VH-BGR  de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth               (c/n   DHA797/T047)

                                     VH-BGR was civilianized in 1948 having spent its previous life as A17-647.  It was one of those
                                     Tigers originally destined for the EFTS in South Africa where it would have become DX740, but
                                     was diverted to the RAAF instead.   The hangar shot above by Bob Neate, taken at Narromine,
                                     NSW in December 1962, shows it when owned by the Narromine Aero Club, although it had
                                     been retired and struck off the Register in July 1961 when replaced by Cessnas.    (Colin Pay's
                                     ex RAAF Mustang A68-175 is behind).     Resale values of Tiger Moths were so low at that
                                     time that it was just left in the hangar, until sold to a private owner at nearby Dubbo, who brought
                                     it back on the Register in September 1964.    The image below by Greg Banfield shows it at
                                     Coonabarabran, NSW in November of 1965.  -BGR is still currently on the civil register and
                                     owned by Geoffrey Airey in NSW's Central Coast area.