G-EAYN  Gloster Grouse                              (c/n  1)


                                  This cute little thing was the Gloster Grouse.  Initally a Mark I and then modified to Mark II
                                  status (at which time its c/n was changed to "2").   The Mark I was designed as a fighter and
                                  became, in fact, the prototype for the popular Gloster Grebe, which was the RAF's first all
                                  new fighter following WW I (deliveries started in 1923).  This Grouse was later modified as
                                  a trainer (Mark II).   Since it was a private enterprise undertaking it bore a civil registration
                                  rather than a military serial.  It was sold to the Swedish Army in December of 1925 with
                                  serial number "62".