VH-ASL (1)   de Havilland D.H.84A Dragon                 (c/n  2020)


                                             The above shot is from the album of Bernadette Wood of Melbourne whose father, Dr. Alan
                                             J. Wood was a doctor who who flew with the Flying Doctor Service out of Cloncurry. Qld.
                                             The image of -ASL below is from Phil Vabre who took it from "an old aviation encyclopedia".
                                             This Dragon was the former RAAF A34-31 civlianized in November 1946 for the Northern
                                             Territory Aerial Medical Service and originally operated primarily out of Darwin as an air
                                             ambulance.   It also did a short stint in Alice Springs in 1952 (also as a Flying Doctor aircraft)
                                             although as the above shot illustrates, may also have found its way to Cloncurry at some point
                                             in its career before returning to Darwin.      In fact, in Dr. Wood's photo it is wearing TAA tail
                                             stripes in addition to the ambulance Maltese Cross on the tail.    VH-ASL was reregistered
                                             VH-SJW in 1956.