Sabre pilot

Place Asia: Malaya, Penang, Butterworth
Accession Number ART94548
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 38 x 55.8 cm; image: 38 x 55.8 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description crayon on paper
Maker Bush, Charles William
Place made Malaya: Penang, Butterworth
Date made c 1961
Conflict Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960
Indonesian Confrontation, 1962-1966
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

In 1961 Charles Bush travelled to Northern Malaya with sponsorship from the RAAF. While there he produced water colours, drawings and paintings depicting RAAF activities at Butterworth. This drawing shows a pilot climbing into a Sabre aircraft, while another stands to the side.