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Aircraft.Serial c/n Aircraft History
M2524   Currently Registered and flying as VH-BGP.
N6882   Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
N6900 82138 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-BCC 23/04/47 to 06/08/51, 23/01/53 to 04/11/66, 19/09/77 to 19/09/83 and from 20/03/89.

Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth N6900

N6901   Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
N6903 82147 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-AVC 10/10/46 to 29/01/48.
Exported to India 22/11/47 as VT-CTA.
N6905   Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
N6906   Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
N9129 82248 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Served with 9EFTS at Cunderdin WA 10/04/43 to 19/06/43.
Registered VH-BJV 24/11/47 to 15/06/59.
Registered VH-DAL 15/06/59 to 28/10/92.
Registered VH-NIG from 28/10/92.

Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth N9129

N9130 82249
T301
Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-BDG 15/10/47 to 30/01/51.
Crashed and burned 02/12/50 at Wee Waa NSW.
N9135 82254
T292
Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-BDH 15/10/47 to 26/08/64, 26/10/64 to 09/01/73 and from 11/05/83.

Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth N9135

N9136   Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
N9139   Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
N9140 82259 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-BND 26/10/48 to 27/12/51 and 01/11/54 to 15/03/55.
Registered VH-SSP 15/03/55 to 13/03/64.
Restored and registered VH-ABL from 08/08/69.
Still flying as VH-ABL.

Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth N9140

N9173 82284
T310
Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-AYF 10/10/46 to 19/12/47.
Damaged 17/11/46.
N9257 82358 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-AKN 27/03/51 to 30/06/55.
Crashed 13/06/55 near Midland Junction WA.
Rebuilt and completed with first flight during June 2001.
Registered VH-ZUP from 03/04/98.

Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth N9257

N9258 82359 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
N9259 82360
T289
Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-ALC 12/06/51 to 08/07/93.
Exported to Germany.
N9260 82361
185
Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-ATB 09/08/46 to 05/03/56.
Registration lapsed.
N9261 82362 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
N9262 82363 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
N9263 82364 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-BEU 10/10/47 to 08/60.
Registered VH-SSG 08/60 to 30/09/65.
Withdrawn from use 1965.

Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth N9263

N9264 82365 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
N9265 82366 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
N9266 82367 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
N9267 82368 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
N9268 82369 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
N9269 82370 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
N9270 82371
T328
Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-ALG 13/02/47 to 15/07/52.
Crashed 10/02/52 at Darwin NT.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth N9270

N9376 82446
T298
Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-BGK 29/09/47 to 01/03/48.
Destroyed in Storm 21/12/47 at Coonamble NSW.
N9403 82473 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-BIL 03/10/47 to 02/10/48 and 03/04/49 to 06/08/51.
Withdrawn from use 03/03/50.
Registered VH-BIL 16/06/52 to 18/04/61.
Crashed 18/04/62 at Brewarrina NSW and rebuilt.
Registered VH-BII 25/08/82 to 31/10/82.
Crashed 31/10/82 at Scone NSW.
R4835   Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
R4836 82768 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial. Registered VH-AVR 24/01/47 to 26/05/54. Withdrawn and restored. Registered VH-BAM 16/10/58 to 08/09/62. Crashed 08/09/62 at lake Cargelligo NSW.
R4837 82769 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial. Registered VH-AXR 11/10/46 to 26/11/47 and 21/05/48 to 21/05/49. Registered VH-BXR 21/05/49 to 06/08/51 and 09/08/51 to 03/06/52. Crashed 24/12/51 at MElton South VIC. Reduced to Parts.
R4838 82770 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
R4839 82771
T264
Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-AQE 24/04/46 to 02/07/47.
Crashed 25/09/46 at Caboonbah QLD.
R4840 82772 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-DDT 17/04/51 to 11/01/56.
Crashed.
R4841 82773 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-BMK 22/03/49 to 16/05/49.
Exported to India as VT-DCC.
R4842 82774 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-AFM (not taken up).
Registered VH-AIT 22/06/50 to 01/04/54.
Registered VH-SSE 01/04/54 to 06/02/60.
Crashed 06/02/60 near Myrtleford VIC.
While engaged in crop dusting operations the aircraft struck power lines from a height of 150ft.
The pilot suffered minor injuries but the aircraft was badly damaged.
R4843 82775 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Served with 9 EFTS Cunderdin 13 May - 22 June 1943.
Registered VH-AHN 03/04/47 to 15/06/59.
Registered VH-DAO 15/06/59 to 12/10/63.
During crop dusting operations on 19/06/60 near Goomalling WA the aircraft crashed from a height of 50 feet.
The pilot suffered minor injuries and the aircraft badly damaged.
R4844 82776
T201
Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-BDF 28/07/47 to 19/12/47 and 11/02/48 to 13/02/68.
Crashed 01/05/66 at Inverall NSW.
Rebuilt and registered as VH-LOW 12/03/92 to 01/09/92 and from 09/09/92.
R4879 82796 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-AIJ 06/11/52 to 28/11/63, 16/03/64 to 15/09/72 and from 31/03/78.
R4880 82797
CAA 82667
CAA or now CASA had c/n as 82667.
Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-AMF 09/04/46 to 01/09/49.
Destroyed by fire 31/08/49 at Mildura VIC.
R4881 82798 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
R4882 82799 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-AQZ 04/08/47 to 22/09/47.
Exported to UK as G-AKIY.
R4883 82800 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-ARM 05/10/46 to 29/09/59 and from 21/10/65.
R4884 82801 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-APO 24/04/46 to 19/07/51.
 Exported to NEw Zealand as ZK-AWM.
R4885 82802 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-AQA 01/03/46 to 06/08/51 and 12/09/52 to 02/02/55.
Registered VH-RVA 02/02/55 to 19/07/57.
Damaged.

Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth R4885

R4886 82803 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
R4887 82804 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-APY 27/09/46 to 19/12/47 and 27/02/48 to 06/08/51.
Withdrawn from use 26/02/49.
R4888 82805 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
R4889 82806
T302
Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-ALE 28/02/47 to 10/02/48.
Crashed 08/02/48 at Coolangatta QLD.
R4890 82807
T128
Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-AAX (not taken up).
Registered VH-BKP from 11/06/54.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth R4890

R4891 82808
T329
Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-APG 01/03/46 to 28/01/54.
Damaged 27/10/53 at Bankstown NSW and rebuilt.
Registered VH-BVZ 19/03/57 to 09/63.
Crashed 07/09/63 at Dalwallinu WA.
Registered VH-BVZ 19/01/78 to 19/01/81.
Withdrawn from use.
R4892 82809 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-PCP 17/09/51 to 09/05/59.
Withdrawn from use.
R4893 82810
T323
Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-APH 29/04/46 to 31/10/47 and 26/03/48 to 21/09/56.
Destroyed in wind storm 21/09/56 at Bethanga VIC.
R5181 83043 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Served with 9EFTS at Cunderdin WA 10/04/43 to 19/06/43.
Registered VH-BDJ 12/05/47 to 04/08/47.
Exported 23/06/47 to UK as G-AKCH.
R5182 83044 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-BMJ 15/02/49 to 16/05/49.
Exported to India as VT-DBX.
R5183 83045 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-APN 14/05/46 to 20/10/47, 17/02/48 to 16/02/49 and 14/04/49 to 30/08/49.
Exported to Singapore as VR-SCY, VR-RCD and 9M-ALC.
R5184 83046 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
R5185 83047
T205
Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
30/05/41 Ground collision with R5186 (see below)
Registered VH-RRM 02/11/47 to 12/12/48.
Crashed 12/12/48 near Sandon River NSW.
R5186 83048 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
R5186 was landing at Western Junction when it struck R5185, which was about to take off, at about 11:00 on 30/05/41. F/O Basil Goodwin Jones, pilot aboard R5186, was killed. The trainee he had with him - LAC David Stuart Brown, 401489 - suffered a fractured arm. (Brown later served with 75 Squadron in New Guinea where he was captured and executed).
The sole occupant of R5185 - LAC Keith Abraham Baxter, 401483 - survived.
R5256 83115
T132
Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-ARQ (not taken up).
Registered VH-BBQ 17/06/47 to 19/12/47.
R5257 83116 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Served with 9 EFTS Cunderdin 10 April - 22 June 1943.
Registered VH-BLZ 18/11/48 to 28/06/60.
Registered VH-AMY from 28/06/06.
R5258 83117 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-APX 24/07/46 to 24/03/65
Withdrawn from use and restored.
Registered VH-CXK 28/09/65 to 08/08/74.
Withdrawn from use.
R5259 83118 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-BHK (not taken up).
Registered VH- BKS 15/04/48 to 04/07/51, 11/07/52 to 23/09/53.
Crashed. Registered VH-BKS 11/06/54 to 01/03/63.
Crashed 01/03/63 at Three Springs WA.
Preserved at Bull Creek WA.

Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth R5259

R5260 83119 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
R5261 83120 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-BDI 08/01/48 to 21/06/56.
Registered VH-RNR 21/06/56 to 15/08/59.
Registered VH-WFO 15/08/59 to 05/10/61.
Registered VH-CKA 05/10/61 to 15/08/67.
Withdrawn from use.
R5262 83121 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
R5263 83122 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
R5264 83123
T140
Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-BCB 22/05/47 to 02/04/55.
Registered VH-PCI from 02/04/55.

Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth R5264

R5265 83124 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-BUZ 30/06/49 to 06/05/60.
Registered VH-WFW 06/05/60 to 29/05/63.
Withdrawn from use.
Registered VH-WFW from 17/03/99.
T5360 83127 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
T5361 83128 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-AQL 03/04/46 to 20/10/47, 11/04/48 to 10/04/49, 25/06/49 to 14/12/60.
Withdrawn from use.
Registered VH-AQL 10/11/66 to 08/09/72.
Lost without a trace over Bass Strait 08/09/72.
T5384   Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
T5409 83152 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-AOY 16/04/46 to 30/04/48.
Crashed 18/01/48 Kandos NSW.
Registered VH-AOY 05/10/50 to 01/11/67.
Exported to USA as N82DH, later N31191.
T5410 83153 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-AUY 31/07/46 to 23/10/48 and 12/11/48 to 06/08/51.
Crashed 23/07/50 at Canberra ACT.
Registered VH-AUY 24/11/52 to 31/12/62.
Crashed 20/09/63 near Galore NSW.
T5411 83154 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
T5412 83155 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
T5413 83156
T324
Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-APF 19/07/46 to 12/08/55.
Crashed 11/08/55 at Bankstown NSW.
T5458 83183
T325
Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-AIX 19/12/46 to 08/10/47 and 27/02/48 to 21/07/53.
Damaged 20/01/53 at Broadmeadow NSW and rebuilt.
Registered VH-KBX from 28/10/82.
T5459 83184 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
T5460 83185
T326
Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-BGJ 15/12/47 to 14/12/48, 27/04/49 to 20/07/61 and from 03/08/62.
T5461 83186 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-ATG 23/07/46 to 19/12/47, 12/05/49 to 23/05/50.
Damaged 28/09/49.
Registered VH- 22/09/50 to 28/02/51.
Exported to New Zealand as ZK-AWA.
T5462 83187 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-AUJ 09/10/51 to 12/06/57.
Registered VH-ASE 12/06/57 to 08/05/58.
T5463 83188 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
T5482 83215 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
T5483 83216
CAA 83152
Served with 7 EFTS, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-BCL 29/05/47 to 06/11/47 and 24/05/48 to 23/11/50.
Registered VH-PCE 23/11/50 to 28/08/64.
Withdrawn from use as un-airworthy.
T5484 83217
T327
Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-AVX 11/03/47 to 14/05/55.
Crashed 14/05/55 at Narromine NSW.
T5485 83218 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
T5486 83219 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
T5487 83220 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
T5525 83224 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-BFO 07/11/47 to 29/01/48.
Exported 22/11/47 to India as VT-CSZ.
T5526 83245 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-ARQ 27/11/47 to 26/11/48 and 17/12/48 to 06/08/51.
Withdrawn from use 11/01/51.
Registered VH-ARQ 16/05/52 to 10/02/56.
Damaged 20/04/54 at Ogeramnang PNG.
T5527 83246 Served with 1 EFTS, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-BFH 03/10/47 to 10/05/51.
Destroyed by fire 08/10/49 at Darwin NT.
T5528 83247 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-AKN 23/10/50 to 06/12/50.
Registered VH-PCA 06/12/50 to 13/09/54.
Crashed 20/08/54 near Bombala NSW.
Registered VH-SDR from 08/08/90.

Highlight for Album: DH82A Tiger Moth T5528

T5529 83248 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
T5530 83249 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-BFA 29/07/47 to 10/09/54.
Withdrawn from use.
T5531 83250 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-ATD 01/06/46 to 05/04/55.
Registered VH-RNL 05/04/55 to 29/09/61.
Registered VH-CXV from 29/09/61.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth T5531

T5555 83274 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-BEQ 09/10/47 to 28/01/51.
Exported 08/50 to New Zealand as ZK-AUT.
T5556 83275 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
T5557 83276 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-BER 24/09/47 to 06/08/51.
Crashed 15/05/49 at Mount Gambier SA.
T5558 83277 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
T5559 83278 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-BBE 12/03/47 to 09/10/52.
Damaged 15/04/52.
T5560 83279 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Served with 9EFTS at Cunderdin WA 10/04/43 to 19/06/43.
Registered VH-BJT 24/10/47 to 19/05/58.
Crashed 17/07/54 at Moora WA and rebuilt.
Registered VH-TGR from 24/02/92.
T5561 83280 Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial.
Registered VH-ALX 10/10/52 to 07/08/53.
Registered VH-SSD 07/08/53 to 21/02/56.
Crashed 1956.
 
     

 

The original author of this page was Grahame Higgs. It has been updated by Brendan Cowan & Martin Edwards

Source: RAAF EA/88 Aircraft Status Cards, Australian Aviation Magazine, Townsville at War Website, CASA Aircraft Records, Classic Wings Downunder Magazine, Temora Aviation Museum Website, Flightpath Magazine, British Civil Aircraft Registrations 1919-1999, Australian War Memorial Website and Photographs, Logbook of R.W.Hill via Chris Hill. "The DH 82A Tiger Moth in Australia" by Julian Forsyth

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Updated 26th July 2017

 

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