 

first date: c.1928

 

last date: 16 October 1928

 

Redesignated

 

Struck off

9

Avro

 

504

504N

 

 

 

 

R3/LY/10617

 

 

 

 

 

Redesignated from G-CYFZ.

 

first date: c.1928

 

last date: 5 July 1930

 

Redesignated

 

Struck off, after Category A accident at Angus, Ontario on 3 April 1930

10

Armstrong-Whitworth

 

Siskin

III

 

 

 

 

AW 397

 

 

 

 

 

Ex RAF J7759.  Initially operated with RAF serial number, for evaluation.  Then assigned to Training Squadron, B Flight, Camp Borden, Ontario.

 

first date: 5 January 1926

 

last date: 17 June 1929

 

Taken on strength

 

Renumbered RCAF 305.

11

Canadian Vickers

 

Vedette

II

 

 

 

 

CV 52

 

 

 

 

 

Was G-CYZK.  Reported at Camp Borden?  To civil register as CF-SAA.

 

first date: c.1928

 

last date: 1 June 1933

 

Renumbered

 

Struck off, later sold.

12

Avro

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

504

504N (Wright)

 

 

 

 

CV 29

 

 

 

 

 

Originally delivered as G-CYGK (which see). Used as trainer at Camp Borden, Ont.

 

first date: May 1928

 

last date: 17 January 1930

 

re-marked when transferred to Camp Borden, coverted to wheels

 

Struck off, after Category A accident at Orillia, Ontario on 26 September 1929.

13

Avro

 

504

504K/504N

 

 

 

Redesignated from G-CYDA. Converted to 504N (date unknown).  Seen in photos marked "13A", possibly after rebuild.

 

first date: c.1928

 

last date: 16 October 1928

 

Renumbered

 

Struck off

14

Avro

 

504

504K/504N

 

 

 

Redesignated from G-CYAX. Converted to 504N on 25 January 1928.

 

first date: c.1928

 

last date: 21 June 1928

 

Redesignated.

 

Struck off

15

Avro

Grahame-White Aviation Co. Ltd.

504

504K/504N

 

 

 

Redesignated from G-CYFF. Converted to 504N (date unknown).

 

first date: 3 February 1928

 

last date: 20 April 1929

 

Renumbered.

 

Struck off, after Category A accident at Camp Borden on 4 February 1929.

16

Armstrong-Whitworth

 

Atlas

Mk. I

 

 

 

 

AW 260

 

 

 

 

 

Registration G-CYZB reserved, only used briefly. Used at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario.  Later renumbered 401.

 

first date: 30 December 1927

 

last date: c.1929

 

Taken on strength

 

remarked.

17

Armstrong-Whitworth

 

Atlas

Mk. I

 

 

 

 

AW 297

 

 

 

 

 

Registration G-CYZA reserved, only used briefly. Operated from RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario, late 1920s / early 1930s.  Later renumbered 402.

 

first date: 30 December 1927

 

last date: c.1929

 

Taken on strength

 

Renumbered.

18

Armstrong-Whitworth

 

Atlas

Mk. I

 

 

 

 

AW 279

 

 

 

 

 

later renumbered 403

 

first date: 26 July 1928

 

last date: c.1929

 

Taken on strength

 

Renumbered

19

Armstrong-Whitworth

 

Atlas

Mk. I

 

 

 

 

AW 280

 

 

 

 

 

Fitted with floats for trials at RCAF Rockcliffe, Ont.  Operated from RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario, late 1920s / early 1930s.  Later renumbered 404.

 

first date: 26 July 1928

 

last date: c.1929

 

Taken on strength.

 

Renumbered

20

Armstrong Whitworth

 

Siskin

IIIA

 

 

 

 

AW 208

 

 

 

 

 

Ex RAF J8632.  Initially assigned to Training Squadron, B Flight, Camp Borden, Ontario.  Part of the 1929 air demonstration team, flew first RCAF public demonstrations that summer across Ontario and Eastern US.  Took part in air show in Toronto, 1929 or 1930.  Named "Captain Sir Arthur Whitten Brown" in ceremony on 19 July 1929.  Part of Siskin Exhibition Flight, 1932.  Renumbered as 302.

 

first date: 20 December 1927

 

last date: c.1932

 

Taken on strength

 

Renumbered

21

Armstrong-Whitworth

 

Siskin

IIIA

 

 

 

 

AW 207

 

 

 

 

 

Registration G-CYZE reserved, only used briefly (if at all).  Initially assigned to Training Squadron, B Flight, Camp Borden, Ontario.  Damaged in landing accident, date unknown.  Used as an instructional airframe throughout WW2.

 

first date: 26 December 1927

 

last date: c.1929

 

Taken on strength

 

Renumbered as RCAF 303.

22

Armstrong-Whitworth

 

Siskin

IIIA

 

 

 

 

AW 235

 

 

 

 

 

Initially assigned to Training Squadron, B Flight, Camp Borden, Ontario.  Took part in air show in Toronto, 1929 or 1930.  Took part in 1931 Trans Canada Air Pageant.  Part of Siskin Exhibition Flight, 1932.

 

first date: 26 July 1928

 

last date: c.1932

 

Taken on strength

 

Renumbered as 304

23

Armstrong Whitworth

 

Siskin

IIIA

 

 

 

Initially assigned to Training Squadron, B Flight, Camp Borden, Ontario.  Later flown in demonstration teams by F/O Fowler Gobeil.  Took part in 1931 Trans Canada Air Pageant.  Mid air with 61 during formation practice at RCAF Station Trenton, killing pilot of other aircraft, demonstration team leader F/L Henry Hewson.

 

first date: 26 July 1928

 

last date: 26 July 1932

 

Taken on strength

 

Destroyed in mid air, pilot bailed out and survived.

24

Consolidated

 

Courier

Mk. VIII

 

 

 

Fitted with single float, 18 June 1930.

 

first date: 17 February 1928

 

last date: 16 April 1941

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

25

Consolidated

 

Courier

Mk. VIII

 

 

 

first date: 17 May (or February?) 1928

 

last date: 24 September 1928

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, after Category A accident at Camp Borden on 16 August 1928.

26

Consolidated

 

Courier

Mk. VII

 

 

 

Used at Camp Borden.  Category D accident there on 9 October 1936.  Later became instructional airframe A10.

 

first date: 17 February 1928

 

last date: 16 April 1941

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

27

de Havilland

D.H., UK

DH.60M

 

Genet Moth

 

 

DH.60X

460

 

 

 

 

 

Assembled by DHC.

 

first date: 17 February 1928

 

last date: 7 May 1930

 

taken on strength

 

Crashed near Angus, Ont., Category A damage.

28

de Havilland

D.H., UK

DH.60M

 

Genet Moth

 

 

DH.60X

461

 

 

 

 

 

Assembled by DHC.  Used at Camp Borden, Ontario.

 

first date: 10 November 1928

 

last date: 22 January 1932

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off charge.

29

Fairchild

 

FC-2/51

 

 

 

 

 

34

 

 

 

 

 

Renumbered 621, date unknown.  Converted to Model 51 on 4 July 1930.

 

first date: 21 December 1927

 

last date: 4 October 1939

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, as 621.

30

Fairchild

 

FC-2/51

 

 

 

 

 

36

 

 

 

 

 

Renumbered 622, date unknown.  Converted to Model 51 on 15 December 1930.  Became Instructional Airframe A 14.

 

first date: 11 January 1928

 

last date: 12 July 1940

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, as 622.

31

Fairchild

 

FC-2/51

 

 

 

 

 

37

 

 

 

 

 

Renumbered 628, date unknown.  converted to Model 51 on 10 April 1931.  Became Instructional Airframe A 131.

 

first date: 24 January 1928

 

last date: 12 May 1943

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, as 628

32

Avro

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

504

504NS

 

 

 

 

CV59

 

 

 

 

 

Taken on strength 17 February 1928, at Vancouver.  Used by Seaplane School, on floats.

 

first date: January 1928

 

last date: 21 September 1929

 

Delivered by rail to seaplane school at Vancouver

 

Struck off

33

Avro

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

504

504NS

 

 

 

 

CV60

 

 

 

 

 

Taken on strength 27 February 1928, at Vancouver.  Used by Seaplane School, on floats.

 

first date: January 1928

 

last date: 7 May 1929

 

Delivered by rail to seaplane school at Vancouver

 

Struck off

34

Avro

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

504

504NS

 

 

 

 

CV61

 

 

 

 

 

Taken on strength 5 March 1928, at Vancouver.  Used by Seaplane School, on floats.

 

first date: January 1928

 

last date: 28 August 1929

 

Delivered by rail to seaplane school at Vancouver

 

Struck off

35

Avro

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

504

504N

 

 

 

 

CV62

 

 

 

 

 

Taken on strength 8 February 1928.  Used as trainer at Camp Borden, Ont.  Category C accident there, on 3 July 1929.

 

first date: February 1928

 

last date: 24 March 1930

 

delivered untested to Camp Borden

 

Struck off

36

Avro

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

504

504N

 

 

 

 

CV63

 

 

 

 

 

Taken on strength 13 February 1928.  Used as trainer at Camp Borden, Ont.

 

first date: February 1928

 

last date: 15 September 1930

 

delivered untested to Camp Borden

 

Struck off

37

Avro

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

504

504N

 

 

 

 

CV64

 

 

 

 

 

Taken on strength 7 February 1928.  Used as trainer at Camp Borden, Ont.  Category A crash there, on 31 July 1929.

 

first date: February 1928

 

last date: 26 November 1929

 

delivered untested to Camp Borden

 

Struck off after crash, see comments.

38

Avro

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

504

504N

 

 

 

 

CV65

 

 

 

 

 

Taken on strength 17 February 1928.  Used as trainer at Camp Borden, Ont.

 

first date: February 1928

 

last date: 6 November 1929

 

delivered untested to Camp Borden

 

Struck off, after Category A crash at Borden on 16 August 1929.

39

Avro

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

504

504N

 

 

 

 

CV66

 

 

 

 

 

UTaken on strength 23 February 1928.  Used as trainer at Camp Borden, Ont.  Category B crash there, on 19 June 1928.

 

first date: February 1928

 

last date: 22 June 1930

 

delivered untested to Camp Borden

 

Struck off

40

Avro

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

504

504N

 

 

 

 

CV67

 

 

 

 

 

Taken on strength 22 February 1928.  Used as trainer at Camp Borden, Ont.

 

first date: February 1928

 

last date: 5 September 1928

 

delivered untested to Camp Borden

 

Struck off, after Category A crash at Borden on 26 July 1928.

41

Avro

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

504

504N

 

 

 

 

CV68

 

 

 

 

 

Taken on strength 5 March 1928.  Used as trainer at Camp Borden, Ont.

 

first date: February 1928

 

last date: 5 May 1930

 

delivered untested to Camp Borden

 

Struck off

42

Avro

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

504

504N

 

 

 

 

CV69

 

 

 

 

 

Taken on strength 5 March 1928.  Used as trainer at Camp Borden, Ont.  Category B crash at Tottenham, Ontario on 31 January 1930.

 

first date: February 1928

 

last date: 15 March 1930

 

delivered untested to Camp Borden

 

Struck off

43

Avro

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

504

504N

 

 

 

 

CV70

 

 

 

 

 

Taken on strength 5 March 1928.  Used as trainer at Camp Borden, Ont.  Became Instructional airframe on 4 December 1928.

 

first date: February 1928

 

last date: 21 March 1932

 

delivered untested to Camp Borden

 

Struck off, later scrapped.

44

Avro

 

504

504K/504N

 

 

 

Redesignated from G-CYAP. Converted to 504N (date unknown).

 

first date: c.1928

 

last date: 19 July 1928

 

Renumbered from G-CYAP.

 

Struck off, after Category A crash at Deseronto, Ontario that day.

45

Avro

Grahame-White Aviation Co. Ltd.

504

504K/N

 

 

 

Renumbered from 504K G-CYAT, date unknown.  Converted to 504N on 25 July 1928.

 

first date: c.1928

 

last date: 20 August 1930

 

Renumbered from G-CYAT.

 

Struck off

46

Avro

Grahame-White Aviation Co. Ltd.

504

504N

 

 

 

Converted from 504K G-CYAU.  Category C accident at Camp Borden on 30 January 1930.

 

first date: c.1928

 

last date: 6 May 1930

 

Renumbered

 

Struck off

47

Avro

Grahame-White Aviation Co. Ltd.

504

504N

 

 

 

Converted from 504K G-CYFL, dates of conversion and of renumbering unknown.  Used at Camp Borden, Ontario.

 

first date: c.1928

 

last date: 16 September 1930

 

Renumbered.

 

Struck off

48

Avro

Grahame-White Aviation Co. Ltd.

504

504N

 

 

 

Converted from 504K G-CYFN, date of renumbering unknown.  Converted to 504N on 28 August 1928.

 

first date: c.1928

 

last date: 8 January 1931

 

Renumbered.

 

Struck off

49

Avro

 

504

504K/504N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Redesignated from G-CYHC. Converted to 504N (date unknown).  Category D accident at Borden on 11 February 1930.

 

first date: c.1928

 

last date: 26 April 1930

 

Renumbered

 

Struck off.

50

Avro

Grahame-White Aviation Co. Ltd.

504

504K/N

 

 

 

Redesignated from G-CYAV.  Dates of renumbering and of conversion to 504N not known.

 

first date: c.1928

 

last date: 7 July 1930

 

Renumbered.

 

Struck off


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