VH-AFW Avro 643
Cadet II (c/n 860)
than illustrious shot taken with an old box camera at Bankstown in the
late 1940s. Some 34
these scaled down variants of the Avro Tutor were employed by the RAAF
as trainers. Serial
numbered A6-1 to -34, they were known
as the Cadet or Avro Trainer. Of the 34
the RAAF, half of them were air worthy
enough to appear on the civil register after the war.
previously A6-11. It was damaged beyond
repair by a wind storm in 1952.
The three images below
are all from the Elizabeth Leckie collection and depict -AFW in the mid
1940s soon after it had been civilianized.