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de Havilland Aircraft Museum

de Havilland Aircraft Museum

De Havilland left in 1947 and the Hall slipped into a derelict condition in 1955 the Hall was taken in hand by an ex Royal Marine Major named Walter Goldsmith. The name was changed to the Mosquito Aircraft Museum, and the Supporters Society was formed. In 1977 the de Havilland Aircraft Museum Trust Ltd was formed to operate the museum, and gained charitable status. The main initial task of the volunteers was to prepare the site for the expansion and erect a hangar to protect the historic exhibits.

One of the earliest additions was Hornet Moth G-ADOT followed by Chipmunk WP790, which was the first exhibit restored by the volunteers. This was followed by Vampire J-1008 which flew into Hatfield from Switzerland on 20 August 1974, and over the next twenty or so years new additions included a Sea Vixen, Sea Venom, Comet 1 fuselage the major components of a Mosquito FB.VI which is now close to completion, a Dragon Rapide, a pair of Doves, a Heron, a DH.125 business jet and the front fuselage of a Trident Two. The most recent addition is the fuselage of a BAe.146-100 airliner, completing the Hatfield jet airliner heritage.

Address: de Havilland Aircraft Museum, Salisbury Hall, London Colney, Hertfordshire, AL2 1BU.
Phone: 01727 826400
Email:  [email protected]

I.D.I.D. WornTypeC/nNotesLast Noted
BAPC.186“LF789/R2-K”De Havilland Queen Bee (Scottish Aviation Ltd)?19/11/21
BAPC.216“G-ACSP/19”De Havilland DH.88 Comet (Full Scale Model)?19/11/21
BAPC.232NoneAirspeed Horsa II (Replica)?Rebuilt cockpit from TL61519/11/21
G-ABLMAs I.D.De Havilland/Cierva C-24 Autogyro71019/11/21
G-ADOTAs I.D.De Havilland DH.87 Hornet Moth802719/11/21
G-AKDWNoneDe Havilland DH.89B Dominie I6897Restoration hangar19/11/21
G-ANAVNoneDe Havilland DH.106 Comet 1A6013Cockpit, Restoration hangar19/11/21
G-ANRXAs I.D.De Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth386319/11/21
G-AOJTF-BGNXDe Havilland DH.106 Comet 1A6020Fuselage19/11/21
G-AOTIAs I.D.De Havilland DH.114 Heron 2D14107Displayed outside19/11/21
G-AREAAs I.D.De Havilland DH.104 Dove 84520Displayed outside19/11/21
G-ARYCAs I.D.De Havilland DH.125-125003Displayed outside19/11/21
G-AVFHNoneHawker-Siddeley HS.121 Trident 2E2147Cockpit, Displayed outside19/11/21
G-AWJVTA634/8K-KDe Havilland DH.98 Mosquito TT.35?19/11/21
G-BBNCWP790/TDe Havilland DHC-1 ChipmunkC1/068219/11/21
G-JEAOAs I.D.British Aerospace 146-100E1010Fuselage, Displayed outside19/11/21
TA122/UP-GAs I.D.De Havilland DH.98 Mosquito FB.VI?19/11/21
XG730/438As I.D.De Havilland DH.112 Sea Venom FAW.2212113119/11/21
XJ565/E-127As I.D.De Havilland DH.110 Sea Vixen FAW.210047Displayed outside19/11/21
XJ772As I.D.De Havilland DH.115 Vampire T.1115018Displayed outside19/11/21
XK695NoneDe Havilland DH.106 Comet C.2R6030Cockpit, Displayed outside19/11/21
W4050/PAs I.D.De Havilland DH.98 Mosquito9800119/11/21
J-1008As I.D.De Havilland DH.100 Vampire FB.6?19/11/21

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