VH-ABA  Auster 5                                          (c/n  1050)


                                        Here's a nice Auster, taken at Narromine, NSW in February of 1963 by Bob Neate (via
                                        the Geoff Goodall collection).   VH-ABA was built as a Taylorcraft Auster 5 for the RAF
                                        in 1943 and serialed NJ667.   It was civilianized in 1947 as G-AJJR and exported to Aust-
                                        ralia in 1951.  It is still currently on the VH- register and is seen in the contemporary shot
                                        below taken by Phil Vabre at the 2013 AAAA Fly-in at Echuca.   Phil saw it again (bottom
                                        of page) at the 2017 Wings Over Illawarra show at Wollongong, this time as a 'war bird'.