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ID numberF02809
Collection typeFilm
TitleFinal operations for RAAF Sabres
Measurement4 min
DownloadDownload video 17.51 MB
Object typeTo be confirmed
MakerRAAF Public Relations
Place madeAustralia: New South Wales, Williamtown
Date made28 July 1971
DescriptionThe 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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