VH-UND   de Havilland D.H.60M Moth                  (c/n  1422)


                                      There just have to be better photos than these two somewhere of this Moth!  The above is
                                       from the Aaron Betts family album, and the inscription on the back of the snapshot says
                                       "19/6/'37, Frederick L Betts Pilot, Aleck Smith Passenger, Essendon Aerodrome".  The image
                                      below was researched and scanned by Graeme Parsons from a December 1929 edition of the
                                      Melbourne Argus.   It shows the aircraft being assembled having been shipped out
                                      from the U.K.   The caption of this shot reads as follows:
                                                     "Lady Somers as Airwoman  -  Melbourne Dec 23
                                                     Having obtained a Gipsy Moth  (sic) aeroplane from England, Lady Somers,
                                                     the wife of the Governor of  Victoria (Lord Somers) made a flight of 35
                                                     minutes today.  Lady Somers secured her pilot's certificate while in England.
                                                     She is a keen Airwoman".
                                      The DCA register attests that the Metal Moth VH-UND was officially registered to
                                      The Right Honourable Lady Daisy Finola Somers of Malvern, Victoria on 30 December
                                      1929.   It was sold to C.N. McKay of Sunshine, Vic on 16 February 1931.   It then
                                      went to G.B. Austin of Mt. Eliza before being acquired by Holyman's Airways in May
                                      1936 and going over to Launceston.  It passed to A.N.A. in November 1936 and was
                                      still on their asset register when it was impressed into service with the RAAF in July 1940
                                      as A7-102.   It was reduced to spares in February 1941.