A6-5 arrived in Australia in December 1935 as part of a shipment of six Cadets from an initial order for 12. Further orders increased this to 34. A6-5 was assembled at RAAF Laverton and delivered to nearby Point Cook. It served the RAAF until early 1945 when it was placed on the disposal list. Became VH-AEG in August 1945. Crashed near Kempsey, NSW, on January 11, 1952. Hangar 104 dates from World War I and is still in existence today. Photo from: State Library of Queensland
This photo was taken early in A11-2's service when it still had the RAF serial on the fin. The open, calm waters makes Point Cook, the aircraft's base, the likely location but it is not stated. In Brisbane the Southamptons used the Brisbane River, which is less than 300m wide. A11-2 continued flying with the RAAF, on and off, until 1939 when is disappears from the records. Presumed burnt. Photo from: State Library of Queensland
Owned by famed aviator Charles Kingsford Smith, VH-USB left Australia by air in October 1934 for the US. In September 1935 it was shipped on to the UK where it became G-ADUS for an attempt on the UK-Australia record. It crashed into the Gulf of Martaban, Myanmar, on November 8, 1935. An undercarriage leg washed up on Aye island but otherwise no traces of the -USB, Smithy and copilot Tommy Pethybridge were ever found.