This was one of the first T.10 (ex RAF) Chipmunks to
Australia, being registered
early in 1954. It was
formerly WG357. The Chipmunk became the standard trainer for
several flying clubs in the
1950s and 60s, not only in Australia,
but all over the world .
VH-AJD was re-registered
VH-RSP in 1956 and VH-ESP in
1967. It is currently (early
2007) under extensive restoration
in Caloundra, Qld. Naturally when it flies again it will
be all decked out in original RAF
uniform. It won't be as VH-ESP, however, since that
rego has be re-allocated.