Avro Anson

Designed and built by the Avro during the 1930s, the Anson was developed for maritime reconnaissance, but found to be obsolete in this role. However it excelled in multi-engine aircrew training and provided support for the Air Transport Auxiliary. By the end of production in 1952, over 10,000 Ansons had been built which were used by the air arms of many countries including Australian, Canada, India, Norway and of course the UK. The aircraft attending the Air Show, G-AHKX, is operated by BAE Systems, based at Old Warden Aerodrome, and will be performing a flying display on Sunday 11th June.