VH-ABC  de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth                      (c/n   DHA149)

                                       

                                              Although my index shows this as VH-ABC the second, it is, in fact, actually the third.  (The
                                              second VH-ABC was a DC-3 which became VH-CAQ).       This Tiger was ex A17-148
                                              and came on the register in 1951.   The photograph above is by John Hopton and comes via
                                              the Geoff Goodall collection.  My thanks to both gentlemen.  It was shot at Moorabbin in 1961.
                                              The shot below is from the Elizabeth Leckie collection and shows -ABC on the family farm at
                                              Binginwarri, Victoria in 1960 with the original 'Leckie Aviation Services' in cursive titling.  The
                                              air-to-air image at the foot of the page was by J. Novack, via the CAHS collection, taken
                                              somewhat later.   A recent (August 2013) communique from Elizabeth indicates that -ABC
                                              is being restored in NSW.