Today in aviation history – September 7, 1954

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The RCAF decommissions the last Avro Anson.  The Anson, named after a British Admiral of the 18th century, entered service in 1940 and was selected as the standard twin-engine aircraft for the training of pilots, observers, wireless-operators and bomb aimers.  Over 20,000 aircrew received their training in it.