Fokker F.27 Friendship
This photograph was obtained from the
Jennifer Gradidge collection for a book I intended
entitled 'Airlines and Airliners of Yesteryear'. In the event, no
publisher was willing
take it on.
Since I had left Australia by May of 1959 when this aircraft was
TAA, it is the only F-27 of that airline that I have in my
collection. As I finish
collection as it now exists, I will probably add (donated) others of
the 1960-70 era.
This particular aircraft was leased to, and
eventually purchased by, the Department of Civil
1971). A photograph, and details of this ownership, may be found
It was sold in the U.K. in 1978 to Air Anglia
as G-SPUD (did it carry potatoes?) and later
operated by Air UK as G-OMAN (on the Isle of Man route). Its
ultimate fate is unknown.