Delivered RAF 246 Sqn 09/02/45.
Transferred to RAAF as 'Endeavour' and allocated A74-1
To 1 AD 19/03/45. To Governor Generals Flight 02/04/45.
To 17 RSU for engine change 10/04/45.
To Governor Generals Flight 11/04/45.
Although the RAAF identification number A74 was
allocated, the York retained the original serial MW140,
RAF markings were exchanged for the contemporary RAAF
blue and white roundels and flashes.
The York was used for long-range flights including the
Duke's tour of New Guinea, New Britain, and Bougainville
The flight was terminated on July 5 1945, because of the
death of the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon John Curtin.
On two occasions (20/09/1945
& 05/10/1945 )"Endeavour"
was flown to Singapore to evacuate ex-POWs,
On the first return journey a
record flight was established between Perth and
On January 17 1947, "Endeavour" departed from Mascot and
arrived in England on January 23 1947,
Aircraft handed back to the
06/01/48, RAF 24 Sqn.
03/52, Withdrawn & stored RAF 12MU Kirkbride, Cumbria,
07/09/54 Aviation Jersey - later broken up.