G-APKV  de Havilland D.H.114 Heron 1B                        (c/n  14045)


                                   This Heron was delivered new to PLUNA in January 1954 as CX-AOU.     It returned to the U.K.
                                   in March 1958 and was refurbished by Eagle Aircraft Services before being on-sold to Gulf Aviation
                                   in September of that year, hence its "late" (for a Heron) UK rego.      Note odd spacing between the
                                   G-A and PKV.  The above shot, from the John Havers collection, was taken at Bahrain, circa 1958.
                                   It later went to Channel Airways (in 1969) and was broken up at Southend, Essex in 1972.   Both
                                   the Heron and the Dove in the background (G-AMKT) display 'BOAC' type livery, since the British
                                   state airline was a major shareholder in the company at that time.