VH-AID  Douglas DC-3CS1C3G               (c/n   33097)


                                       In 1971 several ex-RAAF Dakotas were made available to the Department of Foreign Affairs
                                       for work in the Australian Aid scheme, rendering assistance to (mainly) Cambodia during the
                                       Viet Nam war.   These aircraft were basically donated (given away).  VH-AID was one of them
                                       although, as such, was only delivered to Cambodia in 1977.    The above shot, from the Eric
                                       Wagner collection, shows it at Mascot, probably in 1977.     A late model C-47B-30-DK. it
                                        was originally delivered to the RAAF in May of 1945, as A65-96, going to 77 sqn  in Korea
                                        in 1950 for communication runs back to Australia from Japan.    I am not aware of its final fate.