VH-UKN had a chequered career with many prangs during its service with the Australian Aero Club (Victoria) and its successors, the Victorian Aero Club and the Royal Victorian Aero Club. In this photo the Gipsy Moth carries the Australian Aero Club logo on the forward fuselage, with the text "Victoria Section" below it. The aircraft was withdrawn from use in 1940. Photo from: State Library of Victoria
Became VH-UGJ in 1929. The Australian Aero Club (NSW) became the Aero Club of NSW and then the Royal Aero Club of NSW. VH-UGJ remained with the club until it was written off in a landing accident on October 8, 1940 by which time it had been fitted with a Gipsy engine in place of the Cirrus. Photo from: National Library of Australia
Initially registered G-AUFL to Qantas. Allocated to the Queensland section of the Australian Aero Club but was lost when it crashed into the Brisbane River at Pinkenba on August 19, 1930. Photo from: State Library of Queensland
Delivered as G-AUAV in 1929 to the Queensland section of the Australian Aero Club and seen here with Australian Aero Club Brisbane titles. Reregistered VH-UAV in 1930. Gipsy engine fitted in 1934. Destroyed in a mid-air collision with Moth VH-UAN on June 19, 1937. The Archerfield-based aero club became the Royal Queensland Aero Club in 1935. The RQAC, which operated a major commercial aviation academy, entered administration in 2016. It has been resurrected as a not-for-profit community club. Photo from: State Library of Queensland
Two Cirrus Moths from Brisbane competing in the NSW Aerial Derby at the prewar Hargrave Park aerodrome near Sydney. No. 6 VH-UFR just beats No. 5 VH-UAV (c/n 369) at the finish. From DH A/c 60 years ago.