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Transatlantic III (Canadian: 2 )

Fairey Transatlantic III

(City of Vancouver Archives Photo, AM1535-: CVA 99-2155)
(Source Harold A Skaarup Web Page)
Fairey IIIF Mk. IV G.P. floatplane (1), RCAF (Serial No. J9172), Jericho Beach, BC ca 1930. This is the sole British-built Fairley III F to serve in Canada. It was used for trials October 1929 to September 1930.

The Fairey III was a family of British reconnaissance biplanes that enjoyed a very long production and service history in both landplane and seaplane variants. First flying on 14 September 1917, examples were still in use during Second World War. The Transatlantic was powered by a Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII engine. Harold Skaarup web page

General Harold A Skaarup Web Page

CASPIR Aircraft Groups:
RCAF On Strength (2)
last update: 2021-10-27 22:00:44

Transatlantic III G‑CYCF


Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex RAF N9256. Also had British civil registration G-EARS, as Fairey Trans Atlantic, from 17 March 1920. In Canada being prepared for Trans Atlantic flight, when given to Canadian Government as part of Imperial Gift. Assembled in Canada by Canadian Vickers. Flew first leg of 1920 trans-Canada flight. Original plan was for non-stop Halilfax to Winnipeg, stops planned at Ottawa and Sault St. Marie after initial tests. Lost cowling west of St. John NB, damaged engine fuel line when flew off. Further damaged during forced landed in St. John River, never flown by CAB again. Returned to manufacturer, who repaired and sold it, subsequent fate unknown. last update: 2024-June-16
   1920-October-07 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
   1920-October-14 Taken on Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 195

Transatlantic III J9172


Known Squadron Assignments:

Also reported as Mk. IVm, with metal wings. Used for trials at Victoria Beach, Manitoba. last update: 2024-February-19
   1929-October-07 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1930-September-16 Struck off Strength Struck off, returned to RAF 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 499

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