The Brian Robbins Gallery Pt 3
The following photos were kindly sent in by Brian and I am pleased to be able to show them here
Hunting-Clan African Airways
From The History of British Caledonian 1928-1988
Hunting had expansion planned and had secured rights to fly to West and Central Africa, but were still talking with South Africa. They started a subsidiary, Hunting- Clan African Airways, in 1955 with the express intent of developing air freight traffic throughout Africa and for providing local connections to the Africargo service. They would use DC-3s for these internal African services.
By 1957 the Hunting-Clan African Airways extension of the Africargo service was carving out a niche transporting livestock around Africa. A flight in April saw them load six cattle onto a DC-3 at Nairobi in Kenya and fly them to Mbeya in Tanganyika. This was quickly followed by three heifers, one bull and three sheep for the same owner. The sheep had arrived from Britain on a Hunting York.
The African operation, Hunting-Clan African Airways, was still flying lots of freight. However it was not proving profitable and their employees were given notice in late September 1959. It was a six month notice, giving Hunting time to review their operations and make any changes they could. The sales and promotion of the African based operations was now taken over by the shipping lines within the group. Within a few months they would merge with a South African based operation, Air Carriers.
HCAA's DC3's and also their hangar - all mid-late 1950s
Paradise Island - Mozambique
Victoria Falls Sothern & Northern Rhodesia
Victoria Falls - Northern Rhodesia side
1959 The Kariba Dam under construction - Rhodesia
All taken from the air in HCAA DC3's - you can see HCAA on the wing in one. HCAA always overflew major landmarks in their areas
Northern Rhodesia Air Service Dove
When either of the HCAA DC-3's was in for maintenance aircraft were leased in to maintain the service, here are two examples from Africair and NRAS.