Category: Royal Air Force

Members of 22 Special Air Service Regiment mak…

Members of 22 Special Air Service Regiment make final checks before boarding a Vickers Valetta transport aircraft of 48 Squadron from which they will make a parachute drop.

A formation of Westland Whirlwind HAR.4s of No…

A formation of Westland Whirlwind HAR.4s of No 155 Squadron, Royal Air Force (RAF), in flight near Kuala Lumpur. During the Malayan Emergency, 155 Squadron was primarily engaged in casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) duties.

A formation of Westland Whirlwind HAR.4s of No…

A formation of Westland Whirlwind HAR.4s of No 155 Squadron, Royal Air Force (RAF), in flight near Kuala Lumpur. During the Malayan Emergency, 155 Squadron was primarily engaged in casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) duties.

Watching a Vickers Valetta C1 transport aircra…

Watching a Vickers Valetta C1 transport aircraft making a delivery run over the landing zone adjacent to their forward company base are 42950 Private (Pte) Robert Stanley (Bob) Swarbrick (left), and Pte Martin A Clark (right), both from Elizabeth, SA, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR). The men will collect the supplies and gather in the parachutes so they can be used another time. Note the bamboo pole supporting the radio antenna near the two men. Pte Swarbrick later served in South Vietnam with 3RAR between 1967 and 1968. Pte Clark previously served with 3RAR in Malaya and Singapore during the Malayan emergency.

Members of 3 Platoon, “A” company,…

Members of 3 Platoon, “A” company, 3rd battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), waiting to board a British Belvedere helicopter near the Kalimantan-Sarawak border.

Members of 3RAR, boarding an RAF Belvedere hel…

Members of 3RAR, boarding an RAF Belvedere helicopter,  Sarawak, Borneo, 1965.

Rear view of a Bristol Belvedere heavy lift tr…

Rear view of a Bristol Belvedere heavy lift transport helicopter from 66 Squadron, RAF, on the helipad at the A Company, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), forward base at Stass.

An RAF Westland Whirlwind helicopter on the …

An RAF Westland Whirlwind helicopter on the helipad at the company base at Gumbang occupied by A Company, 4th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (4RAR) between April and September 1966.

A Sabre aircraft of 77 Squadron RAAF under rou…

A Sabre aircraft of 77 Squadron RAAF under routine maintenance at the RAAF base at Butterworth, Malaysia. As a safety precaution, the set flag perimeter warns those in the vicinity that the aircraft is armed. A sunshade has been placed over the open cockpit to shield the pilot from the tropical sun. At this time, these jet fighters were used in an interceptor role during Confrontation from 1963 to 1966. On the left, an RAF Victor bomber can be seen landing.

A camouflaged, Royal Air Force, Westland Whirl…

A camouflaged, Royal Air Force, Westland Whirlwind helicopter (XP330) carrying Australian soldiers from 2 Squadron, Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment. The men are being inserted in a border area to commence a Claret patrol against Indonesian forces in North Borneo.