Tiger Moth DH82a – The History of N6473 /G-AOBO / F-GTBO


At Rollason in the early 1950s

Built at: Hatfield
Air Ministry Contract: 778402/38

Year of manufacture: 1937 Construction number: 3810

RAF markings: N-6473

Civil registration: G-AOBO

In the year 2000: 46th surviving airframe

From To Date Comments
Hatfield Cosford 31.12.1938 9 M.U.
Cosford Gatwick 01.03.1939 19 ERFTS
Gatwick Yatesbury 15.10.1939 10 EFTS
Yatesbury Weston-Super-Mare 07.09.1940 10 EFTS
Weston-Super-Mare Stoke Orchard 20.07.1941 10 EFTS
Stoke Orchard Derby 07.07.1942 16 EFTS
Derby Cosford  ? 04.08.1945 9 M.U
Cosford  ? Exeter 21.05.1949 10 RFS coded 14
Exeter Cosford  ? 10.03.1953 9 M.U. where the aircraft was declared as non-effective stock
Cosford  ?  Croydon 16.11.1953 Sold to W.A. Rollason and converted to civilian use.  See the picture above.
    08.07.1955 Registered G-AOBO and C of A issued
Croydon Croydon 18.07.1955 Registered to Surrey Aviation Ltd t/a Surrey Flying Club
Croydon Biggin Hill 28.12.1959 Registered to Surrey and Kent flying Club
Biggin Hill Biggin Hill 26.03.1964 Registered to David J Ronayne and Antony Cheshire t/a County Flying Club
    28.09.1969 Cof A lapsed .
Biggin Hill  Biggin Hill  16.06.1971 Registered to Shackleton Aviation Ltd
Biggin Hill  Biggin Hill  17.06.1971 Sold to John D Kees and Registered        19.11.1971.
Biggin Hill  Biggin Hill  08.05.1973  Registered to Ian D.C. Hay and Geoffrey P.Layton for rebuild.
Biggin Hill  Fareham 26.03.1974 Sold and registered to Timothy J. Bolt and Julian N. Moore still on rebuild.
Fareham Redhill 1986 Unknown sale still on rebuild.
Redhill Pulborough 29.04.1987 Registered to Adrian Brook still on rebuild.
Pulborough Ellenglaze 09.10.1997 Sold and registered to John S. and Shaunne V. Shaw. Restored.
Perranporth   16.08.2005 new C of A Issued
Orbigny   August 2008 Transferred to the French Register F-GTBO