Tiger Moth N9244 at Brough airfield.
This aircraft was one of a number of aircraft damaged in the gales while parked at Brough airfield on the night of 5th / 6th December 1940.
This specific aircraft was inspected and repaired.
Pilot - None.
Tiger Moth N9244 was built to contract 778402/38 by The De Havilland Aircraft Co. Ltd. at Hatfield and was awaiting collection in September 1939. After a period of MU storage it was taken on charge by 4 EFTS at Brough in 1940. It sustained Cat.R damage as a result of the wind damage on 6th December 1940 and after inspection on 12th December 1940 by 60 MU it was sent away for repair in works passing into MU storage on completion of the repair. The rest of it's RAF history is very vague. It was taken on charge by 613 Squadron as a 'hack' aircraft on and unspecified date, it was later recorded as being on charge with Ibsley Station Flight. It was then placed into long term MU storage and put up for sale in 1946. It was purchased by Cambridge Aero Club and registered as G-AHXN on 22nd July 1946 and was then based at Cambridge airport. This civilian registration was cancelled on 18th December 1947. On 5th January 1948 it was registered to Marshall's Flying School Ltd at Cambridge but the registration was again cancelled 1st April 1952. A week later it was registered to Marshall's Flying Services Ltd., at Cambridge on 9th April 1952. On 22nd April 1962 it crashed near Caxton, Cambridge and was deemed beyond economic repair and written off.
This aircraft was one of a number of aircraft damaged in the gales while parked at Brough airfield on the night of 5th / 6th December 1940. This specific aircraft was inspected and repaired.
Pilot - None.