VH-AHB  de Havilland D.H.114 Heron 1B  (c/n  14006)


                                     One hundred and fifty D.H. Herons were built by de Havillands.  Basically a four engine
                                     Dove,  it was never a very great commercial success.   Butler Air Transport acquired two
                                     of them. (The other was VH-ARB).  However, they didn't really suit Butler's short haul
                                     routes to up-state NSW, and were only operated in the years 1952-56.  VH-AHB is seen
                                     above awaiting passengers for a flight to Bathurst, NSW in 1953.   Prior to emigrating to
                                     Australia it was G-AMUK.  It  returned to the UK in 1956 and resumed its old identity.
                                     In the event it was broken up at the Staravia dump in Lasham, Hants, England soon after its