VH-UKJ  de Havilland D.H.60G Gipsy Moth               (c/n  975)

                                     

                                              "-UKJ" is fairly evident under the port wing, but the starboard wing does not definitively declare
                                              this to be either "G-A" or "VH-".  The inscription on John Hopton's original print does, I believe,
                                              state the latter.  First registered on 4 April 1929 to Matthews Aviation Pty Ltd this Moth spent
                                              most (although not all) of its early years at Essendon.  In 1938 it went to Winton, Queensland
                                              and just before WW II was owned by Mathesons Aviation and Training School at Archerfield.
                                              In January 1940 it was impressed into the RAAF as A7-80.  It became INST Moth 7 and was
                                              Struck Off Charge and scrapped in May 1946. .