Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth (c/n
was an Australian-built Tiger, first registered in August 1937.
It went to the Royal Aero
NSW as seen in the photograph above, with the
black on navy blue scheme making the
registration hard to
discern. It "did its time" as A17-686. At
the end of its career as a trainer it was
Aerial Crop Dusters and
Sprayers Pty Ltd who operated out of Moorabbin,
Melbourne. The lower shot was taken at that locale in
December of 1955. Note spray bars
wings. This company
at one time used the rather irreverent slogan of
"Let Us Spray"!
this Tiger went the way of
many aeroplanes in that industry and was
struck off the
following a crash shortly after I took this photograph.
I do remember thinking at the time
that that was a
rather ignominious end
such an historic
aircraft. The shot at the foot of the
the CAHS archives shows the porr old thing following the above
mentioned fatal prang.