de Havilland D.H.90 Dragonfly
in Royal Canadian Mounted Police Service

 

Key Facts

Total Delivered: 4
Total Still Active: 0
Total Now Stored: 0
Service Entry: 1937
Retirement: 1940
Main Role: ?
Origin: United Kingdom

History

Four Dragonflies obtained in 1937. Used to counter rum-running off the Nova Scotia coast. Impressed into the RCAF in 1940 and serialled in the block 7623-7628. All but one were scrapped at the end of the war. These machines had a dorsal fin extension, to increase stability because of their interchangeable float/wheel undercarriages.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
CF-MPA 7530   5 May 1937 named ‘Anemone’, to RCAF 7530 in 1940
CF-MPB 7531   29 May 1937 named ‘Buttercup’, to RCAF 7531 in 1940. Returned to civil use in 1946 as CF-BZA.
CF-MPC 7522   13 July 1937 Apr 1937 suffered a landing accident during testing, named ‘Crocus’, to RCAF 7522 in 1940
CF-MPD 7538   26 May 1937 named ‘Dandelion’. August 1938 sold to Noorduyn Aviation as CF-BDP.

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