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Aircraft Types


Airspeed Oxford * Retired *
Three Mk.I/II aircraft loaned from RAF Dec 1943-Aug 1946. Used by 320 Sqn for utility trasnport duties.
Five Mk.I aircraft obtained from KLU 15 October 1947 - 3 April 1951. Serialled 1-1 to 1-5 (later 18-1 to 18-5). Used for training and photo reconaissance by 320 sqn. Last example retired 28 September 1953.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
R6085     28 Dec 1943 Mk.I, back to RAF 15 Feb 1944
LX614     15 Feb 1944 Mk.I, accident 28 Aug 1944
AP479     30 Sept 1944 Mk.II, back to RAF 20 Aug 1946
1-1   PH144 15 Oct 1947 later 18-1, wfu 26 Nov 1952
1-2   PH184 15 Oct 1947 later 18-2, wfu 17 Sept 1953
1-3   PH308 15 Oct 1947 later 18-3, wfu 28 Sept 1953
1-4 638 HM610 3 April 1951 ex-KLU C-4, later 18-4, wfu 29 July 1952
1-5 728 HM735 19 March 1951 ex-KLU C-6, later 18-5, wfu 25 July 1952

References:

  • Dutch Military Aviation 1945-1978 by Paul A Jackson (1978)
  • 70 Jaar Marineluchtvaartdienst by N. Geldhof (1987)


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