VH-DAL (1)  de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth                     (c/n  82248)


                                       Dogget Aviation & Engineering Co were an agricultural aviation concern based at Maylands,
                                       Perth using a fleet of Tigers decked out with yellow fuselages, red cowlings, silver wings and
                                       (initially, at least) the name of their chemical supplier "Elders", on the fuselage decking.  They
                                       also repeated the last letter of the rego on the cowling, although in the upper shot this one had
                                       yet to be so adorned.  The fabric covering of the rear fuselage was removed to simplify maint-
                                       enance.   VH-DAL was the former VH-BJV, civilianized from RAAF Cunderdin disposals in
                                       1947 and had resided at several pastoral stations in the Carnarvon district before being acquired
                                       by Doggett in 1957 and converted into an agricultural aircraft.  The two photographs in this entry,
                                       are both from the Geoff Goodall collection and depict -DAL (above) at Maylands in 1959 and
                                       (below), at Jandakot in 1964 during the last year of its operation by Dogget.   Unfortunately, a
                                       month after this latter shot was taken it was blown over by a wind gust while working on a farm
                                       near Botherling, WA and written off.    In 1972 the wreck was found in a shed in the Perth suburb
                                       of Dianella, undergoing a slow rebuild.