Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   
Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United Kingdom, Miles Hawk Major, Miles Magister, Miles Martinet, Miles Messenger

Miles Hawk Major, Miles Magister, Miles Martinet, Miles Messenger

Data current to 6 Fenb 2020.

 (Kevin Dickin Photo)

Miles M.2H Hawk Major (Serial No. DG590), Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre, Scotland.  This aircraft was in storage with the RAF Museum and is one of only two in existance.

 (IWM Photo CH 1250)

Miles M.14A Magister, No. 28, No. 8 Elementary Flying Training School at Woodley, Berkshire, September 1940, prior to a training flight.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (Mike Burdett Photo)

Miles M.14A Magister (Serial No. P6382), c/n 1750, Reg. No. G-AJRS, The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, Bedfordshire.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Miles Magister (Serial No. N3788), Reg. No. G-AKPF, The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, Bedfordshire.

 (IWM Photo CH 140)

Miles M.14 Magister (Serial No. N3780), flown by Miles Aircraft?s test-pilot, Bill Skinner, from Woodley airfield, Berkshire. The aircraft later served as ?49? with No. 15 Elementary Flying Training School at Carlisle.

 (Gaius Cornelius Photo)

 (Roland Turner Photo)

Miles M.14 Magister Mk. III (Serial No. BB661), FDT-A, Reg. No. G-AFBS, Imperial War Museum, Duxford.

 (Happy Days Photo)

Miles Magister (Serial No. T9707), Museum of Army Flying, Middle Wallop, Hamsphire.

 (MBA Photo)

Miles Magister Mk. I (Serial No. T9841), reconstructed as (Serial No. L6906), Reg. No. G-AKKY, Museum of Berkshire Aviation (MBA), Woodley, Berkshire.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Miles Magister M.14A (Serial No. T9738), Reg. No. G-AKAT, Real Aeroplane Company, Breighton Airfield, North Yorkshire.

Miles Magister Mk. I (Serial No. 35), National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin.

 (Miles Aircraft Ltd Photos)

Miles Martinet TT Mk. I (Serial No. HN862), being flown by Miles Aircraft?s chief test-pilot Tommy Rose shortly after completion. Following service with The RAE and the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment, HN862 joined No. 1634 (Anti-Aircraft Cooperation) Flight at Hutton Cranswick, Yorkshire, where it was lost as a result of a forced landing on 7 July 1943.

 (Allen Watkin Photo)

Miles Martinet TT.1 (Serial No. MS902), Reg. No. TF-SHC, ca. 1942, Museum of Berkshire Aviation, Woodley, Berkshire.  MS902 was built in 1943, and spent its operational life in Iceland at RAF Reykjavik.  In 1949, it was sold to the Akureyri Flying Club and given the Icelandic civil registration TF-SHC.  The club flew it until it crashed in 1951 near Kopasker in north-east Iceland.  The wreckage remained at the crash site until 1977, when it was recovered and placed in storage by the Icelandic Aviation Historical Society.  The aircraft was returned to the United Kingdom in 1996 by the Museum of Berkshire Aviation and has since been the subject of a lengthy restoration project.

 (IWM Photo B 7065)

Miles M.38 Messenger Mk. I (Serial No. RD333), the personal aircraft of Field Marshal B.L. Montgomery, at a landing ground in Normandy.  His pilot, Flying Officer Martin, stands next to him.

 (Alan D R  Brown Photo)

 (Les Chatfield Photo)

 (L-Bit Photo)

Miles Messenger (Serial No. RG333), Reg. No. G-AIEK, Jim Buckingham, Bristol, Somerset.  Airworthy.