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13/11/1946 - G-AIJL registered to Auster Aircraft Company.
27/03/1947 – Sold to Arnold G Wilson Ltd, 232 Harrogate Rd, Leeds, Yorkshire.
05/06/1947 – Sold to The Yorkshire Aieroplane Club, Sennestors Lodge, Sherburn in Elmet, Yorkshire (Directors Ronald Henry Braine and Arnold Wilson).
28/05/1951 – Shipped to Australia, registered as VH-AAG (the original VH-AAG was a Leopard Moth). The importer of all Austers in those days was Kingsford Smith Aviation, whose name appears under the starboard wing in the photo.
VH-AAG Auster J4 (photo: Ed Coates Australia)
01/1958 – Crashed at Liverpool, NSW. It was rebuilt and when restoration was finally complete came back onto the register as VH-FRD. (Photo -Greg Banfield caught it at Bankstown in July 1964 just as it re-emerged from the rebuild.
VH-FRD Auster J/4 Bankstown July 1963 (photo: Jeff Atkinson)
10/07/1966 – VH-FRD crashed (hitting a tree) at Cape Barren Island, off Tasmania.
VH-FRD Auster J4 (photo: Ed Coates Australia)