VH-ALW  de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth    (c/n  804)


                            I have several photographs of  -ALW all taken in the Melbourne area in the mid 1950s.  None
                            of them are especially noteworthy........probably because the aircraft wasn't particularly phot-
                            genic, wearing, as it did, plain silver dope overall with a light blue registration.   This aircraft was
                            originally built for South Africa as DX747 but was diverted to the RAAF whereupon it became
                            A17-654. It was written off following a crash at Wollum Station, NSW in 1956. Around about
                            that time many Tigers were converted to crop dusters and I suspect that was the fate of this aircraft.