Canadair C.4 Argonaut Rhodesian Air Force Limited Edition Photograph - by Aviation Photographer Peter Keating
This is a rare image…a newly painted Canadair C.4 Argonaut, it's four
Merlin engines recently overhauled, freshly painted in the livery of the Royal
Rhodesian Air Force in front of the BOAC building at London Airport in February
With the old BOAC registration G-ALHH still on the tail RRAF181 is ready
to be ferried off to New Sarum Air Base south of Salisbury in Rhodesia.
This was one of four Argonauts bought by Rhodesia to bolster the lifting
capabilities of RRAF's 3 Squadron which also flew Dakotas. The C.4s only
stayed with the RRAF for four years before they were returned to BOAC and
eventually scrapped. While with the RRAF, however, they performed well in
virtually all their allotted tasks.
They were used for VIP travel, particularly when Queen Elizabeth, The
Queen Mother, visited in 1960. Later that same year they were used for
humanitarian relief, evacuating refugees fleeing during the Congo
emergency. Their main role was trooping, working as part of Rhodesia's
commitment to both the Commonwealth and the Central African Federation.
Two sizes are available. The 14" image is limited to 30 copies, while the 22" version is limited to 20 copies
Rhodesian Argonaut at London Airport - Canadair Argonaut
- Artist: Peter Keating
- Product Code: CHG-014
- Availability: In Stock