RAF Worksop Aircraft 1943-1960

As you can see a lot are missing mostly those of 18 OTU/616 RAuxAF and 211 FTS. There were also Percival Provost T1's on the base but I have no info on these at all. 

Those in italics with a * indicates I need to confirm if they were RAF Worksop aircraft or to collate more details.

 Serial

Tail Number 

Aircraft 

 Squadron

 Delivered

Moved
to Worksop 

 Withdrawn

 Notes

 X7194   Oxford AS.10 III  211AFS
 Mid 1942 1952  - C/N 419 One of 250 built under contract B66827/40 at Christchurch. It would have beed delivered sometime early to mid-1942.
 BK273  - Wellington III  18(P)OTU  -  -  20 January 1944
Crashed on 20 January 1944 night conversion training. overshot runway and sheared a blade from its starboard propeller as it tried to gain height.  It crashed into the grounds of Worksop College killing all the crew.
 *BK471  - Wellington  18(P)OTU  -  -  21 October 1943
 Probable based at Bircotes crashed there on 21 October 1943 after engine failure Crew killed:Alberti Stefan Karol, Kot Roman, Sawicki Jerzy and Sołecki Mieczysław but Marynowski Zbigniew Antoni survived
 *HE526   Wellington  18(P)OTU  -  -  -  'nickel' dropping flight crashed on 2 or 3 August 1943 from Finningley all crew survived
 HE804    Wellington X  18(P)OTU  -  -  15 April 1944  Crashed in Clumber Park all crew survived
 HE818  - Wellington X  18(P)OTU  -  -  7 March 1944
 Crashed on 7 March 1944 during night training flight crashed in Blyth, Notts south of the memorial that now sits on the village green.  There was only one survivor from this flight.
 HE983 Wellington X  18(P)OTU  -  -  27th January 1944 Crshed near Lound after loosing control over RAF Misson killing all crew
 *LN 185  - Wellington 18(P)OTU  -  -  8 February 1944
 Crashed on 8th of February 1944 after colliding with Mosquito Mk 13 B-YR of 85 Squadron at Emsworth, near Portsmouth
 *LN529  XW-K Wellington Mark X 18(P)OTU  -  -  Photo at http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205090573
 LP381   Wellington X  18(P)OTU  -  -  19 May 1944  Crashed at Peak Hill, Carlton Road Worksop on way back from France on 'Nickeling' operation.
 VS330    Provost T.1  211AFS  -  -  26 June 1954 Serial 5820/15 built by Blackburn.  Written off after failed to take off properly and crashed in Scofton Wood, all crew safe - replaced by VS641
 VS641   Prentice T.1  211AFS  31/08/1949  April 1955  17/07/1957 PAC-276 From 8FTS (afer time at 1FTS)  G-APHB not converted and scrapped by Aviation traders
 VV550   Vampire FB.5  4FTS  06 January 1949  22 June 1956  22 June 1960  Withdrawn at 19MU RAF St. Athan to H H Bushell and Co, Birmingham for scrapping
 VV561   Vampire FB.5  4FTS  17 January 1949  22 June 1956  06 May 1959  Withdrawn at 19MU RAF St. Athan to H H Bushell and Co, Birmingham for scrapping
 VV569   Vampire FB.5  4FTS  08 February 1949  22 June 1956  06 May 1959  Withdrawn at 19MU RAF St. Athan to H H Bushell and Co, Birmingham for scrapping
 VV628   Vampire FB.5  4FTS  28 February 1949  22 June 1956  06 May 1959  Withdrawn at 19MU RAF St. Athan to H H Bushell and Co, Birmingham for scrapping
 VV669   Vampire FB.5  4FTS  08 April 1949 22 June 1956  22 June 1960  Withdrawn at 19MU RAF St. Athan to H H Bushell and Co, Birmingham for scrapping
 VV688   Vampire FB.5  4FTS 29 April 1949 22 June 1956  06 May 1959 Withdrawn at 19MU RAF St. Athan to H H Bushell and Co, Birmingham for scrapping
 VX976   Vampire FB.5  4FTS 19 July 1949 22 June 1956  06 May 1959 Withdrawn at 19MU RAF St. Athan to H H Bushell and Co, Birmingham for scrapping
 VX983    Vampire FB.5  4FTS  26 July 1949  22 June 1956  06 May 1959 Withdrawn at 19MU RAF St. Athan to H H Bushell and Co, Birmingham for scrapping
 VZ187   Vampire FB.5  4FTS  14 November 1949  22 June 1956  29 July 1960 Declared Cat 3 on 22/06/56, Withdrawn at 19MU RAF St. Athan to H H Bushell and Co, Birmingham for scrapping
 VZ224    Vampire FB.5  4FTS  15 December 1949  22 June 1956 13 June 1957 -
VZ228
Vampire FB.5 4FTS 20 December 1949 22 June 1956 22 April 1959  Withdrawn at 22MU Silloth, Scrapped by David Band and Co, Perth
 VZ273   Vampire FB.5 4FTS  14 February 1950  July 1956  07 October 1958  written off after belley landing at RAF Valley, undercarriage jammed up on landing.
 VZ318    Vampire FB.5  4FTS  24 March 1950  July 1956  22 June 1960  Withdrawn at 19MU RAF St. Athan to H H Bushell and Co, Birmingham for scrapping
 VZ519  19  Gloster Meteor F.8  211AFS        
 (VZ558)    Gloster Meteor F.8  4FTS  x  July 1956 x  written off on 07/12/1950 a solitary F8 came to Worksop with the Vampires in 1956  - this was the serial quoted but it was destroyed in 1950
 VZ860    Vampire FB.5 4FTS  15 June 1951  22 June 1956  09 January 1957 Crashed into a house in Harby from 18,000ft after presumed hypoxia of the pilot, pilot and woman on ground killed, one house destroyed. Site is now Harby Village Hall.
 VZ866   Vampire FB.5 4FTS  13 August 1951  July 1956  22 June 1960  Withdrawn at 19MU RAF St. Athan to H H Bushell and Co, Birmingham for scrapping
 WA115   Vampire FB.5  4FTS  22 May 1950  22 June 1956  26 November 1958  Declared Cat 3 on 22/06/56, Withdrawn at 19MU RAF St. Athan to H H Bushell and Co, Birmingham for scrapping
 WA136    Vampire FB.5  4FTS  19 June 1950  22 June 1956  29 May 1959  Withdrawn at 10 MU Hullavington, Scrapped by Eyre Smelting Co.
 WA146    Vampire FB.5  4FTS  10 July 1950  22 June 1956  08 May 1959  Withdrawn at 19MU RAF St. Athan to H H Bushell and Co, Birmingham for scrapping
 WA218    Vampire FB.5  4FTS  01 November 1950  22 June 1956  22 June 1960  Withdrawn at 19MU RAF St. Athan to H H Bushell and Co, Birmingham for scrapping
 WA288    Vampire FB.5  4FTS  09 January 1951  July 1956  22 April 1959  Withdrawn at 22MU Silloth, Scrapped by David Band and Co, Perth
 WA308    Vampire FB.5  4FTS  26 January 1951  22 June 1956  29 May 1959  Withdrawn at 10 MU Hullavington, Scrapped by Eyre Smelting Co.
 WA356    Vampire FB.5  4FTS  06 March 1951  22 June 1956  06 March 1959  declared Cat 3 on 22/06/56, Withdrawn at 49MU Colerne to H H Bushell and Co, Birmingham for scrapping
 WA414    Vampire FB.5  4FTS  31 May 1951  22 June 1956  22 June 1960  Withdrawn at 19MU RAF St. Athan to H H Bushell and Co, Birmingham for scrapping
 WA431    Vampire FB.5 4FTS  06 July 1951  22 June 1956  29 February 1960  Declared Cat 3 on 22/06/56, Withdrawn at 49MU Colerne to H H Bushell and Co, Birmingham for scrapping
 WA446    Vampire FB.5 4FTS  01 September 1951  22 June 1956  29 July 1960  Declared Cat 3 on 22/06/56, Withdrawn at 19MU RAF St. Athan to H H Bushell and Co, Birmingham for scrapping
 WA458    Vampire FB.5 4FTS  27 August 1951  22 June 1956  08 May 1959  Withdrawn at 19MU RAF St. Athan to H H Bushell and Co, Birmingham for scrapping
 WA763  18  Meteor F.8          
 WA857  28  Meteor F.8
 211AFS         Photo: Airplane Monthly Nov 93
 WB108    Meteor F.8  211 AFS  10 April 1951  -  21 December 1954  P/O D G Edwards was killed after his Meteor hit a hillside near Treeton in South Yorkshire
 WE904  36  Meteor F.8  211 AFS  17 April 1951  -  12 May 1955  P/O R Tritton killed aircraft dived into the ground whilst dive training, the aircraft hit a tree before destroying a barn and crashing into a field. There is a memorial close to the site
 WE916    Meteor F.8  211 AFS  07 June 1951  -  26 May 1955  21 year old P/O J A Cohen killed whilst on night training flight crashing into Silkstone Crescent, Sheffield after engine caught fire, memorial now missing
 WE917   Meteor F8  211 AFS  17 April1951   -  2 September 1953  Crashed 2nd September 1953 killing pilot
 WE931    Meteor F8  211 AFS  -  16 October 1952  -  -
 WE936  13  Meteor F8  211 AFS        211 AFS Display Team 1955
 WE948    Meteor F8  211 AFS  -  -  13th November 1954  belly landed at Worksop on 13th November 1954 and written off Pilot Officer J L Chorley ok
 WE962  35(211)
16(4)
 Meteor F8  211 AFS
4 FTS
 -  1 June 1954  18th April 1962
 became U.16 Drone destroyed as target practice over Cardigan Bay whislt based at RAF Llanbedr on 18th April 1962
 WE972    Meteor F8  211 AFS  -  4 October 1954  - On11 Feb 1955 canopy disitigrated in flight but aircraft ok went to MoD Ordance Board on 16 August 1957
 WF586    Vampire FB.5  4FTS  09 February 1951  22 June 1956  08 May 1959  Moved to Worksop for Servicing April 1956, Withdrawn at 19MU RAF St. Athan to H H Bushell and Co, Birmingham for scrapping
 WF662  22  Meteor F8  4FTS  08 August 1951    03 March 1960 4 FTS display team 1958, once withdrawn used on RAF Waddington Fire Dump for training exercises
WF794     65   Meteor T.7  211AFS        (now conf 794)
 WF829  10 Meteor T.7  4FTS  30 May 1951    14 April 1961  4 FTS display team 1958, CAT 5(C)
 WG793    Vampire FB.5
 4FTS  29 August 1951 22 June 1956
 29 February 1960   Withdrawn at 49MU Colerne to H H Bushell and Co, Birmingham for scrapping
 WG970    Meteor T.7  211AFS    10th September 1952  06 May 1955  until 06 May 1955 when declared cat 3. Went to Belgium Air Force as ED-42 on 29th January 1957
 *WH260  P Meteor F8  616Sqn  -  -  -  Probably sold before squadron arrived at Worksop.
 WH263  N  Meteor F8  616Sqn  -  -  -  -
 WH456  L  Meteor F8  616Sqn  -  -  -  -
 WH474  K  Meteor F8  616Sqn  -  -  -  -
 WK741  17 also M-P  Meteor F8  4FTS  03 July 1952  -  23 November 1959  4 FTS display team 1958, declared CAT 5(c) to Topcliffe dump for fire training
 WK823      211AFS  -  -  9th June 1953  Stalled on landing at Worksop undercarriage collapsed so written off
 WK826      211AFS  -  -  19th September 1954 Lost hood, abandoned take-off, overshot runway and hit hut at RAF Marham, Norfolk
 WK850  30  Meteor F8  211AFS  -  -  -  -
 WK851  31  Meteor F8   211AFS  -  -  -  Photo: Airplane Monthly Nov 93
 WK854  43  Meteor F8  211AFS  -  -  -  -
 WK860  32  Meteor F.8
 211AFS         Photo: Airplane Monthly Nov 93
 WK864  C  Meteor F8  616Sqn  -  -  WL168 is currently painted as this aircraft in memory of Sqn/Ldr Casson
 WK906      211AFS  -  -  8 June 54
 Flew into ground on low level night navex in bad visibility at Whissendene, 3 miles NNW of Oakham, Rutland Pilot killed
 WK920      211AFS  -  -  2nd December 1954  written off 2nd December 1954 when undercarriage damaged in roller landing at Worksop.

 WK922  15  Meteor F8  211 AFS
 -  -  -  -
 WK924    Meteor F8  211 AFS
 -  -  4 February 1953
 9 miles NNE of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Dived into ground out of cloud killing pilot
 WK929    Meteor F8  211 AFS
 11 December 1952  -  19 May 1953  Pilot Officer T J Hood killed after crash 4.5 miles NW  of Ollerton
 WL339  53  Meteor T.7
 211AFS         Photo: Airplane Monthly Nov 93

 *WL354   Meteor  211 AFS  -  -  16th March 1955  Dived into ground during aerobatics 5 miles SE of Retford on 16th March 1955
 WL358   Meteor T.7  4 FTS  22 April 1952  -  06 May 1958 Belly landed at RAF Worksop on 6th May 1958
 WL359   Meteor T.7  -  23 April 1952  -  21 April 1958  Flight Lieutenant K Levitt T.7 was one of the airfields display team aircraft crashed into the ground(overstressed during low level display at the airfields Battle of Britain open day. The horn balance came off elevator whilst pulling a loop sending the aircraft vertically into the ground.
 *WL360    Meteor T.7  -  -  -  PRES  was with 215, 210, 211 AFS/1 Sqn/229 OCU now preserved in Malta Details: http://www.maltaviationmuseum.com/meteort7.asp
 WL 397    Meteor T.7  211 AFS  14 July 1952 1952   14 July 1953 Written off after Stalling on approach to Worksop undershot runway and damaged beyond repair

 WL402    Meteor T.7
 211 AFS  4 October 1952  1952  4th December 1952
 Crashed at  Lound, 3 miles N of Retford. Dived into ground during asymmetrical practice.killing both occupants
 WL416  53  Meteor T.7  211 AFS
 14 July 1952  1952  25 November 1957  
 WL417     Meteor T.7  211 AFS
 14 August 1952  1952  16 August 1957  
 WL420    Meteor T.7  211 AFS
 2 September 1952  1952  16 July 1957  
 WL429  54  Meteor T.7
211 AFS
 21 August 1952  1952  16 November 1962  Photo here
 WL474    Meteor T.7
 211 AFS  18 February 1953  -  1st April 1955      Crashed near Gamston killing both crew
 WL478  6  Meteor T.7  4FTS  03 November 1952  -  19 February 1959  4 FTS display team 1958, crashed during Asymmetric training
 WL484    Meteor  211 AFS
   1952    
 WN316  8  Meteor T.7  4FTS  10 December 1952  -  11 July 1958  4 FTS display team 1958, CAT 5C 11/07/58?
 WR139   Vampire FB.9 4FTS  9 May 1952 28 October 1957 20 January 1959  Photo at RAFJever
 WZ508    Vampire T.11  4FTS  27 March 1953  22 June 1956  05 March 1963  Withdrawn at 27MU Shawbury
 WZ512  50  Vampire T.11  4FTS  18 March 1953  22 June 1956  EXP  Exported to Chilean Air Force as J-305 with Grupo de Aviación 4 scrapped 10 November 1972
 XD593    Vampire T.11  4FTS  05 October 1954  -  PRES Construction No. 15538 sold 12 December 1968 from 19MU RAF St. Athan. Preserved at Newark Air Museum since 1973
XE820    Vampire T.11  4FTS  26 August 1954  22 June 1956  05 October 1960  Construction No. 15369, Withdrawn at 27MU Shawbury
 XE821  60  Vampire T.11  4FTS  08 November 1954  22 June 1956  31 March 1965  Construction No. 15542
 XE822    Vampire T.11  4FTS  26 August 1954  22 June 1956  16 February 1961  Construction No. 15371 (SR117 RRAF401) 7585M fire training at Swinderby
 XE827  47 or 50?  Vampire T.11  4FTS  09 November 1954  22 June 1956  14 July 1960  Construction No. 15543 Crashed at RAF Swinderby after engine failed and controls jammed whilst at 8FTS
 XE828    Vampire T.11  4FTS  10 November 1954  22 June 1956    Construction No. 15544 became non flying tutorial aircraft 7461M at Worksop.  Since scrapped
 XE829    Vampire T.11  4FTS  24 November 1954  22 June 1956  05 October 1960  Construction No. 15545, Withdrawn at 27MU Shawbury to H H Bushell and Co, Birmingham for scrapping
 XE830    Vampire T.11  4FTS  30 August 1954  22 June 1956  30 December 1959  Construction No. 15372 Crashed near Linton-On-Ouse at night killing pilot whilst at 1FTS
 XE850    Vampire T.11  4FTS  12 November 1954  22 June 1956  31 July 1958  Construction No. 15590 19MU RAF St. Athan scrap dump
 XE851    Vampire T.11  4FTS  12 November 1954  22 June 1956  21 January 1966  Construction No. 15591 after withdrawl used for training at Catterick Fire School Survived into 1982 http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1101832/
 XE852    Vampire T.11  4FTS  25 November 1954  22 June 1956  PRES  Construction No. 15592, Preserved by 2247 Sqn ATC, Hawarden airport near Chester http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/231147.html
 XE853    Vampire T.11  4FTS  25 November 1954  22 June 1956  30 June 1964  Construction No. 15593, Withdrawn at 19MU RAF St. Athan
 XE857  49  Vampire T.11  4FTS  11 February 1954  22 June 1956  PRES  EXPORTED/Preserved Construction No. 15597, 8125M n.t.u, to Chilean Air Force as J-304 on 10 November 1972 with Grupo de Aviación 8, preserved at Antofagasta http://www.airliners.net/photo/Chile---Air/De-Havilland-Vampire/1218417/M/
 XE858    Vampire T.11  4FTS  20 December 1954  22 June 1956  05 March 1963  Construction no.15598, Withdrawn at 27MU Shawbury
 XE863    Vampire T.11  4FTS  13 October 1954  22 June 1956  05 October 1960  Construction no. 15397declared Cat 3 on 22/06/56 Withdrawn at 27MU Shawbury to H H Bushell and Co, Birmingham for scrapping
 XE866  14  Vampire T.11  4FTS  27 October 1954  22 June 1956  08 August 1957  Construction no. 15400 Crashed into Moscar Moor just below Crow Chin on Stanage Edge during bad weather killing both crew – P Redvers and D J Brett. Some confusion ofver this serial either XE866 or XE886)
 XE874  61  Vampire T.11  4FTS  13 October 1954  22 June 1956  PRES  Construction no.15416 8582M, Gate Guard at RAF Valley until 1989 thenMontrose Air Museum/ paintball park Birkin,North Yorks now East Midlands aeropark?
 XE875    Vampire T.11  4FTS  19 October 1954  22 June 1956  03 June 1965  Construction No.  15417 Moved to Worksop for Servicing April 1956,declared Cat 3 on 22/06/56, Withdrawn at 19MU RAF St. Athan
 XE880  74 Vampire T.11  4FTS 27 January 1955  22 June 1956  06 September 1957 Construction No. 15422 modified by Flight Refuelling,Tarrant Rushton, Moved to Worksop for Servicing April 1956, crashed off runway after starboard wheel collapsed
 XE885  78 Vampire T.11  4FTS 12 January 1955  22 June 1956  23 July 1963  Construction No. 15426 Withdrawn at 27MU Shawbury
 XE922  42  Vampire T.11  4FTS 15 March 1955  22 June 1956  06 May 1957  Construction No. 15552 written off after airframe became overstressed
 XE927    Vampire T.11  4FTS  06 April 1955  22 June 1956  28 March 1964  Construction No. 15557 CAT 5(C) at St. Athan broken up for spares
               
Thanks to Terry Harper for some of the early T.7 registrations on base and Keith Wilson-Clark for the Provost T.1 details