VH-UUD  de Havilland D.H. 87A Hornet Moth  (c/n 8036)

                              

                                     
The above shot of this Hornet Moth was taken at Bankstown in 1955 by John Hopton.  At
                                      the time the aircraft was owned by Kingsford Smith Aviation Service, and parked outside their
                                      hangar surrounded by RAAF disposals Oxfords (which never made it onto the Australian civil
                                      register).    The three images below (none of which are spectacular) illustrate the aircraft at an
                                      earlier time, when it was owned by the Royal Queensland Aero Club.  My own (top most) is
                                      a poor shot suffering from fading, but shows the machine in post-war RQAC livery, circa 1947
                                      at Archerfield.   Immediately following that is a photo (circa 1939) kindly sent to me by Barbara
                                      Butler of Queensland showing it as it was probably first imported in standard de Havilland livery..
                                      The image at the foot of the page showing -UUD in the same markings, is from the John Oxley
                                      Library, State Library of Queensland collection.  VH-UUD was re-registered VH-PMG in 1956
                                      although fairly quickly became VH-BMG (in 1957) until it was again re-registered VH-RKM in
                                      1960..