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Originally developed in the 1930s the Fairchild model 24 is a four-seat monoplane designed as a light transport. The type saw wartime service as the UC-61 Forwarder with the United States and as the Argus with the RAF. Numerous versions were produced which were powered by a variety of different engines.
In RAF service the Argus was used by the Air Transport Auxiliary to collect and ferry crews around the country that had delivered replacement aircraft to front line units.
The example on static display at this year's Air Tattoo is privately owned.