VH-SGC  de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth            (c/n  82503)


                                This was an ex RAF Tiger (N9449) civilianized in 1954 as G-ANPJ, that registration being not
                                taken up, and the aircraft became G-ANUL instead.   Early in 1957 it was exported to Australia
                                for the Royal Aero Club of New South Wales as VH-RSF.   By the time that Neville Parnell took
                                the above shot in June of 1962 (courtesy of the Brian Baker collection) the RACNSW had disposed
                                of it, and it assumed the identity of VH-SGC.  Similarly, when John Hopton took his photo of it at
                                Narromine on New Year's Day in 1964 (immediately below, #2) it was still in its overall silver scheme.
                                However, in photo # 3 from the Ross Gorman collection taken at Casey Field, Berwick in the late
                                1970s, it had shed its canopy, and sprouted roundels.    In the1980s -SGC was acquired by the
                                Royal Australian Air Force Museum at Point Cook, Victoria, although I believe it was written off in
                                a prang at Point Cook sometime later.  Interestingly, it was the subject of an Australia Post post card
                                (bottom of page, # 4), which Ross also provides.  No photographer is given credit on the card for
                                this nice shot!