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    Default Tiger Moth Crash 17 March 1949

    Dear all.
    Iím trying to identify a Tiger Moth involved in a crash on the 17th March 1949.

    The aircraft is down as ďAĒ of Oxford University Air Squadron and was being flown by P/O Nicholas and student S C Gunston.

    Any help would be great.

    Johnnie

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    Default Re: Tiger Moth Crash 17 March 1949

    Johnnie214, Hi,
    This was my local UAS – I did several tours at Benson. AM Sir Kenneth Hayr (masquerading as a Fg Off RAFVR(T) after retirement) tried to teach me aerobatics in a Chipmunk. He failed!
    Wiki (caveat emptor) says the OUAS was based:

    1940-1949 RAF Abingdon
    1949-1958 RAF Kidlington (now Oxford Airport)

    The ORBs for either of those places might contain what you are looking for. The OC OUAS at the time was Sqn Ldr Christopher Foxley-Norris. They got some high-powered alumni?
    HTH
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    Default Re: Tiger Moth Crash 17 March 1949

    Many thanks for that.

    The log book I have is signed a lot by Foxley-Norris, as well as a Sqn Ldr Gallagher.

    I know what you mean about the alumni. Iíve a pre-war OUAS log signed rather a lot by Sir Keith Parks.

    Johnnie
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    Default Re: Tiger Moth Crash 17 March 1949

    Hello,

    Tiger Moth T7899 - OUAS - Stalled at low altitude and crashed, Kingston Bagpuize, Berks, 17.3.1949

    See: RAF A/C T1000-V9999.Halley/Air-Britain(Historians),1997/p.65.

    Col.

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    Default Re: Tiger Moth Crash 17 March 1949

    Light to mod W/NW wind might indicate a t/off from the (then) 27 r/w at Abingdon. Kingston Bagpuize a/f is 4nm along the extended centre-line of that r/w from Abingdon. Would seem to indicate that OUAS was based at Abingdon at the time?
    I was familiar with K P. It was often used as a turning point for low level routes prior to a training paradrop on Salisbury Plain Practical Training Area!
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    Default Re: Tiger Moth Crash 17 March 1949

    Excellent. Many thanks.
    Looks like the aircraft was written off.

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