Havilland D.H.104 Heron
1B (c/n 14034)
VH-ARB was the second of Butler's two Herons.
Both had been purchased from Gulf Aviation
in Bahrein. The other was VH-AHB.
VH-ARB was the former G-ANFE. It ran some of Butler's
country' routes for just over two years in 1954-56
and then returned to the U.K. wherein
it became G-ANFE
again. After refurbishing it was again exported, this time
to the Congo, where
it became TN-ABA. Peter Gates reports
that it was damaged beyond repair in a forced landing at
West Flanders, Belgium in 1969, still
registered TN-ABA. My shot was taken at Mascot in 1954.