De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth

Single engine two-seat elementary trainer

    Immediately after World War II the Belgian Government acquired 31 De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth elementary trainers from RAF stocks. Several of these aircraft (later to become T-1 till T-17) already were used by the Belgian Training School (RAF) at Snailwell in the U.K.. When the Elementary Training School (EVS/EPE) was created at Schaffen/Diest and equipped with these Tiger Moths  the school was one of the first post war units of the then called Belgisch Militaire Vliegwezen/Aviation Militaire Belge (becoming Belgian Air Force on 15 January 1949). When, in July 1950 the Elementary Training School moved to Goetsenhoven, the Tiger Moth was already being gradually replaced by the Stampe SV.4B. Some aircraft remained operational at the Officers School at Nivelles while some continued as glider tugs for what was to become the Belgian Air Cadets, but by 1956/57 all remaining Tigers were sold on the civilian market.

T-01

History

C/N

85873

Date In

Feb 1945

Date Out

Jan 1957

DF124 (RAF), ETA-1, T-1, OO-EVA, used as spare part resource to keep OO-EVE (ex T-25) airworthy

T-02

History

C/N

85873

Date In

Feb 1945

Date Out

Aug 1956

DF152 (RAF), ETA-2, T-2, fatal crash at Casteau on 05 Aug 1956

T-03

History

C/N

86369

Date In

Feb 1945

Date Out

Jul 1956

NL926 (RAF), T-3, crash at Casteau on 27 Jul 1956

T-04

History

C/N

86377

Date In

Feb 1945

Date Out

Aug 1954

NL934 (RAF), ETA-4, T-4, crash at Wevelgem on 23 Aug 1954

T-05

History

C/N

86359

Date In

Feb 1945

Date Out

Apr 1952

NL916 (RAF), ETA-5, T-5, crashed at Gentbrugge/Achterdries on 28 Apr 1952

T-06

History

C/N

86376

Date In

Feb 1945

Date Out

Aug 1951

NL933 (RAF), T-6, crashed at Nivelles on 15 Aug 1951.

T-07

History

C/N

85915

Date In

Feb 1945

Date Out

Aug 1955

DF179 (RAF), ETA-7, T-7, written off in an accident on 5 Aug 1955.

T-08

History

C/N

85934

Date In

Feb 1945

Date Out

Mar 1956

DF198 (RAF), ETA-8, T-8, OO-EVB, G-BBRB as DF198 (West Wickham, U.K.)

T-09

History

C/N

85900

Date In

Feb 1945

Date Out

Mar 1956

DF151 (RAF), T-9, OO-EVK, crashed at Temploux on 27 May 1960.

T-10

History

C/N

86375

Date In

Feb 1945

Date Out

Oct 1947

NL932 (RAF), T-10, damaged on 22 Oct 1947, instructional airframe Technical School Tongeren

T-11

History

C/N

86404

Date In

Feb 1945

Date Out

Jun 1950

NL972 (RAF), ETA-11, T-11, crashed at Nivelles on 6 Jun 1950 after hitting high tension cables at dusk.

T-12

History

C/N

85690

Date In

Feb 1945

Date Out

Mar 1946

DE-776 (RAF), (ETA-12), crashed on 9 Mar 1946 at Werchter on ferry flight from Bottisham (U.K.) to Schaffen

T-13

History

C/N

85914

Date In

Feb 1945

Date Out

Mar 1956

DF178 (RAF), ETA-13, T-13, OO-EVF, crashed at Bleid on 19 Nov 1959

T-14

History

C/N

85944

Date In

Feb 1945

Date Out

Dec 1953

DF208 (RAF), ETA-14, T-14, crash Wevelgem (Oostrozebeke) on 3 Dec 1953

T-15

History

C/N

86338

Date In

Feb 1945

Date Out

Mar 1956

NL891 (RAGF), ETA-15, T-15, OO-EVG, N3744N (Loveland CO, USA), Kalamazoo, MI, USA

T-16

History

C/N

85426

Date In

Jan 1946

Date Out

Nov 1952

DE418 (RAF), ETA-16, T-16, crashed at Nivelles on 26 Nov 1952

T-17

History

C/N

85651

Date In

Jan 1946

Date Out

Mar 1956

DE721 (RAF), ETA-17, T-17, OO-EVC, crashed at Brasschaat in Oct 1963

T-18

History

C/N

86502

Date In

Mar 1946

Date Out

Mar 1956

NM194 (RAF), T-18, OO-EVL, crashed at Genk/Zwartberg on 9 Apr 1961

T-19

History

C/N

86507

Date In

Mar 1946

Date Out

Mar 1956

NM199 (RAF), ETA-19, T-19, OO-EVM, Royal Army Museum, Salis Collection La Ferté Alais (F.) as "Aviatic" (F-AZDH ?)

T-20

History

C/N

85937

Date In

Mar 1946

Date Out

1952

DF201 (RAF), ETA-20, T-20, written of in accident on 17 Jul 1948, Instructional airframe at Technical School at Tongeren.

T-21

History

C/N

86515

Date In

Mar 1946

Date Out

Mar 1956

NM207 (RAF), ETA-21, T-21, OO-EVP, Royal Army Museum, N3744, Allen R Rohrstaff, Kalamazoo, MI. (USA)

T-22

History

C/N

86517

Date In

Mat 1946

Date Out

Mat 1956

NM209 (RAF), ETA-22, T-22, OO-EVD, crashed at Temploux on 23 Oct 1957

T-23

History

C/N

85948

Date In

Mar 1946

Date Out

Mar 1956

DF212 (RAF), ETA-23, T-23, OO-EVW, crashed at Aalst on 21 Apr 1962

T-24

History

C/N

86523

Date In

Mar 1946

Date Out

Dec 1954

Dec 1954 PG614 (RAF), ETA-24, T-24 "UR-!", crashed on 11 Dec 1954, location unknown.

T-25

History

C/N

85953

Date In

Mar 1946

Date Out

Mar 1956

EM722 (RAF), ETA-25, T-25, OO-EVE (Schaffen/Diest)

T-26

History

C/N

85975

Date In

Mar 1946

Date Out

Sep 1956

EM744 (RAF), T-26, fate unknown

T-27

History

C/N

85832

Date In

Mar 1946

Date Out

Mar 1956

DE972 (RAF), T-27, OO-EVH, Royal Army Museum storage Vissenaken->Landen

T-28

History

C/N

85969

Date In

Apr 1946

Date Out

Mar 1956

EM738 (RAF), ETA-28, T-28, OO-EVI, crashed at Baudour on 1 May 1958. Seen at Hatzerim AFB (Israel) Museum as VP-PAU (composit)

T-29

History

C/N

82712

Date In

Apr 1946

Date Out

May 1956

R4771 (RAF), T-29, OO-EVJ, G-BWMS (Early Birds, Nl.)

T-30

History

C/N

85884

Date In

Apr 1946

Date Out

Jan 1948

DF135 (RAF), ETA-30, T-30, written off after accident on 19 Jan 1948

T-31

History

C/N

85875

Date In

Jun 1947

Date Out

Aug 1956

DF126 (RAF), T-31, OO-EVR, crashed at Gosselies in 1964

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