VH-URA  de Havilland D.H.60G Gipsy Moth                (c/n  D.H.A.4)


                                     VH-URA was a de Havilland Australian-built Moth first registered in January 1931.  It was sold to
                                     a R.A. Charlton of Sydney.  In March 1933 it crashed at Mascot, and the fuselage was sold to
                                     E. Kelly.  It was then rebuilt as a D.H.60GIII MOth Major with a 130 .h.p. Gipsy Major engine
                                     and re-acquired by Charlton again, although the rebuild appeared to have taken some four years,
                                     since its restored CofA was not granted until November of 1937.   It had several owners in Queens-
                                     land and NSW over the years and was not withdrawn from use until July of 1957.    In view of its
                                     long life, it is odd that very few photos of it seem to exist.   Also, I assume that it was not deemed
                                     satisfactory for the RAAF since it was never impressed during the war.