CHRISTCHURCH CIVIL resident & visiting aircraft 1926-1970
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Listed below are many of the Aircraft that were resident at CHRISTCHURCH during the 40+ years that the airfield was in use.I know the list is far from complete,in particular many military serial numbers are unknown(to me).If you can add to or amend the list in any way ,please CONTACT ME. In addition any visiting aicraft that are known are also listed.

					
					
					
				RESIDENT AIRCRAFT	
	This list does not include Airspeed/De Haviland aircraft built at Christchurch  or De havilland aircraft,  
       either Christchurch  built  retained on test or  built elswhere and used at Christchurch for testing or developement .
        For those see the Airspeed & de Havilland page
        where a comprehensive peroduction list and lists of test aircraft may be found.					
					
						
	CIVIL RESIDENTS
         Abbreviations .....R= registered, cx= cancelled ,S=sold,wu= withdrawn from use,dbr=damaged beyond repair
	 In the list below T H Marshall and Mrs E Marshall properties were mostly used by the Christchurch Aero Club.
        G-EBRY  DH.60         	Believed used by Francis Fisher early 30s
	G-EBVL	Avro 504K	Francis Colbourne  Fisher	     R18-08-31...cx 31-12-38
                                 Photo from John Pothecary showing the Somerford  Bridge airfield entrance and G-EBVL.  


G-AAET DH.60G Bournemouth Flying Club R27-02-39 S18-06-40 G-AAGT DH60G Gipsy Moth Gawin Downs-Martin 1932- (also quoted as Edward Gawin or Gavin Downes-Martin) G-AAHI DH60G Gipsy Moth coupe.John Pearson R20-02-36..."sold" 1946 In storage at Broadway Garage 1940(till at least 1951) Fuselage used in rebuild of G-AAWO 1953 G-AAIR Blackburn Bluebird IV(arrived 1934) Klemm L26 (arrived 1934) G-AAJP Gypsy Moth Francis Fisher(1930 till 26-08-36) Sold to L J Blow 18-03-39 G-AALV DH.60G Bournemouth Flying Club R02-12-35 to 12-2-40 G-AASY DH.60G Bournemouth Flying Club R21-02-39 to 18-06-40 G-AAWO Gypsy Moth T H Marshall & E Gould R12-12-49 to 19-10-53 Rebuilt using fuselage of G-AAHI. Original fuselage stored at Christchurch,fate unknown. E Gould R23-10-53 to 24-05-55 John Reid(Parkstone) R31-05-55 to ?? Photo below by Geoff Kingman-Sugars.


G-AAYA DH.80A Puss Moth Anthony Humble Smith R12-08-37 S08-02-39 G-ABAE DH.60G Bournemouth Flying Club R02-03-38 S 18-06-40 G-ABDK DH.60G Bournemouth Flying Club R16-02-39 S 12-02-40 G-ABDP Avro Avian IVM Ernest Lynton Blow R16-01-35 S27-05-36 G-ABJJ Gypsy Moth G-ABKG DH.80A Puss Moth Gerald A Stedall, Christchurch R??-03-31 S Feb 32 G-ABMC DH.80A E L Blow R13-05-36 S17-09-36 G-ABMF Redwing II Bournemouth Flying Club/W H Sparrow R06-05-38 S20-04-39 B G Heron R08-05-39 S01-08-39 G-ABNT Civilian Coupe Gawin Downs-Martin R8-1932 S02-33 (also quoted as Edward Gawin or Gavin Downes-Martin) G-ABNX Redwing J Pothecary.arr 18-Dec-1959 R11-02-60 departed 1963 John Pothecary kept 'BNX in a shed on the airfield , photos here and here. Photo below from Colin Richards
 

G-ABSI AS-4 Alan Cobham 1933 G-ABSJ AS-4 Alan Cobham 1933 G-ABUU CLA-7 Swift J Pothecary arrived 2 Aug 62 R20-08-62 departed 1964 Photo below shows Auster G-AKPI 5 flying over Swift G-ABUU and the Redwing G-ABNX(from Geoff Kingman-Sugars).
 

G-ABUU CLA-7 Swift F Luxmoore(Portsmouth Aviation) 1941 G-ABVE Arrow Active Alan Cobham, cr Christchurch 1935 G-ABVG Satyr Hon Mrs V Bruce Temporary resident 1935 G-ABYX HP-33 Alan Cobham 1933 Klemm Gawin Downs-Martin 1932- G-ACAD Spartan II 3-Seater Donald B Prentice R24-08-37 Benjamin G Heron R19-01-39 cx 01-12-46 G-ACAW Avro 552 Plane Advertising Ltd 1935 G-ACDI Tiger Moth T H Marshall arrived 18-8-53 R24-07-53, .wu 10-07-54 The photo below ,showing 'CDI in a somewhat undignified pose , is thanks to John Pothecary. Take off was
aborted due to engine failure on July 10th 1954. The pilot Miss E McCulloch and one passenger survived the accident.
 

G-ACEF Spartan 3 seater. H E S Pritchett 27-10-1936 to March 37 G-ACMA Leopard Moth De Havilland Co. R July 47 G-ACTF Comper Swift. Ron Clear,Used by Chr.Aero Club R13-05-49 S06-06-55 Photo below shows 'CTF [parked under the wing of one of the prototype Ambassadors at Christchurch in 1949.
' CTF was at that time owned by Ron Clear , an Airspeed test pilot.
 

G-ADBM Avro 504N SDF(impressed as AX871) 1940 G-ADET Avro 504N SDF(impressed as AX875) 1940 G-ADFD Avro 643 Cadet T C Sparrow R11-01-44,S17-06-49,wu28-06-50,present until 1952 . Photo below via Mike Phipp
 

G-ADFH Miles M3A Falcon T C Sparrow R01-10-46,S16-01-51 Photo below from John Pothecary showing G-ADFH in the remains of a Bessoneaux hangar in 1947
 

# G-ADHW Tiger Moth Wings only at Christchurch Aero Club 1950s G-ADJN BA Swallow R A F Farquarson R11-04-39 G-ADOC DH.80A A Ord Humble-Smith R21-04-37 w/o 1937 G-ADTO Avro Cadet Scrapped 11-45 G-ADWO DH-82A, T H Marshall arr 22-1-51 R06-03-51.Overturned by gusts on landing Christchurch 31-07-58 . Wreckage in the T H Marshall hangar till at least 06-09-59 Photo Below from Colin Richards.


G-ADXT Tiger Moth T H Marshall , Jan1951 G-AEAV Swallow 2 T C Sparrow Scrapped at Christchurch 9-1950 G-AECS Avro 504N Francis Fisher 1936-1938 Bournemouth Flying Club R19-05-38(CofA lapsed 26-5-39). G-AEGN Swallow 2 T C Sparrow Scrapped at Christchurch 9-1950 G-AEKV Kronfeld Drone. G H Gould. Purchased 2-4-56, R07-02-56(?),S 29-5-57(reported still here till 1960) Photos below from Geoff Kingman-Sugars(upper) and Peter Marson in 1956(lower).


G-AELB DH82A G-AELG BA Swallow R.E.Clear R27-08-57 S11-08-62 G-AFFB DH89A Rapide H J Rose R04-11-52 S04-06-53 G-AFFJ Cub J3 Speedbird Flying Club(Airways Aero Asn)R12-04-49 G-AFJA Dingbat J. Pothecary and G. H. Gould Dec 59 Can anyone confirm that this actually made it as far as the airfield ..... It departed Farnham on 18 DEC 59 bound for Christchurch and a restoration. G-AFJP Taylorcraft A op by S. Hants Ultra Light Club R29-08-49 S19-09-50 G-AFRK Rapide. T H Marshall ,arrived 20-2-59 R25-02-59 Dismantled by 06-09-59 Shown below in the Aero Club hangar in February 1959.Photo by Peter Marson.
 

G-AFWN Taylorcraft+D . T H Marshall R12-11-53.S25-05-56 G-AGEF Tomtit C B Field R09-05-42 S02-12-42 Photo below shows the aircraft at Christchurch in 1942 (Photo by Douglas Jones via John Havers Collection)
	
	G-AGJG	Rapide 	        T H Marshall(photo below)            R13-03-59 S12-09-60
                                Ernest Jones                         R26-09-60 S27-11-61
                                T H Marshall                         R18-12-61 S08-05-62                       
                                Gerry Dommett(Matchams park Stadium) R11-05-62 S15-04-67
	G-AGLK	Auster V5D      E H Gould                            R30-05-57 S03-10-58
                                Royal Artillery Aero Club            R07-10-58 S14-08-64    
                                Restored at Broadway Garage in Bournemouth.f/f 13-8-57. 
                                Photo Below from Peter Marson.


G-AGOS Desford Trainer T H Marshall , arr June 61 R04-07-61 S27-07-62 J Forbes-Nixon R31-07-62 S16-02-63 Photo below by Dave Smith shows G-AGOS at Christchurch on 30th August 1962.


G-AGYI Auster J/1 Royal Artillery Aero Club R20-05-49 Used by Christchurch Aero Club from 19-5-55 till-1960s However CAA says " Destroyed" 14-10-58 while still with RAAC. Photo Below from Geoff Kingman-Sugars.


G-AGZV SR-10C Reliant B G Heron R29-10-52 SA27-08-53 G-AHAT Auster J/1 T H Marshall,Purchased 18-12-52, R03-02-53,S02-04-63 but still resident till mid 65 Photo below from Geoff Kingman-Sugars.
 

G-AHBH Proctor V T H Marshall 1960- May 1962 G-AHBL Hornet Moth Nigel B Pritchett R26-4-61 S21-07-61 G-AHEF Consul Airspeed Co R05-03-46 De Havilland Co R01-08-51 cx08-12-60 (wfu 1958 b/u Aug 60) G-AHHM Autocrat Ron Clear R23-01-59 S07-04-59 G-AHKA Rapide De havilland Co R16-04-46 cx07-12-53 G-AHTV Proctor 1 T H Marshall Purchased 18-12-52 R30-12-52 S20-10-53 G-AHUM Taylorcraft +D. T H Marshall R18-11-49 S27-11-50 Christchurch Aero Club R06-12-50 S15-05-53 T H Marshall R21-05-53 S04-11-53 G-AHVY Tiger Moth. T H Marshall purchased12-06-53 R13-06-53 crashed on airfield 12-11-58 Photo Below from Geoff Kingman-Sugars .


G-AIAP Halifax Airtech , G-AIAT Oxford T H Marshall.Purchased 25 Sept 60. R07-10-60 wfu 7/1964(Burned at XCH circa 5 /65.... photo of burnt remains below from Colin Richards, lower picture in a slightly more complete state
	G-AIAX	Oxford	        T H Marshall.purchased 25 Sep 60.      R07-10-60
                                wfu July 1964(Burned at Christchurch circa May 65)
        G-AICD  M14a Hawk Tr    Bournemouth Flying Club,Christchurch   R13-08-46
                                stored at Christchurch till June 22  1952 when dbr when a truck crashed 
                                into the storage building. 
                                Remains of ICD  below - photo via  John Pothecary 
 

G-AICE M14a Hawk Tr. Bournemouth Flying Club,Christchurch R13-08-46.S01-01-53. G-AIDE Monarch B G Heron R23-08-46 S30-06-56 G-AIKE Auster 5 C Christian &J Stewart Wood Temp resident 1958 G-AIKR Consul T H Marshall Purchased 4-3-62 R20-02-62 S03-09-62 G-AIPE Auster 5 op by S. Hants Ultra Light aircraft 1949 G-AIPX Autocrat op by S. Hants Ultra Light aircraft 1949 Registered owner was J C Hoyland. crashed 18-09-49 Photo from John Pothecary
 

G-AITN M14A Hawk Tr Experimental Flying Group June to Oct 1959 G-AIUD M14A Hawk Tr Stored at Christchurch post war G-AIUE M14A Hawk Tr. Stored at Christchurch post war T C Sparrow(Bournemouth) R11-11-46 S16-03-50 G-AIUF M14A Hawk Tr. Stored at Christchurch post war(noted June 1952) A E Hawes(Emsworth ) R03-12-52 so probably departed at that time. G-AIUG M14A Hawk Tr Stored at Christchurch post war T C Sparrow(Bournemouth) R11-11-46 S28-11-46 B G Heron R28-11-46 S23-06-48 G-AIZA Proctor V . Ethel Marshall,Arr 9-2-57 R19-02-57 S02-06-57 Robert Myers of Bournemouth. wu26-06-58 G-AJAC Auster J/1 Brigadier Hutchins(Bransgore) arrived at Christchurch by Dec 52. R12-01-49 S03-07-54 C Boswill of Winchester, R12-07-54 S25-02-58 T H Marshall R03-03-58 S11-05-59 . Photo below by Geoff Kingman-Sugars
 

G-AJAE Auster J/1N. Royal Artillery Aero Club Used by Christchurch Aero Club from 19-5-55 -1964 G-AJCK Heath Parasol. FF at Christchurch by George Errington. Roger Mann. R09-04-51 wu27-09-54 (Built by A C Leith and partners.Assembled at Christchurch.Sold initially to Airways Aero Association before R Mann) Photo below via Mike Phipp.
 

G-AJDR Hawk trainer B G Heron R26-04-63 left mid 1964 G-AJEH Alpha J/1N Gerry Dommett(Matchams park Stadium) R14-06-61 S10-08-61 P Plowman R31-08-61 S08-01-63 T H Marshall R09-04-63 S12-04-64 G-AJEP Auster J/1N T H Marshall purchased 5-6-54. R22-06-54 In use till 1960 ,w/u 06-07-64 Photo below by Geoff Kingman-Sugars
 

G-AJHU Tiger Moth F R Hayter/Gliding School R13-09-61 S14-09-62 G-AJOC Messenger 2A Confirmation of residency needed Photo below by Geoff Kingman-Sugars
 

G-AJRH Alpha J/1N Gerry Dommett(Matchams park Stadium) R14-06-61 S22-02-62 G-AJSL Rapide . T H Marshall.arr 20-03-62 R09-05-62 S23-08-62 P Palmer,Ringwood R28-08-62 S26-04-63 G-AJWE Gemini 1A Vendair.Hired to Christchurch Aero Club March 59 G-AJWS AS Consul De Havilland Co ,base given as Christchurch R 25-07-53 G-AJYB Auster J/1N. E H Gould,rebuilt Broadway Garage.f/f March 1960 R19-05-60 S28-08-62 G-AJYP Auster 5 confirmation needed G-AKAS M14A Hawk Tr Experimental Flying Group June to Oct 59 G-AKFU Gemini 1A Mrs E Marshall arrived 14-3-56 R05-04-56,S23-04-57 dep 9-2-57 Photo Below from Geoff Kingman-Sugars .


G-AKGR M14a Hawk Tr. Bournemouth Flying Club,Christchurch R08-09-47 stored at Christchurch . T H Marshall R12-01-53 S 06-03-54 G-AKGS M14a Hawk Tr Bournemouth Flying Club,Christchurch R08-09-47 stored at Christchurch T H Marshall R12-01-53,Cof A 16-09-53. Used by Chr. Aero Club till sold 11-03-54 Photo below from John Pothecary.
 

G-AKIF Rapide T H Marshall ,arrived 4-2-59 R05-02-59 S 14-02-62 Photo below from John Pothecary
 

G-AKKG Messenger B G Heron R 01-08-58 (had been reported as present in 1952 at which time it was owned by Shell-Mex.) S 19-07-63 Photo Below from Ian O'Neill.


G-AKOE Rapide AiR Rectification Ltd R06-11-59 S09-10-61 G-AKPI Auster 5 P. Cousins & R. F. Sear R13-05-63(till 8-65) Photo below from John Pothecary
 

G-AKRS Rapide Bournemouth Air Taxi R23-05-62 S14-01-64 G-AKZZ Tiger Moth T H Marshall R04-04-51 cr in sea off Bournemouth Pier 30-05-53 Photo below from Colin Richards
 

G-ALAE Messenger 4A Used by Chr Aero Club May 55 - G-ALAJ Messenger 4A Royal Artillery Aero Club, R23-04-54 DBR in gale 29 July 56,scrapped 20-02-57
 

G-ALAV Messenger 4A R.Myers. arrived 13-3-55 R16-03-55 S02-07-56 Photo below showing G-ALAV behind 'EKV is from John Pothecary
 

G-ALND Tiger Moth W Gough arrived by early 1957 G-ALUA Zaunkoenig S. Hants Ultra Light aircraft assoc. R28-06-49 S13-04-51 Photo below via Mike Phipp
 

G-ALTP Oxford Regd 28.4.61 to Thomas H Marshall,damaged by fire 1-1-62.cld as destroyed 12-2-62. G-ALTR Oxford Regd 28.4.61 to Thomas H Marshall,cr on T/OBordeaux 14.8.61. G-ALYH Auster 4 T H Marshall R24-02-50,S 24-07-51 G-ALZM Auster 5 T H Marshall R31-03-50,S 10-06-54 G-ALWW Tiger Moth Sir W.G.Armstrong-Whitworth Flying Group. Temp resident Sept 1959 G-AMCU Oxford 1 Airspeed/D-H(R 19-07-50) stored at Christchurch(unconverted) 1950(?) till 1-12-52 when " Withdrawn".Burned November 1952 G-AMCV Oxford 1 Airspeed/D-H(R 19-07-50) stored at Christchurch(unconverted) 1950(?) till 1-12-52 when " Withdrawn" . In April 1954 NM803 reported as with the Christchurch ATC with G-AMCV visible under the RAF marks. G-AMCW Oxford 1 Airspeed/D-H(R 19-07-50) stored at Christchurch(unconverted) 1950(?) till 1-12-52 when " Withdrawn" Burned November 1952. G-AMCY Oxford 1 Airspeed/D-H(R 19-07-50) stored at Christchurch(unconverted) 1950(?) till 1-12-52 when " Withdrawn" Burned November 1952 G-AMCZ Oxford 1 Airspeed/D-H(R 19-07-50) stored at Christchurch(unconverted) 1950(?) till 1-12-52 when " Withdrawn" Burned November 1952 G-AMHF DH82A T H Marshall,arr 17-3-1962 R21-03-62 S15-01-63 G-AMJH Bournemouth Airship.,Nacelle stored for a time in the 622 ATC hangar during 50s G-AMTA J/5 Aiglet Tr Avon Flg Grp(R19-05-67) Still operating from Christchurch in Dec 67 S20-11-68 to P Hornsby of Christchurch. Photo below from Colin Richards shows 'MTA after a landing accident on 26th April 1966 when it clipped the boundary fence shortly before the fields final closure. The pilot,Tommy Marshall, was unhurt.The second photo shows 'MTA in happier times.
        G-ANCT  DH82A           C M M Grece R09-09-53.S09-06-55.Air Britain notes as wu at Christchurch 1956
                                T H Marshall sold 1959 to Hants and Sussex Aviation Ltd. at Portsmouth.
                                 Photo below thanks to John Pothecary.
 

G-ANCU DH82A C M M Grece R09-09-53.S09-06-55.Air Britain notes as wu at Christchurch 1956 G-ANCW DH82A C M M Grece R09-09-53.S09-06-55.Air Britain notes as wu at Christchurch 1956 R16-12-58 to Miss G M Henderson ,w/u 30-06-61 G-ANDE DH82A F R E Hayter R23-06-66 S 11-10-67 Noted at Christchurch August 66 G-ANFM DH82A F. R. E. Hayter R08-11-63 Departed ? G-ANIF Auster 5 In dismantled state 1958-1959? G-ANIR Auster 5 E H Gould R24-11-58 S16-05-60 G-ANOD DH82A T H Marshall, arrived 11-2-61,then dismantled,Sold 21-2-63. G-ANPK DH82A T H Marshall R 10-04-54 S 30-06-61 Photo Below from Peter Marson.


G-ANPL DH82A T H Marshall R 10-04-54 S 11-11-60 Photos Geoff Kingman-Sugars-lower one showing 'NPL in an embarassing situation. The cause of this is explained in the following (extracted from an eMail from David Townend). "The chap holding his flying helmet hiding under the wing is me! I had taxied out to take off and had stopped cross wind to do checks. unfortunately I had gone into the rough on the edge of the field and when I opened up to turn into wind the Tiger gently nosed over much to my acute embarrassment. One wheel had gone into a hole covered by the long grass which prevented the aircraft from moving except nosing over. What made it worse was the fact that some people in the houses rushed out shouting that an aircraft had crashed! Tom Marshall was not amused but said that if I slipped him 25 quid then all would be forgotten. This I promptly did then selected another Tiger and carried on flying."



G-ANSR DH-82A T H Marshall arr 5-11-60, R11-11-60 cr in sea Studland Bay 04-03-61.no casualties G-ANZC Proctor IV T H Marshall 1960-May 1962 G-AOAC Tiger Moth Wings only at Christchurch Aero Club 1950s G-AOCV DH82a T H Marshall R 16-09-57,S08-12-61,resident June 58-1964 Photo Below from Peter Marson.


G-AOEL DH82A Gliding Club/F R E Hayter ,aquired 13-10-62 1963 G-AOJJ DH82A T H Marshall. R05-04-56 ,left 6-8-60,S10-08-60 Photo Below from Peter Marson.


G-AOJK DH82A T H Marshall R05-04-56 S12-08-60
 

G-AOSU Chipmunk 22 Limbrey & Heron Ltd R26-08-56 S06-08-59 G-APBE Auster 5 Experimental Flying Group June- Oct 1959 G-APJL DH82A J S Lewery & L Molyneaux Feb 59 - Sept 59(at least) G-APJP DH82A ex R4851. J Pothecary.Rebuilt at Broadway Garage Bournemouth, R 30-07-57,f/f13-3-58 S23-04-60,left mid 1960 Sold to N B Pritchett G-APRG Tiger Moth T H Marshall R08-12-58 after years in store at Christchurch S.F.Cargill R24-02-59 S18-09-60 Photo below of PRG and Mr S F Cargill thanks to John Pothecary
 

G-APSB DHC-1-22A Dacier Ltd R20-11-59 S18-01-62 G-APTI DH82A J Pothecary, f/f after rebuild 10-5-60 R10-03-59 Photo below , thanks to John Pothecary show PTI before conversion.
 

CofA 16-05-60 S26-05-60 (G-APYV) DH82A 622GS arr 1960(?) Reg'n ntu , became G-AREH(see below) G-APYW Pa22-150 E H Gould R19-07-62 S06-09-63 G-ARBT PA22-150 E H Gould R28-09-67 left 1970 G-ARCA Pa22-160 Rent A Plane Ltd(op byChristchurch Aero Club)arr 10-61 G-ARDS Pa22-150 Rent A Plane Ltd(op byChristchurch Aero Club)Oct 60-1961 G-AREH DH82A,ex DE241, F R Hayter f/f after rebuild by 622 GS, 22-11-60. (above originally allocated G-APYV ntu)R04-07-60 S28-06-62. G-ARKO Pa22 Colt 108 Used on hire by Chr Aero Club August 62 N6183P Pa24-250. B J Heron,Purchased June 62(eventually became G-ASRA on 10-03-64), left mid 64 "VH-BIC" Tiger Moth , fuselage marked as such noted early in 1958.By this time the real VH-BIC was in Australia. N9215 Tiger Moth (noted 09-07-58became G-APRG) R4851 Tiger Moth (noted 25-10-54 became G-APTI) T7329 Tiger Moth (noted July 57).. 6948M/DE693 Tiger Moth(1960) painted as "G-ARON " T6227 Tiger Moth ,noted July 57 and July 58,) sold 1958 to Hants and Sussex Avn, Portsmouth and became G-APSS T7996 Tiger Moth (noted 04-08-59)This was allotted G-ANCW but was not converted. DE683 Tiger Moth (noted 25-10-54 became G-ANPL) G-5-3 Venom Mk2 present at Airspeed/DH during 1950-53 G-5-7 Vampire T11 First prototype by 1955 dismantled at Christchurch DH Tech School. ? Pou-de-Ciel Reported at Christchurch 13-10-56, builder lived in Southampton.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------- There were obviously many other aircraft ,both residents and visitors that are not listed on this website. If you can fill some gaps please contact me at daveg4otu@aol.com

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