Slingsby Type 21 production list


T.21P - Single prototype, flown in 1944. Wingspan 50ft.
T.21A - 54ft span, fuselage increased in depth (one only, first flown 1947).
T.21B - Main production version, first flown in 1947 (initially known as T.28). Minor differences from T.21A.
RAF versions for Air Cadet training designated as Sedbergh TX.1.
19 built for the RAF in 1950 by Martin Hearn Ltd, identified in the list below as MH001 to MH019, although the exact format of the Works Numbers (if any) is uncertain.
T.21C - increased span wing, mounted directly on the fuselage rather than on a pylon. Enclosed cockpit. One only, flown in Oct.1957. Also designated T.46.


Ser No. Reg 1 Reg 2 Reg 3 Reg 4 Reg 5 / Remarks
502- G-ALSN BGA 675 RNGSA T.21P
506- BGA 683 RNGSA VL23 BGA 683 T.21A
536- G-ALKS BGA 646 (PH-200) T.21B. In the Netherlands for restoration
538BGA 570 G-ALNJ BGA 570 AGA 20 BGA 570; Crashed on landing, Ridgewell 12.6.80
539BGA 572 VX275 8884M
RAF Museum, stored at Stafford
540BGA 573 G-ALJU BGA 573 Zimbabwe
541BGA 575 WB484

W/o 13.5.52
542BGA 576 SE-SHF BGA 965
Crashed, Rearsby 10.3.62
543BGA 601 G-ALKX BGA 601
Current with Surrey Hills GC, Kenley "ARM"
549BGA 614 G-ALLT BGA 614 RNGSA BGA 614 "Snoopy" Airworthy at Talgarth
550BGA 616


Destroyed in hangar fire, Nympsfield 7.5.73
551BGA 619 CS-PAI

Museo do Ar, displayed at Pavilhão de Conhecimento - Ciência Viva, Lisbon
552BGA 631 G-ALKF BGA 631
"Daisy" Crashed after collision with K 8B, Lasham 23.5.70
553BGA 636 G-ALLG BGA 636
Crashed, Farforth, Lincs 16.11.91
554BGA 637 G-ALLH WB919 BGA 3174 Cancelled
555SE-SHI OH-KSC

Crashed 5.5.63
556SE-SHK BGA 1014

Museum of Flight, East Fortune (stored)
557SE-SHL OH-KSA BGA 1215
Airworthy at Borkenberge, Germany - "BTE"
558SE-SHM BGA 969

Destroyed in a workshop fire, Spalding, Lincs 21.3.99
559WB920 BGA 3221

Active at Teuge, Netherlands "FFG"
560WB921


W/o, Spitalgate 1.6.60
585WB922 BGA 4366

Active at Hullavington as WB922
586WB923 BGA 3292

Airworthy at Snitterfield - "FJF"
587WB924 BGA 3901

"WB924" airworthy at Dunstable
588WB925 RAFGSA 212 RAFGSA R92 BGA 2964 Airworthy with Booker GC
589WB926 BGA 3520 HB-1367 PH-199 Airworthy, Teuge, Netherlands
590WB927


W/o 30.12.83
591WB928


W/o 11.7.63
592WB929


Destroyed in hangar fire, Kenley 23.10.78
593WB930


W/o 13.5.51
594WB931


W/o 11.3.50
595WB932 021 (Zimbabwe) VH-XJN Zimbabwe ?
596WB933 BGA 732

"Firefly" Dived into the ground at Dunstable 30.9.60
601WB934 BGA 3385

Airworthy at Koblenz-Winningen, Germany
602WB935 BGA 4110

Airworthy at Hahnweide, Germany as WB935 [photo]
603WB936


W/o 19.3.50
604WB937 PH-811

Damaged at Bourges, France 13.8.89;
Under restoration in Germany
605WB938 ZS-GSO

Last heard of at Stanley Island, South Africa
606WB939 BGA 3220

Cancelled
607WB940


Destroyed in hangar fire, Kenley 23.10.78
608WB941 BGA 3219 N941WB
Southwest Soaring Museum, Moriarty, NM
609WB942 SE-SMD

Registered in Sweden, not airworthy
610WB943 BGA 2941 HS-SGY
Airworthy at Chiangmai, Thailand
611WB944 BGA 3160

Airworthy at Bicester as WB944
612WB945 RAFGSA 242 ?

W/o, Halton 26.7.58
613WB946 PH-799

Soesterberg, Netherlands "WB946"
614WB947 BGA 3230 N9048U
Luke Closson, USA
615WB948 RAFGSA 360 BGA 1521
Crashed, Ringstone Edge, Yorks. 6.4.69
616WB955 BGA 649 RAFGSA

617WB956


Crashed on field landing, Detling 15.4.55
618WB957 RAFGSA BGA 662 RAFGSA 120 BGA 2720 - Airworthy with syndicate at Parham as "WJ306"
619WB958BGA 3243

Stored at Edgehill
620WB959BGA 2975

Dartmoor GC, Brentor - stored
621WB960SE-SMK

Ållebergs Segelflygmuseum - airworthy
622WB961BGA 4856

Airworthy at Eudenbach, Germany as WB961
623WB962RAFGGABGA 3836
Airworthy at Kleve/Wisseler Dünen, Germany as WB962
624WB963ZS-GSP

Last heard of at Stanley Island, South Africa
625WB964


Destroyed in fire at Slingsby factory, Kirbymoorside 18.11.68
626WB965


W/o 5.4.54
627WB966RAFGSA 314 ?


628WB967RAFGSA 338 BGA 1352
Airworthy at Chauvigny, France as "BYY"
629WB968


W/o 9.7.53
630WB969RAFGSA 247 BGA 2036
Stalled on failed launch, Lindholme 24.8.80.
Preserved at AeroVenture, Doncaster
631WB970


Crashed, Halton 8.8.71
632WB971BGA 3324

Airworthy at Wattisham
633WB972N9049V


634WB973 BGA 4135

Airworthy in Aukrug, Germany
635SE-SHT


W/o in forced landing, Arboga 22.6.58
636BGA 673 RNGSA LS31 BGA 673
Flies from Lee-on-Solent as "N21"
637India



638IndiaVT-GAN

Currently registered; status unknown
639BGA 668


Built by Aero & Engineering.
Damaged, Feshiebridge 16.7.85; used for spares at Upwood
643BGA 666


"Bluebell" Flies at Cambridge GC, Gransden Lodge
647Pakistan AP-ANT


648Pakistan



649Pakistan



650Pakistan AP-ANB


651Pakistan AP-ANF AP-AVO

652Pakistan



653BGA 665


Stored at Kemble
654 WJ306 BGA 3240

Flies at Oxford GC, Weston-on-the-Green - as WJ306
660 WB992 BGA 3492 VH-GCV VH-XWB Airworthy with syndicate at Bathurst, New South Wales "WB992"
661SE-SHY OH-KSB

Sold to UK in 1962; to RAFGSA 404 ?
662India DGC-002 VT-GCG
Delhi Gliding Club (grounded)
663WG496 BGA 3242 BGA 3309 SE-SME Eskilstuna Flygklubb - airworthy
664WG497 N90492

Luke Closson, USA
665WG498 BGA 3245

Syndicate at Cotswold GC, Aston Down - flies as WG498
666WG499 NEJSGSA 4 RAFGSA R92 BGA 4707 Museum in North Nicosia, Cyprus as R92
667ZS-GCA


Tsumeb Flying Club, Namibia
730SU-101



731SU-102



743PH-199BGA 1971 N7013A
Jeff Byard, Tehachapi, CA
744PH-200


Burnt in hangar fire, Salland 24.1.79
745PH-201


Cancelled
746(PH-202) BGA 697 Malaya
Destroyed on the ground by a truck, Ipoh 29.5.59
747India



748India



815IndiaDGC-001


816India



817India



927BGA 700


Dived into the ground on approach, Weston-on-the-Green 9.4.67
940BGA 716


blown over, Firle 29.1.72
950BGA 711C-GAWK

Airworthy, York Soaring, Ontario, Canada
951BGA 721


Cancelled
958India



959India



960India



961India



962India



965 to 991 India


27 aircraft for India
1015BGA 753


Crashed on approach, Farnborough 7.6.70
1021IndiaGCP-010 VT-GAM
Cancelled
1022IndiaVT-GBZ

Wrecked
1023IndiaVT-GAB

Currently registered; status unknown
1024India



1025India



1026India



1057BGA 737Jordan ?


1059BGA 757AP-AJR


1067BGA 758


Crashed, Challock 16.5.66
1074BGA 775Jordan


1080BGA 765


Fuselage at Wattisham for use in restoration of BGA 3324
1086BGA 1030 PH-110

T.21C (T.46) - Restoration completed, Netherlands
1088BGA 781


Destroyed in hangar by storm, Feshiebridge 16.1.70
1096BGA 782


Active at Langenlebarn, Austria as "782"
1098BGA 786RAFGSABGA 786
Crashed on launch, Dishforth 20.4.84
1123PakistanAP-ANJ


1124PakistanAP-ANT


1129BGA 829RAFGSA 236 BGA 829
Crashed, Usk 9.8.72
1130BGA 842RAFGSA 237 BGA 2900
To USA
1131BGA 846RAFGSA 238 BGA 2725 Zimbabwe
1143PakistanAP-AOE


1148BGA 869


At Delmenhorst, Germany for restoration
1149BGA 893


Built by B.E.A. GC. Damaged, Woodford 24.2.69
1150XN146 BGA 1110

Wrecked at Feshiebridge .75
1151XN147RAFGSA 369 BGA 1482
Stored at North Coates - motorised
1152XN148BGA 3287

Airworthy as FJA, Lachen-Speyerdorf, Germany
1153XN149 RAFGSA


1154XN150 RAFGGA 550 BGA 3774
Blown over 30.6.07; under repair in Germany as "GEN"
1155XN151 BGA 3235

Flying at Aalen-Elchingen, Germany - "FFW"
1156XN152


W/o, Halesland 12.7.60
1157XN153 RAFGSA 313 BGA 2024
Airworthy with syndicate at Perranporth
1158XN154 RAFGSA 333 BGA 1465 EI-157 At Gowran Grange, Ireland
1159XN155 BGA 4833

Airworthy, Greiling/Bad Tölz, Germany
1160XN156 BGA 3250

Airworthy, Portmoak as FGM
1161XN157 BGA 3255

Flying at the Long Mynd "XN157"
1162XN183 RAFGSA 318 BGA 1354
Active at Bicester as "BZA"
1163XN184 RAFGSA 339

To Cyprus; Written off
1164XN185 8942M BGA 4077
RAF Museum - stored at Scampton as XN185
1165XN186 BGA 3905

Airworthy at Watton - HFG
1166XN187 BGA 3903

Halton - Airworthy as XN187
1167XN188 BGA 1588

Blown over, Enstone 23.4.77; Stored, Wolverhampton
1168XN189 BGA 1144

At Thionville-Yutz, France
1200RNGSA 2-07 BGA 1619

Airworthy as "CLC", Rivar Hill
1205BGA 875 AGA 7 BGA 875
Venlo, Netherlands - first flight after restoration 27.10.07
1207BGA 878 RAFGSA 251 BGA 1705 PH-911Airworthy, Netherlands
1208BGA 882RAFGSA 250 BGA 882
Cancelled
1214BGA 884PH-1045

Airworthy, Netherlands
1216BGA 886



1219RNGSA



1240BGA 926RAFGSA 260BGA 926

1241BGA 928RAFGSA 261BGA 928
Cancelled
1250BGA 943RAFGSA 287RAFGGA 501 BGA 2010 In France for restoration
1251BGA 945RAFGSA 286RAFGGA 515 BGA 945Airworthy at Sutton Bank
1274BGA 948 RAFGSA 282 BGA 948
At Eudenbach, Germany (motorised)
1294BGA 953


Vale of Neath GC, Rhigos
1297BGA 960 RAFGSA 283 BGA 960 VH-GUC Airworthy at Tocumwal, Australia
1302BGA 982Malaya


1307BGA 989RAFGSA NEJSGSA

1309BGA 1000


Active with group at Wormingford as BJF
1312BGA 1005RAFGSA 403 Singapore

1317BGA 1010Jordan


1351BGA 1081


With Blenheim GC, Jamaica - "BMQ"
1354BGA 10849G-ABC

Wrecked .66
1355BGA 10859G-ABD BGA 1085
Damaged 22.2.97; preserved at Hooton Park "Spruce Goose"
1379BGA 1113Kenya


1426ZS-GEG


Cancelled
1432BGA 1199RAFGSA NEJSGSA 5
Cancelled
1510BGA 1315


Blown over, Falgunzeon 18.5.80. On rebuild






MH001 WB974 BGA 3423LN-GAO OH-914XBGA 3423 - Built by Martin Hearn Ltd.
Airworthy at Brandenburg-Mühlenfeld, Germany
MH002WB975BGA 3288

Airworthy, Gyöngyös, Hungary as WB975
MH003WB976BGA 3297

Crashed after elevator linkage failed, Crowland 1.7.95
MH004WB977


W/o, Spitalgate 19.5.57
MH005WB978BGA 3189

Airworthy at Challock, Kent "FDY"
MH006WB979SE-SMN F-AZSY
Airworthy with APPARAT, La Montagne Noire, France
MH007WB980BGA 3290

Active at Husbands Bosworth as "T21"
MH008WB981BGA 3238

Flying at Keevil as WB981
MH009WB982


W/o 31.1.54
MH010WB983BGA 3175

Cancelled
MH011WB984


W/o 23.3.56
MH012WB985SE-SMA OY-XSI G-CKNN BGA 5230; Airworthy at Kyritz, Germany
MH013WB986BGA 3265

Stored at East Kirkby ?
MH014WB987BGA 3338LN-GHR
Petter Lindberg, Norway
MH015WB988BGA 4877

Airworthy, Santo Tomé del Puerto, Spain
MH016WB989BGA 3195

Airworthy at Aschaffenburg, Germany
MH017WB990BGA 3148

Active with Lasham syndicate as "993"
MH018WB991BGA 3264

Airworthy at East Kirkby - Robin EC-34PM engine above the wing
MH019WB993 BGA 3225 PH-201
Active, Goch-Asperden, Germany






1 BGA 856


Built at Leighton Park School, Reading.
Blown over at Haddenham 14.6.80; to Poland for restoration
MGC.001/59 BGA 900


Built by Midland GC; Crashed, Currock Hill .73
JHB.2 BGA 1218


Built by John Hulme.
Flies from Shenington as "BTH" - with wings from WB981
JHB.4 BGA 1388


Built by John Hulme.
Destroyed in hangar fire, Nympsfield 7.5.73



Serial numbers for the following registrations are unknown:


Ser No.Reg 1 Reg 2Reg 3Reg 4Reg 5 / Remarks

RNGSA 2-09 BGA 1548

Damaged, Feshiebridge 19.5.73
"1006" BGA 1782


Cancelled
SSK/FF1280 RAFGSA 404 BGA 1965

"DAR" Airworthy at Upwood

BGA 3263




BGA 3270




G-1008


Indian Air Force

G-1643


Indian Air Force

Kenya


Built from kit. W/o, Nakuru 15.3.59

Kenya


Active at Mweiga, Kenya

RAFGSA 126




RAFGSA 216


Sold in 1964

RAFGSA 236




RAFGSA 242BGA 1254

Active at Lasham - "WB945" "Lucy"

RAFGSA 245


Destroyed in hangar fire, Benson 13.11.70

RAFGSA 314 BGA 2767

Stored at Midden-Zeeland, Netherlands - "ELH"

RAFGSA 351




RAFGSA 388




RAFGSA 389




RNGSA AR69




RNGSA CU18




RNGSA MA45




RNGSA MA46




Registration prefixes:

AP-Pakistan
C-Canada
CS-Portugal
EI-Ireland
G-United Kingdom
HB-Switzerland
LN-Norway
NUnited States
OH-Finland
OY-Denmark
PH-Netherlands
SE-Sweden
SU-Egypt
VH-Australia
VT-India
ZS-South Africa
9G-Ghana


Other abbreviations:

AGAArmy Gliding Association (U.K.)
BGABritish Gliding Association
DGCDelhi Gliding Centre (India)
GCPGliding Centre Poona (India)
NEJSGSANear East Joint Services Gliding & Soaring Association (Cyprus)
RAFGGARoyal Air Force Germany Gliding Association
RAFGSARoyal Air Force Gliding & Soaring Association
RNGSARoyal Navy Gliding & Soaring Association
VX/WB/WG/WJ/XNPrefixes used by RAF Sedbergh TX.1


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