VH-UQC  de Havilland D.H.60X (D.H.60G) Gipsy Moth              (c/n  597)


                                    This Moth was one of those purchased by the Civil Aviation Branch, Department of Defence, and
                                    registered in Melbourne, for use among the embryo flying clubs being set up in the early 1930s for
                                    the training of civilian pilots. .  By the time this one was acquired in August of 1931 (the month I was
                                    born) the VH-UA series had been exhausted and hence it was assigned a registration within the
                                    general sequences.  When new, it was loaned to the Ballarat Aero Club.  When its CofA came up
                                    for renewal in 1934 it was fitted with a Gipsy 1 engine, thus making it a D.H.60G Gipsy Moth, and
                                    transferred at that time to the Victorian Aero Club at Essendon, where the above shot, from the
                                    Geoff Goodall collection, was taken, circa 1937.    VH-UQC was yet another of the Moths im-
                                    pressed into military service in 1940, going to the RAAF as A7-101    It trained pilots at 3EFTS
                                    Essendon until 1944 when it was scrapped.