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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203963
Last updated: 18 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
De Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:13 Elementary Flying Training School Royal Air Force (13 EFTS RAF)
Registration: BB733
MSN: 3373
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sandridge, near St. Albans, Hertfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Peterborough, Westwood, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:Hatfield airfield, Hertfordshire
First registered (C of R 5898) on 8.8.35 as G-ADHT to the de Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd, Hatfield, Hertfordshire (aircraft based at White Waltham, Maidenhead, Berkshire), C of A 509 issued 3.9.35. Retained by De Havilland at Hatfield operated by the De Havilland Flying School/1 E&RFTS. Renamed 1 EFTS upon outbreak of war on 3.9.39, and continued in service as G-ADHT until impressed into military service on 30.10.40 as BB731. Civil registration G-ADHT cancelled 30.10.40.

Issued to 13 EFTS, based at White Waltham, near Maidenhead, Berkshire. On 20.12.40 it moved with the unit to RAF Peterborough, Westwood, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. Moved back to 1 EFTS Hatfield by 11.3.41 (see link #7)

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 13.5.41 when pilot lost control and aircraft crashed at Sandridge, near St. Albans, Hertfordshire. Of the two crew Sergeant J G Vaughan-Jones (instructor pilot) and Leading Aircraftman N Butler (pupil pilot under training) survived, but were injured

To Lundy & Atlantic Coast for survey pending repairs 16.5.41. Not repaired and struck off charge 5.6.41 as Cat.E(FA)

Sandridge is a village and civil parish between St Albans and Wheathampstead in Hertfordshire, England.


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft BA100-BZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1986 p 18)
6. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/6407:


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Revision history:

07-Jan-2018 16:24 Dr. John Smith Added
16-Oct-2018 20:51 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
29-May-2019 21:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
29-May-2019 21:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
30-May-2019 16:23 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Nature]
30-May-2019 18:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
07-Aug-2021 18:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
07-Aug-2021 19:43 Anon. Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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