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Air Anglia operated a variety of aircraft some of which are featured here along with one of the original three companies that led to its formation.

G AMPZ Douglas DC3C Dakota Southampton 1970

G AMPZ Douglas DC3C Dakota Southampton 1970.
First registered in 1952 and served with many operators, pictured in Southampton in Rig Air colours at the time of the formation of Air Anglia. Photo Barry Friend.

G AOBN Douglas C47 Dakota Norwich September 1974

G AOBN Douglas C47 Dakota Norwich September 1974.
Operated with Air Kruise and Silver City then with Morton Air Services and British United (Radio Calibration Unit) early 1960s Joined the newly formed Air Anglia in Nov 1971. Finally with Ethiopian Airlines and was written off in an accident at Jiggiga August 1977,  Photo Richard Vandervord

G ASVO Handley Page HPR7 Herald 214 Edinburgh April 1975

G ASVO Handley Page HPR7 Herald 214 Edinburgh April 1975.
Air Anglia used this aircraft from February 1975 to March 1976. It was written off with Channel Express at Bournemouth in 1997 when it taxied into a lighting mast. The fuselage and nose section now at Highland Air Museum Inverness. Photo Richard Vandervord.

G APRL Armstrong Whitworth AW650 Argosy 101 Amsterdam December 1975

G APRL Armstrong Whitworth AW650 Argosy 101 Amsterdam December 1975.
This aircraft was originally used by Riddle Airlines in Miami. With the retirement of its sole remaining Dakota in November 1975 Air Anglia leased two Argosy freighters. The aircraft is preserved at the Midland Aircraft Museum Coventry in Elan colours. Photo Peter de Groot.

G FJGC Piper PA31 350 Navajo Chieftain Southend January 1979

G FJGC Piper PA31 350 Navajo Chieftain Southend January 1979.
Used by Air Anglia until sold in America April 1980. Photo Richard Vandervord.

G BLGW Fokker F27 200 Stansted January 1980

G BLGW Fokker F27 200 Stansted January 1980.
With Air Anglia from March 1978, flew on lease in British Midland colours, hybrid Air Anglia/Air UK and the modified and second Air UK colour schemes. Broken up at Norwich 1996. Photo Richard Vandervord.

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