VH-UOB as G-ACKE Avro 616 Avian
This aircraft represents a sort of 'reverse'
identity situation to most VH-Us with previous regis-
trations in that it was imported new, from England, on 10 May 1930 for
the first Australian National
Airways Ltd of
Sydney. After exactly two years it returned to the U.K.
and became (not reverted
G-ACKE. That suggests some sort of lease arrangement.
Anyway, in the event, I have never
been able to
glean a photo of it as VH-UOB. The above shot, from the Maurice
was taken in the
U.K. following its return from Australia. The Avian
lasted until July 1950 when
it was damaged