VH-UFL  de Havilland D.H.60 Moth                          (c/n  352)


                                        VH-UFL was a 1927 model imported into Australia in March of that year.   It was registered
                                        to Qantas and named 'Swift'.   They sold it two years later to the Civil Aviation Branch who
                                        loaned it to the Australian Aero Club, Queensland Section at Archerfield.  The rare shot above
                                        of -UFL whilst still with Qantas is from the John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland
                                        collection.    Rare inasmuch as the aircraft crashed into the Brisbane River at Pinkenba, Qld on
                                        19 August 1930 and was written off.   Graeme Parsons was able to glean a couple of newspaper
                                         illustrations seen below.     The upper, from the Brisbane Courier  for 2 September 1929 (the
                                         paper hadn't yet merged with the Daily Mail at that time), showing the Moth as G-AUFL
                                         "awaiting the starter's signal at the Eagle Farm Aerial Derby.", and the lower, from the same
                                         newspaper for 20 August 1930 showing the Moth being hoisted aboard HMAS Albatross. .