Percival P.10 Vega Gull
Single engine four-seater touring aircraft
Percival Vega Gull G-AETD appeared on the British civil register in early 1937 as property of Barbara Wenman. In early 1939 Belgian pilot Guy Hansez acquired this very modern civil aircraft and registered it on 30 March 1939 as OO-ANC. Between April and August 1939 Hansez and two fellow aviators made a successful flight to (then) Belgian Congo. Unfortunately, shortly upon his return to Belgium Guy Hansez and his Vega Gull were requisition by the Belgian authorities to serve for fast document delivery missions. As of 26 August 1939, Hansez and his aircraft were attached to the 2nd régiment d’Aéronautique at Schaffen for the period of the “Phony War”. When the Germans attacked Schaffen on 10 May 1940 the Vega Gull escaped with a handful of Hurricanes and Gladiators of 2Aé to the Les Burettes airstrip (Beauvechain) only to be destroyed on the ground on 11 May 1940.