VH-BBN (1)  Avro 652A Anson 1


                                     Here's the first -BBN at Essendon circa 1950, looking very sad in the retired aircraft parking area.
                                     It was registered in May 1947 to Colin Cameron of Melbourne and its civil conversion included the
                                     nicely styled individual windows and a civil colour scheme reported as red and cream.   In late1948
                                     DCA caught it flying charters after its CofA had expired,    Cameron's whereabouts were unknown,
                                     and  the Anson was abandoned at Essendon.  It was broken up for scrap about a year after this photo
                                     was taken. (Trevor Boughton photograph via Geoff Goodall)