Manufactured by the Auster Aircraft Ltd at Rearsby with the Britannia Works, at Thurmaston, Leicester mailing address was the Auster V Series J-1, c/n 1994 . This was listed as G-AHHE on 09-04-1946 for delivery to Temple Press Ltd at Croydon.
Temple Press being the publishers of the Aeroplane Magazine at that time. The "Aeroplane" script was carried on the Auster at this stage.
On 16-05-1946 it was re-registered with the personalised registration of G-AERO. During its time with the Aeroplane Magazine it became noted for its landing aboard the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious on 16-10-1946. It also landed aboard the HMCS Magnificent on 05-05-1948.
It was sold to the aircraft broker W S Shackleton Ltd on 05-05-1950 and was cancelled from the UK register on 17-07-1950 as exported to New Zealand.
|ZK-AUX at the Paraparaumu gliding base on 18-11-1972|
|Note the extra fuel tank beneath the fuselage.|