Since no original G.55 survived WW2, this example was reconstructed from the wreck of G.59 MM53265. In full markings of the squadron named after Capitano Giovanni Bonet, whose signature on the nose was the squadron logo. The serial of the original airframe has not been applied to the exterior of this final versiion.
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