Aviation Photo #1760177 Douglas C-47A Skytrain (DC-3) - Sri Lanka - Air Force

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In 1948, the war surplus RAF serial # KG787 was purchased by the Gov. of Ceylon to start Air Ceylon (along with # FL566,# KG798) and received civilian registration CY-ACG before becoming VP-CAS "Viharamaha Devi". She eventually received the new country code 4R-ACG and operated till 1978 when she was transferred to the Sri Lanka Air Force as Air Ceylon became Air Lanka. New route structure was an all jet operation. In SLAF service, she became CR821. After 60+ years of service,she rests!
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    Suresh A. Atapattu
    Sri Lanka - Air Force
    Douglas C-47A Skytrain (DC-3)
    Douglas DC-3 (C-47/53/117/R4D/Skytrain/Dakota)
    Douglas DC-3 (C-47/53/117/R4D/Skytrain/Dakota)
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    CR-821
    Colombo - Ratmalana
    Sri Lanka
    August 3, 2010
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