G-AADV  de Havilland D.H.60G Gipsy Moth                  (c/n  998)


                                    This Short Brothers designed amphibious float was fitted to a Gipsy Moth in 1929.   It had
                                    previously been experimentally fitted on two Short designs:  the Gurnard and the Mussel. 
                                    Ironically, this Moth was written off on Christmas Eve, 1929 when it ditched into the sea
                                   off Felixstowe.  I believe it had been converted back to a wheeled undercarriage by that time!
                                   Above image from a 1938 Shorts brochure.