ZK-AXY Avro 652A
Avro Ansons were thin in the skies over New Zealand,
unlike its Antipodean neighbour to the
had oodles of them. This particular machine itself came from
Australia in 1948 and
was used by the British High
Commission in Wellington (operated for them by the RNZAF) with
the RAF serial PH599. It was declared surplus in 1951 and was
sold to Southern Scenic Air
Services who used it for
passenger services until 1955 when it was replaced by a DH Dominie.
Its registration was cancelled in 1961. It is seen above
immediately after being demobbed, and
the RAF roundel can still be traced.