VH-UDD de Havilland D.H.83 Fox Moth                  (c/n  4063)

                                          A "prohibited registration" at the time (1921) when the G-AUDs were assigned this Fox Moth was
                                          registered in 1936 to MacRobertson Miller Aviation (actually their first aircraft). In its original livery
                                          it had a very uncontrasty rego, as seen in the above shot from the Nigel Daw Collection.    Possibly
                                          light blue on silver.  The image immediately below is from the Geoff Goodall collection and shows
                                          two ladies who had taken a joy ride in it at the seaside town of Victor Harbour, SA, circa 1936.
                                          MMA's chocolate brown titling can barely be discerned on the nose. This Fox Moth had previously
                                          been G-ACGN and flown during 1935 on a tour of the U.K. by "C.W.A. Scott's Air Display" before
                                          being purchased by MMA in November 1935 and shipped to Australia.        MMA later transferred
                                          -UDD to their Perth division until it was sold in January 1940 to Madang Aerial Transport Co in New
                                          Guinea.    The washed out image at the foot of the page from my own collection, shows it in Perth in
                                          1936. During 1941 it was impressed by the RAAF in New Guinea but found to be in poor condition
                                          and was dismantled for parts.  It was among the many aircraft destroyed by Japanese attacks on NG
                                          airfields during February and March 1942.