VH-UPR  Desoutter Mk II                              (c/n  D.35)


                            Plenty of shots of this Desoutter exist, imported in December of 1930 for Hart Aircraft Services
                            Pty Ltd of Essendon.  However, except for the image below, they all show the aircraft with a white
                            rego on a blue fuselage. Photo No 2, from the CAHS archives (via Phil Vabre) shows it with the
                            reverse of that scheme, (possibly as it arrived at Hart Aircraft?).       Photo # 3 is also from Phil.
                            Photo # 4, with appropriate caption is from Keith Webb and shows the result of a crash of -UPR
                            on Deal Island following a take-off  from Sale, Victoria on 3 July 1933.   Keith advises that this
                            photograph came from Max Huxley, whose father was the lighthouse keeper. Anyway the aircraft
                            was subsequently repaired and  has been actively flying more or less ever since. 
                            In 1945 it was sold to F.J. (Jack) Williams of Nhill.  Photo No 5 looks like a CofA photo, via
                            CAHS, again.              VH-UPR was with the Air Museum in Moorabbin for a while although
                            Neil Follett has provided the photo at the foot of the page (# 6) of it in a hangar at Lilydale
                            Victoria in 2005   (Note wing of B.A.Swallow VH-UUM propped against the wall!).