VH-RET (1)  Cessna 172                                                    (c/n  46232)


                                      This aircraft was first registered on 30 January 1959 to ag operator Cecil Swift of Lismore, NSW.
                                      (but came into the country through the Rex Aviation distributorship).   Ben Dannecker's shot above
                                      was taken at Cootamundra in early 1959.  Swift sold it after only two months to Cootamundra A.E.R.
                                      Services, and it was re-registered VH-AER on 14 April 1959 (it later became VH-AED and VH-AIM).