VH-BEV  Avro 652A Anson 1


                                 This photograph, from the Geoff Goodall collection, was taken at Archerfield, Brisbane in 1959 and
                                 shows VH-BEV after it had been left derelict following its retirement from active service by Gillham
                                 Airways of Mackay, Queensland.  Barely visible under the nose is the name "Coral Voyager"
                                 This Anson was actually quite late in going onto the civil register, not doing so until August of 1954.
                                 It was formerly W2483 with the RAAF.  When first civilianized it was operated by Air Express Co
                                 of Archerfield.  This carrier grew substantially in later years and went on to operate Bristol Freighters.