This Miles M.17 Monarch, with c/n 787, was owned since 1938 by Mr. Camille Gutt. By the outbreak of the war the machine
escaped to the U.K. to be used by Philips & Powis Aircraft. In 1944 it was transferred to the Belgian Section of the Metropolitan
Communications Squadron where it became TP819. The Monarch was returned for civil use in 1947 and had a series of owners
before it crashed at Sint Denijs Westrem near Gent on 21 November 1960. When this picture was taken the aircraft was owned
by famous Belgian aviator John Mahieu.
Last updated 01/07/12 11:17 Daniel Brackx