Percival P.31C Proctor 4

Single engine communications aircraft

     In 1947 6 Percival Proctors were procured to ensure the training of wireless operators and observers. Very soon the Avro Anson was preferred for the specific training of wireless operators and the main task of the Proctor became that of communications aircraft at the 169th Wing later becoming the 15th Wing. Only the Radio-School, a section of the Technical School of Saffraanberg used a Proctor for the training of its radio-telegraph students. In 1954 with the modernisation of the air assets of the Belgian Air Force the remaining Proctors were either sold on the civilian market or scrapped. One aircraft is preserved at the Brussels’ Royal Army Museum.

C/N

H721

P-1

Date In

Jun 1947

Date Out

Jul 1954

History

NP350 (RAF), P-1, OO-LVO, crashed in Germany on 24 Nov 1956.

C/N

H589

P-2

Date In

Jun 1947

Date Out

Jul 1954

History

NP182 (RAF), P-2, OO-FEB, used for fire-fighting training at Grimbergen.

C/N

H575

P-3

Date In

Jun 1947

Date Out

Dec 1953

History

NP168 (RAF), P-3, scrapped at Evere

C/N

H578

P-4

Date In

Jun 1947

Date Out

Aug 1951

History

NP171 (RAF), P-4, preserved at the Royal Army Museum (WHI), Brussels.

C/N

H571

P-5

Date In

Oct 1947

Date Out

Jul 1954

History

NP164 (RAF), P-5, OO-ARH

C/N

H654

P-6

Date In

Mar 1948

Date Out

Dec 1953

History

NP270 (RAF), P-6, scrapped at Evere.

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