VH-AHQ  Auster 5                (c/n  1349)


                            If this old Auster were flying to day it would be all decked out in "Invasion Stripes" and RAF
                            roundels and all kinds of nonsense to indicate its "War Bird" status.  Not so in 1954 when this
                            shot was taken at Bankstown.  In those days it was just a normal aerial workhorse.   It was, in
                            fact, an ex-RAF Auster, having the serial number TJ260, but I doubt it ever saw any action.
                            Several were shipped out to the Antipodes (New Zealand received more) immediately after
                            the war where they found a ready market.    VH-AHQ was written off in a fire at Bankstown
                            in 1960.