VH-RAL de Havilland D.H.83 Fox Moth                        (c/n  4039)


                                 These two Brian Baker shots were both taken on the same day (16 November 1962) at Bankstown.  
                                 This Fox Moth had had an interesting background before being acquired by Robby's Aircraft Repair
                                 Co Ltd of Adelaide in 1950.   It was built in 1933 and went to Germany as D-3408.  Repatriated to
                                 its homeland as G-ACID, it was sold on in Australia in January 1935 becoming VH-UTF for Mac-
                                 Robertson Miller Aviation Co in Perth.   It spent time in the late 1930s flying for the Flying Doctor
                                 Service out of Wyndham, West Australia.   After the war it was based in Darwin and had a couple
                                 of owners before Robby's bought it in 1950.   In 1953 it was re-registered into their VH-R series.
                                 I suspect that Brian's shot was taken after it had returned to de Havilland Australia for an overhaul,
                                 after Robby's pensioned it off.  It later became VH-UAL, and was withdrawn from service at an
                                 unknown (at least by me) date.