VH-UJI  de Havilland  D.H.60G Gipsy Moth                        (c/n  983)


                                    This above cropped shot of a D.H.60 with Kingsford Smith Flying School was taken at Mascot,
                                    circa 1938 and is from the R.E.Hourigan collection (via Geoff Goodall).  The blurry image below,
                                    from the State Library of New South Wales collection, shows it as G-AUJI with wings folded,
                                    probably whilst with its first owner, at Goulburn, NSW in 1929.       Originally imported by the
                                    Goulburn Aero Club, it, along with G-AUJL were quickly sold off to private owners.     (They
                                    possibly were then leased back to the Club).     VH-UJI was sold in 1933 to F. Bardsley, dba
                                    International Airways Ltd (a somewhat grandiose title for a Moth operator!) who converted it
                                    into a seaplane and operated it out of Sydney Harbour.  See grainy shot at the foot of the page
                                    from the Frank Walters collection.  It was converted back to a landplane again in 1934.  KSFS
                                    acquired it in 1938.   -UJI crashed landed on Birdie Beach, Newcastle, NSW on 11 January
                                    1939 but was evidently not damaged enough to prevent its being impressed into RAAF service
                                    in 1940 as A5-117.     Like many of these early Moths it became an Instructional Airframe, in
                                    this case No 10.  It was scrapped during the war. .