CR-TAG de Havilland DH104 Dove 2A
Transportes Aereos de Timor was
founded in 1954 with a fleet of three Doves. They also later
had a Heron and several
other types. The company ceased operations in 1975 when Indonesia
invaded East Timor.
CR-TAG escaped and flew to Australia. Today it is exhibited at
Aviation Heritage Museum at Darwin. This Dove was built at
Hatfield in 1952 and was sold new, to
the Portuguese overseas carrier in 1954.
Greg Banfield's two photos were both taken at Banks-
town when the aircraft was in at de Havillands for
maintenance. Above it is seen in the original smart
TADT livery in May 1966, whilst in
the shot below in July 1970 it had been given its final (and less
attractive in my mind) paint
scheme of the airline.