G-APKV de Havilland D.H.114 Heron 1B
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,
It later went
to Channel Airways (in 1969) and was broken up at Southend, Essex in
the Heron and
the Dove in the background (G-AMKT) display 'BOAC' type livery, since
state airline was a major
shareholder in the company at that time.