G-ABJU  de Havilland D.H.80A Puss Moth                  (c/n  2156)


                                           This shot, from the Geoff Goodall collection was taken at Maylands Airport, Perth, WA in February
                                           1935.       The Puss Moth was registered to (the 19th) Lord Sempill, an aviation pioneer and also a
                                           Scottish Representative Peer between 1935 and 1963 (when all Scottish peers gained an automatic
                                           seat in the House of Lords).         He had flown G-ABJU to Australia a month before the Melbourne
                                           Centenary Air Race, arriving in Melbourne on 28 September 1934.            After extensive touring in
                                           Australia wherein he also visited New Guinea, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide (and was critical of
                                           the lack of night flying facilities in the country and also the lack of aeronautical maps), he arrived at
                                           Perth on 4 Februray 1935.  He departed Maylands on 10 February 1935 for the return trip to the
                                           U.K   G-ABJU was impressed into the RAF in May 1941 as ES918.  It did not last long in that guise,
                                           being written off in a crash at Dumphries in Auugust of that year.