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    Anson re paint for RAF 100

    Its possible that this could be the new scheme, GVROE being re painted at Old Warden https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1515739

    location should be Staverton..
    Last edited by scotavia; 13th April 2018, 10:49.

    #2
    I was there last week and didn't notice it.
    There are two sides to every story. The truth is usually somewhere between the two.

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      #3
      It's being repainted at Staverton, not Old Warden.

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        #4
        ooopss my mistake, faulty grey cells...

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          #5
          It's not G-VROE either, but G-AHKX.

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            #6
            G-AHKX and others at Strathallan 1973.
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            Robert Whitton,
            Edinburgh, Scotland

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              #7
              wonderful picture, thanks for sharing... what became of the others?
              pb::

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                #8
                Should emerge in the silver, white and day-glo colours of TX176, RAF Coningsby Station Flight, according to info posted on UKAR.
                Last edited by LN Strike Eagle; 15th April 2018, 11:55.
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by SADSACK
                  wonderful picture, thanks for sharing... what became of the others?
                  G-AGWE went to the States and is, I think, still stored somewhere in Florida
                  G-AWRS is at Nelsam
                  G-APHV is at East Fortune in its RAF markings of VM360
                  G-AYWA went to Belgium in 2007
                  G-AHIC donated its centre section to the rebuild of G-VROE

                  That is a lovely picture - those were the first historic aircraft I ever saw. I remember it was a murky day in early '73 and they were quite a ghostly sight through the mist!
                  The For Sale notice from Flight in 1972 -

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                  Last edited by Mothminor; 15th April 2018, 20:57.

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                    #10
                    The Avro 19s that were not scrapped by the RAF had a variety of roles. Treffield Aviation ran cargo including a lucrative ferry service from Blackpool to the Isle of man and Ireland during several ship strikes with cigarettes as freight. Some were planned to be used as medical/aid transports in the Biafra war refugee crisis and not all got there. I saw many being scapped at Shawbury and only the remote location of Aldergrove in Ireland saved WD413 from the same fate, being disposed of in 1977.

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                      #11
                      G-AGWE did indeed end up in the USA. I photographed its fuselage frame that was suspended from the roof of a hangar at Tico. When I went to the same location some years later the Anson had moved on - I don't know if it survives.
                      "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."(Mary Baker Eddy)

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                        #12
                        Thanks, Consul. Hopefully she's still around and got better days ahead. Iirc I read somewhere that the remains of G-AHIC had also gone to the USA.

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