VH-USH  British Klemm L.25c-1  Swallow                                 (c/n  24)

                                 

                                    Failing all other means of acquiring a picture, I tasked master sleuth Graeme Parsons with unearthing
                                    a shot of the first British Klemm L.25 to be imported into Australia, providing him with the date of its
                                    first registration (19 November 1934) and the fact that it was registered to Klemm dealers Adastra
                                    Airways Ltd.    His research revealed that the Sydney Morning Herald acknowledged the delivery
                                    of the diminutive monoplane in its issue of 11 March 1934 and on the image at the upper left of this
                                    scratchy newspaper clipping the rego can, in fact, be discerned under the  port wing.
                                    The caption read as follows:  "Capt. Follett yesterday demonstrated the capabilities of the first British
                                    Klemm Swallow monoplane to reach Australia.  He revealed that  the 'plane has remarkable rapid
                                    climbing facilities.  The picture on the right was secured by a 'Herald' photographer from an Adastra
                                    plane".   Below is the clipping from the newspaper describing the aircraft's abilities. 
                                    135 German designed Klemm L.25s were built by the British Klemm Aeroplane Co. at London Air
                                    Park, at Hanworth (in what was then Middlesex).       VH-USH had various owners in NSW until it
                                    was destroyed in a hangar fire at at Orange, NSW on 3 March 1939..