P.28 Proctor I
This was the former RAF Proctor 1 P6316
civilianized in 1947 as G-AIEF. It went to Australia
of that year having been imported by Frederick Walter Sutton,
proprietor of Suttons Motors,
who persuaded DCA to grant a special "out-of-sequence" registration
back when the
resisted more than minor diversions from the normal VH-A and VH-B
was the first aircraft registered in the VH-S series.
Fred Sutton, later Sir Frederick, grew
empire in Sydney and owned numerous fixed wing aircraft and
helicopters, as well as
in aviation companies such as Aerial Agriculture Pty Ltd.
John Hopton's photo (above)
taken at Bankstown in 1949.