Airspeed Oxford C.1 & C.2

Twin-engine communications- and multi engine trainer aircraft

    For its communication and multi-engine training needs the resurrected post war Belgian Air Force selected the Airspeed Oxford, 30 of which were ordered on 16 January 1947. In 1950 some 12 more Oxford were acquired on the civilian market which initially were to serve in Belgian Congo. Although most of the Oxfords served with VVS/EPA and the 15th Transport Wing many were also used as base hacks at the different Wings. In July 1955 the Air Force decided that all the remaining Oxfords were to be flown up to their next main overhaul after which they were scrapped at Evere. Their wooden structure didn't allow extending their useful lives. One aircraft (O-16) has been preserved at the Royal Army Museum (WHI) in Brussels.

O-01

History

C/N

-

Date In

Mar 1947

Date Out

Aug 1948

DF523/BP (RAF), EOB-01 (BAF), O-1

O-02

History

C/N

-

Date In

Apr 1947

Date Out

Sep 1955

DF365 (RAF), O-2, "ZC". crash at Brustem on 20 Sep 1955

O-03

History

C/N

-

Date In

Mar 1947

Date Out

Aug 1957

EB796/60 (RAG), O-3. Accident at Wahn (D.) on 30 Jul 1957

O-04

History

C/N

2201 (?)

Date In

Apr 1947

Date Out

Feb 1956

EB761, "23" (RAF), O-4, Crashlanding at Chièvres on 20 Sep 1955 and written off

O-05

History

C/N

-

Date In

May 1947

Date Out

Jan 1960

DF533 (RAF), O-5

O-06

History

C/N

-

Date In

Jun 1947

Date Out

Feb 1956

MP301, "E" (RAF), O-6, AIr Attaché, London, G-AOUT, spare parts to G-AJLR & G-AJXH, used for fire-fighting practice and destroyed by Aug 1956

O-07

History

C/N

275

Date In

Jun 1947

Date Out

Aug 1954

X6951 5RAF), O-7, To Kamina (BAKA) (Belgian Congo) as instructional airframe.

O-08

History

C/N

-

Date In

Jun 1947

Date Out

Sep 1955

MP300 "14" (RAF), O-8

O-09

History

C/N

468

Date In

Jun 1947

Date Out

Jan 1960

P1966 (RAF), O-9

O-10

History

C/N

3049

Date In

Jun 1947

Date Out

Jan 1958

V3575 (RAF), O-10

O-11

History

C/N

3257

Date In

Jun 1947

Date Out

Jun 1958

V3775 (RAF), O-11, crash at Bierset on 12 June 1958

O-12

History

C/N

821

Date In

Jun 1947

Date Out

Aug 1958

HM856 (RAF), O-12, "OX-CW", Accident at Florennes on 21 Aug 1958

O-13

History

C/N

545

Date In

Jun 1947

Date Out

Sep 1955

ED191 (RAF), O-13

O-14

History

C/N

815 (TBC)

Date In

Jun 1947

Date Out

Aug 1953

R6106 (RAF), O-14, Fatal crash at Lammersdorf (D.) on 5 Aug 1953

O-15

History

C/N

3878

Date In

Jun 1947

Date Out

Dec 1954

NM777 (RAF), O-15

O-16

History

C/N

-

Date In

Jul 1947

Date Out

Jan 1960

MP499 (RAF), O-16, Royal Army Museum, Brussels

O-17

History

C/N

538

Date In

Jul 1947

Date Out

Sep 1955

LB526 (RAF), O-17

O-18

History

C/N

828 (TBC)

Date In

Jul 1947

Date Out

Dec 1957

R6133 (RAF), O-18, 20 Dec 1957 Crash at Braine-l'Alleud

O-19

History

C/N

2487

Date In

Jul 1947

Date Out

Jan 1960

N4771 (RAF), O-19, OO-DEC (crashed 26 Jan 1962) scrapped

O-20

History

C/N

2129

Date In

Sep 1947

Date Out

Nov 1955

BG656 (RAF), O-20

O-21

History

C/N

753

Date In

Sep 1947

Date Out

Feb 1958

R6023 (RAF), O-21

O-22

History

C/N

-

Date In

Oct 1947

Date Out

Jan 1960

MP357 (RAF), O-22

O-23

History

C/N

-

Date In

Oct 1947

Date Out

1958

DF525 "W" (RAF), O-23

O-24

History

C/N

1050

Date In

Oct 1947

Date Out

Mar 1951

T1204 (RAF), O-24, crashed at St.Gérard-Mettet on 28 Mar 1953.

O-25

History

C/N

4170

Date In

Oct 1947

Date Out

Jan 1960

PH352 (RAF), O-25

O-26

History

C/N

4171

Date In

Oct 1947

Date Out

Aug 1955

PH352 (RAF), O-26, "Belgian Air Attache London", "Flo-Flo"

O-27

History

C/N

-

Date In

Nov 1947

Date Out

Jan 1960

MP430 (RAF), O-27/OT-ZCW, OO-DUC, possibly scrapped at Lille (F.)

O-28

History

C/N

3556

Date In

Nov 1947

Date Out

Nov 1958

NM340 (RAF), O-28

O-29

History

C/N

3424

Date In

Nov 1947

Date Out

Jul 1955

LX728, "J" (RAF), O-29, crashed at Falaen on 22 Jun 1955

O-30

History

C/N

3423

Date In

Jan 1948

Date Out

Dec 1955

HN120 (RAF), O-30

O-31

History

C/N

4225

Date In

Nov 1951

Date Out

Jan 1960

PH417 (RAF), Rollason (Croydon), O-31

O-32

History

C/N

3852

Date In

Nov 1951

Date Out

Jun 1955

NM736 (RAF), Rollason (Croydon), O-32/OT-ZCX

O-33

History

C/N

4246

Date In

1951

Date Out

Jul 1955

PH459 (RAF), Rollason (Croydon), O-33, wriiten off at Kleine Brogel on 13 Jun 1955

O-34

History

C/N

4248

Date In

1951

Date Out

Dec 1957

PH461 (RAF), Rollason (Croydon), O-34

O-35

History

C/N

4233

Date In

Nov 1951

Date Out

Sep 1955

PH425 (RAF), Rollason (Croydon), O-35

O-36

History

C/N

3827

Date In

1951

Date Out

Dec 1954

NM696 (RAF), Rollason (Croydon), O-36

O-37

History

C/N

3851

Date In

Feb 1952

Date Out

May 1955

NM720 (RAF), Rollason (Croydon), O-37

O-38

History

C/N

4223

Date In

1952

Date Out

Jan 1960

PH415 (RAF), Rollason (Croydon), O-38

O-39

History

C/N

4247

Date In

Feb 1952

Date Out

May 1953

PH460 (RAF), Rollason (Croydon), O-39, crashed at Kleine Brogel on 13 May 1953

O-40

History

C/N

3825

Date In

1952

Date Out

Dec 1954

NM694 (RAF), Rollason (Croydon), O-40

O-41

History

C/N

3826

Date In

Mar 1952

Date Out

May 1955

NM695 (RAF), Rollason (Croydon), O-41/OT-ZCY

O-42

History

C/N

2833

Date In

1952

Date Out

Jan 1956

NM702 (RAF), Rollason (Croydon), O-42/OT-ZCZ

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