06/15/2006. Remarks by Bernhard Klein: "The De Schelde company was situated at the Schelde River. 'Scheldemusch' means 'Schelde Sparrrow' (Note: 'musch' is prewar Dutch. It is now 'mus' without the 'ch', so today the plane would be called 'Scheldemus').
This was a light aircraft designed by Theo Slot and was intended to
become the 'Pou-du-Ciel' of the Netherlands. The prototype registered
PH-ALB (c/n 49) was flown in November 1935. Flown in the UK by Mr.
Doing for demonstration flights in an effort to build up license
production, it was lost in a crash at Gravesend, UK, on March 5, 1937,
the pilot stayed unharmed.
Five more were built in the Netherlands in 1936/37: PH-AMA, PH-AME,
PH-AMG, PH-AMH, PH-AMI (c/n 51 to 55). PH-AMI crashed at Ypenburg on
September 12, 1937. PH-AMG went to the De Schelde sales representative in
the UK in 1939. The Germans invaded the Netherlands on May 10, 1940
and during the hostilities PH-AMA and PH-AMH were destroyed, PH-AME was
The RAF tested PH-AMG briefly as a light scout airplane and it flew
in RAF camouflage and the British roundels while still carrying Dutch
registration. The aircraft was last sighted in Birmingham in 1960,
its fate is unknown."