VH-BES (1) Avro 652A Anson 1
The above is a copy of an original print taken by Trevor
Broughton showing Ansons VH-BES and
Essendon in 1948 when owned by Warren Murphy and Charles Rudd of
They were two of six or seven
Ansons acquired by the couple along with some Tiger Moths and
an Auster Mk III.
Both Ansons were destroyed in a hangar fire at Nhill, Victoria on 5
same fire destroyed a visiting Adastra Aerial Surveys Anson
below are from the album of Jack Giles, who was a longtime LAME at
ran a business there as Air
Operations Pty Ltd in 1946/50
doing civil conversions of Ansons, Avro
Cadets and Tiger Moths.
He even owned the Stinson Reliant VH-UXL when it was released by
after wartime impressment. The photos show
MG530. which became VH-BES after its ferry
flight from Port
Pirie to Essendon in June 1947. I
have enlarged the serial number from the upper
photo (bottom of the
page) so that purists can see that it
was, indeed, MG530 in the RAAF, albeit
with a line through it.