Havilland D.H.60G Gipsy Moth
When, in 1928
the Directorate of Civil Aviation decided not to pursue the G-E series
Great Britain'; 'E' for England) it was probably because of noises
being made by Scottish and
Welsh aircraft owners! In the
event they began a new sequence at G-A and the Moth above
was the first to receive this
allocation. In September 1939 G-AAAA was impressed into the
RAF as X5038,
although the force evidently thought better of using it and the poor
was wfu in November 1939.
The above photograph is from the National Library of Australia
collection, which is odd since the
aircraft had no connection with Australia at any time in its career.
It did, however, appear to have been modified
at some point in time to include the rather odd
looking cockpit canopy as seen in
the shot below from the Smithsonian Institute.