G-AUDG was a Bristol Tourer built from the wreckage of Bristol Tourer G-AUDI, which crashed in December 1921 killing pilot RN Fawcett and mechanic EW Broad.
Our Frank Colquhoun collection includes:
- Frank Colquhuon Album page 2b – Images FC001, FC002, FC003, FC004 plus captions
FC001, B&W photograph. 1921. Wreckage being examined by Major Norman Brearley (in cap) with Jack Trestrail (the mechanic with Len Taplin). The wreckage was eventually transported to Perth and the aircraft rebuilt eventually with the registration G- AUDG. Dec 1921.
- Frank Colquhoun 1920s Album page 2
Image 1. B&W photograph (appears to be MHS/FC 005). December 1922. Bristol tourer G-AUDG near first hangar at foot of Hill Street, Perth. Now known as Langley Park. About to engine run. All three initial apprentices present – Dave Colquhuon aside engine; Max Allen, in cockpit. Frank Colquhoun Photograph. The Sheriton [sic] Hotel now only a few hundred metres uphill from this spot.
- MHS/FC 005. B&W photograph. 1923. Bristol Tourer G-AUDG on Langley Park in Perth. Max Allen in cockpit, Dave Colquhoun by engine.
Another version of this photograph is captioned ‘1921. West Australian Airways Ltd Bristol Tourer outside the WAA hangar at the foot of Hill Street, Perth. About to have an engine run. Alongside engine – Dave Colquhoun with fuel-soaked ‘dope’ rags in his left hand about to be stuffed up the air intakes before hand turning propeller for priming. Senior apprentice Max Allen in cockpit (head only visible) about to run the test. Photo by Frank Colquhoun.
Another version of this photograph is captioned ‘1923. G-AUDG. Dave Colquhoun as a junior mechanic standing beside a Bristol Tourer at Langley Park’. This image also appears on page 4 of Frank Colquhoun’s 2001 book Cockpit and Spanner.
Another image of G-AUDG is captioned ‘1920s. Bristol Tourer G-AUDG with a metal coffin slung below the fuselage at Maylands’.
See our G-AUDG Flickr Album for digitised images and other digitised information.