ZK-AZL  Douglas DC-3CS1C3G          (c/n  16568/33316)


                                         Ex C-47B-35-DK 44-76984.  Served with the RNZAF as NZ3545 from 1946 until 1953..
                                         It was the first  RNZAF aircraft to fly from New Zealand to the United Kingdom arriving there
                                         on 16 March 1947.  Served in Singapore 1949-1951.   Loaned to NZNAC as ZK-AZL in
                                         1953.   Returned to RNZAF for use during Royal Tour of NZ December 1953-January 1954.
                                         Sold to James Aviation in 1954 and converted to aerial topdresser.   Withdrawn from use in
                                         1974.  In 1984 it was donated to the Clydesdale Agricultuiral Museum at Mystery Creek,
                                         Hamilton, and is presently on display in James Aviation topdresser colours.  Both Jim Dyson's
                                         shot (above - c/o David Molesworth) and my image below, show the aircraft in mid-1950s
                                         James Aviation Ltd livery.     If anyone has it as NZNAC.....................