Final operations for RAAF Sabres

Accession Number F02809
Collection type Film
Measurement 4 min
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 16mm/b&w/silent
Maker RAAF Public Relations
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Williamtown
Date made 28 July 1971
Access Open
Conflict Period 1970-1979
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

The first Sabres went into service with the RAAF in 1954 and since one hundred and twelve have been built in Australia by the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation. Four squadrons were equipped with Sabres Nos. 3 and 77 saw service in Malaysia and Nos. 75 and 76 Squadrons were located at Williamtown near Newcastle NSW phasing out of the Sabres began last year when ten were given to Malaysia. Only forty remain in service at No. 5 Operational Training Unit (OTU) Williamtown. These will be grounded on 31 July 1971.

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