VH-EAV  (1)  Avro 691 Lancastrian 1            (c/n  1291)


                                    VH-EAV, ex G-AHBW was damaged beyond repair at Sydney's Mascot Airport in November
                                    of 1951, shortly after this (less than illustrious) photograph was taken.  It would appear that the
                                    kite was accident prone, since the lower shot, from the Geoff Goodall collection  was purported to
                                    have been taken at Singapore on 13 April that same year.   In those days it was prudent to erase
                                    the name of the carrier to avoid the embarrassment of the mishap, although I cannot tell if the actual
                                    aircraft has been disfigured or whether the censorship was limited to just the print!  I suspect the