Avro York C.1 – s/n MW226

With Air Charter from Sep 1952 to Feb 1956

Given Name – ‘New Venture II’

York ‘Uniform Victor’ was purchased from the RAF in September 1952, although her arrival at Southend wouldn’t occur until the following March, during which time she had undergone preparations for her long flight from Singapore where she had been stored. After her arrival she was given a complete overhaul by Aviation Traders and finally left SEN for STN on April 30th 1953 carrying the military serial number ‘XD669’. Somewhat unsurprisingly, it would be trooping work to Malta and Cyprus that kept her busy during the summer of 1953 and as such, she continued visiting the Middle East, later being seen in Aden during June 1954. It would appear that ‘Uniform Victor’ carried on operating these military charters until August 1955 when she finally reverted back to her civil registration. Whether she continued to operate Air Charter services after this or was simply stored remains unknown. However, come February 1956 she had been sold on to Dan-Air.


History of G-AMUV

2/46 to 9/52

Royal Air Force as MW226

9/52 to 2/56

Air Charter Ltd as G-AMUV

(XD669 issued for trooping)

2/56 to 5/58



DBR in forced landing nr Delhi, India 25/5/58


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