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RAAF A7 De Havilland Moth Series
D.H.60G Gipsy Moth, D.H.60M (Metal) Moth, D.H.60GIII Moth Major, D.H.60X Cirrus Moth

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RAAF.Serial Aircraft Type c/n Aircraft History
A7-1 D.H.60 Cirrus I Moth 199 Imported from UK to trial DH-60.
CofA 31/01/26.
Served with 1 FTS, 03/26.
Crashed 05/27.
A7-2 D.H.60 Cirrus I Moth 200 Imported from UK to trial DH-60.
CofA 03/02/26.
Served with 1 FTS, 03/26.
A7-3 DH.60X Cirrus Moth 542 CofA 24/04/28.
23/08/32 Sold from RAAF
Registered VH-UAN 23/08/32 to 19/06/37.
The aircraft had engine trouble 05/09/33 and during the forced landing struck a fence on Mitchells Island near Taree NSW. The pilot was injured.
Collided in Mid-air with DH-60 VH-UAV 19/06/37 near Archerfield QLD. killing both pilots.
A7-4 DH.60X Cirrus Moth 545 CofA 14/04/28.
02/04/31 Sold from RAAF
Registered VH-UPU 02/04/31 to 18/04/38.
Crashed 18/04/38 near Ballarat VIC.

DH.60X Cirrus Moths A7-5, A7-4 and A7-16
Photo Eric Douglas

A7-5 DH.60X Cirrus Moth ? ?

DH.60X Cirrus Moths A7-5, A7-4 and A7-16
Photo Eric Douglas DH.60X Cirrus Moth 
A7 5 
Photo via Ken Rowland DH.60X Cirrus Moth A7-5
Photo Eric Douglas

A7-6 DH.60X Cirrus Moth ? ?
A7-7 DH.60X Cirrus Moth ? ?

DH.60X Cirrus Moth 
A7 7 
Photo via Ken Rowland DH.60X Cirrus Moth 
A7 7 
Photo via Ken Rowland Moth A7-7

A7-8 DH.60X Cirrus Moth ? Force Landed 21/02/29 Richmond NSW, after Striking a farmer during low level flight. The Pilot Sgt Robert F Somerville flew too low and struck his future father in law Mr AC Smith and killed him. Sgt Sommerville was charged with Manslaughter but was acquitted, and was reduced in rank and grounded. Later he regained flying status.
A7-9 DH.60X Cirrus Moth 613 CofA 02/05/28.
19/08/32 Sold from RAAF
Registered VH-UAO 19/08/32 to 26/09/34 and 02/10/34to 14/09/36
Converted to DH-60G.
Later served with RAAF as A7-92.

Highlight for Album: DH60G Gipsy Moth A7-9/A7-92

A7-10 DH.60X Cirrus Moth ? Crashed 05/01/30,
Served with 1 Sqn.
Crashed about 1.5 kms from Laverton after striking a haystack and shearing of the undercarriage while performing at low level without authorisation. The aircraft crashed a short distance from the haystack and was destroyed. FLGOFF Ryan survived the impact and was critically injured and later died of those injuries in Caulfield Repatriation Hospital two days later.
A7-11 DH.60X Cirrus Moth 550 CofA 14/04/28.
03/06/31 Sold from RAAF,
Registered VH-UPY 03/06/31 to 02/06/32, 28/06/32 to 27/06/33 and 23/04/34to 21/05/39.
12/05/39 A pilot who was not an instructor was giving flight instructions and the aircraft crashed at Roma QLD. The pilot died and pupil survived.
A7-12 DH.60X Cirrus Moth ? Served with 3 Sqn.
Struck Tree's on Takeoff 25/02/29, Richmond, NSW.
Both Fltlt CT Anderson (Pilot) and AC1 LL Colless survived the accident however Colless died the next day.
A7-13 DH.60X Cirrus Moth 614 CofA 07/05/28. Served with 1 FTS, 1928.
02/09/32 Sold from RAAF and Registered VH-UAU 02/09/32 to 06/08/51.
Withdrawn from use 14/08/43.
Currently on static display at the Power House Museum Sydney as VH-UAU.

DH.60X Cirrus Moth 
A7-13  
Photo via Ken Rowland

A7-14 DH.60X Cirrus Moth 540 CofA 14/04/28.
On the 23/12/32, Sold from RAAF and Registered VH-UAQ 23/12/32 to 22/12/34.
On the 05/12/33 the pilot was practicing figure of eights at 200ft when the aircraft sideslipped into the ground.
Registered VH-UAQ 16/05/35 to 22/05/39.
Converted to DH-60G.
A7-15 DH.60X Cirrus Moth ? ?
A7-16 DH.60X Cirrus Moth 597 On the 25/08/31, Sold from RAAF and Registered VH-UQC 25/08/31 to 24/08/32.
Damaged 03/07/32 at Mount Wallace VIC.
Rebuilt as DH-60G.

DH.60X Cirrus Moths A7-5, A7-4 and A7-16
Photo Eric Douglas DH.60X Cirrus Moth A7-16
Photo Eric Douglas

A7-17 DH.60X Cirrus Moth 599 On the 02/12/30,
Sold from RAAF and became VH-UPK.
A7-18 DH.60X Cirrus Moth 598 On the 08/05/31,
Sold from RAAF and became VH-UPX.
A7-19 DH.60X Cirrus Moth ? Crashed 17/03/29 and burned after attempting to land.
FLGOFF Warland remained trapped inside the aircraft and perished despite the efforts of FLTLT Swinbourne to enter the wreckage to save his passenger, receiving severe burns in doing so. Ironically, at the time of the accident FLTLT Swinbourne was the Secretary of the Air Accidents Investigation Committee.
A7-20 DH.60X Cirrus Moth 601 ?
A7-21 DH.60X Cirrus Moth 602 ?
A7-22 DH.60X Cirrus Moth 603 ?

DH.60X Cirrus Moth A7-22
Photo Eric Douglas

A7-23 DH.60X Cirrus Moth ? Served with 1 FTS.
Crashed Point Cook 14/11/35.
Reduced to spares/struck off 17/12/35

DH.60 Cirrus Moth
 A7-23, 
DH.60G Gypsy Moth
A7-53, A7-48

A7-24 DH.60X Cirrus Moth ? Served with 1 FTS.
Crashed into Sea off Point Cook during practice landing 01/06/34,
Reduced to spares/scrap and struck off 21/08/34.

DH.60G Gypsy Moth 
A7-24 
Photo provided by 
Gordon Birkett

A7-25 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth ? Served with 1 FTS.
Crashed Point Cook 10/10/34 and struck off either the 20 or 30/10/34.

DH.60G Gypsy Moth
A7-25 
Photo via Ken Rowland

A7-26 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth Seaplane ? Served with 1 FTS. Struck off 02/09/35.
A7-27 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth ? Delivered to 1 AD 23/07/30.
Served with 3 Sqn 17/09/30,
1 AD 20/03/34,
Tugan Aircraft Co Ltd 13/07/34,
1 AD 08/10/34,
1 FTS 11/01/35,
1 EFTS 14/02/40.
Damaged in a heavy landing at Parafield 27/02/41.
Not repaired and struck off 28/07/41.

DH.60G Gypsy Moth
A7 27 
Photo via Ken RowlandDH-60G Gypsy Moths 
A7-36, A7-27, 
A7-62, A7-42
DH-60M Metal Moth A7-71

A7-28 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth 450 Delivered 1930.
Served with 3 Sqn, 1930.
Crashed Mascot 03/04/32.
Struck off 07/06/32.
On the 05/11/33, Sold to W.E. Brown from RAAF without engines and instruments.
Rebuilt and became VH-UWB. (The identity of this is now in doubt as c/n 450 is reported as being G-EBUJ, VR-SAE and was written off 02/42.)
A7-29 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth ? Delivered 1930.
Served with 3 Sqn, 1930.
Crashed at Cootamundra NSW 24/10/32,
Struck off 22/11/32.
A7-30 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth ? Delivered to 1AD 25/07/30.
Served with 3 Sqn 25/09/30,
1AD 16/02/34,
Tugan Aircraft Co Ltd 13/07/34,
3 Sqn 30/11/34,
2 Sqn 21/04/36,
2AD (no date),
4 Sqn 01/07/38,
6 Sqn (no date),
2AD 18/08/39,
1 FTS 25/08/39,
1 EFTS 14/02/40,
Canberra HQ for storage 31/03/41,
1 SFTS 06/06/41,
To Victorian and Interstate Airways for overhaul 04/12/42,
1 AD 23/03/43,
1 SFTS 02/04/43,
SHQ Point Cook 18/09/44 for storage.
Free issue to Royal Australian Aero Club 25/10/44 and became VH-AFO.
A7-31 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth ? Served with 1 FTS.
Collided with A6-9 and crashed 09/12/36 during the landing approach,
Sgt Somerville (Pilot) was killed when an Instructor piloting another aircraft ignored circuit rules for the day and they collided.
Struck off 23/02/37.
A7-32 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth ? Delivered 18/07/30 to 1 AD.
Served with 22 Sqn 06/36.
Converted to Instructional Airframe Moth 1,
At 1 ES 18/06/40 and s
Scrapped 02/05/44.
A7-33 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth ? Served with 3 Sqn by 02/37,
22 Sqn.
Crashed at Richmond 25/01/38.
Struck off 14/02/38.
A7-34 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth ? Served with 1 Sqn.
Crashed during takeoff at Laverton 30/08/32 when it struck a rock. Struck off 27/09/32.
A7-35 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth ? Served with 1 FTS.
Crashed at Point Cook 07/10/31.
Struck off 14/10/31.
A7-36 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth ? Delivered 25/09/30to 1AD,
8 Sqn 08/09/32,,
3 Sqn 11/01/33,
1 FTS 14/03/35,
1AD for storage 12/07/40,
3 EFTS 22/09/40,
1 EFTS 02/12/40.
Damaged in heavy landing at Parafield 11/07/41.
To 4 ITS as Instructional Moth 14 11/07/41.
Reduced to components 22/06/51 and scrapped 01/10/51.

DH-60G Gypsy Moths 
A7-36, A7-27, 
A7-62, A7-42
DH-60M Metal Moth A7-71

A7-37 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth ? Served with 101 Fleet Co-op Flight 01/34.
22 Sqn.
Crashed at Richmond 06/01/38.
Struck off 21/02/38.
A7-38 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth ? Served with 1 FTS,
Reduced to spares and struck off 16/03/36.
A7-39 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth ? Delivered 03/10/40 to 1AD (3.10.30),
1 Sqn (27.10.30),
1 AD (25.5.31),
1 Sqn (7.12.31),
1 AD (11.12.31),
1 FTS (27.9.37).
Engine failure over Point Cook and stalled during the forced landing 30.3.39 and badly damaged.
SOC 30.5.39 (or 20.6.39).
A7-40 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth ? Served with 1FTS (by 4.36),
Crashed into Port Phillip Bay, nr Point Cook 22.7.37 when floats dug into water during a low altitude turn.
Crew: PLTOFF C. Houston (Pilot) & PLTOFF E. Yde (passenger).
Struck off 01/09/37.
A7-41 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth ? Served with 3 Sqn.
Crashed 06/12/32, Richmond, NSW. While conducting Forced landing practice at an strip at Richmond the aircrafts wheels struck a fence and the aircraft crashed. Killed instantly was Pilot Flgoff Charles M Blamey and AS John Plumb was injured. Flgoff Blamey was the son of Field Marshall Sir Thomas Blamey the then Commissioner of Police in Victoria.
A7-42 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth ? 1FTS (no date)
Crashed Iona, Vic, 26.4.34 en route Point Cook - Sale.
SOC 15.5.34.

DH-60G Gypsy Moths 
A7-36, A7-27, 
A7-62, A7-42
DH-60M Metal Moth A7-71

A7-43 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth ? 1FTS (no date)
SOC 16.3.36.
A7-44 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth 27? There is doubt this is c/n 27, as we understand that production began with c/n 168.
Delivered 21/10/30.
1 AD (21.10.30),
1 FTS (18.1.35),
22Sqn (after 4.37),
6 Sqn (10.7.39),
2AD (18.8.39),
1 FTS (25.8.39),
3 EFTS (15.3.40),
1 EFTS(2.12.40)
Canberra HQ (31.3.41 for storage),
1 SFTS (6.6.41),
3AD (15.8.43),
Free issue to Royal Queensland Aero Club and reg VH-AFN on 27.6.1945. VH-AFN is flying now as one of the 23 aircraft of the Early Birds Foundation at Lelystad, Netherlands. The present registration is N168G. After a serious crash with only minor injuries for pilot and passenger, the aircraft underwent a complete restoration. Since 2001 she is in the air again.
A7-45 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth ? Served with 1 FTS.
Crashed Werribee Vic 24/4/36. Two aircraft in formation at 4000ft, one departed from controlled flight. Pilot Cadet Leslie Clisby abandoned aircraft in dive following control problems. The investigation found that the cause was result of this aircraft flying into the slipstream of the lead aircraft, resulting in the "temporary loss" of controlled flight and that he could have recovered.
A7-46 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth ? Served with 1 FTS,
Struck off 14.7.37.
A7-47 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth ? Served with 3 Sqn (no date),
Crashed and immersed in salt water near Richmond 23.9.36. S
OC 29.9.36.
A7-48 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth ? 1FTS (by 3.36)
SOC 14.7.37 (or 17.3.38).
A7-49 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth ? Delivered 12/02/31.
1 AD (12.2.31),
1 Sqn (5.11.31),
1 FTS (4.5.34)
1 AD (11.12.35),
3 Sqn (.12.35),
22Sqn (20.4.36),
2AD (after 6.38),
1 FTAS (23.8.39),
1 EFTS (14.2.40),
Canberra HQ (31.3.41 for storage),
3 SFTS (1.7.41),
6 SFTS (11.5.42),
Sold to J D Hodder and reg VH-AFR 4.9.45 in the name of Mrs B E Hodder.

DH-60G Gipsy Moth 
A7-49 (VH-AFR)

A7-50 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth ? 1FTS (by 4.34), Crashed Point Cook 2.10.35 SOC 1.11.35.
A7-51 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth ? Delivered 18/02/31.
1 AD (18.2.31),
1 FTS (10.12.31),
1 AD (11.12.35),
1 Sqn (no date),
1 FTS (15.10.37),
1 EFTS (after 8.39 by 1.40),
Damaged in a heavy landing at Parafield 8.1.41
SOC 3.2.41.
A7-52 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth ? Delivered 12/03/31.
1 AD (12.3.31),
1 FTS (by 5.36),
Undershot while landing at Point Cook and struck a fence on 6.10.37 (unclear if in fact it was del to 1FTS on 6.10.37 and w/o later!)
SOC 16.8.1938.
A7-53 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth ? Delivered 12/03/31.
1 FTS (12.3.31),
1 EFTS (.1940),
Damaged in a heavy landing at Parafield 3.12.1940.
SOC 24.2.41.
A7-54 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth ? Delivered 18/03/31.
1 AD (18.3.31),
1 FTS (20.7.32),
At some stage this was fitted with floats,
1 Engineering School (1.12.39 for instructional purposes),
Became INST Moth 5 14.6.40
Reduced to produce 22.7.40.
A7-55 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth ? Delivered 04/04/33.
2AD (4.4.33),
3 Sqn (1933),
1 Sqn (early .34),
Antarctic Flight, Point Cook (19.12.35),
SOC 22.4.1937. S
Served in the Antarctic in 1936 onboard the Royal Research Ship Discovery II with floats fitted.

Highlight for Album: DH.60G Gypsy Moth A7-55

A7-56 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth n/a Not allocated.
A7-57 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth n/a Not allocated.
A7-58 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth n/a Not allocated.
A7-59 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth n/a Not allocated.
A7-60 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth n/a Not allocated.
A7-61 D.H.60M (Metal) Moth 1354 1AD (23.1.30, date suspect)
1 EFTS (no date),
Released by RAAF 14.3.41.
Registered VH-ADO 25/03/41 to 22/09/47.
Crashed 06/01/44 Whyalla SA.

DH.60M Metal Moth
A7 61  and others 
Point Cook
Photo via Ken Rowland

A7-62 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth 1355 At some stage this aircraft was fitted with floats.
Crashed 29/11/39,
Served with 1 FTS.
Crashed into the ground inverted after the wing collapsed.
Crew: FLGOFF R. Vincent (Pilot) & PLTOFF J. Whitford.

DH-60G Gypsy Moths 
A7-36, A7-27, 
A7-62, A7-42
DH-60M Metal Moth A7-71 Highlight for Album: DH.60X Cirrus Moth 
A7-62

A7-63 D.H.60M (Metal) Moth 1356 ?
A7-64 D.H.60M (Metal) Moth 1357 ?
A7-65 D.H.60M (Metal) Moth 1358 ?
A7-66 D.H.60M (Metal) Moth 1359 Seagull A2-2 taxied into Moth A7-66 6.2.39.

DH.60M Metal Moth
A7 66 and others 
Point Cook
Photo via Ken Rowland

A7-67 D.H.60M (Metal) Moth 1360 ?

DH.60M Metal Moth 
A7-67
21 Squadron, 
Laverton, 
c.1936
via Mike Mirkovic.

A7-68 D.H.60M (Metal) Moth 1361 Crashed 24/11/38,
Served with 1 FTS.
Crew: PLTOFF P. McDonough (QFI) & AirCdt J Costello (Student).
A7-69 D.H.60M (Metal) Moth 8655/1 Delivered 07/10/35 to 1AD (7.10.35) ff 14.10.35,
1FTS (no date)
Vrashed 1.5 mls east of Point Cook 16.4.36 after structural failure of port lower wing during loop.
Pilot: AirCdt N. Chaplin.
Struck off 12/05/36.
A7-70 D.H.60M (Metal) Moth 8655/2 Delivered 03/02/36 to 1AD (3.2.36),
1 Sqn (9.9.36),
21 Sqn (1.7.38),
1 FTS (26.10.38 for storage due to corrosion)
Fitted with Cadet wings, ex workshop 27.1.39,
1EFTS (14.2.40),
8SFTS (6.4.42),
3 Central Recovery Depot (29.4.44)
Reduced to components 11.7.44.
A7-71 D.H.60M (Metal) Moth 8655/3 Delivered 20/03/36 to 1AD (20.3.36),
1 FTS (1.37),
1 EFTS (14.2.40),
Damaged in heavy landing 23.12.40 at Parafield.
Sold to Spencers Gulf Aero Club 13.3.41,
reg VH-ADP 25.3.41.
A7-72 D.H.60M (Metal) Moth 8655/4 Delivered 23/04/36.
1 AD (23.4.36),
1 FTS (6.8.37),
damaged in forced landing at Point Cook 28.11.38,
1 EFTS (14.2.40),
Crashed 3mls north of Salisbury,SA, 19.3.40. S
OC 31.5.40.
A7-73 D.H.60M (Metal) Moth 8655/5 Delivered 05/36. 1AD (5.36),
1 FTS (by 2.37),
Collided with A7-27 whilst formation flying over Point Cook 10.6.38.
SOC 24.6.38.
A7-74 D.H.60M (Metal) Moth 8655/6 Delivered 18/06/36. 1AD (18.6.36),
RTS (31.5.37),
1 FTS (7.11.38),
1 EFTS (14.2.40),
Canberra HQ (31.3.41 for storage),
1 GRS (6.10.41),
Crashed into sea at mouth of Werribee River near Point Cook, 28.1.42. Salvaged and to 1AD (1.2.42)
SOC 13.2.42.
A7-75 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth 1060 Previously VH-ULT.
Impressed 1FTS (already 21.12.39)
To INST Moth 2 (18.6.40)
SOC 29.7.40
Currently located at the Camden Museum of Aviation
This is a privately owned collection and is not open to the public.

DH.60G Gypsy Moth 
A7-75. 
Camden Aviation Museum 2006. 
Image by Ian McDonell.

A7-76 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth 838 Previously G-AUJX and VH-UJX.
Impressed 1FTS ( already on 13.12.39!),
To INST Moth 3 (18.6.40)
Reduced to spares 11.1.45.
A7-77 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth 982 Previously G-AUJH and VH-UJH.
Impressed 1 FTS (already 2212.39),
To INST Moth 4 18.6.40
educed to spares 11.1.45.
A7-78 D.H.60M (Metal) Moth 1406 Registered VH-ULP 21/11/29 to 07/01/40,
Impressed into RAAF Service 08/01/40.
1 FTS (already 28.12.39),
67 Sq (no date),
GRS (3.1.44),
1CRD (2.6.44)
Reduced to spares 11.7.44.

DH60M Metal Moth 
A7-78 (VH-ULP)

A7-79 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth 1066 Delivered 08/01/40.
Impressed 1FTS (8.1.40),
To INST Moth 6 (22.7.40),
Reg VH-UKV 3.5.54.

DH60G Gypsy Moth 
A7-79 (VH-UKV)

A7-80 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth 975 Previously VH-UKJ.
Impressed 1FTS (10.1.40),
To INST Moth 7 (22.7.40 at 1ES)
SOC as scrapped 14.5.46.
A7-81 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth 1812 Previously G-ABEN and VH-UPV.
Impressed 1SFTS (10.1.40),
Unserviceable by 17.6.40
To INST Moth 8 (22.7.40)
SOC 2.5.45 as converted to components

DH.60G Gypsy Moth 
A7-81 (VH-UPV)

A7-82 D.H.60G-III Moth Major 5052 Previously VH-URL.
Impressed 2EFTS (8.7.40),
Heavy landing 28.3.41 at Archerfield.
Repaired and back on 9.2.42,
8SFTS (23.3.42),
3CRD (5.5.44),
Reduced to spares 11.7.44.
A7-83 D.H.60X Cirrus Moth 599 Registered VH-UPK 02/12/30 to 01/12/32, 21/12/34 to 20/12/35 and 17/01/36 to 08/07/40.
Impressed into RAAF Service 08/07/40. R
educed to spares 18.7.41.
A7-84 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth 897 Previously G-AUKG and VH-UKG.
Impressed 2EFTS (8.7.40),
Damaged in heavy landing at Archerfield 11.6.41 S
OC 2.7.41.
A7-85 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth 540 Previously VH-UAQ.
Impressed 2EFTS (8.7.40),
Crashed at Archerfield 14.7.41,
Reduced to spares 8.8.41.
A7-86 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth 1274 Previously VH-UPF.
Impressed 2EFTS (8.7.40),
Damaged in a heavy landing 27.2.41 at Archerfield.
Reduced to spares 18.7.41.
A7-87 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth 1065 Previously VH-UKU.
Impressed 2EFTS ( 8.7.40)
Sold 9.3.45 to Sq Ldr S. Homewood.
A7-88 D.H.60 Cirrus I Moth 192 Previously G-AUAE and VH-UAE.
Impressed 2EFTS(22.7.40),
5AD (15.4.42)
Sold 9.3.45 and restored 3.7.45 to VH-UAE.

Highlight for Album: DH60 Cirrus Moth A7-88

A7-89 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth 275 Previously VH-UFU (formerly G-AUFU).
Impressed 2EFTS (8.7.40),
Qantas (15.9.40 for overhaul),
Reduced to components 23.12.40.
VH-UFU Crashed St George Qld 6.10.51.
A7-90 D.H.60G-III Moth Major 5085 Previously VH-URR.
Impressed 4EFTS (22.7.40),
Returned to Newcastle Aero Club 14.9.40 for overhaul,
On 31.12.40 decision taken to reduce it to spares.
A7-91 D.H.60G-III Moth Major 5086 Previously VH-URS.
Impressed 4EFTS (22.7.40),
Returned to Newcastle Aero Club 14.9.40 for overhaul,
On 31.12.40 decision taken to reduce it to spares.
A7-92 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth 613 Previously A7-9 and VH-UAO.
Impressed 9EFTS (22.7.40),
86 OBU ( 11.6.45),
Sold 18.6.45
restored to VH-UAO 26.3.46.

DH60G Gipsy Moth 
A7-9
Cunderdin 2003 DH60G Gipsy Moth 
A7-9
Cunderdin 2003

A7-93 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth 1041 Previously VH-UKY. Impressed 9EFTS (22.7.40), To Maylands for disposal 12.3.45. Restored to VH-UKY 11.5.45.
A7-94 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth 1128 Previously VH-ULD.
VH-ULD was the first aircraft to serve in the Antarctic, was aboard the Royal Research Ship Discovery 1929-31.
It was sold to the Australian Aero Club (WA division) on 24/07/31
22/07/40 it was impressed by the RAAF as A7-94.
Served with 4 SFTS
0/05/42in Crashed into the sea near Geraldton,
salvaged and scrapped 26.05.43.

Highlight for Album: DH60G Gypsy Moth A7-94

A7-95 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth 836 Previously G-AUJU and VH-UJU. I
mpressed 1EFTS (22.7.40),
Became INST Moth.13 (11.7.41).
Converted to components 31.5.55
A7-96 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth 1883 Previously G-ABSD and VH-UTN.
Impressed 1 EFTS (22.7.40),
Crashed on landing 12.12.40 at Parafield.
Reduced to spares 2.12.40.
A7-97 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth 896 Previously G-AUMV and VH-UMV.
Impressed 07/40.
A7-98 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth 996 Previously VT-AAR and VH-ULB.
Impressed 3 EFTS (22.7.40),
1 EFTS (2.12.40),
SOC 3.2.41 reduced to spares.

DH-60G Gypsy Moths 
A7-109 (VH-UIB) 
A7-98, (VH-ULB)
A7-101 (VH-UQC) DH-60G Gypsy Moths 
A7-109 (VH-UIB) 
A7-100 (VH-UHP)
A7-98, (VH-ULB)
A7-101 (VH-UQC)

A7-99 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth 879 Previously VH-UHR.
Impressed 3 EFTS (22.7.40),
1 EFTS (2.12.40),
Reduced to components 3.2.41.

DH.60G Gypsy Moths 
inc A7-99 (VH-UHR)

A7-100 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth 877 Previously VH-UHP. Impressed 3 EFTS (22.7.40),
Crashed on take off at Essendon 24.8.40
Reduced to components 5.9.40.

DH-60G Gypsy Moths 
A7-109 (VH-UIB) 
A7-100 (VH-UHP)
A7-98, (VH-ULB)
A7-101 (VH-UQC)

A7-101 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth 597 Previously VH-UQC.
Impressed 3EFTS (22.7.40),
Aircrafts Pty Ltd (28.5.42 for overhaul),
3AD (4.8.42),
1AOS (17.8.42 for storage),
7AD (6.1.43),
7CRD (24.7.44 for reduction to spares).

DH-60G Gypsy Moths 
A7-109 (VH-UIB) 
A7-98, (VH-ULB)
A7-101 (VH-UQC) DH-60G Gypsy Moths 
A7-109 (VH-UIB) 
A7-100 (VH-UHP)
A7-98, (VH-ULB)
A7-101 (VH-UQC)

A7-102 D.H.60M (Metal) Moth 1422 Registered VH-UND 30/12/29 to 22/07/40.
Impressed into RAAF Service 22/07/40.
1 EFTS (2/12/40),
Reduced to spares 3/02/41.

DH.60 Cirrus Moth 
inc A7-102
VH-UND DH.60M Metal Moth
A7-102 (VH-UND)
A7-104 (VH-UPD)
DH.60G Gypsy Moth
A7-105 (VH-UIA)

A7-103 D.H.60M (Metal) Moth 1494 Registered VH-UOK 22/07/30to 09/05/31.
The aircraft struck a down current when taking off 01/11/30 and struck a fence.
The aircraft was also put in a spin 15/12/30 and crashed into mangroves north of the Barron River near Stratford Bridge QLD. Pilot and passenger injured.
Registered VH-UOK 18/06/31 to 22/07/40.
Failed to recover from a dive 09/10/38 and crashed. The pilot and passenger were killed.
Impressed into RAAF Service 22/07/40.
3 EFTS (22/07/40),
1 EFTS (2/12/40)
Crashed on landing 22/01/41 at Parafield.
To spares 24/02/41.

Highlight for Album: DH.60M Metal- Moth A7-103

A7-104 D.H.60M (Metal) Moth 1558 Previously G-ABOE.
Registered VH-UPD 01/10/30 to 22/06/34 and 09/09/34 to 22/07/40.
Impressed into RAAF Service 22/07/40.

DH.60M Metal Moth
A7-102 (VH-UND)
A7-104 (VH-UPD)
DH.60G Gypsy Moth
A7-105 (VH-UIA)

A7-105 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth 835 Previously G-AUIA and VH-UIA.

DH.60M Metal Moth
A7-102 (VH-UND)
A7-104 (VH-UPD)
DH.60G Gypsy Moth
A7-105 (VH-UIA)

A7-106 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth 465 Previously VH-UHG.
A7-107 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth 974 Previously VH-UKF.
A7-108 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth 846 Previously G-AUJV and VH-UJV. Became Instructional Moth 15.
A7-109 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth 848 Previously VH-UIB. Operated by the  Royal South Australian Aero Club

Highlight for Album: DH60G Gipsy Moth 
 A7-109

A7-110 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth 824 Previously G-AUIJ VH-UIJ.
A7-111 D.H.60X Moth Cirrus Moth 920 Previously G-AADJ, VR-SAH, VR-SEA, VH-ADD.
A7-112 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth 878 Built at Stag Lane (UK) and assembled by DHA South Melbourne in 05/27 using locally made upper mainplane and tail unit.
Test flown by Major H De Havilland at Essendon on 01/06/27.
Registered G-AUFV 01/06/27.
Modified to DH.60G (Gipsy 1) on 21/02/39.
Collided with Monospar VH-UST 19/11/39over Mascot and heavily damaged.
Reg cancelled 19/08/40and impressed into RAAF as A7-112 in UNSERVICEABLE condition.
Returned to Royal Aeroclub of NSW for repair on 16/10/40.
RESTORED to VH-UFV 31/01/41, thus never taken up by the RAAF!
It had various owners and accidents until the reg VH-UFV again was reserved for it 15/03/84.
VH-UFV was finally registered to a J C Star, Walbundrie, NSW on 08/12/94. C/N 1B Registered VH-ULU on 19/02/03.

DH60G Gypsy Moth 
A7-112
(Originaly built as a DH.60 Cirrus Moth)

A7-113 D.H.60M (Metal) Moth 1484 Registered VH-UOR 14/08/30 to 19/08/40.
Impressed into RAAF Service 19/08/40.
A7-114 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth 241 With outbreak of World War II one DH60X re-entered service when VH-UAJ (formerly G-AUAJ ) was impressed as A7-114 in 1940.
Reduced to components 23/12/40.

D.H.60G Gipsy Moth A7-114 as G-AUAJ
Photo Eric Douglas D.H.60G Gipsy Moth A7-114 as G-AUAJ 
Amy Johnson
Photo Eric Douglas

A7-115 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth 849 Previously G-AUIC and VH-UIC. Became Instructional Moth 11.
A7-116 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth 987 Previously VH-UJN.
Became Instructional Airframe 12.

DH.60 Cirrus Moths
A7-116 (VH-UJN) 
A7-117 (VH-UJI)
DH.82A Tiger Moth A17-686 (VH-UYJ)

A7-117 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth 983 Previously G-AUJI and VH-UJI.
Became Instructional Airframe 10.

DH.60 Cirrus Moths
A7-116 (VH-UJN) 
A7-117 (VH-UJI)
DH.82A Tiger Moth A17-686 (VH-UYJ)

A7-118 D.H.60M (Metal) Moth 1401 Registered VH-UOZ 30/09/30to 19/08/40.
Impressed into RAAF Service 19/08/40.
Later Instructional Airframe 17.
A7-119 D.H.60M (Metal) Moth 1477 Previously G-AAUS and VH-UQT.
A7-120 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth DHA.3 Previously VH-UOP.
A7-121 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth 977 Previously VH-ULR.
A7-122 D.H.60G Gipsy Moth 893 Previously G-AUIQ and VH-UIQ.
VH-UOQ D.H.60M (Metal) Moth 1483 Registered VH-UOQ 14/08/30to 10/07/35.
Crashed into sea 10/02/35 off Cronulla NSW.
Registered VH-UOQ 11/09/35 to 22/07/40
Impressed into RAAF Service 22/07/40 for spare parts only.
 
     

The Author of this page is Brendan Cowan.

Source: CASA Aircraft Records, Stig Jarlevik, Alfresco Flight by David Wilson, Australian War Memorial Website and Photographs.

Main Photograph: Eddie Coates, Tony Wilson.

Emails: Dean Norman, Gordon Birkett, Clive Lynch, Stig Jarlevik, Darryl Gibbs, Cees Smeulders, John Andrade.

Updated 20th January 2017

 

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