Avro Anson 6610

2016-12-20-16-47-42

Collection Gerald Thomas Padden
Courtesy Graham Padden (paddeng@padden.eu)

Source of information

http://www.rwrwalker.ca

Avro
built in UK
Anson Mk. I
652A

first date: 17 April 1941 – Taken on strength at MacDonald Brothers Aircraft at Winnipeg, Manitoba

Ex RAF W2134.

Winter conversion kit installed during assembly. To No. 2 Training Command on 29 July 1941, for use by No. 7 Air Observers School at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.

To MacDonald Brothers for overhaul, 25 March to 6 June 1943.

To No. 2 Training Command when completed.

To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944.

Pending disposal from 10 April 1945.

By 27 November 1945 on the books of Material Command, stored at No. 5 Satellite Equipment Holding Unit at Neepawa, Manitoba, where it was noted with 3619:25 total time, 1667:25 since overhaul.

last date: 1 October 1946 – Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

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Collection Gerald Thomas Padden
Courtesy Graham Padden (paddeng@padden.eu)

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  1. https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P04015.002

    Group portrait of 25 airmen, posed in front of an Avro Anson Mk 1 aircraft. Most of those identified enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force on 22 May 1942 and served overseas with the Royal Air Force (RAF). The portrait was most likely taken while they were undergoing training in Canada with the Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS). Identified from left to right (back row): 422414 Ivan Chapple from Bega, NSW, who was killed during operations with 463 Squadron RAF on 10 May 1944 and is commemorated in Hellemmes-Lille Communal Cemetery in northern France; C E Murphy; Jack Denham; 422477 James Wharton Severn Fisher from Fivedock, NSW. Second row: unidentified; 422360 Bruce Andrew Stanley Abbott from Homebush West, NSW, killed on operations on 12 March 1945; 422482 Kenneth William Perry Francis from Roseville, NSW, who was killed on 22 January 1944 during operations over Germany with 467 Squadron RAF and is commemorated in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery; Roy Rogers, Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF); unidentified; Vic Painter RCAF; 422363 Kenneth Mauger Adcock from Sydney, NSW; G Honeyman; 422594 Walter Lawrence, born in Birkenhead, England; 422467 William Thomas Edginton from Ashfield, NSW, who was killed on 25 February 1944 during operations over Germany with 467 Squadron RAF and is commemorated in Durnbach War Cemetery, Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany. Front row: W Duckworth RAF; 422452 Jack Denham from Port Macquarie, NSW; 422475 Walter Allen Field from Parkes, NSW; 422577 Frederick Godfrey Kirkwood from Sydney, NSW; Frederick John Smith; unidentified; 422462 Kenneth Charles Dyer from Sydney, NSW, who was killed on 15 March 1944 during operations over Germany with 7 Squadron RAF and is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery; 422439 Philip Gordon Croft, born in Paignton, England; 422547 Stanley Donald Taylor, born in Southhampton, England; unidentified; J Duckworth RAF.

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