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.
RAAF Gloster Meteors over Korea
RAAF Gloster Meteors take off from Kimpo in 1952
RAAF Gloster Meteor “Halestorm” at an airfield in Korea
Japanese mechanics who worked for No.491 Squadron RAAF servicing the Gloster Meteor jets of No. 77 Squadron at Iwakuni, Japan, 1953
No. 77 Squadron ground crew leaning against Meteor aircraft A77-316 “The Korean Kid”. This aircraft was mainly flown by Sergeant James C. Kichenside who was the youngest pilot in the squadron and was known as ‘the Korean Kid’, Kimpo, South Korea, 1952.
Four Sabre aircraft of 77 Squadron RAAF (left) are lined up on the runway preparatory for take off from their base at RAAF Butterworth, Malaysia.
RAAF Meteor F.8 A-77-570 undergoing maintenance at Kimpo air base (K-14) during the Korean War.
No. 77 Squadron RAAF pilots and Meteor aircraft in Korea,1952.