VH-BEM  (2)  Auster J/1B Aiglet                           (c/n  2704)


                                     This was the former VH-WAB of the Borneo Evangelical Mission in Sarawak.  (I wonder why it
                                     wasn't registered VR-R--?).    In 1957 it was re-registered VH-BEM as an acronym rego of its
                                     missionary owner.  This shot was taken at Moorabbin in 1957 by Barrie Colledge, just after that
                                     re-registration had occured.   It was sold to Austerserve of Bankstown in 1960 and re-registered
                                     VH-SHS.    Following a succession of owners it was destroyed in a hangar fire sometime prior to
                                     July 1978.