Slingsby Type 31 production list


T.31A - Single prototype, flown in 1949. Development of the T.8 Tutor with tandem seating.
T.31B - Main production version. Minor differences from T.31A.
RAF versions for Air Cadet training designated as Cadet TX Mark 3.
T.35 Austral - Single aircraft with increased span, exported to Australia.
Motor Cadet III - Motor conversions with the front cockpit replaced by a Volkswagen or similar engine, and a three-point undercarriage.


(A) Aircraft with Slingsby Works Numbers:
Ser No. Reg 1 Reg 2 Reg 3 Reg 4 / Remarks
597 G-26-2 BGA 667
T.31A; Cancelled
600 ?

T.31B
656 RAFGSA


657 RAF


658 RNGSA


659 RNGSA


669 WT865

W/o 8.2.53
676 WT866

W/o, Hornchurch 31.8.56
677 WT867

Stored at Eaglescott, Devon
678 WT868 PH-1163
Motorised & airworthy at Hilversum, Netherlands
679 WT869


680 WT870

Sold
681 WT871 BGA 3149
Airworthy in the Netherlands as WT871
682 WT872

W/o .77
683 WT873 BGA 2976 G-BZLK Motor conversion
684 WT874 BGA 1255
Bicester (for restoration)
685 WT875

Destroyed in hangar fire, Kenley 23.10.78
686 WT876

Stalled on launch, Hawkinge 13.6.61
687 WT877

Boulton Paul Museum, Wolverhampton
688 WT893 RAFGSA 329 BGA 1227 Cancelled
689 WT894

Crashed on landing, Halton 15.4.67
690 WT895

Spun on approach, Wethersfield 16.4.83
691 WT896

W/o 26.7.55
692 WT897 7710M
Scrapped, Weeton 20.5.63
693 WT898 BGA 3284 BGA 4412 Airworthy in Graz, Austria as WT898
694 WT899

Stored, Swindon
695 WT900 BGA 3272
Restored to ATC colour scheme as WT900
- stored at Lee-on-Solent
696 WT901 BGA 5638
To Germany
697 WT902 BGA 3147 N12065
698 WT903 BGA 3299
Airworthy as "903", Grobnik, Croatia
699 WT904 SE-SMB LN-GKP Flying in Norway
700 WT905

To Sevenoaks, Kent in 2008 (unfinished motor conversion)
701 WT906 (BGA 3360) G-BRVJ Motorised. Airworthy, Breighton
702 WT907

Crashed, Swanton Morley 13.8.70
703 WT908 BGA 3487
Airworthy at Dunstable as WT908
704 WT909 PH-797 D-1081 HB-557 - Airworthy in Switzerland
705 WT910 BGA 3953
To USA
706 WT911 G-BODG
Motor conversion not completed; To USA
707 WT912

Crashed, Spitalgate 26.7.71
708 WT913 BGA 3239
Preserved at AeroVenture, Doncaster
709 WT914 BGA 3194
Stored at Tibenham as WT914
710 WT915 BGA 3181
Based at Brüggen, Germany as "FDQ"
711 WT916

Collision with XE796, Arbroath 5.5.65
712 WT917 BGA 3289 G-BSHM PH-1121 - airworthy at Hilversum, motorised
713 WT918 BGA 3241
Airworthy at Jena-Schoengleina, Germany
714 WT919 SE-SMC
Under restoration with Torsby FK
715 BGA 723 VH-GPQ
Built by Royal Engineers GC; Stored in Western Australia
716 -

Boscombe Down GC; cancelled
717 BGA 690 G-BMDD
Under restoration, Perth, Scotland
718 BGA 693

W/o .60
814 WV925


820 ?


824 XA282

Caernarfon Air Museum
825 XA283

W/o, Langley 12.6.55
826 XA284 G-BNPF
Motorised - on rebuild at Audley End
827 XA285 BGA 1200 ?

828 XA286 PH-1452
Motorised; Airworthy, Netherlands
829 XA287

W/o, Dyce 18.9.78
830 XA288 G-BPCW EI-CJT Motorised
831 XA289

Stored at Eaglescott, Devon
832 XA290 BGA 5628
Flying at Portmoak
833 XA291

W/o 3.54
834 XA292 BGA 3350 N81653 N292XA - airworthy at Tehachapi, California
835 XA293

Breighton, Yorks.
836 XA294


837 XA295 BGA 3336
At Eaglescott, Devon as XA295
838 XA296

W/o 10.55
839 XA297 RAFGSA 264 BGA 1158 G-BCYH - Motorised - Airworthy, Farthing Corner, Kent
840 XA298

W/o, Kenley 21.4.57
841 XA299 RAFGSA 248

842 XA300

Destroyed in hangar fire, Kenley 23.10.78
843 XA301

Crashed, Kenley 26.8.74
844 XA302 BGA 3786
Displayed at RAF Museum, Hendon as XA302
845 XA303

W/o, Edzell 6.8.54
846 XA304

W/o, Swanton Morley 26.5.70
847 XA305

Crashed near Halton 13.3.65
848 XA306

Crashed near West Malling 24.4.83
849 XA307

Hit tree on landing near Halton 13.8.62
850 XA308 (BGA 3249) BGA 4228 LN-GTL, Airworthy, Lunde, Norway
851 XA309

To Ireland
852 XA310 BGA 4963
Airworthy at Keevil as XA310
853 XA311 OO-ZMQ
Flying in Belgium as XA311
854 XA312 "VM791" 8876M RAF Manston History Museum
855 XA313

Crashed on house, Hawkinge 13.6.56
878 S.Rhodesia

Crashed, Gwelo 9.68 ?
881 Ceylon


882 Ceylon


883 Ceylon


888 BGA 728

Cancelled
889 RNGSA


890 BGA 707

Cancelled
891 BGA 695 ZK-GAP
Built by Yorkshire GC; Crashed, Tapanui 7.2.81
895 01 (Israel) 4X-GEE

897 XE784

Heavy landing, Kirton In Lindsey 18.1.62
898 XE785 N7012Z
Southwest Soaring Museum, Moriarty, NM
899 XE786 BGA 4033
Flying at Arbroath as XE786
900 XE787

Heavy landing, Hawkinge 25.7.61
901 XE788 RAFGSA 296 BGA 1282 Crashed, Feshiebridge 12.68
902 XE789 G-BOKG BGA 3485 EI-139, preserved at Cavan & Leitrim Railway, Dromod, Ireland
903 XE790 BGA 4926
Collision with Pawnee tug, Buno-Bonnevaux, France 5.5.12
904 XE791 OO-ZDQ
Stored at Paal, Belgium
905 XE792

Crashed, Barrow-in-Furness 1.9.55
906 XE793 8666M
Fuselage at Tamworth
907 XE794 EI-CJJ
Motorised
908 XE795 BGA 3251 HB-744 Airworthy in Switzerland
909 XE796

Collision with WT916, Arbroath 5.5.65
910 XE797

W/o 28.9.78; cockpit section at RAF Topcliffe
911 XE798

W/o, Syerston 24.8.84; wings to BGA 4746
912 XE799 8943M BGA 5636 T31 Club, Bicester
913 XE800 BGA 3229
Based at Lasham
914 XE801

Motor conversion underway
915 XE802 BGA 5283
Brentor
916 XE803

W/o, Kirton in Lindsey 17.7.61
917 XE804

Crashed on approach, Swanton Morley 16.8.65
918 XE805

Crashed, Aldergrove 15.8.55
919 XE806 BGA 3135
Cancelled
920 XE807 BGA 3545
Airworthy in Germany as XE807
921 XE808

To Ireland
922 XE809

W/o, Kirton in Lindsey 16.7.62
923 XE810 G-BOOD
Motorised. Airworthy at Wanborough
924 XE811

W/o, Detling 13.4.55
925 XE812

Sold
952 RANGA VH-GDW
Airworthy, Brisbane, Australia
1011 Burma


1012 Burma


1013 Burma


1018 Burma


1019 Burma


1020 Burma


1051 04 (Israel) 4X-GEC
Cancelled
1052 05 (Israel) 4X-GED
Cancelled
1053 07 (Israel) 4X-GEH
Cancelled
1061 06 (Israel) 4X-GEF

1076 BGA 773 Jordan

1077 BGA 776 Jordan

1084 BGA 777 VP-AAH 9G-AAP
1102 BGA 817

Kit built by D Campbell; Cancelled
1103 BGA 807

W/o 4.7.63
1106 BGA 811 Lebanon

1107 BGA 812 Lebanon

1122 BGA 820 Rhodesia

1169 XN194

Spun in, Sealand 17.5.69
1170 XN195 7845M

1171 XN196

Crashed on approach, Kenley 7.6.69
1172 XN197

Crashed on approach, Exeter 2.5.65
1173 XN198

To Estonia
1174 XN199

Spun in near Kirknewton 27.10.70
1175 XN236

Heavy landing after launch failure, Dyce 25.1.79
1176 XN237

Crashed, West Malling 15.04.73
1177 XN238

Forward fuselage at Aeroventure, Doncaster
1178 XN239 8889M
Preserved at Duxford
1179 XN240 OO-ZXN
Airworthy with syndicate at Temploux, Belgium
1180 XN241 BGA 3293
Under restoration, Shipdham
1181 XN242

Destroyed in hangar fire, Kenley 23.10.78
1182 XN243 BGA 3145
Airworthy as XN243, Lasham
1183 XN244


1184 XN245

Crashed on landing, West Malling 8.6.72
1185 XN246

Southampton Hall of Aviation
1186 XN247 BGA 1559
Stored, Wigan
1187 XN248

Crashed, Christchurch 23.4.61
1188 XN249 RAFGSA 340 Singapore
1189 XN250 BGA 2724 BGA 4746 Airworthy at Deelen, Netherlands
1190 XN251


1191 XN252 BGA 3507 N19JS Airworthy at Lawrenceville, Illinois
1192 XN253

Under restoration, Borth, Dyfed
1211 BGA 883 CC-S1W CC-S3W Cancelled
1217 BGA 887

Crashed, Pocklington 9.5.71
1231 BGA 940

Kit built by Swindon GC; Cancelled
1246 BGA 930 RAFGSA 288

1247 BGA 942 RAFGSA 289 BGA 942 G-BEMM - motorised; airworthy at Kilrush, Ireland
1285 BGA 952 Pakistan AP-AYK
1286 BGA 955 ZF2202 (Pakistan) AP-AVT
1287 BGA 959 Pakistan

1288 BGA 975 Pakistan

1289 BGA 979 Pakistan

1290 BGA 984 Pakistan

1291 BGA 991 Pakistan

1292 BGA 993 Pakistan

1293 BGA 1001 Pakistan

1315 BGA 1007 RAFGSA 401 RAFGSA 402 Singapore
1319 BGA 1012

Crashed on landing, Pocklington 28.5.72
1341 BGA 1062

Crashed on house, South Shields 26.6.64
1462 BGA 1236 AP-AUJ

1463 BGA 1235 AP-AUK

1464 BGA 1234 AP-AUM

1465 BGA 1231 AP-AUQ


(B) Kits built in Argentina:
Ser No. Reg 1 Reg 2 Reg 3 Reg 4 / Remarks
1 LV-DBY

W/o 17.8.80
2 LV-DCB


3 LV-DCG


4 LV-DCL


5 LV-DCN

W/o 28.11.70
6 LV-DCX


(C) Aircraft built in Israel by Bedek Aviation:
Ser No. Reg 1 Reg 2 Reg 3 Reg 4 / Remarks
08 19 (Israel) 4X-GEM
Stored, Hatzerim
09 20 ?


10 21 4X-GEJ
Stored, Hatzerim Museum
11 22 4X-GEI

12 23 ?


13 24 4X-GEL
Cancelled
14 25 4X-GEK
Wreck dumped, Hatzerim

(D) Aircraft built from kits:
Ser No. Reg 1 Reg 2 Reg 3 Reg 4 / Remarks

BGA 831

Built by Coventry GC; Cancelled
SSK/FF1961 BGA 967

Motor conversion started

BGA 1179

Cancelled
GFA/HB/12 VH-GDB

Airworthy with Australian Gliding Museum
GFA/HB/2 VH-GFB VH-GZN
Built by VMFG; Stored, NSW, Australia

VH-GFU

Crashed near Alice Springs .68
CGC/1; 232 ZK-GAC

Built by Canterbury GC; W/o, Mt.Tauhara, near Taupo 08.07.73
SS/AS/1 ZK-GAD

Built by Auckland Sailplanes Ltd; Under restoration at Greytown, NZ

ZK-GAH

For Manawatu GC; Destroyed by fire during construction, Palmerston North 12.10.53
SS/AS/2 Rhodesia ZK-GAI
W/o, Gordonton 1.2.65
MAC/1 ZK-GAL

Built by Marlborough GC; Ashburton Aviation Museum
WGC/1 & 1298 ZK-GAM

Built by Wanganui GC; Stored
TGC/1 ZK-GAU

Built by Tauranga GC; airworthy at Taranaki


(E) Miscellaneous aircraft - built from spares or with unknown serial numbers:
Ser No. Reg 1 Reg 2 Reg 3 Reg 4 / Remarks
SSK/FF1390 BGA 674 ZK-GAW

SSK/FF1425 BGA 692

Crashed, Keevil 26.12.64
SSK/FF1577 BGA 754

Blown over, Meir 25.3.67

BGA 816


DC.5/1102 BGA 817

Cancelled
31/58/036 BGA 851

Destroyed by fire at Slingsby works, Kirbymoorside 18.11.68

BGA 894

Cancelled

BGA 911

W/o, Fairwood Common 30.5.66
SSK/FF1679 BGA 972

Crashed, Ammanford 3.6.71
JHS.1/001 BGA 1070

Built by J Hulme; W/o 6.12.64

RAFGSA 108 BGA 1145
W/o, Bidford 17.6.65

RAFGSA BGA 1146 G-BDUX Motorised; Cancelled

RAF BGA 1151
Cancelled
SSK/FF1817 RAFGSA 144 BGA 1175 BGA 1376 "The Blue Brick" - Airworthy at Dunstable

RAFGSA BGA 1176
Cancelled
SSK/FF776 RAFGSA 223 BGA 1224 G-AYAN Motorised; flying at Lasham
SSK/FF2332 BGA 1320 AGA BGA 1320 Bult by Army Gliding Association.; Cancelled

RAFGSA 297 BGA 1346
Staffordshire Aircraft Restoration Team, Baxterley

BGA 1350

Damaged at Porthcawl 20.8.67

BGA 1411

Cancelled

RAFGSA 105



RAFGSA 122



RAFGSA 123



RAF RAFGSA 181 RNGSA

RAF RAFGSA 204


RAFGSA 257



RAF RAFGSA 316


RAF RAFGSA 368 Singapore

RNGSA 2-02



RNGSA 2-04



RNGSA 2-05



RNGSA 2-06



RNGSA CU16 RNGSA MA44
Crashed, Burnford Common 14.3.71

RNGSA MA40



RNGSA VL26



VP-TBP 9Y-TBP
Built by the Light Aeroplane Club of Trinidad and Tobago; Cancelled

ZF2207 (Pakistan) AP-AXJ

SSK/R1458 ZS-GHS



4X-103

Crashed, Kfar Sirkin 13.8.57

4X-203 4X-GEA
Destroyed by fire, Kfar Sirkin 23.7.67

4X-GEB

Destroyed by fire, Kfar Sirkin 23.7.67


(F) Motor conversions of unidentified origin:
Ser No. Reg 1 Reg 2 Reg 3 Reg 4 / Remarks
42-10108 BGA 474 ? G-BODH
Stored at Wick, Scotland
42-10387 G-RRRR

Cancelled
42-10391 G-EEEE

Cancelled
42-10507 G-BDSM


42-10545 G-BRTZ

Preserved, Midden Zeeland, Netherlands
42-10771 G-BPIP

Boulton Paul Museum, Wolverhampton
42-11387 G-BVFS

Stored, Southend
42-12059 G-BUAC

Airworthy at Milfield


Registration prefixes:

AP-Pakistan
CC-Chile
D-Germany
EI-Ireland
G-United Kingdom
HB-Switzerland
NUnited States
OO-Belgium
PH-Netherlands
SE-Sweden
VH-Australia
VP-AGold Coast
VP-TTrinidad
ZK-New Zealand
ZS-South Africa
4X-Israel
9G-Ghana
9Y-Trinidad


Other abbreviations:

BGABritish Gliding Association
RAFGSARoyal Air Force Gliding & Soaring Association
RANGARoyal Australian Navy Gliding Association
RNGSARoyal Navy Gliding & Soaring Association
WT/WV/XA/XE/XNPrefixes used by RAF Cadet TX.3


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