VH-RNG   de Havilland Canada DHC-1A-1 Chipmunk                (c/n   22)


                               This was the previous VH-BFT (the first of many Chipmunks registered in Australia).  It was
                               re-registered into the Royal Newcastle Aero Club series in 1955, when this photograph by
                               James Dyson was taken, the club having achieved 'Royal' status in 1953. .  A year after it
                               was first imported it had been loaned to the RAAF for trials.  In the event that force elected
                               not to proceed with the Chipmunk as their trainer.   In 1959 it was registered VH-BBF for
                               six months or so and then went on to become VH-MCC.   One of the current owners, Mark
                               Fitzgerald, advises that it is currently under rebuild at Tocumwal (mid-2007).