Australian Civil Aircraft:

               VH-Uxx  series.       This was the first Australian series, emanating from the U.K. G-AUxx series.   All were allocated by the
                                           end of 1937.  The VH- marking was adopted in 1930.    Note: VH-U registrations re-allocated later (from
                                           the 1960s on) will not appear in this section but will be under VH-M thru VH-Z.
                                                                             
            VH-AAA  - ALZ         This series started just before WW II.  Got to about VH-AEA by the time the War started.  Proceeded
                                           in sequence to VH-AZY (VH-AZZ not allotted) by 1947.   Since then, many re-registrations have
                                           occurred.  See my note under VH-AAG.                         
                                                                                                             
                                                                  
            VH-AMA - AZY         As indicated above, VH-AZZ itself was never allotted.    VH-AMA was assigned on 1 Feb 1946. 
                                           As registrations ran out in the 1970s and 1980s the same markings were re-allocated (sometimes
                                           over and over again).
                                   
                                                                      
            VH-Bxx  Series        The original series commenced in 1947 and went through to about 1949.  Since then there have
                                           been many re-allocations.  
    
                  
            VH-C  -  VH-L           From 1950 on, most Australian registrations in this block were "out of sequence"   i.e. did not follow on
                                           from VH-BZZ.   There were many re-allocations back in the VH-A and VH-B series, whilst most organizations
                                           had their own series.   Tossed in with this were the 'owner's initials' type registrations, plus some which defy
                                           (at least on the surface) any logical explanation. However, after about 1960, with the flood of imports, sequential
                                           allocations were once again more normal, starting around VH-CDA.  Wih the help of enthusiasts whostarted
                                           (more or less) where I left off in Australia, I have enlarged the collection with images from their collections.
                                           Probably the most prolific photographers of this 1965-1970 era are Geoff Goodall, Greg Banfield, Phil Vabre,
                                           Ian McDonell, Bob Neate, Martyn Covey and John WQheatley, to whom I am greatly indebted.
                                                                                                            
           VH-M thru VH-Z        Orignally began with more 1950s out of sequence allocations, such as  Mandated Airlines, Royal Vic
                                          Aero Club,  Superspread and Trans Australia Airlines.   From about 1965 on, regular registrations were
                                          issued in this sequence.