VH-UGD  de Havilland D.H.50A                     (c/n  QANTAS 3)

                                    G-AUGD was the third D.H.50 to be assembled by Qantas, Ltd in their hangar at Longreach,
                                    Queensland.   It was named 'Pegasus'.    The above shot shows it in Salamaua, New Guinea in
                                    1932.  The photo immediately below, via the John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland
                                    collection portrays the aircraft as G-AUGD.    The caption on this states that, on the original of
                                    the photograph the aircraft is described as the first to be used as an air ambulance, and flew out
                                    of Aldingham, in the Winton District of  Queensland to Mascot in 1927. In actual fact, the first air
                                    ambulance to be chartered by the Australian Inland Mission (AIM) was  G-AUER,  Anyway,
                                    after several owners in 1931-32 it was acquired by Les Holden for his New Guinea based Holden
                                    Air Transport and flown to Salamaua, New Guinea in September 1932.. (Les was to perish that
                                    same  month while travelling as a passenger in a New England Airways Puss Moth from Sydney
                                    to Brisbane when the aircraft crashed near Byron Bay).    In October 1932 -UGD had a Jupiter
                                    engine installed, replacing the original Armstrong Siddeley Puma.  (It is powered by that engine in
                                    the shot above).    Holden's continued to use the machine until 1936 when it was withdrawn from