De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth, A1784 / DHA81, Royal Navy.
This picture is © Air-Britain JM Gradidge Collection. and may not be used or published without permission.
Construction Number: DHA81
Military Unit: Unknown
Operator: Royal Navy.
Photographer: Air-Britain JM Gradidge Collection.
Date Taken: 1955 (approximate)
Date Submitted: 22/06/2022
A very unusual Tiger Moth. It served with 11 EFTS at Benalla in WW2 and was transferred to the Royal Navy at Bankstown in 1945. It was operated by 721 Squdron at Schofields until embarked on carrier HMS Theseus, travelling to the UK via Hong Kong and arriving in late 1947. Stored at Donibristle and Stretton it was later based at Bramcote, Plymouth,and Lee on Solent (Where it was logged by Dave Welch in 1955) Scrapped at Lossiemouth in 1962 (Scanned from a badly faded and damaged print.)