HOPTON COLLECTION
No. 5120. Sopwith Pup
Photographed at Belmont Common, Victoria, Australia, July 1920, from C.D. Pratt

Sopwith Pup

04/30/2014. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "The aircraft was purchased new from the RAF (hence the s/n C476 on the tail) in the Middle East at the end of WW I, seen here after assembly by C.D. Pratt (standing at the tailplane) and assistants.

The aircraft was registered in Australia as G-AUCK on June 28, 1921, and operated by Pratt's Geelong Air Service. The aircraft was reregistered VH-UCK on March 28, 1929 and subsequent owners were J.L. Roche of Murrumbeena, Victoria, and W. Stillard of Deniliquin, New South Wales. It was withdrawn from use on April 9, 1945 and burnt."








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