P.34A Proctor 3
aircraft was built as an RAF Proctor 3 with the serial number
LZ790. It was registered in the
G-AIIL and imported into Australia in April of 1954 as
VH-AYQ. After five months it
re-registered VH-ADU. My conjecture is that the then current
owner wanted these "last three"
for some acronym-like reason. My further conjecture is
that, when his new PA-23 Apache arrived
poor old Proctor got relegated one letter down in the alphabet, for on
Sept 9th, 1960 it was again
re-registered - this time as VH-ADV!
Anyway, it was VH-ADU when I photographed it at
Bankstown in 1955.