Auster was formerly G-AKMC and was a "true" Taylorcraft Auster AOP
serving in the RAF as
although I doubt it ever saw war service. It was imported
in 1950 for a Mr. A.
When this shot was taken it was employed on Forest Fire Patrol
duties out of Rotorua. It
stalled and crashed near Homewood, 20 miles SE of Masterton, on
3 january 1960 and
was struck off the register.