VH-ULR    de Havilland D.H.60G Gipsy Moth                  (c/n  977)

                                  None of these three images are exactly ideal.  Maybe one day I'll get a better shot of -ULR!  The top
                                  photo, from the Frank Walters collection, shows the Moth at Archerfield, in the mid to late 1930s in
                                  company with Airlines of Australia Stinson A VH-UKK.   Below in the shot from the  John Oxley
                                  Library, State Library of Queensland collection it is seen with a pair of Gipsy Moths over Brisbane
                                  in 1933.     VH-ULR was originally registered to the Qantas dealership in August 1929.  Sold soon
                                  afterwards to a private owner, it joined the Queensland Aero Club in April 1932 after its C of R had
                                  been allowed to lapse.   It remained with the Aero Club (which obtained "Royal" charter in 1935) until
                                  WW II broke out whereupon it was impressed into the RAAF in 1940 as A7-121.      In the historic
                                  photo at the foot of the page, also from the Walters collection, it is seen at the Brisbane Show in 1929.
                                  The cabriolet auto is interesting.