VH-GWB  (1)  de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth                        (c/n DHA468)


                                   This rare shot comes from the Geoff Goodall collection and was taken at Mackay, Qld, circa 1957.
                                   VH-GWB was one of the Australian-built Tigers manufactured to an order from the Netherlands
                                   East Indies government in 1941, and registered PK-VVW.  It was originally based at Surabaya but
                                   was shipped to Adelaide on the outset of the Japanese invasion.  Impressed into RAAF service in
                                   1942 it became A17-626.  In 1954 it was sold to the Mackay Flying Club and became VH-GWB.
                                   Following a crash at Rockhampton in 1958 it was deregistered.   In 1959 it was restored and re-
                                   registered VH-MDV.  It is still current.