G-AUHS  de Havilland D.H.60G Gipsy Moth            (c/n  880)


This Moth was named 'Bronzewing' at the time this photo (from the John Hopton collection) was
                                taken, circa 1929.  The image at the foot of the page, from the George Matthews collection (via
                                the National Library of Australia) shows the nose of the machine in more detail.   This aircraft was
                                one of those assigned by the Civil Aviation Branch of the Dept of Defence to the Australian Aero
                                Club (Victorian Branch) at Essendon.  Immediately below it is seen in the foreground, circa 1937,
                                after it had been re-registered (in 1932) to VH-UHS.  The machine in back is VH-UHP, also a
                                club aircraft (photo via the CAHS collection).. The next shot, from the Kevin OReilly collection
                                appears to have been taken at the same venue, although the craft is now wearing club wings on
                                the forward fuselage.   VH-UHS was destroyed by fire on 11 June 1939 when it was involved in
                                a collision on the ground (at Essendon) with another Moth, VH-UNP.