photographs of VH-USW are comparatively common (there are three on my page for it)
illustrations of VH-URT are rare indeed, and I am indebted to Wally
Civitico for the above shot
which he gleaned from the Exxon
Mobil archives. Looks like it was brand new at the time which
would date the picture early 1935.
-URT also appears in the image below from the Geoff
collection seen alongside -USW. .
Finally, at the foot of the page is a cropped shot from the archives
of the CAHS. The reason for the
scarcity of photos of -URT
stems from the fact that nine months
after being put into service by
Holyman's Airways (in January
1935), it crashed into the sea off
Island (on 2 October 1935). . This was the second
D.H.86 to suffer a watery
since the same fate befell VH-URN
exactly a year earlier. VH-URT was named "Loina"