Percival P.31C Proctor 4

 

Percival Proctor

 

Percival P.31C Proctor 4

Single engine communications aircraft

In 1947 6 Percival Proctors were procured to ensure the training of wireless operators and observers. Very soon the Avro Anson was preferred for the specific training of wireless operators and the main task of the Proctor became that of communications aircraft at the 169th Wing later becoming the 15th Wing. Only the Radio-School, a section of the Technical School of Saffraanberg used a Proctor for the training of its radio-telegraph students. In 1954 with the modernisation of the air assets of the Belgian Air Force the remaining Proctors were either sold on the civilian market or scrapped. One aircraft is preserved at the Brussels’ Royal Army Museum.


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Serial c/n Date In Date Out History
P-1 H.721 Jun 1947 Jul 1954 NP350 (RAF), P-1, OO-LVO, crashed in Germany on 24 Nov 1956.
P-2 H-589 Jun 1947 Jul 1954 NP182 (RAF), P-2, OO-FEB, used for fire-fighting training at Grimbergen.
P-3 H-575 Jun 1947 Dec 1953 NP168 (RAF), P-3, scrapped at Evere
P-4 H-578 Jun 1947 Aug 1951 NP171 (RAF), P-4, preserved at the Royal Army Museum, Brussels.
P-5 H-571 Oct 1947 Jul 1954 NP164 (RAF), P-5, OO-ARH
P-6 H.654 Mar 1948 Dec 1953 NP270 (RAF), P-6, scrapped at Evere.

 

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