VH-UXA  de Havilland D.H.90 Dragonfly                  (c/n  7533)


                                     This fascinating shot, from the State Library of NSW collection shows a Dragonfly at a busy Cairns
                                     Airport, circa 1938.   It was owned by the oddly named Foster Shoes Air Transport Pty Ltd of
                                     Sydney.    Immediately above the starboard wing can be seen the Puss Moth VH-UQL operated
                                     by North Queensland Airways Pty. Ltd., while the D.H.60G Gipsy Moth above and to the left
                                     is VH-UPV which also was a North Queensland machine.  The Monospar was possibly VH-UTH
                                     which was owned, at the time, by P.H. Moody Air Taxis of Rockhampton.     VH-UXA did not
                                     remain in Australia long, being repatriated to the UK in 1939 as G-AFTF, and was impressed into
                                     service with the RAF in 1940 as BD149.