VH-UPF  de Havilland D.H.60G Gipsy Moth            (c/n  1274)


                                     This Moth is sporting rather unconventional (possibly very early) Royal Queensland Aero Club tail
                                     stripes.  Photo (from the John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland) taken at Archerfield in
                                     the mid 1930s. Those displayed in the shot below at the Anniversary Air Pagent at Mascot in 1938
                                     from the Hood collection, via the State Library of NSW, are more typical of the stripes used in latter
                                     years (including the early post-war era).  -UPF was originally one of the Queensland Air Navigation
                                     Ltd fleet acquired in 1930. After a couple of private owners, the RQAC purchased it in 1937. It was
                                     impressed into the RAAF as A7-86 in 1940 it was pranged in a heavy landing at Archerfield on 27
                                     February 1941 and written off.   Officially, reduced to spares in July 1941.