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Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
De Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:24 Squadron Royal Air Force (24 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K2597
MSN: 1769
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near RAF North Weald, Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Hendon, Middlesex
Destination airport:RAF North Weald, Essex
DH.82A Tiger Moth MSN1769 (Delivered without engine): Taken on charge as K2597 at Home Aircraft Depot, Henlow 22.1.32. To 24 Squadron, RAF Hendon 31.8.34.

The wrecking of a de Havilland Tiger Moth, K2597, in a force landing near North Weald was an unremarkable incident. Pilot Officer A H H Garrad, 24 [Communications] Squadron from Hendon, a flier with 159 hours to his credit including just 4 on the type became lost in bad weather in the vicinity of North Weald.

Unable to find the airfield, Garrad elected to set down upon an inviting area of land not far from the field. Unfortunately it turned out that the area was boggy and the aircraft was severely damaged.

The mortal remains of K2597 were finally scrapped when it was struck of charge on April 24 1940 at 4 MU RAF Cowley. The pilot, A H H Garrad, had, by this time, moved to fly Blenheims with 248 Squadron, Coastal Command.


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1976)


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Revision history:

26-May-2019 23:47 Dr. John Smith Added
30-May-2019 15:27 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
01-Aug-2021 23:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative, Category]
02-Aug-2021 08:49 THC Updated [Operator, Operator]

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