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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Canadian Warplanes 2: Avro 504K Lynx, 504N Gosport, 504N Wright

Avro 504K Lynx, 504N Gosport, 504N Wright

Data current to 14 April 2021.

(RCAF Photo)

Avro 504K, G-CYEI in flight. 

Avro 504K (62), Reg. Nos. G-CYAA, G-CYAC, G-CYAI, G-CYAL, G-CYAM, G-CYAP (later Serial No. 44), G-CYAQ (later Serial No. 2), G-CYAR (later Serial No. 1), G-CYAS, G-CYAT, G-CYAU, G-CYAV (later Serial No. 50), G-CYAW, G-CYAX (later Serial No. 14), G-CYBD, G-CYBG, G-CYBH, G-CYBK, G-CYBL (later Serial No. 53), G-CYBM (later Serial No. 52), G-CYBR, G-CYBS, G-CYBZ, G-CYCA, G-CYCB, G-CYCD (later Serial No. 51), G-CYCH, G-CYCI, G-CYCJ, G-CYCK, G-CYCL, G-CYCM, G-CYCR, G-CYCS, G-CYCT, G-CYCU, G-CYCS (later Serial No. 3), G-CYCY, G-CYCZ, G-CYDA (later Serial No. 13), G-CYEE, G-CYEG, G-CYEH (later Serial No. 54), G-CYEI (later Serial No. 4), G-CYFE, G-CYFF  (later Serial No. 15), G-CYFG (later Serial No. 5), G-CYFH (later Serial No. 6), G-CYFI, G-CYFJ (later Serial No. 7), G-CYFK, G-CYFL, G-CYFM, G-CYFN, G-CYFO, G-CYHA, G-CYHC (later Serial No. 49), G-CYHD, H9552, H9554, H9557, H9733), Avro 504N Gosport (35) Reg. Nos. G-CYAR, (later Serial No. 1, see the K variant), G-CYAQ (later Serial No. 2, see the K variant), G-CYAV (later Serial No. 50, see the K variant), G-CYBL, (later Serial No. 53), G-CYBM (later Serial No. 52), G-CYCD (later Serial No. 51, see the K variant), G-CYCX (later Serial No. 3, see the K variant) G-CYEH (later Serial No. 54, see the K variant), G-CYEI (later Serial No. 4, see the K variant), G-CYFG (later Serial No. 5, see the K variant), G-CYFH (later Serial No. 6, see the K variant), G-CYFJ (later Serial No. 7, see the K variant), G-CYFY (later Serial No. 8), G-CYFZ (later Serial No. 9), (Serial No. 13) ex G-CYDA (Serial No. 14), ex G-CYAX (Serial No. 15), ex G-CYFF (Serial Nos. 32-43), (Serial No. 44), ex G-CYAP (Serial No. 45), ex G-CYAT (Serial No. 46), ex G-CYAU (Serial No. 47), ex G-CYFL (Serial No. 48), ex G-CYFN (Serial No. 49), ex G-CYHC, for a total of 97 aircraft of all Marks.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3387974)

Avro 504, Hounslow, Middlesex, England, 1917.

(RCAF Photo)

Avro 504K, G-CYEI. 

  (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3387973)

Avro 504K, Toronto, 1918. 

(Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3387972)

Avro 504K, Toronto, 1918. 

(RCAF Photo)

Avro 504N Lynx on skis. 

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3579902)

Avro 504N Lynx on skis.  

(City of Vancouver Archives Photo, CVA 99-1802)

Canadian Vickers-built Avro 504NS, Jericho Beach, British Columbia, 8 May 1928.  John Bowers and Marguerite De La Motte, Pantages stars.  (City of Vancouver Archives Photo, AM1535-: CVA 99-1802)

 (RCAFA Photo)

Avro 504K (Serial No. D8971), G-CYCK, in flight with a pair of Canadair CT-114 Tutor trainers in Golden Centennaires colours.

Avro 504K (Serial No. D8971), CF-CYC, G-CYCK, on loan to the BBMM.  This Avro 504K was manufactured in 1918 by the Grahame-White Aviation Company Limited of London, England. The aircraft's early history is unknown, beyond the fact that it was owned by a number of people.  In 1961, this aircraft was purchased by Major James S. Appleby of Torrance, California, who restored much of its fuselage.  Appleby later sold it to the RCAF.  It was flown on a Lockheed CC-130 Hercules cargo plane to Trenton, Ontario, where it was restored by the No. 6 Repair Depot.  Restoration took place between May and October 1966. The aircraft was finished in the markings G-CYCK: one of the original Canadian Air Force 504Ks, which was accepted in November 1920 and crashed a year later.  This 504K was flown by RCAF pilots during the Centennial Flying Displays presented across Canada in 1966–1967. The aircraft was transferred to the Museum by the Canadian Armed Forces in March 1968, where it was kept in flying condition and flown on special occasions.  It is currently on loan to Canadian Forces Base Borden, Ontario.  (CA&SM)

 (Author Photos)

Avro 504K, RAF (Serial No. H9555), one of several included in the Imperial Gift of aircraft to Canada, it later became G-CYFG with the Canadian Air Board.  Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Ottawa, Ontario. 

This Avro 504K was manufactured in 1918 by A.V. Roe and Company Limited (Avro) in the United Kingdom.  It passed through the hands of several American owners, including James H. "Cole" Palen of Rhinebeck, New York, who purchased it from the Roosevelt Field Historical Aviation Museum in 1951 and used it in flying exhibitions.  The RCAF purchased the aircraft from Palen in 1961 and later restored it.  It was used in RCAF air demonstrations in 1967 before it was retired to the RCAF's historic aircraft collection.  Transferred to the Museum in 1968, it is one of several rotary-engine aircraft in the collection.  (CA&SM)

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3552605)

Avro 504K Lynx, with J-4 Engine, Canadian Vickers Ltd, 8 July 1925. 

 (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3552604)

Avro 504K Lynx, with J-4 Engine, Canadian Vickers Ltd., 8 July 1925. 

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3585192) 

Avro 504K, (Serial No. B3243). 

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3582840) 

Avro 504K, Reg. No. G-CYAX. 

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3582438) 

Avro 504K, Reg. No. G-CYBL, (later Serial No. 53). Pilots with seat pack parachutes.

 (Toronto Star Photo)

Avro 504K, Reg. No. G-CYBL, (later Serial No. 53). 

  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3582835) 

Avro 504K, Reg. No. G-CYAX. 

 (RCAF Photo via the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

Avro 504N Wright TS Patrol AWS floatplane, RCAF (Serial No. G-CYGK).

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3387978)

Avro 504N Wright TS Patrol AWS floatplane, RCAF (Serial No. G-CYGK), Shirley's Bay, Ontario, 30 September 1925.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3387976)

Avro 504N Wright TS Patrol AWS floatplane, RCAF (Serial No. G-CYGK), Shirley's Bay, Ontario, 30 September 1925.

 (DND Photo)

Avro 504N Wright TS Patrol AWS floatplane, RCAF (Serial No. G-CYGK), Ottawa Air Station. 

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3256151)

Avro 504N Wright TS Patrol AWS floatplane, RCAF (Serial No. G-CYGK), Ottawa Air Station.  It was the sole example of the type and taken on strength with the RCAF on 14 July, 1925.  The aircraft was later given the RCAF (Serial No. 12).  It served with No. 1 (Operations) Wing in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  The aircraft was severely damaged on 16 July 1929, and subsequently written off.  It was struck off strength on 17 Jan 1930.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3579882)

Avro 504N Wright TS Patrol AWS floatplane, RCAF (Serial No. G-CYGK), South March. 

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3579881)

Avro 504N Wright TS Patrol AWS floatplane, RCAF (Serial No. G-CYGK), South March.