VH-UZO was first registered in 1937 but from 1953 to 1991 it either carried a different registration or was withdrawn from use. In 2002 the aircraft was donated to the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Nowra and its registration cancelled.
VH-HFG was one of the Iraqi Furies, former Iraqi Air Force aircraft found in storage in 1979. It was registered in Australia in November 1983. Without the kangaroo roundel - it was not adopted until 1956 - its markings are the same as the Royal Navy. The K on the fin marks it as Australian. The 308 in the code is its former Iraqi serial. VH-HFG was sold in the US as N45SF in 2006.
VH-ATD was delivered to the Australian Department of Transport, Air Transport Group, in 1977. Aviation bureaucracy in Australia was in state of endless reorganisation as governments changed. The Air Transport Group became the Department of Aviation then the Civil Aviation Authority, which was the operator in 1992. Before VH-ATD left Australia for Canada in 1998, the CAA had split in two, with the airways inspection F28 moving Airservices Australia.