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    Hi,

    I have a serial for an Airspeed Oxford that I cannot decipher : I read AS803 or A5803. This twin engine is coded 103 and used with 32 SFTS. Must I read AS or A5 ?

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    Bertrand

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    AS Series


    You can check the block for an aircraft type in the listings on the Forum Front Pages eg for AA to BZ
    http://www.rafcommands.com/serials/r...s-aa-az-ba-bz/


    With only a very few exceptions the 1939-45 series of aircraft in use started at KXXXX and NXXXX.


    JXXXX and the start of KXXXX was between the wars use with EXXXX being generally 1918-1920 era.


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    Hi Bertrand, confirmg info posted by Ross, from A-B RAF Serials Book:
    Oxford II AS803 3.10.1941 posted tot Canada (where 32 SFTS was based)

    Pavel
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    Ross and Pavel thank you both.

    Bertrand

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    AS803 arrived at St. Johns, NB by 11 November 1941, and was assigned to 34 SFTS at Medicine Hat on 2 April 1942. It was withdrawn from service in October 1944, and sold as scrap in February 1945.

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    G'day

    It actually arrived at No. 9 Repair Depot in St. Jean, Quebec on the 11th of November, 1941 as a United Kingdom contribution. It was assembled and tested then ferried out to.34 S.F.T.S.

    It was involved in one accident.

    As of the 17th of October, 1944 it had been withdrawn from use and designated A.P.D.A.L. (Aircraft Pending Disposal at Location)

    Cheers...Chris

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    Oh right. THAT St. Johns! Thanks Chris.

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    Thanks Bill and Chris "Dakota" for extra info. I have not still had copy of the logbook but when I will have this I 'll check if this AS508 is at 34 or 32 SFTS in the last months of 1942/early 1943.

    Bertrand

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    Bill,
    There is no St John's in New Brunswick. There is Saint John.
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    Salut et Joyeux Noel Bertrand

    If you send me an e-mail to: ccharlandATcogecoDOTca I will send you a copy of the aircraft record card. Incidentally, it only served at No. 34 Service Flying Training School.

    Cheers...Chris

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