The Miles M.14 Magister is a British two-seat monoplane basic trainer aircraft built by the Miles Aircraft for the Royal Air Force and Fleet Air Arm. Affectionately known as the Maggie, the Magister was based on Miles’ civilian Hawk Major and Hawk Trainer and was the first monoplane designed specifically as a trainer for the RAF.
Magister Mk. I, N3780 of No. 15 EFTS, 1938. Typical pre war finish with all yellow painted surface and natural metal cowling.
On 3 October 1946, one Miles Magister was transferred from the RAF to Belgium to be used as instructional airframe at the Technical School at Saffraanberg. Early 1947 the machine was made airworthy and delivered to 367sq/169Wing at Evere where it was used for communication flights, first registered TMR 50/DMT 50 later G-1. In September 1953 the machine was stricken of charge and continued its career on the civilian register as OO-NIC. Rescued by volunteers in the seventies the restored machine is now on view at the Royal Army Museum in Brussels.
Magister, L6907, TBR-K in the later war camouflage as well national insignia.
Miles Magistrer, L207, Misir (today Egypt), Cairo 1942.