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De Havilland DH.60M Moth

Single engine two seat liaison aircraft



    In the mid-thirties a De Havilland DH.60M Moth wearing construction number 1717 was used by Belgian WW I ace Baron Willy Coppens d’Houthulst when he was "Military attaché" at Paris and London. Later his successor Lieutenant Colonel Louis Wouters continued to use this aircraft and when the war broke out the Moth was transferred to the RAF (being registered MX463) where it served with N°s 24 and 510 Squadrons. In September 1944 the aircraft was transferred to the Allied Metropolitan Communications Squadron based at Hendon where it was reserved for the Inspector General Belgian Air Force. In 1946 the aircraft was ferried to Belgium and ended up its operational career as an instructional airframe at the Military Technical School of Saffraanberg. (Daniel Brackx)

De Havilland DH.60M Moth





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Mil Air Attaché, 24 Sq (RAF). 510 Sq (RAF) Allied Metropolitan Communications Squadron, Technical School Saffraanberg.

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