Del'd: 25 - 1934 to 1945






Towards the end of 1934, a batch of 10 Cierva C.30A autogiros (serials K4230 to K4239) began to be delivered to the School of Army Co-operation (SAC) at Old Sarum. They were subsequently found to be very useful in calibrating the radar systems Britain was developing and deploying to counter the Luftwaffe threat in the lead up to WWII.

Two additional trials aircraft were acquired, followed by a further 13 C.30 based airframes which were impressed into service as the war progressed. Most survivors had been retired by Oct 1945.


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Units


YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
1943/45529 SquadronHenley
Halton
1942/431448 FltDuxford
1941/4274 Wg CFDuxford
1940/415 RMU CFDuxford
1934/41SACOld Sarum

List of Aircraft

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715 1934     AP506: impressed into RAF service Jun 1940
- G-ACWM: Built as C.30A 1934 by A V Roe. Reg G-ACWM Feb 1935

to G-ACWM Jul 1946; Reg cancelled Mar 1959.

Re-discovered in pieces in a barn in Tewkesbury Glouces+

- AP506: Parts and frame at BRM/IHM Weston by 1988 as AP506, sti+
728 1934     AP507: impressed into RAF service Jun 1940
- G-ACWP: Built as C.30A 1934 by A V Roe. Reg G-ACWP Apr 1937; t+
712 1934     AP508: impressed into RAF service Jun 1940
- G-ACWJ: Built as C.30A 1934 by A V Roe. Reg G-ACWJ Jul 1934

- PH-HHH: to PH-HHH Jan 1935
732 1934     AP509: impressed into RAF service Jun 1940
- G-ACWS: Built as C.30A 1934 by A V Roe. Reg G-ACWS Jul 1934; to+

- G-AHUC: to G-AHUC Jun 1946, sold overseas

- SE-AZA: to SE-AZA Jul 1946
775 1935     AP510: impressed into RAF service Jan 1940
- G-ACYE: Built as C.30A 1935 by A V Roe. Reg G-ACYE May 1935

to G-ACYE May 1946; reduced to spares Dec 1951.
737 1934     BV999: impressed into RAF service Jan 1941
Fairey Aviation G-ACXW: Built as C.30A 1934 by A V Roe. Reg G-ACXW Sep 1934

to G-ACXW (Fairey, Hayes) May 1946, canx Jul 1947.
771 1935     DR622: impressed into RAF service Jun 1941
- G-ACYH: Built as C.30A 1935 by A V Roe. Reg G-ACYH Feb 1936

- G-AHRP: to G-AHRP May 1946, to G-AHRP (Cierva Southampton) Feb +
710 1934     DR623: impressed into RAF service Jun 1941
- G-ACWH: Built as C.30A 1934 by A V Roe. Reg G-ACWH Jul 1934

- G-AHLE: to G-AHLE Apr 1946, wfu Jun 1947; Reg cancelled Jan 195+
708 1934     DR624: impressed into RAF service Jun 1941
- G-ACWF: Built as C.30A 1934 by A V Roe. Reg G-ACWF Jul 1934

Fairey Aviation G-AHMI: to G-AHMI (Fairey, Hayes) May 1946; Reg cancelled Feb 1+
726 1934     HM580: impressed into RAF service May 1942.
- G-ACUU: C.30A built by AV Roe (1934 ?). Reg G-ACUU Jun 1934.

to G-ACUU (Cierva Southampton) Dec 1946 for the Air Hor+

sold as G-ACUU Apr 1950 to Elmdon; CoA expired Apr 1960

to Skyfame Museum, Staverton from autumn 1963 until its+

- G-AIXE: G-AIXE ntu Nov 1946, reg subsequently re-used for an Av+

- HM580: dispersed to IWM Duxford Feb 1978 when Skyfame Museum c+
705 1934     HM581: impressed into RAF service by Sep 1942.
- G-ACUI: C.30A built by AV Roe (1934). Reg G-ACUI Aug 1935.

- G-AHTZ: To G-AHTZ Jun 1946, w/o 4 Mar 1958. Reg marked wfu Jul +
731 1934     V1186: impressed into RAF service Dec 1939
- G-ACWR: Built as C.30A 1934 by A V Roe. Reg G-ACWR Jul 1934
717 1934     V1187: impressed into RAF service Dec 1939
- G-ACWO: Built as C.30A 1934 by A V Roe. Reg G-ACWO Jul 1934

to G-ACWO May 1946, canx Apr 1948 (sold overseas).