G-AUCG Avro 504K
Rare shot from the
Civil Aviation Historical Society of South Australia collection of an
registered in June 1921 to H.J. Butler
and H.A. Kauper t/a
The Harry J. Butler and Kauper Aviation
Co Ltd of
reason the title of the aircraft was transferred to H.J.
in September 1921.
Whether or not the G-AUCG markings were ever painted on the
not clear, since it crashed and was written
off at Minlaton, SA
on 11 January 1922 and
stricken from the register on 17
February of that
year. Captain Butler was seriously injured in this
although after many
hospital visits was able to restart his flying carreer and new business
However in July 1924 the effects of
the Minlaton crash finally caught up with him when he died from
an unsuspected cerebral
abscess. Thirty five Avro 504s were donated as
'Imperial Gifts to Australia".
G-AUCG was probably one of them
although its prior identity has never been positively determined.
below of one of these Avros was gleaned by Kevin OReilly of Nhill.
allocated the RAAF serial A3-16
and, may well have been the one to have been allocated the rego