1/48 Airfix Canberra B.20

Gallery Article by John Shum on Aug 31 2019

Malaysia National Day



The 1/48 Canberra Bomber of No.2 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force.

The squadron was based in Butterworth Malaysia in the late 50's, they participated in the air offensive during Malayan Emergency, This aircraft "A84-233" took part in the RAAF's first jet bombing mission in Sep-58 at bandits location in Malayan Jungle. 

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The squadron started deploying to Vietnam in 1967 to join the fight against the communist forces there. The unit served in Vietnam until 1971, when it returned home to Amberley, Queensland. Over 12,000 missions were flown during their stay in country. The Canberra was retired from the RAAF in 1982. 

Hope you like it....Happy Merdeka 2019.

John Shum

Photos and text by John Shum