was sold to George W. Lewis, c/- Australian Aero Club, (WA Section),
Perth, 4/8/34, for use by Golden Airways.
Sold to Australian National Airways Pty. Ltd. 8/2/37 & registered VH-UPD to Australian National Airways Pty. Ltd. the
same date, for use in the A.N.A. Flying School. A Gipsy I engine was installed, replacing its Gipsy II. On 19/11/38,
it struck D.H.60G VH-UUC, whilst stationary, at an unknown location. On 17/12/38, it made a forced-landing outside the
Essendon Airport boundary fence after the front-seat pupil accidentally turned off the petrol cock (pilot A. Dayble).
On 29/1/39, it was started, without the wheels being chocked, swung into the boundary fence & was extensively damaged,
at Ballarat (pilot T.C. Miles). IMP by RAAF, as A7-104 & Struck-Off-Register 22/7/40 (an alternative source suggests 2/6/40).
Received by 3.EFTS, Essendon, 22/7/40 (2/6/40?). To 1.EFTS. It was hit by D.H.82 A17-236 2/41.
It struck a fence & was extensively damaged 5/41. Converted to spares 5/7/41."
The poor image below was extracted from "The Queenslander" for 9 June 1932 and depicts -UPD
at Normanton. It was being flown by WA bus operator J.J. Thorpe on an around Australia flight.
Photo # 3 is from Ellis Trautman, of WA who indicates it was taken in or around Collie, WA. Looks
like a paddock. Possibly a forced landing
Finally, at the foot of the page is an image froim the Larence Roche collection showing -UPD when
iit was part of the ANA Flying School . The photo was taken at Belmont Common, circa 1937 with
Jack Roche and Percy Pratt in attendance.