VH-AQV  Avro 652A Anson 1


                                  This Anson was operated by the NSW Police Deparment, Sydney from 1947 to 1950. It was
                                  formerly with the RAAF as W2145.    The above rare shot, from the Geoff Goodall collection,
                                  was probably taken at Mascot in the late 1940s. -AQV was acquired by Laurie Crowley in 1955
                                  for his Crowley Airways, operating out of Lae, New Guinea, and re-registered VH-CSC.  It was
                                  retired from service in 1958 due to poor glue adhesion in the wings.  The tropical conditions of
                                  New Guinea played havoc with wood bonded aircraft, many of which were withdrawn before the
                                  mandatory DCA ruling to do so was issued in 1962.