G-ACSR was piloted by Owen Cathcart-Jones and Ken Waller in the Melbourne race. It arrived forth in Melbourne and left at once for the return flight to England carrying news reels and photographs. 

In December 1934 the same aircraft, now named Reine Astrid left from Brussels to Leopoldville in the Congo carrying the Christmas mail.

In 1935 it was sold to the French government and received the French registration F-ANPY. At some time during its stay in France it was given the name "Cité d'Angoulême IV".

In French hands it made some record flights to the French colonies in Africa. The French added some new equipment and an electric generator in the nose of the aircraft driven by a small propeller. This propeller was later removed and replaced by a very pointed solid nose.

F-ANPY was lost in a fire at Istres air force base in 1940.

For a further history of the French Comets, see the entry on F-ANPZ.

 

 

THE GREEN COMET / REINE ASTRID

 




 

 

F-ANPY / CITÉ D'ANGOULÊME IV

 

 

 





 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated: 20/06/2011