No 3 Squadron returns to Butterworth

Accession Number F02748
Collection type Film
Measurement 1 min 54 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 16mm/b&w/silent
Place made Malaya: Penang, Butterworth
Date made 7 March 1969
Access Open
Conflict Period 1960-1969
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

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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