Aeroplane Monthly 1990-08
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Preservation Profile
Auster AOP.9 XR241 was delivered to the Army Air Corps in 1961 and spent its initial service in Germany.
XR241 making its first public appearance at Old Warden following its acquisition by the Shuttleworth Collection.
Capt Mike Somerton-Rayner pictured before leaving the AAC Centre, Middle Wallop for the start of the Australia race in 1969.
XR241 numbered 25 for participation in the 1969 England-Australia air race, waiting for the start at Gatwick in December.