Airspeed Oxford I

Twin-engine communications- and medevac aircraft

    Six Airspeed/Plymouth build Oxford C.1 communications aircraft were acquired by the Belgian Government in exile from the British Air Ministry during the Second World War for use in Belgian Congo. From July 1944 onwards these aircraft were assembled at Leopoldstad/-ville and taken on charge by the Openbare Weermacht/Force Publique to replace the ageing Fokker F.VII aircraft. One aircraft (A-25) was specifically equipped for crop spraying while another one (A-26) was equipped with camera for geographical duties. By 1955 all Force Publique/Openbare Weermacht Oxfords were replace by De Havilland Doves.

A-21

RAF Serial

Date In

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Jun 1944

Date Out

1955

History

... (RAF), A-21, to the Ecole Professionnelle at Kamina for instructional purposes.

A-22

RAF Serial

Date In

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Jun 1944

Date Out

1955

History

... (RAF), A-22

A-23

RAF Serial

Date In

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Jun 1944

Date Out

1955

History

... (RAF), A-23

A-24

RAF Serial

Date In

-

Jun 1944

Date Out

1955

History

... (RAF), A-24

A-25

RAF Serial

Date In

-

Jun 1944

Date Out

1955

History

... (RAF), A-25, equipped for crop spraying

A-26

RAF Serial

Date In

-

Jun 1944

Date Out

1955

History

... (RAF), A-26, camera equipped for geographical survey

The following RAF serials of these aircraft are known but without a tie-up to the actual machines:

LX528, NM447, NM450, NM464, NM466 and NM467

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