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Avro Anson 31 Jul 2016 20:21 #1

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Having been to airshows from the latye sixties to the late nineties I don't recall ever seeing an Anson in flight. That was until yesterday when one flew over the back garden. A distinctive sound caused me to check what was flying over and was pleased to an Anson. I think it was the blue painted version but can't be sure as it was back lit by the sun.

It makes a change from the regular aircraft for London City Airport which now seem to fly directly over our garden with unnerving accuracy!
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Avro Anson 01 Aug 2016 12:38 #2

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I have a distant memory of seeing an early model Anson at an air show at Staverton run by the Skyfame museum and which also featured flying Mosquitos.

I wonder what happened to that?

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Avro Anson 01 Aug 2016 12:53 #3

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The aircraft was the Anson owned by BAE Systems and kept at Old Warden. It was probably en-route Blackbushe to Stowe Maries for a display, before returning to Old Warden. It does have a blue-painted fuselage.

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Avro Anson 01 Aug 2016 13:26 #4

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"The Blue one" photographed at Shuttleworth 21/05/2015
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Avro Anson 01 Aug 2016 14:59 #5

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JCB wrote: The aircraft was the Anson owned by BAE Systems and kept at Old Warden. It was probably en-route Blackbushe to Stowe Maries for a display, before returning to Old Warden. It does have a blue-painted fuselage.


As I live south of the Thames at Dartford I assume the route skirted south to avoid Heathrow and headed north near Dartford Crossing. It is a well trodden path for non airline traffic.
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Avro Anson 01 Aug 2016 16:25 #6

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There's only two airworthy Ansons flying in the UK -

The Avro 19 operated by BAe Systems at Old Warden -

& the Coventry based Classic Air Force (now sadly ex-Classic Air Force) Anson. Here's the two of them together at Old Warden in 2013 -

...& here's an here's an 'oldie' of WD 143 taking off at Leicester in 1983-


As far as I'm aware there's only three Ansons airworthy in the world, the other being the recently restored to flight Mk1 in New Zealand.

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Avro Anson 04 Dec 2016 11:19 #7

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The other Anson was based at RAF Turnhouse for a few months in 1987, wished Id taken a few pictures of it.

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Avro Anson 04 Dec 2016 19:31 #8

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VS 562 at Llanbedr around 1968 ish, taken outside the ATC centre, and on the Airfield


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Avro Anson 24 Nov 2017 15:37 #9

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BAe's Anson based at Old Warden is getting a new paint scheme for next year's RAF 100 anniversary. It's going to show BAe's links with the RAF apparently. Look forward to seeing this.

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Avro Anson 25 Nov 2017 14:07 #10

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Faithful Annie! Anyone know what happened to Anson TX226??. Used to be at Air Atlantic in Coventry I think. Looked after TX226's instruments when at RAF Jurby , Isle of Man as Junior Technician in 1960. Aircraft was the Station's only aircraft then and was lucky to fly in her on a number of occasions as Navigator!!. Accompanying pilot on trips to West Freugh to exchange survival equipment as no Survival equipment man at Jurby. West Freugh seen as soon as a/c left the ground!. Chosen to sit up front as only Scotsman from SW Scotland on Station Flight of 4 personnel. Happy Days!

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