THE AIRFORCE - AIRCRAFT - PRENTICE T MK 1
SAAF Museum Historic Flight
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Prentice T Mk 1
The Prentice never served in the SAAF, but the Museum's example was built as VS609 for the RAF in 1949 and served as a basic trainer.
The RAF sold the aircraft in 1956 as G-AOPL and flew from England to South Africa in 16 days in 1957. Flying in South Africa as G-AOPL until 1967, it was then re-registered as ZS-EUS and completely overhauled. After performing an emergency landing on the freeway near Halfway House, Pretoria, in 1968, it became derelict and found it's way to the SAAF Museum.