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G-AGJV Douglas C-47A of Air Anglia
Greenham Common (EWY) - July 1974

G-AGJV Douglas C-47A of Air Anglia at Greenham Common (EWY) - July 1974 © Caz Caswell 1974

Photographic Copyright Caz Caswell © 1974-2008

Douglas Holland Writes:
Air Anglia was formed in 1970 as the result of a merger between three Air Taxi Operators: Anglian Air Charter, Norfolk Airways and Rig Air. Throughout its life as an independent operator, Air Anglia was based at Norwich Airport.

With Norwich Union as its major Shareholder, Air Anglia had sufficient finance to grow into a significant regional Scheduled Service Carrier during the 1970s.

By 1979 the Dakota fleet had long been sold on and Air Anglia's fleet was all Fokker, mostly F-27 Friendships, but with a couple of F-28 Fellowship 4000 Aircraft.

In 1980 Air Anglia merged with BIA (See BIA - G-APWF Herald 201 and Morton Air Service Picture Notes in this album), Air Wales and Air Westward, to form Air UK. .
In 2003 Air UK, became KLM UK and by this time most people had forgotten Air Anglia and its 10 years of safe, incident free operations.
Source: Air Anglia - Wikipedia Entry

G-AGJV - On the British Register with BOAC, who passed it to BEA. Then Sold to Derby Aviation, which became BMA and used the Aircraft until sold to Central Air Services who leased it to Air Ulster.

When Air Ulster ceased operation in 1971, the Aircraft was sold to Air Anglia. After Air Anglia the Aircraft went to Skyways and finally disappeared off the British Register as VP-LVM with BVI in the British Virgin Islands. The Aircraft was destroyed whilst in service with BVI.

For more about:
Air UK - Wikipedia Entry     KLM UK - Wikipedia Entry

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