Category: Royal Air Force

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.

An RAF Westland Whirland helicopter on a road …

An RAF Westland Whirland helicopter on a road at kampong unloading personnel and supplies for the company base at Gumbang occupied by A Company, 4th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (4RAR) between April and September 1966.

Hoisting the final bomb into the bomb-bay of a…

Hoisting the final bomb into the bomb-bay of an Avro Lincoln of No 57 Squadron, Royal Air Force at RAF Tengah, Singapore, prior to an airstrike against insurgents in Malaya.

A Taylorcraft Auster Mk.9 aircraft being servi…

A Taylorcraft Auster Mk.9 aircraft being serviced in readiness for dropping supplies over Malasian jungle areas.

Armourers of the Royal Air Force attach rocket…

Armourers of the Royal Air Force attach rockets to a Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of 45 Squadron prior to its flying a strike operation on a communist guerrilla target in the Malayan jungle.

A Douglas Dakota aircraft of 267 Squadron&rs…

A Douglas Dakota aircraft of 267 Squadron’s ‘Voice Flight’. The aircraft is fitted with load speakers for aerial broadcasts of propaganda messages recorded on tape.

While operating in Borneo during the Indonesia…

While operating in Borneo during the Indonesian Confrontation, a Westland Whirlwind HAR10 begins landing near the lead Ferret Scout car of a Queen’s Royal Irish Hussars patrol, to exchange information with the ground leader.

An RAF Westland Whirlwind helicopter lands sup…

An RAF Westland Whirlwind helicopter lands supplies, possibly dispatches, airfield in Borneo during the Indonesian campaigns.