VH-BQG  de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth                  (c/n   DHA261)


                                      This Bob Neate shot of VH-BQG was taken at Narrandera during 1963, sitting on flat tyres in a
                                      hangar surrounded by agricultural equipment. It was a retired cropsprayer (ex RAAF A17-242,
                                      although not civlianized until 1954) with Grasslands Aviation of Albury NSW   In 1965 it was rebuilt
                                      back to a two seater by a Melbourne syndicate naming themselves the Tiger Club, but unfortunately
                                      was written off when blown on to its back by a wind storm at Moorabbin on the night of 15 October
                                     1966.  Given the value of Tiger Moths these days, it is interesting to read about the event in the "Aust-
                                      ralian Air Log" edition of the time:           'The Tiger was left upside down on the grass at Moorabbin
                                      Airport for over a week before any attempt was made to salvage it, during which time it was further
                                      wrecked.'.   It was never to fly again.