VH-ADP  (1)   de Havilland D.H.60M Moth                        (c/n  MSB8655)


                                     VH-ADP was an unusual D.H.60M believed to have been assembled by the RAAF at Laverton
                                     using a fuselage manufactured by the Munitions Supply Board works at Maribynong, Melbourne,
                                     and used by the RAAF as A7-71 (hence the weird c/n).   It was released to Spencers Gulf Aero
                                     Club at Whyalla SA in October 1941 when military training contracts were given to civil aero clubs
                                     during the establishment of the EFTS program.    Registered VH-ADP on 25 April 1941 it is seen
                                     above in this shot from the Geoff Goodall collection after it had been converted to DH.60GIII Moth
                                     Major status (making it, at first glance, indistinguishable from a Tiger Moth). VH-ADP was written
                                     off in a crash at Mooreenia, SA in December 1948..