Aeroplane Monthly 1979-05
A.Jackson - Hawker Tomtit /RAF Piston Trainers/ (5)
Hawker Tomtit K1786, now flying with the Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden.
Tomtit prototype J9772 in its pale blue and silver Aero Show finish, July 1929.
The sole surviving Tomtit, K1786/G-AFTA, now with the Shuttleworth Trust.
After serving with the CFS, Tomtit J9777 was destroyed in a takeoff collision with Siskin J9190 on July 14, 1931, while with No 3 FTS.
The Fleet Air Arm's Tomtit, K1783, with the badge of “C” Flight, Gosport, on its fin.
J9782 as a communications aircraft of No 9 (Bomber) Squadron at the North Coates Fitties armament practice camp in 1929.
THE HAWKER-WOLSELEY COMBINATION: The three Hawker "Tomtits" trying out their new Wolseley A.R.9 engines near Brooklands before the race.
Messrs Bulman, Sayer and Lowdell on their way from Brooklands to Hatfield for the 1933 King's Cup Race.
G-ABOD at Brooklands in 1938 with the Wolseley Aquarius engine.
The fourth aircraft, J9775, with blind flying hood in position, at Brooklands in 1929 prior to delivery.
J9774 from the first production batch, photographed in October 1929.
Three Tomtits of No 3 FTS lined up at RAF Grantham.
RCAF Tomtit 139 with ski-equipped split undercarriage at Camp Borden in the 1930s.
Hawker Tomtit of the Central Flying School, Wittering, October 1929