de Havillands D.H. 82 Tiger Moth by Clive

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Image taken at Compton Abbas Airfield 14 May 2011, which is located approximately seven (7) miles (13 kilometres) east of Blandford Forum in east Dorset UK.

Camera Olympus E-30, Focal length 150.0mm,
Shutter speed 1/640s, f/8.0, ISO 200

About G-ADXT

The de Havilland D.H. 82 Tiger Moth was developed from the popular DH.60M Gipsy Moth. First flown in October of 1931, the D.H. 82 faced stiff competition to become the basic trainer for Britain’s Royal Air Force but emerged the clear winner.G-ADXT was born on the 9th December 1935 at de Havilland’s Hatfield factory in Hertfordshire. During the war XT was assigned the military serial number BB860 and in her time at 7 EFTS her only recorded accident involved an incident with fellow Tiger Moth R4776 which landed on top of XT on the 17th June 1941 at Desford.After the war ended she was put into storage, was eventually put into auction and sold to the Christchurch Aero Club at what is now Bournemouth Airport. She left the RAF on the 8th June 1950.

Having been kept at the back of hangars for long periods of time, she was reassembled again and was given a period blue and silver colour scheme. She has been displaying to the public at numerous airshows as part of the Diamond Nine Display Team, but has mostly led a leisurely life flying friends and members of the public for charity.
G-ADXT was again rebuilt completely over a period of two years and emerged from the workshops in the scheme she is in today in the summer of 2003. She is currently embarking on a new commercial life, introducing enthusiasts to the ways of aviation as it was 70 years ago.
You can fly this beautiful example of British aviation history at Southern Flying Centre at Shoreham Airport.


de havilland, tiger moth, aircraft, compton abbas, clive, olympus, dorset, uk


  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 3 years ago

    Great capture Clive

  • Thank you Chris a wonderful compliment xx

    – Clive

  • marc melander
    marc melanderover 3 years ago

    I hope this isn’t the bird that crashed today.

  • Fortunately no, it was a revamped Royal Navy Tigermoth, unfortunately there has been a fatality due to the crash, the passenger died today in hospital, appreciate your comment my friend

    – Clive

  • marc melander
  • Lois Romer
    Lois Romerover 3 years ago

    very nice Clive. Hey I didnt know you had moved to the UK.

  • Surely have Lois, made the sea change, appreciate your great compliment my friend xx

    – Clive

  • WildBillPho
    WildBillPhoover 3 years ago

    Beautiful aircraft, excellent capture!

  • They certainly are Bill, thank you for your great compliment my friend

    – Clive

  • flyfish70
    flyfish70over 3 years ago

    That’s an old one! Awesome shot of a beautiful plane!!!!!!

  • 76 years old and looking like new Ash, greatly appreciate your wonderful compliment mate, thank you

    – Clive

  • CJTill
    CJTillover 3 years ago

    Such a great image Clive.

  • Thank you Colin for your fine compliment, appreciated my friend

    – Clive

  • moor2sea
    moor2seaover 3 years ago

    Well captured Clive. Spot on!! xxx

  • A wonderful compliment Sue, thank you so kindly xx

    – Clive

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 3 years ago

    Beautiful image & info sweetheART ;~} Valz

  • Thank you so very kindly Val, a wonderful compliment xx

    – Clive

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Great plane, well captured !

  • It’s a beauty Trish, hoping to go up in it one day soon, thanks for your great compliment xx

    – Clive

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