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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206104
Last updated: 10 September 2021
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Date:18-SEP-1941
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
De Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:Wyton SF Royal Air Force (Wyton SF RAF)
Registration: AX788
MSN: 3725
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Caxton Gibbet RLG, Ermine Street, Cambridgeshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Teversham, Cambridge [EGSC]
Destination airport:RAF Caxton Gibbet RLG, Ermine Street, Cambridgeshire
Narrative:
First registered [C of R 8674] on 23.8.38 as G-AFJH to The Merseyside Aero & Sports Co Ltd., Liverpool Airport, Speke, Liverpool. C of A 6409 issued 6.10.38. Believed grounded at Speke from 4.9.39 when all private civilian flying was prohibited due to the outbreak of war.

Civil registration G-AFJH cancelled 22.7.40 when impressed into military service as AX788. Taken on charge at 15 MU RAF Wroughton 26.7.40. To RAF Wyton Station Flight, RAF Wyton, Huntingdonshire 17.6.41.

Written off (destroyed) 18.9.41 when dived into the ground on approach to RAF Caxton Gibbet RLG (Relief Landing Ground), Ermine Street, Cambridgeshire. As far as is known, the pilot survived unhurt.

Caxton Gibbet is a small knoll on Ermine Street (now the A1198) in England, running between London and Huntingdon, near its crossing with the road (now the A428) between St Neots and Cambridge. The place name is derived from a gallows, used for executions, which stood in the area between the 1670s and the 1830s. The location gave its name to an RAF Relief Landing Ground, operated between summer 1940 and 9 July 1945, in the field to the east of Ermine Street. It was used by Tiger Moths of the 22 Elementary Flight Training School (Cambridge) and huts there were used to house personnel from 105 Squadron at RAF Bourn

Sources:

1. https://www.afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/80-register-gb-g-af
2. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AFJH.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A11.html
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p037.html
5. https://air-britain.com/pdfs/production-lists/DH82.pdf
6. https://www.cambridgenetwork.co.uk/news/70th-anniversary-of-the-tiger-moth-at-cambridge-airport/
7. http://www.roll-of-honour.com/RoyalAirForce/CountyAirfields.html
8. http://www.abct.org.uk/airfields/airfield-finder/caxton-gibbet/
9. http://www.ukairfieldguide.net/airfields/CaxtonGibbetflyingsites
10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caxton_Gibbet

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Feb-2018 21:58 Dr. John Smith Added
06-Dec-2018 17:46 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]
10-Aug-2021 00:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
10-Aug-2021 21:51 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Operator]

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