The Pup Abides

pup 7The Pup was delivered to Neil Cottee, founder of Pacific Film and the Rabbit Photo chain of mini-labs. Cottee was involved with the “Olde Bowral Airfield” collection of aircraft, attempting to set up an Australian version of American Cole Palen’s “Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome” in New York. The venture eventually failed, but for a while Bowral played host to DH Hornet Moth VH-UVV, DH Tiger Moth VH-ASC, Fokker DR-1 replica VH-ALU and of course our hero, VH-PSP.

pup 8“Meanwhile, somewhere on the Western Front…”

All the aircraft have now moved on to new homes, with the Triplane going on static exhibition at the Museum of Australian Army Flying in Oakey, Qld, and the Pup now flying as “D4170” for the RAAF Museum at Point Cook, Vic.



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