Aircraft Photo of G-ALXT | De Havilland D.H. 89A Dragon Rapide | Railway Air Services | #56735
Registration / Serial:G-ALXT
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 89 Dragon Rapide
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 89 Dragon Rapide (Dominie)
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 89A Dragon Rapide
Licence-built by:Brush Coachworks
C/n (msn):6736
Operator / Titles:Railway Air Services
Aircraft Name:Star of Scotia
City / Airport:Wroughton (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGDT   IATA: -   Local: -   Other: -
Collection:Science Museum Wroughton
Photo Date:30 August 2005
Photo by:Aad van der Voet
Photo ID: 56735
Photo Comment

This aircraft was originally delivered to the RAF in 1944 as NF865. Registered G-ALXT in 1950, to Ceylon in 1951 as CY-AAI, later to 4R-AAI. Returned to the UK in 1974, and added to the Strathallan Aircraft Collection the next year. Painted in Railway Air Services colours seen here in the late 1970s. The museum acquired this aircraft in the Strathallan auction on 14 July 1981, and it has been on display at Wroughton in those same colours ever since.

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