VH-UIF de Havilland D.H.60G Gipsy Moth
VH-UIF was first
registered to F.K. Bardsley of Penshurst, NSW in December 1928.
he moved to Cronulla
and in the images above and immediately below, from the CAHS archives,
the machine can
be seen to be named 'Miss Cronulla'.
. The third photo,
from the Geoff Goodall
collection was taken at Perth's Maylands Airport in 1930 whilst the
aircraft was visiting. Note that.
WA Airways' ubiquitous
Bristol Tourer -UDZ in the background has not yet succumbed to the
treatment. VH-UIF was damaged in a crash near
Dirranbandi, Qld on
1938. It was subsequently repaired and sold to R.R. Russell of
The shot at the foot of the page, from the John Hopton collection,
shows the machine at a
NSW air pageant on
29 March 1936 with "Clarence River Aero Club, Grafton" on the
in those days I
have thought they could at least have mown the paddock if they were
there! VH-UIF was not stricken off the register until