VH-IVN  (1)  de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth                  (c/n AW/TC/1)

                                            This was the first of some four Tigers built by Airwork of Archerfield from spares.  They all had
                                            AW/TC c/ns but not 1 thru 4!     Anyway, this one was built in 1957 and was originally VH-AWH.
                                            It was re-registered VH-SNJ in November 1960 following a period of being off the register.  It
                                            was then rebuilt by experienced aircraft engineer Ivan Unwin* at Mackay and restored to the register
                                            under his personal registration VH-IVN on 12 February 1967.     In October 1973 it was acquired
                                            by F.W.G. Cottrell of Deception Bay, Queensland.   The above shot was taken by Greg Banfield in
                                            Hawker de Havilland's hangar at Bankstown in July 1975.  The photo immediately below, also by
                                           Greg was at the same locale in March 1977, while the aircraft was still owned by Mr. Cottrell.
                                            However, by November 1984 it was registered to Hawker de Havillands themselves and given the
                                            new registration VH-DHV.    There appears, therefore, to have been some association between Mr.
                                            Cottrell and D.H.'s well before it purchased the aircraft.  Official owner is now Boeing Aerostructures
                                            Australia Pty Ltd (they acquired Hawker de Havilland in 2000) and the Tiger is exhibited by the
                                            Historic Aircraft Restoration Society Inc. at Albion Park, NSW.   Greg took another shot of it in
                                            what was then the Hawker Pacific hangar in March 1985 (foot of page) by which time it had been
                                            repainted with its RAAF serial on the fuselage while the rego had been moved to the tail.

                                            *  Ivan Unwin later rebuilt more Tigers at Mackay, and in 1994 he used VH-IVN again on a Tiger
                                                rebuilt from a crashed Kiwi example ZK-BBF.  This aircraft was originally built in the U.K. with
                                                the c/n 86128.  However, today both CASA and the owners refer to its c/n as EM945, its RAF
                                                serial number!  (Since this was a "new" (for Australia) aircraft not registered until 1994, an image
                                               of it will not be found in this collection).