818 Viscount II 'John Murray'
The above shot was taken by
Maclean who happened to be on duty at Essendon on
the day that VH-TVR arrived from Havana.
Previously CU-T622 with Cubana, this aircraft
was originally built in
1958. TAA acquired it in 1961, and the image below, by Ron
was taken at Coolangatta in
December of 1969. The original
VH-TVR was to have been
another series 800 machine but it,
VH-TVS were not taken up. VH-TVR was
donated to the Moorabbin Air
Museum in 1970. Unfortunately, due to lack of funding it
falling into disrepair at that facility. Phil Vabre took a shot
of it (at the foot of this entry) in
2006. Fred Niven and I also visited the
museum during my trip back to Oz in 2006 and, so
far as I could ascertain, no
real funding campaign (other than the odd buck or two in the jam
jar) was being pursued in any
intense or professional way. Ergo it is likely that some of
old birds which are out in
the open will simply disintegrate.