Maurice Rolfe's long-awaited D.H.89A Domine/Dragon Rapide VH-UXZ 'Lady Penrhyn' made its first post-restoration flight on 28 March 2014. The aircraft was built for the RAF in 1944 as a Domine, NR713. It was later civil registered as G-AJSL. The markings recall the original VH-UXZ of ANA, cn 6365, which crashed off Flinders Island in 1943.
Ex RL944. Picture thought to have been taken circa June 1966 shortly after acquisition by Ken Neely for use for pleasure flights in Cornwall and Devon; photographer unknown. Still current in 2019, registered to Scillonia Airways Ltd.
Crashed Ketapangdaja, West Borneo, on August 16, 1938, after an engine failure forced a landing on a beach. KNILM's three DH.89s were used for aerial survey. Photo from: Hudson Fysh Collection/State Library of New South Wales
Wilson Airways was set up by Mrs Florence Kerr Wilson to provide air services in Kenya and Tanzania. Her company paved the way for commercial aviation in East Africa. By 1938 the fleet included one DH.84 Dragon, four DH.89 Dragon Rapides and two DH.90 Dragonflies. On the outbreak of WWII the aircraft, including this one, were requisitioned by the Kenya Auxiliary Air Unit. Photo by: H. Schlesing / Koloniales Bildarchiv / Frankfurt University Library