Early 1950s shot by Jennifer Gradidge of a KLM DC-3
at London Airport. The rego had,
by this tine,
been moved to the fin, but was still large enough to be read.
(Later, in the late
1950s, it was very "in" to paint the identity of aircraft in such
minuscule titling that it was
impossible to read if one were more than 10 metres away!. PH-TCY
was a former
C-47A-25-DL (42-23548) and was
one of almost thirty operated by KLM on their local
services. In the mid-1950s KLM re-registered their aircraft
under a different
system, whereby the
lead letter represented the manufacturer ("D" for Douglas, "L" for Lock-
etc).. Under this scheme PH-TCY became PH-DAC.