VH-AAA de Havilland D.H.83 Fox Moth                     (c/n  DHA6)


                                  These three shots are from the Neil Follett collection, via Geoff Goodall 
  VH-AAA was one of
                                  two Fox Moths built by de Havilland of Australia at Mascot in 1937, some three years after pro-
                                  duction at Hatfield had ceased when D.H.83s were hard to find overseas.  -AAA was registered
                                  to the Bush Church Aid Society of Ceduna SA for whom it had been custoim-built.        It was
                                  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 possible Japanese
                                  invasion 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.    .