G-AUDV    Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2e                      c/n 61)


                                           This 'better than nothing' image was culled/extracted by Graeme Parsons from the 'Queenslander
                                           Illustrated Weekly' dated  5 September 1929.  The B.E.2e had taken part in the 3rd Aerial Derby
                                           at Brisbane's Eagle Farm Airport on 31 August 1929.  The ex-military machine was first registered
                                           to Darcy Donkin of Springsure, Qld on 16 November 1922.    In 1926 it had the original 90 hp
                                           RAF Type 1A engine replaced by a 80 hp Renault.    It was damaged at Eagle Farm in December
                                           1929 resulting in its CofA lapsing and not being renewed until October 1930 when it was sold to
                                           M. B. Valance t/a Fleming Aerial Services of Sydney.      It evidently was re-registered VH-UDV
                                           at the end of 1930  (although if it was ever painted that way is subject to conjecture), since it was
                                           damaged beyond repair in a wind storm on 6 February 1931.