VH-AVQ  (1)   Avro 652A Anson 1    


                               This is a rare shot of the first VH-AVQ.  Bankstown, circa 1946. It was an ex-RAF/RAAF Anson
                               serialed W2239.  It was destroyed in a crash at Port Moresby, New Guinea in 1947.  This shot
                               shows it immediately after it had been civilianized and acquired by Australian Air Traders.  As in the
                               United States, immediately after WW II almost anyone with a pilot's license and a few bucks could
                               pick up an aircraft and commence some sort of commerce with it.