• Short Summary

    A SQUADRON OF CANBERRA JET BOMBERS OF THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE HAS BEEN SERVING IN MALAYA SINCE THE EMERGENCY WAS DECLARED.

  • Description

    A SQUADRON OF CANBERRA JET BOMBERS OF THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE HAS BEEN SERVING IN MALAYA SINCE THE EMERGENCY WAS DECLARED. IT IS BASED AT BUTTERWORTH, NORTHWEST MALAYA.

    THE SQUADRON, COMMANDED BY WING COMMANDER F.M. GRIG WAS THE FIRST TO FACE THE EARLY ATTACKS BY JAPANESE AIRCRAFT IN THE INVASION OF MALAYA DURING WORLD WAR TWO.

    DURING THE MALAYAN EMERGENCY IN 1985, THE SQUADRON CARRIED OUT MANY AIR STRIKES AGAINST THE INSURGENTS IN THE NORTH.

    FIRST FORMED IN 1917, THE SQUADRON TOOK PART IN MANY AIR BATTLES ON THE WESTERN FRONT AND IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR SAW ACTIVE SERVICE IN THE PACIFIC FROM 1941-1945.

    AT PRESENT THE SQUADRON IS CARRYING OUT EXTENSIVE BOMBING AND NAVIGATIONAL EXERCISES OVER MALAYA AS WELL AS HIGH LEVEL LONG RANGE TRAINING FLIGHTS TO HONGKONG AND AUSTRALIA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA22R0BXALKTNVIFSWKNOMQL4N6
    Media URN:
    VLVA22R0BXALKTNVIFSWKNOMQL4N6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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