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Old 18th Jun 2020, 20:41
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An easy one for you guys!

Folks... can anyone tell me the details/reg etc of the Tiger Moth that spent its final days with 86 Sqn (Heston and Isleworth) Air Cadets at their HQ in Hounslow? It was there up until about 1970 when the Sqn moved to anew location and the airframe was scrapped.

I thought I would be able to Google it but alas not.

Thanks (an ex 86 Sqn cadet)
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Old 19th Jun 2020, 12:43
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According to the book Veteran and Vintage Aircraft (4th edition) 1974.
Hownslow ATC Sqn reported to have Tiger Moth EM697/6940M.
Probable Typo as it should read EM967 - EM967 survived to become G-AHOO
So If this is the correct A/C - it survived to become G-AHOO.
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Old 19th Jun 2020, 13:43
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And it became part of the Tiger Nine team:
DH 82 A Tiger Moth - EM967 - G-AHOO | Tiger Nine Aeronautical Display Team (Royaume-Uni) | Compi?gne - 06.06.15 - Compi?gne A?ro Classic 2015 | D. St-Sanvain


It was also discussed at: https://www.key.aero/forum/historic-...th-info-please
As you can see on this last thread there is some doubt as to whether it is the original Tiger Moth, or whether that one was broken up. Maybe a major rebuild. It's amazing how broken up aircraft can be reborn from their ashes.

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Old 19th Jun 2020, 17:07
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'Wrecks & Relics' (third edition - May 1968 ) also has it EM967/6940M. However it's not mentioned in the first or second edition of that book, nor in 'Cadet Corps Airframes'.
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Old 19th Jun 2020, 20:14
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Thanks folks.... I knew you would know!
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Old 19th Jun 2020, 20:39
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I was a member of 86F ATC squadron from 1966-1969. Situated behind Hounslow East tube station. I remember a link trainer we had there but don’t remember the Tiger Moth. However looks like a good rebuild.
P.S The F in 86F stood for a founding squadron when the ATC was inaugurated in around 1941ish
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Originally Posted by 63000 Triple Zilch View Post
I was a member of 86F ATC squadron from 1966-1969. Situated behind Hounslow East tube station. I remember a link trainer we had there but donít remember the Tiger Moth. However looks like a good rebuild.
P.S The F in 86F stood for a founding squadron when the ATC was inaugurated in around 1941ish
86 Squadron wasnít a Founding ATC Squadron, only the first 50 were entitled to the (F) suffix. Mine was 27(F) Chingford Squadron; out of the original 50 there are only 30 remaining. Those that disbanded and reformed arenít entitled to the (F) designation eg 40 Squadron
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