VR-NAO  Handley Page H.P.R.1 Marathon 1A                                 (c/n  128)

                                    West African Airways Corporation was established in 1946 as a public corporation owned by the
                                    governments of Nigeria, the Gold Coast, Sierra Leone and the Gambia.  BOAC provided management
                                    and technical support.  Although services commenced with DC-3s a number of "replacement" types
                                    was used, including a fleet of seven Marathons, fobbed off on the airline by BEA who did not want
                                    them.  This aircraft was just one of a succession of types tried by the the Corporation before acceding
                                    to the fact that the only aircraft capable of replacing the DC-3 was another DC-3.