Miles Martinet TT.1

Originally 9 Miles Martinet target towing aircraft were bought for the use of the Fighter School at Koksijde, that were all delivered in 1947.
Two of the former Royal Air Force aircraft were in such bad condition that they were refused by the Belgian authorities and were replaced by two additional aircraft.
The Martinets were used by the mysterious 'Flight 600'. This unit did not exist on paper, but was a overall name for all flying units at Koksijde until in January 1948 the Advanced Flying School and the Air Gunnery School (to which the target towing flight belonged) were formed as part of the Fighter School.

R1 / EMA01 RAF-Serial: MS856
  • 200347: Taken on Charge
  • 000000: used by Flight 600, later TT Flight
  • 140450: Cat.1 at Oostende; Kapt.A.de Thibault de Boesinghe and R.Suykens, unhurt
  • 220651: Cat.3 crash, Adj.M.Goedert, unhurt. Aircraft was never repaired, to dump Koksijde
  • 211051: Struck of Charge
  • 000053: Scrapped

Miles Martinet TT.1 - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Daniel Brackx Collection

R2 / EMA02 RAF-Serial: MS815
  • 220347: Taken on Charge
  • 000000: used by Flight 600, later TT Flight
  • 040553: Struck of Charge
  • 000000: Sold at scrap at Koksijde

Miles Martinet TT.1 - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Collection Laurent Heyligen

R3 RAF-Serial: EM521
  • 030647: Taken on Charge
  • 000000: used by Flight 600, later TT Flight
  • 300748: Cat.1 at Koksijde. Kapt.A.de Thibault de Boesinghe and Sdt.J.P.Feron, unhurt
  • 180749: Cat.5 at Koksijde, ground collision with R7 (tt. 326:05 hrs)
  • 000000: to ARS Evere
  • 000049: Struck of Charge

R4 RAF-Serial: EM683
  • 030647: Taken on Charge
  • 000000: used by Flight 600, later TT Flight
  • 000352: Struck of Charge
  • 000000: Scrapped

Miles Martinet TT.1 - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Daniel Brackx Collection

R5 RAF-Serial: HP415
  • 000000: Refused by Belgian Air Force, aircraft was in bad condition
  • 040848: returned to RAF Signals School
  • 000000: replaced by R10

R6 RAF-Serial: NR297
  • 090747: Taken on Charge
  • 000000: used by Flight 600, later TT Flight
  • 000552: Struck of Charge
  • 000000: Scrapped

Miles Martinet TT.1 - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Photo Rudy Binnemans

R7 RAF-Serial: NR441
  • 070647: Taken on Charge
  • 000000: used by Flight 600, later TT Flight
  • 180749: Cat.? Ground collision with R3 at Koksijde, fate unknown

R8 RAF-Serial: NR442
  • 070647: Taken on Charge
  • 000000: used by Flight 600, later TT Flight
  • 020649: Cat.5 at Adinkerke, engine failure. Kapt.A.de Thibault de Boesinghe and Sdt.Feron, unhurt
  • 000649: Struck of Charge

Miles Martinet TT.1 - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Collection Laurent Heyligen

R9 RAF-Serial: MS773
  • 000000: Aircraft was refused by the Belgian Air Force and returned to the RAF on 040848, and it was replaced by R11.

R10 RAF-Serial: JN539
  • 300748: Taken on Charge
  • 000000: used by Flight 600, later TT Flight
  • 040850: Cat.? At Terschelling (Netherlands), emergency landing due to engine failure
  • 140850: Dismantled and returned to Koksijde by ferry and Queen Mary (semi-trailer)
  • 040553: Struck of Charge
  • 000053: scrapped

Miles Martinet TT.1 - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Collection Laurent Heyligen

R11 RAF-Serial: NR650
  • 300748: Taken on Charge
  • 000000: used by Flight 600, later TT Flight, R11 is the only aircraft equipped with a "windmill" to drive the winch
  • 240452: Cat.5 at Koksijde, emergency landing due to engine failure. During the landing the undercarriage was torn off. Adj.M.Goedert and Kpl.P.Sobeck unhurt.
  • 000452: Struck of Charge

Miles Martinet TT.1 - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Daniel Brackx Collection





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