Handover of Sabre Mk 32 aircraft

01 Oct 1969

Ten Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation Sabre Mk 32s, which had formerly been in service with Air Force squadrons, were officially handed over to the Royal Malaysian Air Force, along with spare parts, ground equipment, and a simulator for training, as a gift worth some $10 million. This followed an announcement made in April by Prime Minister John Gorton, as part of Australia’s commitment to provide military assistance to its allies in South-East Asia.

Related base

  • RAAF Base Butterworth

Related aircraft

  • Sabre Mk32