G-AUEZ ANEC III (Lasco Lascowl)
original Air Navigation & Engineering Company (of Addlestone,
England) Mark III
'stretched' by the Larkin Aircraft Supply Co Ltd of Melbourne it
became known as the
Lasco Lascowl. Only three of these machines were constructed and
for a more complete history
of this interesting type see my entry under VH-UGF.
The rare shot above is from the Charles
collection (via Kevin OReilly) and shows -UEZ with its original name of
The photo below, from Geoff Goodall's collection shows the ugly
biplane now re-registered as
company with -UGF at the aerodrome at Coode Island, Melbourne on 22 May
machines were about to depart on the Mackay Expedition to map and
explore central Australia.
third image is from the Daryl Mackenzie collection showing -UEZ
Now, here's the mystery: Photo No 4 from the Civil
the aircraft still as
G-AUEZ, in a 'reverse' livery and carrying the name 'Satin Bird'
(see tail enlargement). Was this name applied first before
renaming it 'Diamond Bird' and
the 'Satin Bird' name to -UFC
later? I have not been able to piece together the time line
the sequence of
either the paint job or the name change on -UEZ. (The
remaining ANEC III was
G-AUGF, 'Love Bird').
lapsed in June
after the expedition was
completed and it was not renewed. .