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New Zealand Military Aircraft Serials & History
Airspeed AS.65 Consul
NZ1901 to NZ1906

 
 

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Serial c/n Former Oxford Serial RAF Serial History
NZ1901 4011 NZ2157 PH147

Converted by de Havilland New Zealand from ex RNZAF Oxford NZ2157 (PH147).
BOC No.42 Squadron, Ohakea on 07 July 1948.
Withdrawn from use and declared surplus on Stores Release 4455 at Ohakea.
Sold as scrap on Stores Board Tender 5396 on 22 March 1954.

Sold to Mr R J Kear, Patiki Rd, Auckland via Release Note 2444 (29 March 1954).

Airspeed Consul
NZ1901
RNZAF Photo  Consul NZ1901 
Ohakea 1954
Photo provided by Les Billcliff  Consul NZ1901 
prob Ohakea
Photo provided by Les Billcliff

NZ1902 3927 NZ2153 PG940

Converted by de Havilland New Zealand from ex RNZAF Oxford NZ2153 (PG940).
BOC No.42 Squadron, Ohakea.
Missing on a flight from Ohakea to Rukuhia on 11 December 1951.
The wreckage of the aircraft was finally on Mount Ruapehu four days later.
The aircraft had struck the mountain about 50 feet below the summit at 1144 hours.
Flight Lieutenant Pat Goddard, Sergeant Reginald Shelton and Flight Sergeant Francis Stark killed.
Aircraft written off 21 May 1953

Consul NZ1902
Photo provided by Les Billcliff

NZ1903 3587 NZ2135 NM385 Converted by de Havilland New Zealand from ex RNZAF Oxford NZ2135 (NM385).
BOC No.42 Squadron, Ohakea on 04 April 1950.
Withdrawn from use and declared surplus on Stores Release 4455 at Woodbourne.
Sold as scrap on Stores Board Tender 5396 on 22 March 1954.

Sold to Mr R J Kear, Patiki Rd, Auckland via Release Note 2444 (29 March 1954).
Aircraft broken up at Woodbourne.

Consul NZ1903 
Woodbourne 1954
Photo provided by Les Billcliff

NZ1904 ? NZ1392 HN545 Converted by de Havilland New Zealand from ex RNZAF Oxford NZ1392 (HN545).
BOC No.42 Squadron, Ohakea on 18 October 1950.
 

Withdrawn from use and declared surplus on Stores Release 4455 at Woodbourne.
Sold as scrap on Stores Board Tender 5396 on 22 March 1954.

Sold to Mr R J Kear, Patiki Rd, Auckland via Release Note 2444 (29 March 1954).
Broken up at Woodbourne.

Consul NZ1904 
Woodbourne 1954
Photo provided by Les Billcliff

NZ1905 3036 NZ1394 LX180 Converted by de Havilland New Zealand from ex RNZAF Oxford NZ1394 (LX180).
BOC No.42 Squadron, Ohakea.
Withdrawn from use and declared surplus on Stores Release 2252 at Wooodbourne.
Sold as scrap on Stores Board Tender 5397 on 22 March 1954.

Sold to Mr C G Black, 8 Higgins St, Napier for 20.0.0 via Release Note 2501 (2 April 1954).
Broken up at Woodbourne.

Consul NZ1905 
Hood Airfield 1952
Photo provided by Les Billcliff

NZ1906 1125c NZ2119 LX894 Converted by de Havilland New Zealand from ex RNZAF Oxford NZ2119 (LX180).
BOC No.42 Squadron, Ohakea in March 1952.
Withdrawn from use and declared surplus on SCB 3210 at Whenuapai.
Offered for sale on Stores Board Tender 5399 closing 22 March 1954.
Not sold and re-offered on Stores Board Tender 5396 on 5 July 1954.

Sold to ?

Consul NZ1906 
Whenuapai
Photo provided by Les Billcliff

 
     

The Author of this page is Ivan Prince (updated by Brendan Cowan & Les Bilcliff).

Sources:"RNZAF and NZPAF Aircraft Colour Schemes" by W. Russell, "For Your Tomorrow" by Errol Martyn.

Emails: Brendan Cowan, Martin Edwards, Les Bilcliff,

Updated 10 December 2013 by Les Billcliff

 

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