The Moth Service Register
79. TOOLS (Special)

Brown & Gammons Ltd.,
(Ron Gammons),
18 High Street, Baldock,
Hertfordshire SG7 6AS,
Tel: +44 1462 490 049
( Brown & Gammons sells sets of BSF ring, set and socket spanners )

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 SkySport’s international reputation. Will supply engine stands, etc.)

George Higgins Ltd.,
(John Gaydon)
75 – 77 Station Road,
Sidcup, Kent, DA15 7DN,
Tel: +44 208 300 6696
Fax: +44 208 302 7606
(George Higgins Ltd is a major supplier of hand and power tools and stocks Whitworth/BSF and BA size spanners amongst many other items. Moth Club members can pass their order through the Club Stock Box and will receive the Club special discount.
de Havilland Moth Club,
23 Hall Park Hill,
Hertfordshire HP4 2NH.
Tel/Fax: 01442 862077

John Harley
(John Harley),
The Crossway, Billericay,
Essex, CM11 1EZ,
Tel : +44 1277 657 726
Portable : +44 7951 218 272
Email :
(Ever struggled on your own getting your Tiger Moth out of the hangar? Here is a solution – John Harley has recently (6.2006) launched production of his unique all steel purpose designed Tiger tow bar, which features 180° turning range for tight manoeuvres and pneumatic tyres for easy handling. You can even chose the colour.
John Harley also makes a special aluminium tool for tightening – or undoing – Tiger Moth fuel tank caps)

Hillcliff Tools Ltd.,
Catley Road, Sheffield,
S9 5JF,
Tel: 44 114 244 3665
Fax: 44 114 242 3319
(Thread repair kits and related supplies in Whitworth, BSF and BA sizes)

David Porter
(David Porter)
The Old Granary,
Holly Lane,
Temple Bruer,
Lincoln LN5 0DF
Tel: +44 1522 810 840
(David Porter owns and is rebuilding a Tiger Moth and has made available for sale reproductions of the tools that were furnished with de Havilland aeroplanes in the 1930s. These include plug and magneto spanners, the Autocleen filter spanner, the valve spring compressor, the set of 3 cylinder barrel spanners, feeler gauges and various more standard tools which once formed part of the DH kit. The tools are available individually, as a special tools set or as a full set. Further details on price and availability from David)

Tracy Tools Ltd.,
Unit 1, Parkfield Units,
Barton Hill Way, ?
Torquay, South Devon, TQ2 8JG,
Tel: +44 1803 328 603?
Fax: +44 1803 328 157
Email :
(A family owned business with extensive stocks of cutting tools, including for BSW, BSF and BA sizes)

Valmar S.A.
(Jean-Pierre Fell)
48, rue Garibaldi,
94100 St. Maur des Fosses,
Tel : +33 1 46 80 27 44 or '02 11
Fax : +33 1 46 82 32 62
Email :
( Specialist tools, including taps and dies in Whitworth and BSF sizes. (Forets, tarauds et filières aux tailles Whitworth et BSF)

Vintage Engine Technology Ltd.,
(Paul Sharman),
Fullers Hill,
Little Gransden Airfield,
Sandy, Bedfordshire,
SG19 3BP, England
Tel/Fax: +44 1767 651 794
(Vintage Engine Technology has become a byword for excellence in the reconstruction of Gipsy series engines – and many others. With the partial retirement of founder Mike Vaisey, Paul Sharman, long time Director of the company, has taken the lead role)

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This page last updated on 25 December, 2018.

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