VH-BSB  de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth              (c/n  1079)


                                  In 1953 the Tasmanian Aero Club at Western Junction, Launceston, purchased two Tigers from
                                  the Department of Civil Aviation.   VH-BSB was one, VH-BSD the other.  -BSB was previously
                                  VH-CAD.  I had the distinction, along with club member Tony Rhedy, of chaperoning this aircraft
                                  back to Tasmania from DCA's base at Melbourne's Essendon airport.  Both aircraft were quite
                                  low time and had been well looked after by DCA.   Plus they had canopies.   This aircraft was
                                  ultimately destroyed in a fire at Mailor's Flat in Victoria in 1957 although by that time the Tassie
                                  Aero Club had sold it.