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avro, a contraction of A.V. Roe Company. a U.K . aircraft company originally. Maker of iconic aircraft during the First and Second World War, it was purchased by the hawker Siddley groupin 1935,and became a subsidiary. In the 1950s, Hawker Siddeley Group purchased the former Victory Aircraft firm in Malton, Ontario, and renamed the operation Avro Aircraft Limited (Canada). Commonly known as Avro Canada it was actually a subsidiary of the Hawker Siddeley Group and used the Avro name for trading purposes. Makers of Canada's Pride and Joy the Avro Arrow
"The Heritage Group have already successfully completed the rebuild of Avro Anson G-AHKX which currently resides with the Shuttleworth collection at Old Warden, Bedfordshire."

"The Avro Lancaster was a British four-engine Second World War bomber aircraft made initially by Avro for the British Royal Air Force (RAF). It first saw active service in 1942, and together with the Handley-Page Halifax it was one of the main heavy bombers of the RAF, the RCAF and squadrons from other Commonwealth and European countries serving within RAF Bomber Command. The "Lanc" or "Lankie," as it became affectionately known,1 became the most famous and most successful of the Second World War night bombers, "delivering 608,612 tons of bombs in 156,000 sorties."2 Although the Lancaster was primarily a night bomber, it excelled in many other roles including daylight precision bombing, and gained worldwide renown as the "Dam Buster" used in the 1943 Operation Chastise raids on Germany's Ruhr Valley dams."
by Scott Ruggels February 23, 2008

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