Considering this machine had a nasty accident on Denbigh
Moor whilst it was registered G-ACFV
I am frankly
amazed that it is looking so good in the shot above, from the Geoff
Salamaua in 1938. Imported from the U.K. in September 1936, it
had originally been flying
with Midland and
Scottish Air Ferries, and latterly, after being repaired, for
It was acquired by W.R. Carpenter and
Co Ltd to work as a freighter in New Guinea.
At the time of
the above photo it had been transferred to
Mandated Airlines. The image below,
from the John
Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland collection shows it after it
had forced landed
on Four Mile Beach at
Port Douglas, Queensland, circa 1937.
VH-UXD was destroyed in a
strafing attack at
Salamaua on 11 March 1942.