VH-POL  de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth         (c/n     DHA181)


                                  Here's a lovely shot by Geoff Goodall, taken in September of 1968.    This was the former
                                  A17-180, civlianized in 1946 as VH-BAA, and becoming the first VH-BOA in 1949.
                                  It suffered an accident at Darwin in 1953 but was salvaged and rebuilt as VH-POL.  It
                                  certainly looked in fine fettle, here at Camden, complete with Snoopy on the nose.  I am
                                  not sure of its fate, but it was withdrawn from use in the 1980s.  Greg Banfield's color shot
                                  below was at the same venue and slightly earlier in February 1968 before the Skyservice
                                  livery was painted on, although Snoopy had already secured his position.