VH-GVE  de Havilland D.H.104 Dove           (c/n  04120)


                      In 1955 Southern Airlines upgraded their equipment with the purchase of two Doves from
                      Airlines (WA) Ltd of Perth.   VH-GVE was formerly VH-AWE.  Prior to that it had seen
                      service with Mandated Airlines in New Guinea as VH-MAL.  However, it was delivered
                      new to East African Airways Corporation as VP-KEJ.  It is seen above at Essendon with
                      the Anson it replaced in the background.  Southern adopted a new livery in 1957 and a shot
                      of it so painted appears immediately below.  Below that is a Greg Banfield photo showing
                      it at Bankstown in 1962 after Southern had disposed of it.   Finally at the foot of the page is
                      an image showing this Dove as it was originally delivered from D.H.'s at Leavesden to EAAC
                      in 1947 as VP-KEJ.    Ansett-ANA took over Southern's routes in 1958, and its assets were
                      sold off.  VH-GVE was re-registered VH-DSM in 1963.   It is now at the Queensland Air
                      Museum at Caloundra re-painted as Mandated's VH-MAL.