VH-UQH  de Havilland D.H.60M Moth         (c/n 1685)


                                  The photo above is from the Geoff Goodall collection and shows a very average looking Metal Moth
                                  at Longreach, Queensland circa 1932 when the aircraft was owned by R.S. White of Esk, Qld.     It
                                  was the former G-ABHY which had broken the England-Australia record the previous year when it
                                  was flown out solo by C.W.A. Scott in 9 days, 4 hours and 11 minutes, arriving at Darwin on 10 April
                                  1931.   The image below, from the archives of the Civil Aviation Historical Society in Melbourne, shows
                                  the aircraft, probably in Australia, between the time of its arrival and 9 September 1931 when it received
                                  its Australia CofA and rego.    It had six or seven owners over the next two decades and wound up in
                                  Carnarvon, WA in 1952, although was never impressed into RAAF service during the war.  VH-UQH
                                  was severely damaged by a cyclone at Winning Pool Station, WA on 22 March 1953 and was officially
                                  stricken from the register later that year.