SINGAPORE, LATE 1950S. PILOTS FROM FOUR SOUTH EAST ASIA TREATY ORGANIZATION (SEATO) NATIONS NEXT ...

Place Asia: Singapore, Tengah
Accession Number FEAF0974
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Place made Singapore
Date made c 1955
Conflict Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960
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Description

SINGAPORE, LATE 1950S. PILOTS FROM FOUR SOUTH EAST ASIA TREATY ORGANIZATION (SEATO) NATIONS NEXT TO A DE HAVILLAND DHA100 VAMPIRE FIGHTER AIRCRAFT AT TENGAH AIRFIELD. LEFT TO RIGHT; ROYAL NEW ZEALAND AIR FORCE (RNZAF) 14 SQUADRON FLYING OFFICER COMYN MCALLISTER, PHILIPPINES AIR FORCE (PAF) MAJOR FELIPITO SANDICO FROM NICHOLLS FIELD, LUZON, PHILIPPINES, ROYAL AIR FORCE (RAF) FLIGHT LIEUTENANT JOHN DAVIES OF LONDON AND NO.1 SQUADRON RAAF, FLYING OFFICER PETER HEARNDEN OF FOOTSCRAY, VIC. FO HEARNDEN WAS ACCIDENTALLY KILLED AS A MEMBER OF THE RAAF DISPLAY TEAM "THE RED SALES". THE TEAMS FOUR DE-HAVILLAND T-33 VAMPIRES CRASHED TOGETHER NEAR SALE, VIC, ON 16 AUGUST 1962 WHILE PRACTICING LOW LEVEL FORMATION FLYING.