Avro 688 Tudor 4B – c/n 1348

With Air Charter from Aug 1954 to Aug 1959

November Oscar was withdrawn at Ringway during March 1950 and it would not be until January 7th 1954 that this Tudor would finally leave this location for Southend. Having been purchased in November 1953, she was prepped for flight and on arriving at Southend was given a thorough overhaul. Some reports suggest that she was initially configured for passenger operations, while others suggest that she was sent to Germany to undertake cargo work, although what is definitely known is that she was seen in Malta on February 2nd and somewhat curiously at Liverpool on June 5th 1955. Sufficed to say, this Tudor would return to Southend during the early part of 1955 to undergo conversion to a Super Trader and was then put to work mostly hauling missile parts back and forth between the UK and Australia. In September 1958, she would be temporarily withdrawn from service at Stansted and despite a short reprieve, she returned there during the first half of 1959 where she was finally WFU and then scrapped.

With thanks to Chris Garton for proving updated information for this page.


History of G-AHNO

2/50 to 11/53

Ministry of Civil Aviation

11/53 to 8/54

Aviation Traders

8/54 to 8/59

Air Charter Ltd


Scrapped at Stansted 8/59


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