VH-ESP DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10
Still wearing its Royal Aero Club of
NSW livery, this Chippie was photographed at Moorabbin
in April of 1968 by Geoff Goodall. It was previously VH-RSP and VH-AJD before that. As I
indicate under the narrative for the latter, it was one of the earliest
Chipmunks imported into Australia.
In the new millennium the aircraft underwent extensive restoration at
Qld, and re-emerged
again. It is now, of course, dressed in full RAF training
livery. Greg Banfield saw it at
Point Cook, Victoria on 8
December 1974 long before that transformation took place and when it
was devoid of any markings
save the rego and anti-glare panel (below).