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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Canadian Warplanes 2: Canadian Vickers Vedette

Canadian Vickers Vedette

Data current to 28 March 2021.

(RCAF Photo courtesy of the Canadian Aviation Preservation Association)

Canadian Vickers Vedette I, RCAF Reg. No. G-CYFS.

Canadian Vickers Vedette Mk. I (1), (Reg. No. G-CYFS), Mk. II (18), (Reg. Nos. G-CYGA, G-CYGW, G-CYGX, G-CYGY, G-CYGZ, G-CYXZ, G-CYYA, G-CYYB, G-CYYC, G-CYYD, G-CYYE, G-CYYF, G-CYZK, (later 11), G-CYZL, G-CYZM, G-CYZN, G-CYZO, 108), Mk. V (13), (Reg. Nos. G-CYVP, G-CYWR, G-CYWS, G-CYYZ, G-CYZA, G-CYZB, G-CYZC, G-CYZD, G-CYZE, G-CYZF, 109, 110, and 116 (later 803), Mk. VA (11), (Reg. Nos. G-CYWJ (later 808), G-CYWK, G-CYWL, G-CYWM, G-CYWN, G-CYWO, G-CYWP, G-CYWQ (later 809-814), 115, 123, 124), Mk. VI (1), (Reg. No. G-CYWI (later 817), for a total of 44 aircraft.

The registration G-CXXX was on all civil aircraft in Canada until about 1929 when it was changed to CF-XXX.  Then in the early 1970s the prefix was changed to C-GXXX and C-FXXX.  Ultralight aircraft were marked C-IXXX.  (Barney Dunlevy)

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo)

Canadian Vickers Vedette Mk. VA, RCAF (Serial No. G-CYWK) and (Serial No. G-CYWJ), Sled Lake, Saskatchewan, 1919.

 (RCAF Photo)

Canadian Vickers Varuna I, RCAF Reg. No. G-CYGV (left) and Canadian Vickers Vedette I, RCAF Reg. No. G-CYFS (right),at Larder Lake, Ontario, 1926. 

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3552501)

Canadian Vickers Vedette, RCAF Reg. No. G-CYFS, 22 May 1925. 

 (City of Vancouver Archives Photo, AM1535-: CVA 99-1473)

Canadian Vickers Vedette on the ramp, Vancouver, British Columbia, ca 1920.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3552499)

Canadian Vickers Vedette I, RCAF Reg. No. G-CYFS, 22 May 1925. 

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3552498)

Canadian Vickers Vedette I, RCAF Reg. No. G-CYFS, Wright Engine, 22 May 1925. 

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3553009)

Canadian Vickers Vedette, RCAF Reg. No. G-CAUU, 23 Nov 1928. 

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3553010)

Canadian Vickers Vedette, RCAF Reg. No. G-CAUU, 23 Nov 1928. 

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3553011)

Canadian Vickers Vedette, RCAF Reg. No. G-CAUU, 23 Nov 1928. 

  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3553012)

Canadian Vickers Vedette, RCAF Reg. No. G-CAUU, 23 Nov 1928. 

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3388242)

Canadian Vickers Vedette Mk. II flying boat, RCAF Reg. No. G-CYYD.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo,  MIKAN No. 3388243)

Canadian Vickers Vedette Mk. II, RCAF Reg. No. G-CYYD, possibly over Manitoba, ca. 1932. 

  (RCAF Photo courtesy of the Canadian Aviation Preservation Association) 

Canadian Vickers Vedette & Photo equipment. 

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650434)

Canadian Vickers Vedette II flying boat, RCAF Reg. No. G-CYYF, near Orient Bay, Ontario, ca 1930. 

 (Author Photo)

Canadian Vickers Vedette V, Reg. No. CF-MAA.  Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 (Author Photo)

Canadian Vickers Vedette V, Reg. No. CF-MAA.  Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 (Author Photo)

Canadian Vickers Vedette V, Reg. No. CF-MAA.  Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 (SDASM Archives Photo)

Canadian Vickers Vedette Mk. VA, RCAF (Serial No. 803). Canadian Vickers Vancouver, RCAF, in the background.  Jericho Beach, Vancouver, British Columbia.  Originally (Serial No. 116).  The aircraft sustained Cat A damage after a crash at Point Grey at 14:30 hours on 4 Nov 1935 while with No. 4 (Flying Boat) Squadron.  The squadron was based at Jericho Beach.  After being written off, it was reduced to spares and produce.

  (RCAF Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

Canadian Vickers Vedette, RCAF, ca. 1928.  

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3553178)

Canadian Vickers Vedette Mk. VI, 9 May 1930. 

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3553175)

Canadian Vickers Vedette Mk. VI, 9 May 1930.