Some facts about this aircraft:
Built under license from De Havilland by the Morris Car Company, Serial Number 85461. RAF serial: DE465
G-ANOS British Registration /CF-JNF Canadian Registration
Allocated to 24 MU Ternhill, 26.2.42, DE465 was issued to 9 EFTS Ansty, 3.4.42 and transferred to 22 EFTS Cambridge, 6.6.44.
After take off 2.10.45, DE465 collided with T5704 which was engaged in steep port and starboard sideslips, but both aircraft landed safely back on the airfield. At Lord’s Bridge RLG, 14.1.46, the pilot lost control late in a sideslip, stalled and crashed into the ground.
The aircraft carried unit code FJDB post war. DE465 was withdrawn to 33 MU Lyneham, 30.9.46, and issued to Lyneham Station Flight, 4.7.50.
Declared non effective stock, 25.11.53, the aircraft was sold to Muir and Adie Ltd., Croydon, and registered G-ANOS, 4.3.54. The C of A was issued 18.4.55. Sold to P.G. Throssell, 10.5.55, she was registered to Plymouth Aero Club Ltd., 4.12.56, and to Plymouth Aero Club Limited and Exeter Aero Club Limited, 20.9.60. G-ANOS forced landed at St. Germans, Cornwall, 31.5.64, damaging the undercarriage. She was sold to R. Radmore, Plymouth, 7.3.67 and to C.M. Robertson, Bodmin, 27.8.69. G-ANOS was withdrawn from use and cancelled 28.1.70, but was restored to C.M. Robertson, Cornwall Flying Club, Bodmin, 14.6.72, following rebuilding in the Club’s new workshops, and advertised for sale.
Sold to Canada, the aircraft was flown to Strathallan, Perthshire, dismantled, packed into a container, 1.9.72, and despatched to Glasgow docks. The British registration was cancelled 31.8.72 and the aircraft was registered CF-JNF to Wes Agnew, Hartney, Manitoba, 27.8.73, an ex RCAF pilot who trained on Tiger Moths in 1942, and who later acted as an instructor on the type. The aircraft remained operational with Wes Agnew and his son until ownership was transferred to the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum, McGill Field, Brandon, 16.4.86. As C-FJNF, the aircraft is maintained in airworthy condition by the Museum, retaining her leading edge slats, standard undercarriage with a tail skid, open cockpits and anti-spin strakes.
This information was compiled by John McNarry