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NZ300 n/a None Built from Spares.
BOC Unit 2, Wigram on 17 October 1940.
With No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne November 1940-August 1941.
With No.7 GR Squadron, Waipapakauri December 1942-May 1943.
Written off books at Ohakea as reduced to spares.
NZ301 n/a K4659 Previously K4659, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
Arrived at Auckland aboard "Gamaria" on 17 July 1939.
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Unit 1, Hobsonville on 17 July 1939.
To No.1 GR Squadron, Whenuapai September 1939.
To AG and AOS, Ohakea December 1939.
With No.1 BR Squadron, Whenuapai October 1940-December 1941.
Written off books at Woodbourne on 02 August 1944 as reduced to spares.
NZ302 n/a K6356 Previously K6356, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
With No.55 Squadron RAF in Iraq 1937-1939.
Arrived at Auckland aboard "Gamaria" on 17 July 1939.
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Unit 1, Hobsonville on 17 July 1939.
To AG and AOS, Ohakea in late 1939.
With No.2 GR Squadron, Nelson April-May 1941.
Written off books at Ohakea as reduced to spares.
NZ303 n/a K4745 Previously K4745, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
Arrived at Auckland aboard "Gamaria" on 17 July 1939.
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Unit 1, Hobsonville on 17 July 1939.
To No.1 GR Squadron, Whenuapai in September 1939.
With AG and AOS December 1939-January 1940.
With No.2 GR Squadron, Nelson May 1940-December 1941.
To School of General Reconnaisance, Omaka on 23 December 1941.
To No.7 GR Squadron, Waipapakauri August-May 1943.
Broken up at Whenuapai approximately June 1943.
Written off books at Whenuapai as reduced to produce.
NZ304 n/a K4124 Previously K4124, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
Arrived at Auckland aboard "Gamaria" on 17 July 1939.
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Unit 1, Hobsonville on 17 July 1939.
Coded "2".
With AG and AOS, Ohakea December 1939-January 1940.
To No.2 GR Squadron, Nelson in November 1941.
With No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne March-August 1942.
Damaged by gale at Nelson on 07 August 1943 after withdrawal from service.
Converted to instructional airframe INST79 with TTS, Nelson.
NZ305 n/a K4124 Previously K4747, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
Arrived at Auckland aboard "Gamaria" on 17 July 1939.
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Unit 1, Hobsonville on 17 July 1939.
With AG and AOS, Ohakea November-December 1939.
With No.2 GR Squadron, Nelson May-June 1941.
To No.1 Air Observers School, Ohakea.
To No.7 GR Squadron, Waipapakauri.
At Ohakea June 1943-November 1944.
Written off books at Whenuapai as reduced to produce.
NZ306 n/a K4742 Previously K4742, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
Arrived at Auckland aboard "Gamaria" on 17 July 1939.
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Unit 1, Hobsonville on 17 July 1939.
To No.1 GR Squadron, Whenuapai September 1939.
With No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne April 1940-August 1941.
With No.4 BR Squadron, Nandi 01 September 1941-28 June 1942.
With No.5 GR Squadron, Nausori 29 June 1942-25 January 1943.
To No.2 FOTU, Ohakea.
Written off books at Ohakea 24 June 1943 as reduced to produce.
NZ307 n/a K4661 Previously K4661, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
Arrived at Auckland aboard "Gamaria" on 17 July 1939.
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Unit 1, Hobsonville on 17 July 1939.
With No.1 GR Squadron, Whenuapai September 1939-December 1941.
To No.4 BR Squadron, Nandi in April 1942.
With No.5 GR Squadron, Nausori 22 May 1942-25 January 1943.
Written off books at Nausori on 27 June 1944 as reduced to produce.
NZ308 n/a K6368 Previously K6368, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
Arrived at Auckland aboard "Gamaria" on 17 July 1939.
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Unit 1, Hobsonville on 17 July 1939.
With Ag and AOS, Ohakea December 1939-January 1940.
With No.3 SFTS, Ohakea 01 January-06 February 1942.
With No.30 Squadron, Gisborne 24 June-30 July 1943.
Damaged by gale at Nelson on 07 August 1943 after withdrawal from service.
Converted to instructional airframe INST84 with TTS, Nelson.
NZ309 n/a K6361 Previously K6361, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
Arrived at Auckland aboard "Gamaria" on 17 July 1939.
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Unit 1, Hobsonville on 17 July 1939.
With No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne April 1940-August 1941.
With No.4 BR Squadron, Nandi 19 September 1941-30 June 1942.
To No.5 GR Squadron, Nausori in January 1943.
Written off books at Nausori on 08 July 1944 as reduced to produce.
NZ310 n/a K4662 Previously K4662, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
Arrived at Auckland aboard "Gamaria" on 17 July 1939.
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Unit 1, Hobsonville on 17 July 1939.
With No.2 GR Squadron, Nelson July-October 1941.
With No.7 GR Squadron, Waipapakauri 30 December 1942-May 1943.
Written off books at Rongotai as reduced to produce.
NZ311 n/a K6357 Previously K6357, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
With No.55 Squadron, RAF in Iraq 1937-1939.
Arrived at Auckland aboard "Gamaria" on 17 July 1939.
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Unit 1, Hobsonville on 17 July 1939.
With AG and AOS, Ohakea December 1939-January 1940.
To No.2 GR Squadron, Nelson in November 1941.
With No.22 AC Squadron, Ohakea October-November 1942.
To No.1 OTU, Ohakea in April 1943 for drogue towing.
Converted to spares and produce at Ohakea on 04 November 1944 as a result of deterioration.
Presently under restoration to flying condition with Classic Aircraft Corporation/Don Subritzky at Dairy Flat in Auckland.
NZ312 n/a K4740 Previously K4740, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
Arrived at Auckland aboard "Gamaria" on 17 July 1939.
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Unit 1, Hobsonville on 17 July 1939.
With No.2 GR Squadron, Nelson 1040-August 1941.
With No.2 AAC Flight, Rongotai June-July 1942.
Damaged by gale at Nelson on 07 August 1943 after withdrawal from service.
Converted to instructional airframe INST82 with TTS, Nelson.
NZ313 n/a K6355 Previously K6355, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
With No.55 Squadron, RAF in Iraq 1937-1939.
Arrived at Auckland aboard "Gamaria" on 17 July 1939.
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Unit 1, Hobsonville on 17 July 1939.
Coded "3".
With AG and AOS, Ohakea December 1939.
With No.2 GR Squadron, Nelson January-August 1941.
With No.7 GR Squadron, Waipapakauri 30 December 1942-31 March 1943.
With No.30 Squadron, Gisborne May 1943-30 July 1943.
Written off books at Ohakea on 05 May 1944 as reduced to spares.
NZ314 n/a K4885 Previously K4885, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
Arrived at Auckland aboard "Gamaria" on 17 July 1939.
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Unit 1, Hobsonville on 17 July 1939.
To No.1 GR Squadron, Whenuapai September 1939.
With AG and AOS, Ohakea November-December 1939.
With No.2 GR Squadron, Nelson May-August 1941.
To No.8 GR Squadron, Gisborne by 30 June 1942.
Written off books at Ohakea on 10 March 1944 as reduced to spares.
NZ315 n/a K6341 Previously K6341, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
With No.84 Squadron, RAF in 1937.
Arrived at Auckland aboard "Gamaria" on 17 July 1939.
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Unit 1, Hobsonville on 17 July 1939.
Coded "5".
With No.1 GR Squadron, Whenuapai November-December 1939.
With No.2 GR Squadron, Nelson February-June 1941.
To School of General Reconnaissance, Ohakea.
Crashed in Queen Charlotte Sound on 02 April 1942,
The aircraft dived on a target launch from 400 feet and then pulled up into a stall turn at 200 feet, before crashing into the sea.
Pilot Officer Nigel Newton, Flying Officer Patrick McCawe and LAC Cyril Williams killed.
Written off books at Blenheim on 11 August 1942.
NZ316 n/a K4746 Previously K4746, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
Arrived at Auckland aboard "Gamaria" on 17 July 1939.
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Unit 1, Hobsonville on 17 July 1939.
With No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne April 1940-August 1941.
With No.1 SFTS, Wigram by December 1941.
Crashed on takeoff from Harewood on 19 January 1942 while drogue towing.
Written off books at Harewood.
NZ317 n/a K4110 Previously K4110, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Hobsonville on 27 November 1939.
To No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne late 1939-July 1940.
With No.2 GR Squadron, Nelson 16 July 1940-November 1940.
With No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne March-June 1941.
With No.2 GR Squadron, Nelson July 1941.
With No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne 03-25 August 1942.
Reduced to spares at Woodbourne on 08 August 1944 as a result of deterioration.
NZ318 n/a K4122 Previously K4122, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Hobsonville on 27 November 1939.
To No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne 1940.
Collided with Vincent NZ320 at Blenheim on 11 May 1940 while taxying on flarepath during night flying and written off.
NZ319 n/a K4125 Previously K4125, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
With No.100 Squadron, RAF.
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Hobsonville on 27 November 1939.
To No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne April 1940.
Stalled at 30 feet on takeoff from Blenheim on 05 June 1941 and crashed onto the runway.
Written off at Blenheim.
NZ320 n/a K4151, Previously K4151, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Hobsonville on 27 November 1939.
To No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne April 1940.
Collided with Vincent NZ318 at Blenheim on 11 May 1940 while taxying on flarepath during night flying and written off.
NZ321 n/a K4617 Previously K4617, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Hobsonville on 27 November 1939.
Coded "H".
With No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne January 1940-June 1941. T
o No.8 GR Squadron, Gisborne August 1942.
Crashed on takeoff from Gisborne on 16 August 1942.
Written off at Gisborne.
NZ322 n/a K4660 Previously K4660, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Hobsonville on 06 December 1939.
With No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne March 1940-August 1941.
With No.30 Squadron, Gisborne 24 June-30 July 1943.
Damaged by gale at Nelson on 07 August 1943 after withdrawal from service.
Converted to instructional airframe INST77 with TTS, Nelson.
NZ323 n/a K4680 Previously K4680, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Hobsonville on 06 December 1939.
With No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne May-June 1941. With AAC Flight, Hobsonville August 1942-February 1943.
To No.3 RD, Harewood April 1944.
Reduced to produce at No.1 ARU, Harewood on 06 October 1944 as a result of deterioration.
NZ324 n/a K4710 Previously K4710, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Hobsonville on 06 December 1939.
With No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne February-April 1941.
Crashed at Woodbourne on 24 April 1941 after failing to recover from a sideslip and written off.
NZ325 n/a K4717, Previously K4717, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Hobsonville on 06 December 1939.
With No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne April-August 1940.
Crashed near Blenheim at 1220 hours on 21 August 1940.
The aircraft dived into a farm shed after stalling in a low altitude steep turn.
LAC Raymond Mason killed.
NZ326 n/a K4718 Previously K4718, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Hobsonville on 06 December 1939.
With No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne 25 January 1940-09 January 1941.
Crashed into the Manawatu River on 09 January 1941.
The aircraft lost a wing after striking power lines during unauthorised low flying and dived into the river near Whirokino. LAC Kennard Haase killed.
NZ327 n/a K4719 Previously K4719, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Unit 1, Hobsonville on 06 December 1939.
With No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne 01 March 1940-June 1941.
With No.2 GR Squadron, Nelson July-December 1041.
Crashed on landing at Conway River emergency airstrip near Nelson on 09 December 1941 while taking part in a naval co-operation exercise and written off.
NZ328 n/a K4720 Previously K4720, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Hobsonville on 06 December 1939.
With No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne April 1940-August 1942.
To No.30 Squadron, Gisborne from May-July 1943.
Written off at Ohakea as reduced to spares due to deterioration.
NZ329 n/a K4721 Previously K4721, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Hobsonville on 06 December 1939.
To No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne January 1940.
Crashed onto a farm near Renwick at 0730 hours on 08 January 1940.
The aircraft caught fire while flying at 500 feet during a test flight after overhaul.
Pilot and pupil injured and aircraft written off books at Blenheim.
NZ330 n/a K4722 Previously K4722, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Hobsonville on 06 December 1939.
With No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne April-August 1940.
Written off at Omaka on 28 July 1942.
NZ331 n/a K4729, Previously K4729, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Hobsonville on 06 December 1939.
With No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne 15 February 1940-19 June 1941.
With No.2 AAC, Rongotai June-July 1942 and January-July 1943.
To No.2 FOTU, Ohakea.
Written off at Ohakea on 10 March 1944 as reduced to produce.
NZ332 n/a K4734 Previously K4734, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Unit 1, Hobsonville on 06 December 1939.
Coded "P".
To No.1 GR Squadron, Whenuapai early 1940.
With No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne April-September 1940, when it was still flying with the serial K4734.
To No.8 Squadron, Gisborne December 1942.
Disappeared during a search for an unidentified ship off the Wairarapa coast on 08 December 1942.
Apart from some oil slicks sighted from another Vincent no trace of the aircraft or crew was ever found.
Flying Officer Harry Kinder, Flying Officer Charles Turnbull and Sergeant Nepia Stewart missing presumed killed.
Written off books at Gisborne on 16 February 1943.
NZ333 n/a K4739 Previously K4739, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Hobsonville on 27 November 1939.
To No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne January 1940-August 1941.
With No.30 Squadron, Gisborne from May-July 1943.
Converted to spares and produce at Ohakea on 04 November 1944 as a result of deterioration.
NZ334 n/a K4743 Previously K4743, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Hobsonville on 27 November 1939.
With No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne December 1939-June 1941.
With No.2 GR Squadron, Nelson September-October 1941.
With No.30 Squadron, Gisborne from May-July 1943.
Damaged by gale at Nelson on 07 August 1943 after withdrawal from service.
Converted to instructional airframe INST 78 with TTS, Nelson.
NZ335 n/a K4744 Previously K4744, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Hobsonville on 27 November 1939.
Coded "B".
With No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne December 1939-May 1940.
Crashed on landing at Blenheim on 02 May 1940 and written off.
The aircraft undershot and hit a bank while night flying.
NZ336 n/a K4748 Previously K4748, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Hobsonville on 06 December 1939.
With No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne December 1939-June 1941.
To No.1 GR Squadron, Whenuapai. At Ohakea June-July 1943.
Damaged by gale at Nelson on 07 August 1943 after withdrawal from service.
Converted to instructional airframe INST67 with TTS, Nelson.
NZ337 n/a K4749 Previously K4749, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Unit 1, Hobsonville on 06 December 1939.
With No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne December 1939-July 1941.
To No.2 GR Squadron Nelson October 1941.
Written off at No.1 RD, Hamilton as reduced to produce as a result of deterioration.
NZ338 n/a K4750 Previously K4750, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Unit 1, Hobsonville on 06 December 1939.
With No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne December 1939-June 1941.
With No.2 GR Squadron Nelson July-August 1941.
With No.4 BR Squadron, Nandi 01 September 1941-20 May 1942.
With No.5 GR Squadron, Nausori 22 May 1942-25 January 1943.
Written off at Ohakea on 24 June 1943 as reduced to spares as a result of deterioration.
NZ339 n/a K6326 Previously K6326, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
With No.55 Squadron, RAF.
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Hobsonville on 06 December 1939.
To No.1 GR Squadron, Whenuapai December 1939.
To No.3 GR Squadron, Harewood 1941.
Damaged by gale at Nelson on 07 August 1943 after withdrawal from service.
Converted to instructional airframe INST65 with TTS, Nelson on 07 August 1943.
NZ340 n/a K6327 Previously K6327, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
With No.55 Squadron, RAF.
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Hobsonville on 06 December 1939.
With No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne April-July 1940.
Crashed near Blenheim at 0945 hours on 21 January 1941.
The aircraft flew into a hill in low cloud and fog.
LAC William Reader and LAC Rodney Llewellyn killed and aircraft written off.
NZ341 n/a K6329 Previously K6329, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Hobsonville on 06 December 1939.
With No.2 GR Squadron, Nelson April-November 1941.
With No.7 GR Squadron, Waipapakauri December 1942-May 1943.
With No.30 Squadron, Gisborne from June 1943-30 July 1943.
Written off books at Woodbourne on 08 August 1944 as reduced to spares due deterioration.

Vickers Vincent 
NZ341
RNZAF Photo

NZ342 n/a K6330, Previously K6330, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
With No.55 Squadron, RAF.
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Hobsonville on 06 December 1939.
With No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne April1940-June 1941.
To No.3 GR Squadron, Taieri.
Written off at Taieri as a result of deterioration.
NZ343 n/a K6333 Previously K6333, ex RAF stocks (type 266). With No.55 Squadron, RAF.
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Hobsonville on 06 December 1939.
With No.1 GR Squadron, Whenuapai October 1940-December 1941.
With No.7 GR Squadron, Waipapakauri 30 December 1941-May 1943.
Damaged by gale at Nelson on 07 August 1943 after withdrawal from service.
Converted to instructional airframe INST66 with TTS, Nelson.
NZ344 n/a K6334 Previously K6334, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
With No.55 Squadron, RAF.
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Hobsonville on 06 December 1939.
With No.1 GR Squadron, Whenuapai October 1940-July 1941.
With No.2 GR Squadron, Nelson 04 August 1941-December 1941.
With No.30 Squadron, Gisborne from May-July 1943.
Collided with Harvard NZ972 on take off from Lake Grassmere airstrip on 11 March 1944.
Written off books at Woodbourne on 15 April 1944 as reduced to spares.
NZ345 n/a K6335 Previously K6335, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
With No.55 squadron, RAF.
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Hobsonville on 27 November 1939.
To No.1 GR Squadron, Whenuapai December 1939.
With No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne April 1940-June 1941.
To No.8 GR Squadron, Gisborne November 1942.
Lost a wheel on landing at Gisborne on 06 November 1942 and written off at Gisborne on 28 November 1942 as reduced to spares.
NZ346 n/a K6336 Previously K6336, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
With No.55 Squadron, RAF.
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Hobsonville on 06 December 1939.
To No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne 1940.
To No.2 GR Squadron, Nelson June 1941.
Written off at Ohakea on 04 November 1944 as reduced to spares and produce due to deterioration.
NZ347 n/a K6338 Previously K6338, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
With No.55 Squadron, RAF.
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Hobsonville on 06 December 1939.
With No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne April 1940-August 1941.
With No.22 AC Squadron, Ohakea October 1942-February 1943.
At Ohakea by May 1943.
Written off at Ohakea on 04 November 1944 as reduced to spares and produce due to deterioration.
NZ348 n/a K6339 Previously K6339, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
With No.55 Squadron, RAF.
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Unit 1, Hobsonville on 06 December 1939.
With No.1 GR Squadron, Whenuapai October-December 1941.
To No.4 BR Squadron, Nandi in January 1942.
With No.5 GR Squadron, Nausori June 1942-January 1943.
Written off at Ohakea on 24 June 1943 as reduced to produce due to deterioration.
NZ349 n/a K6340, Previously K6340, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
With No.55 Squadron, RAF.
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Hobsonville on 06 December 1939.
With No.1 GR Squadron, Whenuapai October 1940-August 1941.
Crashed into sea off Otago coast on 03 November 1941 during a ferry flight to Taieri.
Written off books at Taieri.
NZ350 n/a K6342 Previously K6342, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
With No.55 Squadron, RAF.
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Hobsonville on 06 December 1939.
To No.1 GR Squadron, Whenuapai December 1939.
With No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne July-August 1941.
With No.30 Squadron, Gisborne May 1943-July 1943.
Damaged by a gale at Nelson on 07 August 1943 after withdrawal from service.
Converted to instructional airframe INST83 with TTS, Nelson.
NZ351 n/a K6343 Previously K6343, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
With No.55 Squadron, RAF.
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Unit 1, Hobsonville on 06 December 1939.
With No.1 GR Squadron, Whenuapai October 1940-December 1941.
To No.22 AC Squadron, Ohakea February 1943.
Crashed in the Wairau Valley on 03 February 1943.
The aircraft stalled and spun into the ground out of a steep turn.
Flying Officer Basil Harding, Sergeant John McAleer, Flying Officer Walter McKay and Flying Officer Sidney Tanner killed.
Written off books at Bleheim on 25 February 1943.
NZ352 n/a K6344 Previously K6344, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
With No.84 Squadron, RAF in 1937.
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Hobsonville on 06 December 1939.
With No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne December 1939-August 1941.
To No.30 Squadron, Gisborne from May 1943.
Damaged by gale at Nelson on 07 August 1943 after withdrawal from service.
Converted to instructional airframe INST85 with TTS, Nelson.
NZ353 n/a K6345 Previously K6345, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
With No.84 Squadron, RAF in 1937.
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Hobsonville on 06 December 1939.
With No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne April 1940-August 1941.
To No.1 OTU, Ohakea in April 1943 for drogue towing.
Written off at Ohakea on 04 November 1944 as converted to spares and produce due to deterioration.
NZ354 n/a K6348 Previously K6348, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
With No.55 Squadron, RAF.
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Hobsonville on 06 December 1939.
With No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne April-July 1940.
Crashed near Blenheim on 21 January 1941.
The aircraft flew into a hill while flying in low cloud and fog.
LAC Guy Suisted and LAC Angus Gilmour killed and aircraft written off.
NZ355 n/a K6351 Previously K6351, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
With No.84 Squadron, RAF in 1937.
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Unit 1, Hobsonville on 06 December 1939.
With No.1 GR Squadron, Whenuapai October 1940-December 1941.
With No.4 BR Squadron, Nandi 01 September 1941-05 June 1942.
To No.5 GR Squadron, Nausori June 1942.
Written off books at Ohakea on 24 June 1943 as reduced to produce.
Parts of this aircraft are believed to be held in storage by the RNZAF Museum, Wigram.
NZ356 n/a K6352 Previously K6352, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
With No.55 Squadron, RAF.
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Hobsonville on 06 December 1939.
With No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne April 1940-July 1941.
With No.22 AC Squadron, Ohakea October-November 1942.
To No.1 OTU, Ohakea in April 1943 for drogue towing.
Written off books at Ohakea on 04 November 1944 as reduced to spares and produce due to deterioration.
NZ357 n/a K6353 Previously K6353, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
With No.55 Squadron, RAF.
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Hobsonville on 06 December 1939.
With No.2 GR Squadron, Nelson 1940-1941.
Crashed near the head of the Pelorus River on 02 April 1941.
The aircraft suffered engine failure and was forced to land in the bush.
Pilot Officer Vernon Raymond and AC1 James Murphy killed.
Corporals E. Whitely and J. Watt injured.
Written off books at Nelson after many of the parts including the engine had been recovered.
Parts of the aircraft are believed to be held by the RNZAF Museum, Wigram.
NZ358 n/a K6354 Previously K6354, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
With No.55 Squadron, RAF.
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Unit 1, Hobsonville on 06 December 1939.
With No.1 GR Squadron, Whenuapai October 1940-August 1941.
With No.4 BR Squadron, Nandi 01 September 1941-30 June 1942.
With No.5 GR Squadron, Nausori 27 July 1942-25 January 1943.
Written off books at Ohakea on 24 June 1943 as reduced to produce.
NZ359 n/a K6360, Previously K6360, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Hobsonville on 06 December 1939.
To No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne June 1941.
Crashed while low flying at Ohakea on 22 May 1942 and written off books at Blenheim.
NZ360 n/a K4676 Previously K4676, ex RAF stocks (type 266).
Assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot and BOC Hobsonville on 06 December 1939.
Coded "6".
With No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne April 1940-September 1941.
With No.7 GR Squadron, Waipapakauri 30 December 1942-May 1943.
With No.30 Squadron, Gisborne from May-July 1943.
Damaged by gale at Nelson on 07 August 1943 after withdrawal from service.
Converted to instructional airframe INST86 with TTS, Nelson.
NZ361 n/a None Built from spares and BOC Unit 8, Woodbourne on 17 April 1941.
With No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne July-August 1941.
With No.4 BR Squadron, Nandi 08 September 1941-20 May 1942.
With No.5 GR Squadron, Nausori 22 May 1942-25 January 1943.
Written off books at Nausori on 29 June 1943 as reduced to spares due to deterioration.
 
     

Author: Ivan Prince (Updated by Brendan Cowan)

Sources: AHSNZ publications 1967-1990. RNZAF records. "For Your Tomorrow" by Errol Martyn. RNZAF records. "The Avengers" by Wally Ingham. Air Britain Historians. ABIX. Subritzky Family.

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Updated 04 December 2013

     
     

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