VH-BQE  Desoutter Mk II  (c/n D.30)


                              I have several photos of this old bird.  For details on it see the photograph under VH-UEE. All these
                              shots were taken at Bankstown.  Above it is seen outside Kingsford-Smith's hangar, circa 1956. 
                              The first two lower shots show it in service (somewhat earlier) with the Illawarra Flying School.
                              Actually, the top photograph shows it as it was when operated by South Coast Airways (Illawarra
                              were negotiating for its purchase) whilst the hangar shot illustrates it in full Illawarra garb (red and white).
                              Finally, later still in its career it flew for Rainair Taxis (bottom)