13. Cowlings


Aviation Panels Ltd

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Contact name: Steve Moon

Durley Airstrip,

Hill Farm, Durley,

Southampton,  SO32 2BP,


Tel: Mobile only.

Mobile (cell): +44 7907 270 257

Email: stevemap@btinternet.com


Aviation Panels has provided metal parts for many concours restorations, including over 50 complete sets of cowlings for the Tiger Moth alone, not to mention cowlings and panels for a multitude of antique aircraft, some of which even experienced spotters haven’t heard of. In December 2019, Aviation Panels moved to nearby Durley Airstrip to join company with several other well known aviation restoration entities.

Competition Fabrications Ltd

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Contact name: Richard Bensley

Unit 15,
Bunns Bank Industrial Estate,
Attleborough, Norfolk,
NR17 1QD, England

Tel: +44 1953 454 573

Fax: +44 1953 454 573

Email: richie@competitionfabrications.co.uk


Competition Fabrications makes parts for motor and motorcycle racing, but also parts for heritage aircraft, including cowlings for Tiger and potentially for other Moths.

Croydon Aircraft Company Ltd.

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Contact name: Colin Smith

Old Mandeville Airfield,
No.6 R.D.,
New Zealand

Tel: Croydon Aircraft Co.: +64 3 208 9755 Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre +64 3 208 6046

Fax: +64 3 208 4288

Email: croydon.aircraft@esi.co.nz

Website: https://www.croydonaviation.co.nz/


New Zealand’s best known restorer has a special line in DH cowlings.

Henry Labouchere

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Contact name: Henry Labouchere

Bluetile Farm House,
Field Dalling,
Norfolk NR25 7AS.

Tel: +44 1328 830 003

Fax: +44 1328 830 232

Email: langair@cockthorpe.wanadoo.co.uk

Alternate email: henrylab@btinternet.com

Website: None


We specialise in all DH aircraft up to Rapide (no jets); Cessna 180/185 and bush aircraft (Maule, Piper Cub, etc.)

Jeremy Moore

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Contact name: Jeremy Moore

18 Hall Road,


Great Yarmouth,

Norfolk, NR29 4PD,


Tel: +44 1493 740 618

Mobile (cell): 0771 771 0244

Website: None

MK Aviation Services

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Contact name: Mike Souch

Durley Airstrip,
Hill Farm, Netherhill Lane,
Durley, Southampton,
SO32 2BP

Tel: +44 1489 789 829

Mobile (cell): 07792 772 730

Email: souch763@btinternet.com

Website: None


MK Aviation is the components business associated with the well known restorer of 1930s aeroplanes Aero Antiques. It offers parts for a wide range of antique aircraft including several of the Moth types.

Unique Design and Fabrications

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Contact name: Mark or Andy Baxter

46 Dawson Close,


Nottinghamshire, NG16 2ES,


Tel: +44 1773 787 193

Mobile (cell): Andy: +44 7711 813 739 or Mark: +44 7900 001 104

Email: a.baxter46@ntlworld.com

Alternate email: office@unique-df.co.uk

Website: https://www.unique-df.co.uk/


Unique Design and Fabrications Ltd. manufactures all cowling panels and can supply full sets or individual panels as required. New cowl latches and latch plates are stocked as well as cowl stays, hinges and other cowl details.