This historic Auster was built for the RAF as Mk.II MZ105 in Dec 42 but was retained by British Taylorcraft for testing until converted to Mk.III standard in April 44. Shipped engineless to Australia in Jul-Sep 44 to become the RAAF's first Auster, A11-1, on 2 Oct 44 fitted with a local-production Gipsy Major. SOC 10 Mar 60 to Nth Qld Flying Club, Cairns, becoming VH-SNI 23 Sep 60. Various owners and periods of inactivity until 1967. Fully and beautifully restored, ff 22 Feb 02.
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