VH-UKF  de Havilland D.H.60G Gipsy Moth                        (c/n   974)


                                       VH-UKF is interesting since it was the first aircraft to be registered "VH-U.." as distinct from
                                       "G-AU.." .  It was built in 1929 and registered in Australia on 4 April of that year.  Engine was
                                       a 90 hp de Havilland Gipsy, as opposed to the 80 hp Cirrus Mk II engines fitted to prior Moths.
                                       VH-UKF was brokered through the Victorian Moth dealer Matthews Aviation of Essendon who
                                      .sold it to Mr. R.L. Manuel of Kerang, Victoria.  Ten years later it was transferred to Victorian
                                       and Interstae Airways at Essendon.   In July 1940 it was impressed into the RAAF as A7-107.
                                       Fate unknown, but probably RTP'd.    The shot above, which looks like a CofA photograph,
                                       comes from The A.J.Jackson Collection at Brooklands Museum. (for their great range of historic
                                       prints go to http://www.ajjcollection.co.uk).