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    Hi
    I have a photo of my grandfather with some workmates in front of a plane, G-AGNW taken 1941-1945 in England (presuming Chippenham).
    As my grandfather was an aircraft engineer I am presuming this is one of the planes he worked on.
    Can anyone tell me what sort of plane this is and where I can get a picture of it.
    (The picture I have is of body only with these letters).
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    Wendy

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    You have there part of G-AGNW an AVRO 685 YORK C1

    Go to the UK CAA website database to see PDF's of its registration history:
    http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?catid=60&pagetype=90

    Having not done it myself yet, run the serial number through google, perhaps google images also.

    Briefly, it was registered to BOAC in August 1945.
    Then to Lancashire Aircraft Corporation in 1951.
    Then to Eagle Airways in 1954
    Then back registered to Lancashire A/C in and sold to Persia in 1955.

    These folks have perhaps two photos, which they'll try sell you no doubt:
    http://www.ajjcollection.co.uk/AGAA.HTM

    This photo is of a sister aircraft on the Eagle Airways website, (Historical)
    http://www.britisheagle.net/G-AGNZ-Pic-1.html

    http://www.britisheagle.net
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    And this is the actual aircraft:
    http://www.transportphotos.com/air/photo/EX01167

    and using google books, searching for 'G-AGNW" one finds:
    British civil aircraft, 1919-1972
    By Aubrey Joseph Jackson, Roger T. Jackson

    it also served as ZS-ATS in South Africa during its life.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Thanks so much Dennis.
    Very helpful, now I've got a picture I can add to his biography.
    Kind regards
    Wendy

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    Wendy,

    The people at the AJ Jackson collection are very helpful and will download an image for 5.50. I've used them myself and consider the terms are pretty reasonable as it's a way of covering their costs.

    Brian

    (David Jackson is away for a couple of days at the moment.)

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