ROYAL AIR FORCE TRAINING COMMAND, 1939-1940.
- Catalogue number
- CH 17339
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- Alternative names
- object name: Official photograph
- object category: Black and white
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Fokker F.XXXVI, G-AFZR, and Fokker F.XXIIs, G-AFZP and G-AFXR, of No. 1 Air Observer and Navigation School, parked in front of the airport buildings at Prestwick, Ayrshire. G-AFZR (formerly PH-AJA) was purchased from the Dutch airline KLM by the RAF in 1939. It was flown and maintained by Scottish Aviation Ltd, Prestwick, under its civil registration, and served alongside the F.XXIIs as a navigational trainer, initially with No. 12 Elementary Flying Training School, followed by 1 AONS. On 21 May 1940, G-AFZR crashed on take off from Prestwick.
Associated people and organisations
- Royal Air Force, 1 Air Observer & Navigation School
- Royal Air Force, 12 Elementary Flying Training School
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