VH-SNB  de Havilland D.H.84 Dragon                               (c/n  DHA2002)


                                   Several images of this, the second Australian built Dragon manufactured by de Havilland of Australia
                                   Pty Ltd at Bankstown in 1942.  Above, it is seen at Bankstown early in 1962 by Brian Baker.  Below
                                   are two shots taken at an air show at Orange, NSW in February 1966.     The upper one is by Roger
                                   McDonald (note Geoff Goodall's pink and white Ford Zephyr II in the background !).     The lower
                                   ground-to-air photo is by Greg Banfield and illustrates a truer color tone with which the aircraft was
                                   painted at that time.  This Dragon was serialed A34-13 in the RAAF (A34-1 to -11 being ex civilian
                                   examples impressed into service).        After being demobbed (and converted to an air ambulance by
                                   DHA) it went to the Northern Territory Aerial Medical Service as VH-ASK.            It operated with
                                   NTAMS from 1946 until 1954 when it was replaced by a Drover.   After being sold by the Dept of
                                   Health the Dragon was re-registered VH-SNB.      It flew regularly on missionary work for the next
                                   twenty odd years before being being exported to the U.K. for display in the Strathalan/Perth/Auchter-
                                   auder Aero Park collection.  When that collection was disbanded in 1980, VH-SNB was saved and
                                   is now part f the Museum of Flight collection at East Fortune, Scotland.   The aircraft is still displayed
                                   in its civil livery.