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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205031
Last updated: 15 March 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:7 EFTS Royal Air Force (7 EFTS RAF)
Registration: G-AEID
C/n / msn: 3498
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Desford, Leicestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF Desford, Leicestershire
Destination airport:RAF Desford, Leicestershire
First registered [C of R 6986] on 11.5.36 as G-AEID to Reid & Sigrist Ltd., New Malden, Surrey (aircraft based at Desford, Leicestershire). C of A 5486 issued May 1936.

In 1937 the RAF Volunteer Reserve was formed and Desford became home to No. 7 Elementary and Reserve Flying Training School (E&RFTS). On the outbreak of the Second World War on 3.9.39, the school dropped the "Reserve" and became No. 7 Elementary Flying Training School (7 EFTS). At its peak there were 120 Tiger Moths based at Desford, in four flights. In mid-1940 some of these were fitted with bomb racks, in case of a German invasion.

Written off 27.9.40 when crashed on take off from Desford, Leicestershire. Registration G-AEID belatedly cancelled by the Air Ministry post war, on 9.11.45, due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl form use of aircraft". A note on the aircraft's record card states "(Census 1945)"; which indicates that the Air Ministry were only made aware of the demise of G-AEID after a return from the last registered owners, in response to the Air Ministry's 1945 census into the existence (or not) of all UK-registered pre-war civil aircraft



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Revision history:

24-Jan-2018 22:05 Dr. John Smith Added
16-Oct-2018 20:46 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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