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DH82a - DE HAVILLAND TIGER MOTH / G-AOZH (ZULU HOTEL)
 
DH82a - DE HAVILLAND TIGER MOTH / K-2572 (ZULU HOTEL)

Tiger Moth G-AOZH is owned by Mark Blois Brooke and lives in White Waltham (Berkshire)
G-AOZH can be flown on trial lessons on a regular basis from: Berkshire - Essex - Northamptonshire - Surrey

 
HISTORY

1943-1944
G-AOZH was built in 1943 by Morris Motors, in Cowley to serve in the RAF in training squadrons with a bright yellow outfit. She was taken on charge by the RAF 38 MU Landow squadron under the NM129 registration on 29 January 1944.

1944-1945
ZULU HOTEL was then issued to the RAF 5 Glider Training School Shobdon on 3 March 1944 before being transfered again to the RAF 20 (P) AFU Croughton on 12 January 1945.

1945-1946
She was affected To 21 HGCU Brize Norton on 12 June 1945 and thence to 1 GTS at Croughton on 6 September 1945, where it was registered "FEEA". All these units were involved in training glider pilots.

1946-1953
On 10 July 1946, it was put into store at 20 MU Aston Down and remained there until she was sold to the Croydon based A J Whittemore (Aeradio) Ltd on 6 November 1953.

1953-1957
Being sold to Luton Aero Club, she became part of the civil register as G-AOZH on 18 January 1957. She was flown by the club until being sold to the Shoreham Southern Aero Club on 21 April 1964.

1957-2003
The C of A lapsed on 29 June 1968 and it was sold and registered to VB & RG Wheele on 22 January 1969. The C of A was renewed on 30 April 1981 when it had been overhauled and repainted inits original RAF colours as K2572.

 
KEY DATES  
1943 Built Cowley, Oxford
1943 Registered as NM129
1944 RAF 38 MU Landow squadron
1944 RAF 5 Glider Training School
1945 RAF 20 (P) AFU Croughton
1945 RAF 21 HGCU Brize Norton
1945 RAF 1 GTS at Croughton
1946 Stored at 20 MU Aston Down
1953 Croydon based A J Whittemore Ltd
1953 Civil register as G-AOZH
1957 To Luton Aero Club
1964 Shoreham Southern Aero Club
1969 VB & RG Wheele
1981 Original RAF colours as K2572
 
DH82a - DE HAVILLAND TIGER MOTH / K-2572 (ZULU HOTEL)
 
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