VH-KFD  Beech C18S                         (c/n  8468)


                                  This Beechcraft was actually bult as C-45F-BH 44-87209 (designation later changed to UC-45)
                                  civil versions of which are usually referred to as the C18S.  Following its short military career it was
                                  civilianzied in the Phillipines as PI-C80.  It then crossed the South China Sea toHong Kong and was
                                  registered VR-HED.  It was imported into the UK as G-ALJJ and finally sold to the Brown and
                                  Dureau Corporation of Melbourne in 1956. It is seen here at Essendon shortly after its arrival. 
                                  VH-KFD was later acquired by Connellan Airways in the Northern Territory who re-registered
                                  it into their series as VH-CLF.