Dragon Rapide - Dominie

Civil Aircraft in WWII Service

Picture: Dragon Rapide - Dominie.

Civilian Aircraft Impressed Into RAF Service 1939-1945

Aeronca 50 Chief - One impressed into service with the RAF in India.
Airspeed AS 5 Courier - Nine impressed into service.
Airspeed AS 6 Envoy - Two impressed into service.
Airspeed Ferry - One impressed into service, used by the Hilton, Station Flight.
Armstrong Whitworth Atlanta - Five impressed into service with No. 31 Squadron in India and Iraq.
Armstrong Whitworth Ensign - Two impressed into service with No. 24 Squadron.
Avro 504N - Seven impressed into service, used for glider tug duties.
Avro 642/4m Eighteen - One impressed into service.
Avro 652 - Two impressed into service, used for navigation training duties.
Avro Cadet - Thirty-two impressed into service with No. 3 EFTS at Hamble and Watchfield.
Avro Commodore - One impressed into service, used by Communications Flight at Cranfield.
Avro 619 Five - One impressed into service with No. 11 AONS at Hamble.

Beech 17 Traveller - Four impressed into service.
Bellanca Pacemaker - One impressed into service.
British Aircraft Double Eagle. Two impressed into service.
British Aircraft Eagle - Four impressed into service.
British Aircraft Swallow - Nine impressed into service, some converted into gliders.
British Aircraft Company Drone - One impressed into service with No. 608 Squadron.
Blackburn B-2 - Thirty-one impressed into service with No. 4 EFTS at Brough.
Boeing 247D - One impressed into service with the Telecommunications Research Establishment.

Cessna 165 Airmaster - One impressed into service, used by Station Flight, Hucknall.
Cierva C.30A Rota Mk I- Five impressed into service with No. 529 Squadron.
Cierva C.40 Rota Mk II - Two impressed into service.
Comper Swift - Two impressed into service, one used by No. 25 Squadron and the other by No. 247 Squadron.
Curtiss T-32 Condor II - Four impress into service.

De Havilland DH.86B - Two impressed into service with No. 24 Squadron RAF.
De Havilland Albatross - Two impressed into service with No. 271 Squadron.
De Havilland Dragon - Eleven impressed into service.
De Havilland Dragon Rapide - Forty impressed into service.
De Havilland Flamingo - Three impressed into service with No. 24 Squadron.
De Havilland Fox Moth - Two impressed into service.
De Havilland Gipsy Moth - Thirty-seven impressed into service.
De Havilland Hornet Moth - Sixty-four impressed int service.
De Havilland Moth Minor - Twenty-six impressed into service, used for glider tug duties.
De Havilland Leopard Moth - Forty-one impressed for communications duties.
De Havilland Puss Moth - Twenty-one impressed for communications duties.
De Havilland Tiger Moth - More than 160 impressed into service.
Desoutter Mk I and Mk II - Three impressed into service.
Douglas DC-2 - Nineteen impressed into service with No. 31 Squadron in India, Iraq and Burma.
Douglas DC-3 - Ten impressed into service with No. 31 Squadron, plus two ex-SABENA aircraft used by No. 24 Squadron.

Fairchild 24 - Two impressed into service, used by Communications Flight Halton.
Fairchild 91 - One impressed into service, used for air sea search and rescue in the Middle East.
Focke-Wulf FW 200 Condor - One ex-Danish civil aircraft, Impressed into service with the ACA.
Fokker F.XXII - Two former Dutch civil aircraft impressed into service, used by No. 1 AONS at Prestwick for navigation training.
Fokker F.XXXVI - One ex-KLM aircraft impressed into service, used by No. 1 AONS at Prestwick.
Ford Trimotor - One impressed into service with No. 271 Squadron.
Foster Wikner Warferry - Three impressed into service with No. 24 Squadron, Communications Flight at Cranwell and Northolt.

General Aircraft Cagnet - One impressed into service with the School of Army Co-operation.
General Aircraft Cygnet - Five impressed into service with No. 23, 24, 85, 88 and 510 Squadrons.
General Aircraft Monospar ST-4 - Three impressed into service.
General Aircraft Monospar ST-6 - One impressed into service with No. 8 ACCU.
General Aircraft Monospar ST-10 - One impressed into service with No. 8 ACCU.
General Aircraft Monospar ST-12 - Two impressed into service with Nos 7 and 8 AACU.
General Aircraft ST-25 Jubilee - Four impressed into service.
General Aircraft ST-25 Universal - Nine impressed into service.
General Aircraft Owlet - One impressed into service with Nos 23 and 605 Squadrons.
Grumman Widgeon - One impressed into with the RAF in West Africa.

Handley Page HP.42 - Three impressed into service with No. 271 Squadron.
Harlow PC-5A - Five impressed into service with the RAF in India.
Heston Phoenix - Three impressed into service with No. 24 Squadron.

Koolhoven F.K.43 - Former Dutch civil aircraft, one impressed into service.
Lockheed Model 10 Electra - Three impressed into service with No. 24 Squadron.
Lockheed Model 12 Electra Junior - One impressed into service with No. 24 squadron.

Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun - Three impressed into service, used by Station Flights at Abingdon, Andover and Northolt.
Miles Falcon - Three impressed into service., used by Station Flights at Heston, Northot and Sealand.
Miles Hawk Major -Four impressed into service.
Miles Hawk Trainer - Eight impressed into service with No. 8 EFTS.
Miles Mohawk - One impressed into service.
Miles Monarch - Four impressed into service, used by Abingdon and Halton Communications Flights.
Miles Whitney Straight - Twenty impressed into service.

Parnall Heck IIC - One impressed into service, used by Communications Flight at Turnhouse.
Parnall Heck III - One impressed into service with No. 24 Squadron.
Percival Gull - Two impressed into service.
Percival Petrel - Nine impressed into service.
Percival Vega Gull - Seventeen impressed into service.
Piper J-4 Cub Coupe - Fifteen impressed into service.

Saro Cutty Sark - Two impressed into service with No. 3 ERFTS.
Savoia-Marchetti S.73 - Seven ex-SABENA aircraft impressed into service with Nos 24 and 271 Squadrons.
Short Empire - Four impressed into service with Nos 119 and 413 squadrons.
Short G-class - Three impressed into service with No. 119 Squadron.
Short Mercury - One impressed into service with No. 320 Squadron.
Short Scion - Elevn impressed into service.
Short Scion Senior - One impressed into service with No. 173 Squadron.
Spartan Cruiser - Three impressed into service with No. 6 and 7 AACU.
Spartan Executive - One impressed into service with No. 1 PRU.
Stampe SV.4 - One impressed into service with No. 510 Squadron.
Stinson Reliant - Fourteen impressed into service.
Stinson Voyager - Two impressed into service.

Taylorcraft Auster Plus C - Eighteen impressed into service.
Taylorcraft Auster Plus D - Five impressed into service.
Tipsy B - One aircraft impressed into service with No. 15(P) AFU.
Tipsy Trainer - Five impressed into service.

Westland Wessex - One impressed into service.

Zlin 212 - One impressed into service with the RAF in India.

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