Scrapped at Moorabbin in 1961 four years after being withdrawn from use. Despite what is stated in multiple places online, this is not the aircraft that was converted into CA-28 Ceres VH-SSF. That was converted from CA-16 A20-129 purchased by CAC in 1958 as a direct disposal from the government. Both aircraft existed at the same time, the Ceres initially registered as VH-CEO in January 1961. Source: Geoff Goodall.
This aircraft was originally flown in 1982 with the trade plate PH-EXS, but re-registered to Ansett as VH-FKJ at the end of that year. It entered service with Ansett Airlines of Western Australia with the name 'RMA Goldfields'. Between 1988 and 1990 it was re-registered VH-EWH for service with Ansett subsidiary East-West Airlines. It reverted to VH-FKJ in 1990 for service with Ansett W.A. Retired in 1999 and struck off in 2001. In 2002 stripped of useful components & from then on used by Melbourne Airport for airport emergency exercises with the fake registration VH-SRX (SAREX).
Note the blind flying hood fitted to the front seat. Demons were used for training at the outbreak of World War II. A1-2 was damaged in a taxiing accident at Point Cook air base on March 17, 1941. Not repaired.
Struck from below by fellow Roulette A7-049 while rehearsing for an airshow on March 10, 1988. -049's pilot ejected and -054 made a belly landing at RAAF East Sale. Not repaired. Used for fatigue testing and as an instructional airframe before the fuselage was offered to aviation museums c.2006.