VH-TFD  Fokker F.27    'William Landsborough'                                 c/n  10114

                                    First TAA service flown on 28 May 1959.  Greg Banfield saw it somewhat later (above) at
                                    Mascot in October 1964 by which time the livery had gone through a couple of minor changes,
                                    including  "TAA - The Nation's Jetline" titling on the under fuselage.  Bob Neate's shot (immed-
                                    iately below) shows it at Essendon in 1961 with its original dayglo orange tail scheme. -TFD
                                    flew with TAA until its withdrawal from active duty in October 1980.   It later was to see service
                                    with Pilgrim Airlines of New London/Groton, Connecticut.   My good friend, and invaluable
                                    contributor to my US Airline section, Bob Garrard, took a shot of it on short finals into Ronald
                                    Reagan (National) Airport, Washington, D.C. in June 1983 (foot of page) in full Pilgrim livery.
                                    When Pilgrim was bought out by Business Express, it was absorbed into their fleet.  It was later
                                    leased to Taymi, SA in Peru as OB-1644 in 1996, and ostensibly sold from there to Air Dabia
                                    in The Gambia.  In the event I don't think that company ever "got off the ground" and c/n 10114
                                    was last listed as being stored at Banjul Airport.   .