VH-GVD  Avro 652A Anson 1                          (c/n  unknown)


                            VH-GVD's history also comes from Fred Niven:

                                       Ex RAAF Anson I AW658 (6.SFTS, Mallala, SA).  Painted as VH-AOC 6/55, but NTU.    Purchased by Southern Airlines
                                       7/55 from Air Operations Pty. Ltd., Moorabbin; as a replacement for VH-GVB.  Registered VH-GVD to Southern Airlines
                                       Ltd. 22/7/55.  After the introduction of the Herons, it continued to operate over all routes, including the Essendon-
                                       Warrnambool-Millicent-Naracoorte-Adelaide service.  It operated the last Southern Airlines service 2/7/57.  
Sold to
                                       Flinders Island Airlines 7/57.  Reregistered VH-FIC, by Flinders Island Airlines Pty. Ltd. 17/7/57.  It took part
in the final
                                       Avro Anson fly-past over Melbourne 30/6/62, with Brain & Brown Air Freighters’ VH-BSF & Flinders Island Airlines’ VH-FIA. 
Struck-Off-Register 30/6/62, as part of a general grounding order for Ansons by the D.C.A.  It was scrapped at Moorabbin
                                      15/12/63 & ended up in a wreckers yard at Northcote.
                            Like VH-GVB, this was one of the nicest Ansons I ever saw (as Ansons went).
                            Obviously Southern Airlines took good care of their aircraft. It came aboard after Goulburn Valley
                            Air Services' name had  been changed to Southern Airlines, so never did appear in GVAS livery.
                            The color shot below is by Barrie Colledge.