If you look really closely you can see the
civil rego on the top of the fin on this Auster, above
flash. It was originally built as a Model E and dubbed Auster II
in the RAF,
receiving serial number MZ105. Shortly after delivery it was
modified to Auster III status.
MZ105 was shipped to Australia in 1944 and became the first Auster in
the RAAF inventory
It then remained with the Australian military until 1959 when it was
sold to the North
Flying Club becoming VH-SNI. It is now owned by George Law who has
completely restored it, as seen in the above shot by Phil Vabre taken
at the AAAA Fly-in
in April of 2006.