VH-UAR  de Havilland D.H.60 Moth                        (c/n  366)


                                        This Moth, originally registered to the Civil Aviation Branch, Dept. of Defence in April 1928 was
                                        loaned to the South Australian Section of the Australian Aero Club.  It later formed the nucleus of
                                        the Royal Aero Club of South Australia, and was in their employ at Adelaide's Parafield aero-
                                        drome when the above shot, from the John Hopton collection, was taken, circa 1937.  The rough
                                        image below is a newspaper photograph which appeared in the Adelaide Advertiser for 24 May
                                        1929 showing -UAR in a line-up of machines at Parafield about to depart for Melbourne's Essendon
                                        Airport to take part in an Aerial Pageant.    Interesting that, by early that time, it had already been
                                        re-registered VH-UAR.  The other machines all appear to be G-AU--.   In December 1940 it was
                                        sold to C.N.K. Bell of Darwin and on Christmas Eve of that year was lost on a flight to Oenpelli
                                        Mission in Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.   It evidently forced landed and was written off
                                        on Boxing Day, 1940.