VH-AAA de Havilland D.H.83 Fox Moth
three shots are from the Neil Follett collection, via Geoff
was one of
two Fox Moths built
by de Havilland of Australia at Mascot in 1937, some three years after
duction at Hatfield
had ceased when D.H.83s were hard to find overseas. -AAA was
to the Bush Church Aid
Society of Ceduna SA for whom it had been custoim-built.
dedicated at a service
at Sydney's St.
Andrew Cathedral on 19 February 1938 and then flown to
Ceduna. It was used
to take a doctor to
outback medical clinics and could carry a stretcher patient.
DCA ordered civil aircraft to be
painted in camouflage in 1942 until the threat of a
decreased. The upper and lower photos show it
in war-time livery. I suspect the photo
at the foot of the page was
taken pre-war. This Fox Moth was
later reregistered VH-CAS for
"Church Aid Society" then
sold as VH-GAS.