civilianized and officially registered as such. It
was later made airworthy at Maylands Aero-
drome, Perth and registered G-AUEN in May 1924 for owner
Mr. F.J.Barnes of Cunderdin.
WA. His plans for a barnstorming career were unsuccessful
and in 1926 he sold the Avro to
Perth businessman Mr. A.G.Simpson who
operated as Air Transport Ltd. Barnes was employ-
ed as an engineer and on 21
October 1926 Air Transport's commercial pilot Patrick Lynch-Blosse
was testing the aircraft when the
propeller struck and killed Barnes. The engine burst into flames
and the aircraft was burnt out.