No 3 Squadron returns to Butterworth

Accession Number F02748
Collection type Film
Title No 3 Squadron returns to Butterworth
Measurement 1 min 54 sec
Object types To be confirmed
Place made Malaya: Penang, Butterworth
Date made 07 March 1969
Copyright AWM copyright

This item covers the return of aircraft of No. 3 Squadron to RAAF base, Butterworth, Malaysia. The Squadron had previously been stationed in Malaysia from October 1958 until March 1967, when it returned to Australia to re-equip with Mirage aircraft. It returned to Butterworth in March 1969 to replace No. 77 Squadron, already stationed at Butterworth, welcomed the returning squadron. Wing Commander Ted Radford of Newcastle NSW shakes hands with Air Commodore G. Steege.

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