VH-UGH de Havilland D.H.60
This rare photo is from the Neil Follett collection. Rare,
inasmuch as this aircraft was struck off the
register in 1933. It was
originally imported in August 1927 for Qantas (as, of course,
The low-res image at the foot of the page,
from Picture Sunshine
Coast, shows it as G-AUGH on
the beach at Noosa Heads in the
1920s. The photo immediately below is from the Gus Grulke
collection and shows -UGH circa
1930 in Queensland, with company name Sky Travel (Australia)
Ltd, Brisbane on the nose and
advertising WUNDA painted under the upper wings. This company
set up an short-lived airline
service from Brisbane to inland towns in November 1930 with Junkers
F.13L VH-UPL Glorious
Queensland, flown by T. H. Bishop, who had purchased this Moth in
December 1927. Qantas had
sold it at the end of
1927 to T.H. Bishop who 'transferred' it almost
to Mrs. D.E. Reis. In
February 1931 (by which time the aircraft had had a couple of
Qantas bought it back, only to sell it
again in October 1932 to C.H. Ferris, still based at
presumably the above photograph was taken.
Anyway, following a takeoff
Rocklea, Queensland in April 1933, it was stricken
from the register.
News: Ian Mcdonell reports that this Moth is currently under
rebuild at CAC Caboolture.
See Ian's photo at foot of the
page. No estimated time for completion has yet been set.