This Auster came to Australia at
the end of 1958 from Singapore, where it had been registered
as VR-SEB. For simplicity's sake it became VH-SEB.
Bob Neate's shot (above) was taken
Mildura in 1962. At that time it was popular to dress up Austerrs
in what I deem as "pseudo
Piper" liveries! Geoff Goodall
took the photo (below) much later at St. Arnaud, Victoria in 1983.
wherein at least it looked
like an Auster . This aircraft was
several which had been de-
mobbed in Singapore. During its time in
the colony it was extensively rebuilt from an ex RAF
Auster TW522 and another
mark V, VR-SDL using a multitude of Taylorcraft parts. So much
that its c/n is usually quoted as TAY983D. It is still
currently on the register.