207 SQUADRON ROYAL AIR FORCE HISTORY

207's BEAGLE BASSETT CC.1 AIRCRAFT

207 Squadron flew Beagle Bassett CC.1s from February 1969 until July 1974. According to the Squadron History Always Prepared, they were plagued by technical problems made worse by a shortage of spares.

They were less comfortable than the Devons, cramped and noisy, although pleasant to fly. The last Bassetts were flown out to a Maintenance Unit on 29 May 1974 by the COs of 207 (Sqn Ldr GT West) and 32 Squadrons.

Serial

Fate

Serial

Fate

XS765 to 26 Sqn XS779 sold 15.7.74 > G-BCJC
XS775 to 26 Sqn XS780 sold 12.7.74 > G-BCIV
XS776 sold 12.8.74 > G-BCJG XS781 sold 19.7.74 > G-BCIY
XS777 to 32 Sqn XS782 sold 15.7.74 > G-BCJD
XS778 to 32 Sqn XS784 sold 18.7.74 > G-BCIZ

Some of the images are of the aircraft when they were not serving on 207 Squadron.


XS777 and XS778

With thanks for many of the images to Beagle Bassett researcher Tom Wenham, who is working on a book about this type, which he hoped might be published in 2013.
If you had experience of any kind with the Bassett, civil or military, or manufacture (or know someone who has) please contact Tom. If that experience was on 207 Squadron please also contact the editor.