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CF-CDL ex 64-441 (441); CF-XJM ex 5329 (29) and CF-XIL ex 61-423 (423) take a break on the wet ramp at Prestwick, 05 May 1968.

These three former Norwegian Air Force Otters were sold to Thomas Lamb Airways Ltd., of The Pas, Manitoba, in April 1968, number 29, which was allocated marks CF-XJM, number 423 which became CF-XIL and number 441 which became CF-CDL. This was the second use of the marks CF-CDL, which had initially been used for Otter 433 which had been destroyed in a crash on 14th February 1968. The purchase price was $30,000 a piece for each of the three Otters and at the time of the sale all three were located at Vaernes Air Base, Trondheim on amphibious floats. Thomas Lamb Airways (later re-named Lambair) were responsible for returning many Otters back to Canada from foreign parts, and arranged for ferry pilots to fly the three Otters back to Canada. A ferry permit was issued for the delivery flight from Vaernes Air Base to The Pas. The three Otters set off in formation, flying first to Rotterdam in Holland (also noted at Soesterberg Air Base nearby on 22nd April), then to Manchester, England and on to Shannon in Ireland, where they arrived on 25th April '68. At Shannon, ferry tanks were installed in the Shannon Repair Services hangar for the ocean crossing. The three-Otter formation departed Shannon on 4th May for Prestwick, Scotland and on to Stornoway before setting off across the Atlantic via Iceland and Greenland to Goose Bay. The three Otters arrived at The Pas, Manitoba, where they were overhauled and entered service with Lambair.

Courtesy of Karl E. Hayes.

9698 Bristol B170 Mk 31M (13079) RCAF. A Prestwick regular, shown here in July 1965.
5323 de Havilland DHC-4 Caribou (12) RCAF. On UN mission, transitting Prestwick in 1965. Later to Tanzania as JW9015.
20502 Dassault Falcon 20C (87) RCAF Air Tranport Command. Prestwick 05 July 1967. Later 117502 and G-FRAT
M934 de Havilland DHC-4A Caribou (267) Indian Air Force. Delivery flight via Prestwick, 04 August 1968.
M935 de Havilland DHC-4A Caribou (268) Indian Air Force. Delivery flight via Prestwick, 04 August 1968. Later N268NC.
455 Douglas C-47 Dakota (12490) RCAF at Prestwick 23 July 1966. KG455 later 12924 26 June 1970. Struck off 18 June 1975.
15930 Canadair CC-106 Yukon (11) RCAF visiting in July 1966.
15931 Canadair CC-106 Yukon (12) RCAF visiting in July 1966.
15932 Canadair CC-106 Yukon (13) RCAF visiting on 14 April 1968.
10000 Canadair C-5 North Star (171) RCAF during a September 1964 visit. No sound of Merlins from this North Star alas. Ex 17524, later N17599.
14654 50-IB Douglas C-47 Dakota (14654/26099) "F-SCIB" French Air Force GAM50. At Prestwick 21 September 1967. Scrapped later at Prestwick after being damaged by a storm 19 September 1969.
19 340-HF Nord N.2501F Noratlas (19) French Air Force. Prestwick 29 September 1969 .
111 62-WN Nord N.2501F Noratlas (111) French Air Force. Prestwick 27 May 1976. Preserved at Tarbes as 63-BP.
121 64-IW Nord N.2501F Noratlas (121) French Air Force. Prestwick 29 September 1967.
121 61-QR Nord N.2501F Noratlas (121) French Air Force. Abbotsinch in July 1967.
C-6 Fokker F-27-300M Friendship (10156) Netherlands Air Force - Koninkluke Luchtmacht. RAF Leuchars 16 September 1967. Later C-GWXD.
C-7 Fokker F-27-300M Friendship (10157) Netherlands Air Force - Koninkluke Luchtmacht. RAF Leuchars 14 September 1968.
90+42 Focke-Wulf Piaggio FWP-149D (056) Luftwaffe - German Air Force. Hannover 17 July 1968
3D-XV Sud Est SE3130 Alouette (1156) Austrian Air Force. Innsbruck 27 July 1969. w/o 23 April 1972.

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