The Moth Service Register

Note: For rigging wires, see Section 62. For tie rods and nuts see Section 78B.

Aviation Panels Ltd
(Steve Moon)
Unit 15, Bury Farm
Botley Road, Southampton,
SO30 2HB, England
Tel:  +44 1489 780 775
(Aviation Panels has provided cowlings, fairings, metal seats and other metal parts for many concours restorations including most of the Moth range)

Bygone Aviation
Matt Pettit),
Oaklands Aerodrome,
Nr Witney,
Oxfordshire OX29 8DW,
Tel: Not available
Mobile: 07961 308 243
( Bygone Aviation was established 12 years ago and has accomplished restorations on aircraft such as the Stampe SV4 and Bücker Jungmann. Bygone does not have aeronautical manufacturing qualifications but is available to make sheet metal components for certification by others )

Classic Aero Machining Service (CAMS)
(Tony Wytenburg)
95 Aerodrome Road,
Omaka, Blenheim, 7201
New Zealand
Tel: +64 3 579 2033
Mobile: +64 21 411 063
Fax: +64 3 579 3519?
(CAMS machines metal parts for engines and airframes. CAMS' work has included replica engines and AGS standard airframe parts)

Competition Fabrications Ltd.,
(Richard Bensley),
Unit 15,
Bunns Bank Industrial Estate,
Attleborough, Norfolk,
NR17 1QD, England
Tel/Fax: +44 1953 454 573
( Competition Fabrications makes parts for motor and motorcycle racing as well as parts for heritage aircraft. Components can be made from drawings in aluminium, brass and steel sheet or pipe with certificates of conformity provided )

CKT Engineering Ltd,
4ab Hartnoll Business Centre,
Post Hill, Tiverton
Devon, EX16 4NG, England
Tel: +44 1884 242 211
Fax: +44 1884 250 500
(Specialist engineering company with light aircraft experience.  Fabricates metal components such as exhaust systems, undercarriage components and struts. Chris Piper is an ex DH apprentice)

Davidson Aeroworks,
(Neil Davidson),
2135 St. Mary Lake Road,
British Columbia V1A 3K4,
Tel: +1 250 427 7178
Fax: +1 250 427 7678
(Davidson Aeroworks manufactures new aileron, rudder and elevator hinges, strut end sockets and
wing compression struts for the Tiger Moth and DH60)

Flying Restorations Ltd.,
(Steve Roberts, Martin Kimm),
Unit 1, Rotary Farm,
Thorncote Green, Nr Hatch, Sandy, Bedfordshire
SG19 1PU, England.
Mobile : +44 7720 681 642
Email :
(After 30 years as part of the famous SkySport team, Steve Roberts and Martin Kimm have launched Flying Restorations to continue from the same airfield many of the antique aircraft services that made SkySportís international reputation)

Hawker Restorations Ltd.,
(Andrew Wenman)
Unit 25,
Elmsett Airfield,
Whatfield Rd.,
Ipswich IP7 6LN,
Tel: +44 1473 828 707
( Founded by Tony Ditheridge as AJD Engineering in 1987 and famous for its Hurricane rebuilds, Hawker Restorations has a long list of restored and reproduction historic aircraft to its credit. Extensive metal fabrications capability.)

Instrument Machining Services Ltd (I.M.S.),
(Glen Parfett, MD)
37 Howlett Way,
Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 1HZ,
Tel : +44 1842 752 103
Fax : +44 1842 762 795
Email :
( I.M.S. is a precision engineering company specialising in aeronautical and motor sport components, and is appropriately qualified and CNC equipped. I.M.S. has already made Moth parts and its products include plate components, fixing devices and pistons)

Kelvik Welding
(Vic Razzell)
Unit 1,
Daux Road Industrial Estate,
Sussex RH14 9SJ,
Tel /Fax: +44 1403 791 094
Email :
( In spite of what the website says (2018), Kelvik no longer maintains its formal CAA welding qualification. But welding is still available from this company that also provides a wide range of metal fabrication skills including laser cutting for metal parts)

Marshall of Cambridge Aerospace Ltd.,
(Bill Maltby)
Light Aircraft Section,
The Airport, Newmarket Road,
Cambridge, CB5 8RX, England
Tel: +44 1223 373 737
DL: +44 1223 373 121
Fax: +44 1223 373 373
(Look on the Marshallís site and you will see only Very Big Aeroplanes. But Marshall Aerospace has been maintaining Moth Club types since they first flew, and still welcomes the classic de Havilland aeroplanes)

Merlin Engineers Ltd.,
(Chris Baglin),
110 Cinques Road,
Gamlingay, Sandy,
Beds., SG19 3NR,
Tel: +44 1767 650 824
Fax: +44 1767 650 048
Mobile: 07899 943 937
( Merlin Engineers was founded in 2001 and specialises in repair and fabrication in metal sheet and tube for historic aviation and motorsport projects. The facilities include a universal airframe jig, a paint shop and a full range of metalworking and welding equipment)

Metal Avia,
(Jean-Michel Moulinier et Guillaume Jarry),
Rue Charles Lindbergh,
Aérodrome de Pontreau,
49300 Cholet,
Tel: +33 0 41 63 22 45
Mobile (G. Jarry): +33 6 43 10 76 80
(Founded in 2017 by key members of the team that the restored the world's only Morane-Saulnier 406, Metal Avia restores airframes and makes parts for homebuilt and antique aircraft. DGAC qualified for the welding of ferrous metals)

Retro Track & Air (UK) Ltd.,
Upthorpe Iron Works,
Upthorpe lane,
Cam, Dursley, Gloucestershire,
GL11 5HP,
Tel: +44 1453 545 360
Fax: +44 1453 544 617
(The warbird restoration specialist, whose clients include the RAF Historic Flight.  In certain cases will manufacture detail parts direct, including for some Moth aircraft.  CAA approved to B.C.A.R. A8-20 M5/E4)

Retrotec Ltd
(Guy Black)
Unit 11,
Wheel Farm Business Park,
Wheel Lane, Westfield,
Nr Hastings, East Sussex,
TN35 4SE,
Tel: +44 1424 755 898
Fax: +44 1424 754 414
(Retrotec manufactures to order Tiger Moth frames and all kinds of metal airframe fittings and engine parts)

Sapphire Products Ltd,
(Richard & James Wood)
Units 4-6,
Dunton Industrial Estate,
Mount Street,
B7 5QL,
Tel:+44 121 326 6000 or 327 4868
Fax:+44 121 328 5518
(Looking for those impossible to find 155° countersunk aluminium rivets for your cowling repairs? Sapphire is a specialist rivet manufacturer and family business, and will make small quantities by special order of those few rivets they donít stock. Turn round usually 3-4 days; aircraft rivets are supplied with a Certificate of Conformity. Sapphire has supplied rivets for Spitfire, Hornet MothÖ. Their website is permanently under construction. For pictures of the rivets, you can also try a direct into if the links on their welcome page donít work)

Sigma Services
(Nick Seymour)
Administrative address:
14 Hillside Close,
Thorpe St. Andrew,
Norwich NR7 0QJ,
Tel/fax (office): +44 1603 433 961
Tel (workshop): +44 1953 457 732
Mobile: 07774 195 103
(Nick Seymour has thirty years experience maintaining de Havilland types and is an LAA inspector and CAA certified welder. Sigma Services will repair all kinds of metal light aircraft metal parts and assemblies)

Unique Design and Fabrications,
(Mark or Andy Baxter)
46 Dawson Close,
NG16 2ES,
Tel:+44 1773 787 193
Mobile (Andy): +44 7711 813 739
Mobile (Mark): +44 7900 001 104
Email: a.baxter46@ntlworldcom
(Unique Design and Fabrications Ltd manufactures a wide variety of aircraft parts ranging from small brackets to complex assemblies. UD&F also manufactures replacement DH82 firewalls)

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This page last updated on 28 October, 2018.

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