Only 1 of 5 Camels still in existence. Built at the Clayton & Shuttleworth Works in Lincoln, it served the 1st squadron of the Royal Navy Aeronautical Service (the RNAS) from March 30,1918. On 5 September 1918 the aircraft was forced to land on the German frontline, after which it ws captured. In total, 5490 Camels were built.
Nene-power prototype. It had the distinction of being the first real emergency use of a Martin Baker ejection seat when on May 30, 1949 the test pilot experienced oscillation and flutter. With the pilot gone, TS363 settled down and glided to a landing in open countryside. The project was abandoned and the prototype scrapped. Armstrong Whitworth photo. Photo from: Civil Aviation Historical Society, Melbourne, Australia
Having served with the RSAF (as 53-696) in 2 Sqn at Tabuk, it was allocated the temporary registration ZF594 for its last flight back to the UK in 1986. Acquired by the NEAM at Usworth and now displayed in No.11 Squadron markings as "XS933", a Lightning F.6.