VT-ARK de Havilland D.H.89B Dominie
Most of the images I gleaned from
Air-India in1947/48 were quite grainy, and this one is typical.
It depicts a Dominie used on internal
services in 1943. In India, as for all Commonwealth countries,
decreed that all civilian aircraft operating be camouflaged.
This aircraft was actually an ex-
RAF Dominie, ostensibly HG650 but shipped straight out to India.
It was registered to the Govern-
India, although flown, briefly, by Tata Air Lines. Later in 1943
it was re-impressed into the
service as MA964. I have no idea why it did not revert to
HG650. It was reputedly destroyed in
flooding in 1946 and struck off charge.