VH-ARB  (2)  de 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
                                           NSW 'up 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.