VH-BMY  de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth            (c/n  DHA926/T256)


                                          This canopied Tiger, seen here in a copy of a snapshot taken off by Roger McDonald, was first
                                          civilianized in March 1949.  It was the former A17-503.  The shot above was possibly taken at
                                          Lismore, NSW, circa 1948.  The Tiger appears to be wearing a RACNSW badge on the rudder.
                                          It was extensively damaged in a crash at Canowindra, NSW on 2 September 1950, although lived
                                          to fly again, being restored by the club as VH-RNM somewhere around 1957.     I suspect at that
                                          time it lost its canopy.          In 1959 it was sold off by the Royal Aero Club of NSW and became
                                          VH-BTU.  It was then sold in the USA as N3862.   In May 1982 it went to the UK and was given
                                          the 'period' (and previously not-alloted) rego of G-AGZZ.     It is still current, based in Devon and
                                          flies in the air show circuit from time to time.  Mick Bajcar's photo (below) was taken back in 1984
                                          at Biggin Hill.