They are of the Vickers Viscount Demonstrator G-AMAV about 1956 on a sales tour from the UK and heading for the then Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and South Africa – note the drummed fuel, at that AVTUR was nt regularly available in Tabora.
The picture with a courtesy from Colin whose late father Ken Crossley, (R.I.P) was an Air Traffic Controller (ATCO) employed by the East African Common Services Organisation’s Director of Civil Aviation which was responsible for all aviation matters in East Africa from the 1940’s to sometime in ’70’s. According to Colin his late father was stationed at the New airport in Dar es Salaam from November 1954 to March 1955 when he moved Tabora and stayed there to March 1957 and again from March 1958 to September 1958 when he moved to Zanzibar where he stayed to April 1960.
Courtesy: Picture and story by Colin M Crossley – UK
Uyui appreciate and thank you for sharing with us and the Taborians with such a worthy story.