VH-AZP    de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth           (c/n  DHA974/T303)


                            VH-AZP was a former Royal Aero Club of NSW aircraft, (ex A17-539) registered to the club
                            in November 1946.  At the foot of the page is a nice image of it from the John Hopton collection
                            showing it in full ACNSW livery of black rego on dark orange fuselage whilst it was attending an
                            air show at Broken Hill, NSW in 1948.  By the time I saw it at Moorabbin in 1956 (above) it was
                            privately-owned, and still sporting its canopy.   On 27 March 1969 it ditched into the sea off King
                            Island, as seen in the shot below from the Geoff Goodall collection.    It was owned at the time by
                            Mr. D. N. Dodge of Currie, the small town on King Island.   Nobody was hurt but the Tiger was
                            not rebuilt.  However its parts were salvaged and in typical Tiger fashion were distributed among
                            Tiger rebuilders far and wide.  Geoff recalls running across parts from it years later on a farm at
                            Goolwa, SA!