VH-SSP   de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth            (c/n 82259)


                                 As its registration suggests, VH-SSP was an ex Super Spread Pty Ltd machine which was sold to
                                 Launceston, Tasmania based Air Mist in the early 1960s.  It is seen above at Moorabbin in October
                                 1961 parked by those wonderful old pine trees that used to line the western boundary of the airfield.
                                 Progress, of course, wiped them out years ago.  -SSP was a UK built machine and was originally with
                                 the RAF as N9140 before being shipped to the RAAF at the outbreak of WW II.  It was civilianized
                                 in 1948 as VH-BND.   It survived agricultural service to be rebuilt as privately owned VH-ABL.            
                                 Photo by Dick Hourigan, via Geoff Goodall. .    In the shot below, Bob Neate caught it in the field
                                 in 1961, looking very tired.