Aircraft Photo of DK545 | Fairey Firefly FR1 | AirHistory.net #43468
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:DK545
Aircraft Original Type:Fairey Firefly
Aircraft Generic Type:Fairey Firefly
Aircraft Version:Fairey Firefly FR1
C/n (msn):F.7776 GAL F.8/12794
Location
City / Airport:Ottawa - RockcliffeMap
Region / Country:Ontario, Canada
Airport Codes:ICAO: CYRO   IATA: YRO   Local: CYRO   Other: -
Collection:Canada Aviation and Space Museum
 
Photo Date:20 September 2014
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 43468
Photo Comment

This Firefly was built in Hanworth, England in 1945 and TOC by No. 825 Squadron, RCN in Nov. 1946. The following year it was transferred to No. 826 Squadron and served for the next two years in Nova Scotia and Manitoba, as well as on HMCS Warrior and HMCS Magnificent before storage and being sold to the Ethiopian AF in 1954. It was rescued from open storage at Asmara, Eritrea in 1993 and now resides in the Reserve Collection of the Canada Aviation Museum.

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