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RAN/RN Serial RAN Code Type Delivered Aircraft History
TF925 110/JR   25/05/49 07/11/49, Reduced to Spares and produce.
It is possible some of this aircraft lives on with VX730 at the Australian War Memorial.
VW232 100/K FB.11 25/05/49 805 Sqdn 24/49.
Whilst being flown by 805 Sqdn Senior Pilot LEUT(P) Cunningham during gunnery practise on a splash target the aircraft was sprayed with 20mm ball shot by his number two. The aircraft was ordered to land at Lossiemouth where it was found to be a write off.
Ground instructional airframe 30/03/51,NAS Nowra.
Rebuilt in RAN service using rear fuselage, outer wings and stern post of TF925.
To Australian War Memorial, Canberra displayed on carrier deck diorama as RAN VX730/109K.

Sea Fury VX730
Australian War Memorial 
2002
Photo Darren Crick

VW543 105/K     RN aircraft loaned to RAN
Served aboard HMAS Sydney.

Sea Fury VW543
These three Sea Furies are all RN aircraft on loan to the RAN. 
They wear the 'K' code of HMAS Sydney which thet are flying over.

VW582 111/K     RN aircraft loaned to RAN
Served aboard HMAS Sydney.

Sea Fury VW-582

VW622 101/K   25/05/49 16/07/52, being flown by the Commanding officer of 805 Squadron while doing a low level roll practising aerobatics for an Air Day it crashed on the runway at RANAS Nowra killing the pilot LCDR(P)D.R Hare, RAN.

Sea Fury VW-622 remains after it crashed at NAS Nowra whilst performing a slow roll over the airfield killing the pilot.
FAA Museum via Dave Masterson

VW623 108/K
102/K
FB.11 25/05/49 Construction number 41H/613993
Withdrawn as Gate Guard HMAS Albatross 1965 to 1972. Marked as 102K.
To Naval Aviation Museum, Nowra 1974-1995.
RAN Historic Flight Nowra 1996 to 2002. Registered as VH-NVS.

Highlight for Album: Sea Fury VW623 (102)

VW624 103/K
131/K
  25/05/49 08/01/54, Spares and Produce.
VW625 104/K
112/K
  25/05/49 06/03/59, Sold to T.Carr & Co. for scrap.

Sea Fury VW625

VW626 105/K   25/05/49 04/06/57, Sold to Fitzgibbon & Garthon for scrap.
VW627 106/K   25/05/49 04/02/52, Spares and Produce.

Sea Fury VW627
Nowra
Photo by Bernie Delaney via Kim Dunstan

VW629     25/05/49 01/10/65, Fire Fighting -Struck Off Charge (SOC).
VW630   FB.11 25/05/49 26/09/60, Sold to Aluminium Ingots Co. for scrap.
VW631 110/K   25/05/49 25/10/56, Sold to A.G. Simms for scrap.
VW632 102/K
108/K
  25/05/49 06/03/59, Sold to T. Carr & Co for scrap.
VW634 105/K
107/K
  25/05/49 Damaged 12/11/55 whilst with 805 Sqdn RAN.
Wheels up landing at Camden NSW.
Fire Fighting S.O.C.
VW635 114/K   25/05/49 02/11/56, Sold for scrap.
VW636 115/K
165/K
165/Q
  25/05/49 02/11/56, Sold for scrap.
VW637 116/K   25/05/49 26/09/60, Sold to A.L Ingots Co. for scrap.
VW638 117/K
167/K
  25/05/49 Damaged 13/10/54, Nowra.
18/10/55, Spares and produce.

Sea Fury VW638
Nowra
Photo by Bernie Delaney via Kim Dunstan

VW639 118/K   25/05/49 Damaged 13/02/54, HMAS Melbourne.
15/11/55, Spares and produce at RANAS Schofields.
VW640 101/K
119/K
  25/05/49 18/5/53,aircraft written off after having crashed on take off from airfield at HMAS Albatross Nowra when the engine failed.
Pilot LEUT(P)Bolton RAN severely injured.
Reduced to spares and produce.

Highlight for Album: Sea Fury VW640
(101)

VW642 106/K
109/K
121/K
  25/05/49 26/09/60, Sold to Aluminium Ingots Co. for scrap.
VW643 124/K   25/05/49 03/59 Sold to T Carr & Co for scrap
VW644 123/K   25/05/49 02/11/56, Sold to Aluminium Ingots Co. for scrap.
VW645 107/K
109/K
  25/05/49 On Tuesday the 30/08/55 the aircraft whilst being flown by LEUT(P)J.R Bluett RN in company with Sea Fury WZ-650 was credited with the shooting down of a pilotless Auster J/4 Archer aircraft into the sea off Broken Bay. The aircraft had a yellow "Kill" symbol representing the Auster painted onto the fuselage.
04/06/57, Sold to Fitzgibbon & Garthon for scrap.

Highlight for Album: Sea Fury VW645 (109)

VW646 103/K
110/K
117/K
  25/05/49 22/11/50,the pilot LEUT(P) W.G Bowles RAN on having an engine failure bailed out 9.5 miles from RANAS Nowra landing in a tree.
A passing motorist cut him down unhurt.
The aircraft crashed and was destroyed nearby.
VW647 100/K
127/K
  25/05/49 15/11/59, Sold to Experimental Building Station, Ryde, NSW,
Currently located at the Camden Museum of Aviation
This is a privately owned collection and is not open to the public.

Highlight for Album: Sea Fury VW647 (107/127)

VW648 112/K   25/05/49 17/07/51, Ditched in sea off HMAS Sydney by LEUT Goldrick, RAN.
VW660 120/K
972/NW
  25/05/49 04/06/57, Sold to Fitzgibbon & Garthon for scrap.

Highlight for Album: Sea Fury VW660

VX627 100/K
161/K
  1950 25/10/56, Sold to A. G. Simms for scrap.

DM-AMOF-VX627

VX661 126/K   1950 02/11/56, Sold to Aluminium Ingots Co. for scrap.
VX687 115/NW     Very little information on VX687 except our photo showing RAN tiles and codes.
Maybe RN aircraft loaned to RAN?

Scrapped at Gosport, UK 04/51 after a forced landing

Sea Fury 115
Serial VX687

VX707     10/12/50 14/2/58,with 805 Sqdn RAN, birdstrike during low level cross country exercise.
Firefighting . S.O.C.
VX724     10/12/50 11/11/1951 808 Sqdn HMAS Sydney. Did not lower hook and entered No2 barrier on touchdown.
29/07/54, Spares and produce.
VX725 100/K   10/12/50 25/10/56, Sold to A.G. Simms for scrap.
VX726 101/K   10/12/50 29/12/53, the aircraft on being launched from HMAS Sydney crashed into the sea ahead of the ship killing the pilot SBLT(P) Beardsell,RN of 850 Squadron.

Sea Fury VX726
Nowra
Photo by Bernie Delaney via Kim Dunstan

VX727 102/K   10/12/50 08/62,Fire Fighting -S.O.C. 10/65
VX728 103/K   10/12/50 22/10/51, LEUT(P) Knapstein, RAN. Hit bt flak and force landed onto a mud flat on the South bank of the HAN River.
Rescued by a boat from HMS Amethyst.

Sea Fury VX728

VX729 132/K   10/12/50 09/12/55, Spares and produce.
VX730 100/K
109/K
  10/12/50 18/6/57,with 805 Sqdn RAN, engine failure and forced landing onto Currarong Beach NSW.09/03/59,
Sold to NSW Department of Education
Sea Fury marked VX730 on display in the Australian War Memorial.
Some parts of this machine could be from TF925 and VW232.

Highlight for Album: Sea Fury VX730 (109)

VX748     10/12/50 During exercises aboard HMAS Sydney in the Hervey Bay area Lt Campbell of 808 Squadron did not flare out on landing and crashed into No.2 barrier. The aircraft flipped over and the pilot suffered superficial head injuries and shock. The aircraft was a complete write off
01/11/51, Spares and produce.
SOC 10/12/51

DM-AMOF-VX748

VX749     10/12/50 14/06/62, Fire Fighting - S.O.C.
VX750     10/12/50 20/01/56, Spares and produce.
VX751 106/K   10/12/50 10/09/52,the pilot SBLT(P) Ian McDonald, RAN, had an engine failure and force landed on an airstrip at Cape Gloucester, New Guinea, pilot uninjured.
Aircraft later salvaged and reduced to spares.

Sea Fury VX751 
New Britain
Photo Jack Duperouzel
via Kim Dunstan

VX752 105/K
131/K
951/K
  10/12/50 14/06/52, Fire Fighting. S.O.C.
VX753 132/Q   10/12/50 16/09/54,this aircraft spun in from low level at Jervis Bay airfield killing the pilot LEUT(P)R.G Owen RN
VX754     10/12/50 03/05/51, Crashed into sea after RATOG take off from HMAS Sydney. LEUT(P)R.W Barnett, RAN killed.
VX755     10/12/50 08/02/56, Spares and produce.
VX756 100/K
164/K
  10/12/50 01/10/65, Fire Fighting - S.O.C.
VX757     10/12/50 26/09/60, Sold to Aluminium Ingots Co. for scrap.
VX758     10/12/50 19/04/58,aircraft had an engine failure ditched and pilot LEUT(P) Williams, RN rescued.
VX759     10/12/50 02/11/56, Sold to Aluminium Ingots Co. for scrap.
VX760     10/12/50 25/10/56, Sold to A.G. Simms for scrap.
VX761 131/K   10/12/50 11/09/51,Oil pressure dropped and pilot elected to land on HMAS Sydney on transit to Korea.
Engine failed downwind with wheels and flaps down.
Aircraft ditched.
LEUT(P) Webster,805 Sqdn RAN - rescued.
VX762     10/12/50 17/05/53, Mid-air with a Tiger Moth over Wagga airfield
LCDR(P) Wilde, DFC,Commanding Officer of 850 Squadron RAN killed.
(Tiger Moth occupants unhurt.)

AMOF VX762

(Thank you Bob Gale and Dave Masterson)

VX763 133/K   10/12/50 20/02/56, Spares and produce.
VX764 134/K   10/12/50 17/12/51, Shot down over Korea.
LCDR(P) Bowles, RAN-hit by AA fire and bailed out.
Rescued by a friendly junk and conveyed to an island where he was picked up by a helicopter and returned to the ship.
WE673 103/K
135/K
  10/12/50 04/06/57, Sold to Fitzgibbon & Garthon for scrap.
WE674 103/K,
105/K
  10/12/50 05/11/51,LEUT(P) Clarkson, DFM, RAN killed.
Aircraft failed to pull out of a dive whilst attacking enemy transport in the Han river area, Korea.

AMOF-WE674

WE675 137/K   10/12/50 23/4/57 whilst with 805 Sqdn at NAS Nowra tail wheel broke off on landing and aircraft swung of runway.
06/03/59, Sold to T. Carr for scrap.
WE676 138/K   10/12/50 08/02/56, Spares and produce.
WE677     10/12/50 11/12/51 damaged when with 805 Sqdn HMAS Sydney flared out late, bounced between Nos 2 and 3 wires and entered No 2 barrier.
16/04/52, Fire Fighting -S.O.C.
WE678     10/12/50 26/09/60, Sold to Aluminium Ingots for scrap.
WE679     10/12/50 07/12/51, Shot down in Korea . SBLT(P) Smith, RN rescued.
WE686     1950 02/01/51,launched from HMAS Sydney on a Carrier Air Patrol during the Korean war SBLT(P)R.J Coleman,RAN disappeared from his formation.
He was not found and and presumed missing, killed in action.
"WE729" 115/K     This is not a valid RAN serial or aircraft but included for reference only.
This was VH-HFX an ex-Iraqi Fury FB.10 c/n 37534
Later carried "WH589"

Hawker Fury FB10
Ex-Iraqi Air Force
(C/n 37534)
VH-HFX painted as RAN Sea Fury 115
Note serial WE729

WE790       RN aircraft loaned to RAN during Korean War
c1951 diverted to US Marine base with battle damage.

Sea Fury WE790

WE791     1950 26/07/60, Sold to Aluminium Ingots for scrap.
WE795     1951 07/12/51, Shot down by AAA over Korea.
SBLT(P) Sincliar RN killed whilst bailing out. His body recovered by helo and buried at sea.
WE796     1951 25/10/51, Shot down in Korea LEUT(P) Wheatley, RAN rescued.
WE797 106/K   1951 13/12/51, Shot down in Korea. SBLT(P) Cooper ,RAN bailed out and rescued.
WE799 105/K
?/NW
  1951 Crash landed at Nowra on 22/8/55 engine failure on takeoff.S/LEUT(P)Henry RAN 805 Sqdn
25/10/60, Sold to A.G. Simms for scrap.

BG-WE799

WF591     1951 06/03/59, Sold to T. Carr for scrap.
WF593     1951 26/09/53, Sold To Aluminium Ingots for scrap.
WG627     1952 26/09/60, Sold to Aluminium Ingots for scrap.
WG628 920/NW   1952 06/03/59,Attached to 723 Sqdn.
On the 22/11/55 and whilst being flown by LEUT(P)T Branson RAN the aircraft suffered a total engine failure over the Australian Alps.The aircraft glided to canberra airfield where a successful and safe landing was made. A rare green(Commendation) entry was made in appendix C of the pilots log book.The RAN accident report No 448 shows the cause as a "Defect in the Control System"
Sold to T, Carr for scrap.
WG630   FB.11 1952 15/11/59, Eperimental Building Station, Ryde, NSW, 1959-1986. Used as wind machine to test building materials.
Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, 1986.
Naval Aviation Museum, Nowra NSW 1987 to 1991.
RAN Historic Flight for restoration to airworthy.

Highlight for Album: Sea Fury WG630 (110)

WH581 111/K
111/NW
922/NW
  1952 06/03/59, Sold to T. Carr for scrap.

AMOF-WH581

WH583 171/K   1952 25/10/56, Sold to A.G. Simms for scrap.
WH586     1952 12/04/56, Crashed Nowra SBLT(P) Howe, RAN of 724 Squadron killed when returning from a night flying sortie.
He dove into the ground near airfield.
WH587 105/K   1952 BOC 07/03/52
SOC
23/09/63
Sold to G Grieg of Sydney 1963-64
Lord Tefgarne 1964
Shipped to USA 1964
Grant Weaver, San Jose CA 1965-67
Registered N260X. Pylon race number 33
Stan Booker Fresno CA 1967
James R. Fugate, Aurora, OR 1969
Sherman Cooper, Merced, CA 1971-1972.
Westernair of Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM, 1972
Ellsworth Getchell, San Jose,CA 1975 to present

Highlight for Album: Sea Fury WH587
(105)

WH588 114/NW FB.11 1952 Brought on charge 7/03/52.
Struck off charge 23/09/63 then became VH-BOU, N588, G-EEMV
Crashed 12/05/2001 Sywell UK, killing the owner & pilot Paul Morgan.
The wreckage is under restoration by Dan Borgstrom in Sweden

Highlight for Album: Sea Fury WH588 (114)

WH589 115/NW FB.11 1952 Brought on charge M7/03/52.
Struck off charge 23/09/63.
Now in USA. Aircraft is highly modified for air racing and flies as "Furias".
Owned by Bill Rogers and Dale Stolzer of "Everett" Washington USA.

Highlight for Album: Sea Fury WH589 (115)

There are two other examples of Fury/Sea Fury wearing these same markings
The first was an ex-Iraqi Fury registered VH-HFX in 1985. It was exported to UK in 1991 returning to Australia in 2011 as VH-ORN. It has since returned to Europe.
The second is an ex-Royal Navy Sea Fury currently registered F-AZXJ. It has no Australian connection. See below for details on these two aircraft.

WH590 104/K
894/NW
  1952 1961, Fire Fighting - S.O.C.
WJ279 101/K
102/K
  1953 06/03/59, Sold to T. Carr for scrap.
WJ284 102/K
163/K
  1953 26/09/60, Sold to Aluminium Ingots for scrap.

Sea Fury WJ284
 HMAS Sydney 
1951

WJ294 102/K   1953 15/03/54, Ditched. LEUT(P) Brettingham-Moore, RAN rescued.
WJ297 955/NW   1953 06/03/59, Sold to T. Carr for scrap.
WJ299 105/K
110/K
  1953 14/06/62, Fire Fighting - S.O.C.
WM479 106/K   1953 14/06/62, Fire fighting - S.O.C.
WN480     1953 25/10/56, Sold to A.G. Simms for scrap.
WM481     1953 06/03/59, Sold to T. Carr for scrap.
WM482     1953 26/10/56 Sold to A.G. Simms for scrap
WM490     1953 25/10/56, Sold to A.G. Simms for scrap.

Sea Fury WM490

WZ642 102/K FB.11 27/05/54 With 805 Sqdn 15/05/55 when being flown by LEUT(P)R Leeson RAN while landing this aircraft at the Griffith Air Show WZ642 ran into and cut off the tail of Sea Fury WZ-652.
9/12/55 sold to A.G Simms for scrap.
WZ643 113/K FB.11 27/05/54 06/03/59, Sold to T. Carr for spares.
WZ644 101/K FB.11 27/05/54 21/07/55, Flying locally from RANAS Nowra LEUT(P) Leeson, RAN of 805 Squadron crashed into Beecroft Range and was killed.

AMOF-WZ644

WZ645 102/K FB.11 27/05/54 14/6/57, Whilst with 805 Sqdn,and being flown by LEUT(P) Davidson RAN, engine overspeed, forced landing on Currarong Beach NSW,aircraft caught fire.
24/03/58, Spares and produce at Nowra.

WZ645 Currarong Beach 14/6/57

Australian Museum of Flight image
via Dave Masterson

WZ646 103/K FB.11 27/05/54 20/10/55, Crashed into sea off Wreck Bay LEUT(P) Henry,RAN of 805 Squadron killed.
WZ647 104/K FB.11 27/05/54 04/06/57, Sold to Fitzgibbon & Garthon for scrap.
WZ648 105/K FB.11 27/05/54 25/10/56, Sold to A.G. Simms for scrap.
WZ649 106/K FB.11 27/05/54 31/07/58, Fire Fighting -S.O.C.
WZ650 107/K FB.11 27/05/54 06/03/59,Flown by LEUT(P)McNay RN of 805 Sqdn on Tuesday 30 August 1955, the aircraft in company with another Sea Fury from 805 Sqdn was involved in the shootdown of an Auster J/4 Archer aircraft that had taken off from Bankstown Airport without its pilot.
The Auster was shot down into the sea from a height of 10,000 approx 10 miles North east of Broken Bay.
Sold to T. Carr for scrap.

Highlight for Album: Sea Fury WZ650 (107)

WZ651 108/K FB.11 27/05/54 06/03/59, Sold to T. Carr for scrap.
WZ652 102/K FB.11 27/05/54 14/06/57,With 805 Sqdn.
Sea Fury WZ-642 cut the tail off this aircraft whilst landing at the Griffith Air Show 15/05/55.
Written off 16/05/55
Sold for scrap 15/06/57.

Highlight for Album: Sea Fury WZ652

WZ653 109/K FB.11 27/05/54 02/11/56, Sold to Aluminium Ingots for scrap.

 

Furies F-AZXL 
and F-AZXJ 
Duxford 
July 2015
Photo; PEL Photography

Other Sea Fury/Fury aircraft painted in RAN/FAA schemes.
These were not ex-RAN aircraft but were/are marked as such, they are included here for reference only.

VH-HFA 253/K FB.10 N/A ex-Iraqi Fury c/n 37703 imported by the late Guido Zuccoli.
Sold to and displayed by Ted Allen in an RAN scheme.
Exported to USA 1988
Registered N57JB

Fury VH-HFA 
Ballarat 
17th February 1985

VH-HFG 308/K FB.10 N/A ex-Iraqi Fury c/n 37724
Imported by the late Guido Zuccoli .
Registered as VH-HFG, 9/11/83 and displayed in an RAN scheme (308/K)
Sold to Dick Janitell in 2006, arriving back at Saunders Aviation on 16/01/2007
Registered N45SF to Sonoma Valley Aircraft Inc, Glen Ellen, CA. USA

Highlight for Album: Sea Fury VH-HFG

VH-HFX
VH-ORN
115/NW
107/Q
FB.10 N/A ex-Iraqi Fury FB.10 c/n 37534
Imported by the late Guido Zuccoli
Registered VH-HFX 22/04/1985 and displayed in an RAN scheme. (115/NW)
Sold to Bruce Andrews of Melbourne
It first flew marked as WE729 and this was later changed to WH558
Exported to UK 1991
Registered G-BTTA to Ray Hanna at Duxford
Flew marked as Netherlands Navy 115 , Iraq 243, Royal Navy PR772 (107/Q) and VW238 (107/Q)
Exported to USA 2000. Registered NF103FD
Exported to South Africa 12/04/2001. Registered ZU-SEA
Returned to Australia and registered VH-ORN 6/04/2010 to Gus Lasard
Sold by Platinum Fighter to a European buyer, registration VH-ORN cancelled 17/05/2012
Current location and status unknown

Highlight for Album: Sea Fury VH-HFX

VH-SHF 114/O FB.10 N/A ex-Iraqi Fury FB.10 c/n 37723
Flew in New Zealand, registered ZK-SFR 11/02/87
Fitted with wing-folding mechanism from WG655, 1991
Imported 09/2000 from New Zealand and registered VH-SHF to Steve Hart of Archerfield Qld
Flew marked as Royal Navy WJ232 (114/O) wearing Korean War stripes
Impounded by Australian Federal Police

Highlight for Album: Sea Fury VH-SHF

VH-SFW 361 T.20 N/A ex-Iraqi Fury c/n 37539
Previously registered N36SF (USA) and G-CBEL (UK)
Imported by David Warburton and displayed in an RAN scheme. (361)
Registered VH-SFW 26/11/2009
Based at Moree, NSW
Returned to air 04/2016 after its Bristol Centaurus engine was rebuilt
Noted in primer
Reported sold to Carolyn Grace at Duxford UK and being dismantled for shipping

Highlight for Album: Sea Fury VH-SFW

F-AZXJ 115/NW FB.11 N/A ex-Royal Navy c/n 37733 (RN serial TF987)
Converted to two seater T.20 and exported to Iraq
Recovered in 1979 to USA and reconfigured as FB.11 Sea Fury Registered N56SF
Written off 2001. Rebuilt by Saunders Aviation and registered NX56SF 06/2009
A
cquired by Christophe Jacquard in 09/2010
Registered F-AZXJ
Previously fitted with a Wright R3350 engine which suffered failure at 2015 Flying Legends Air Show.
In 03/2016 it flew again, now fitted with a Pratt and Whitney R2800


Highlight for Album: Sea Fury F-AZXJ
Despite wearing an Australian scheme this aircraft has never flown in Australia.
F-AZXL 369 FB.11 N/A ex-Iraqi Fury c/n 37514
Recovered in 1979 to USA and reconfigured as FB.10 Fury
Registered N21SF to Wiley Sanders 11/01/1988
Damaged 07/07/1990. Rebuilt by Saunders Aviation with Wright R3350
Registration cancelled 18/04/2001

Exported to South Africa and registered ZU-WOW
Exported to France 2007 and registered F-AZXL to Frederick Akary

Highlight for Album: Fury F-AZXL
Despite wearing an Australian scheme this aircraft has never flown in Australia.
N51SF 103 T.20 N/A c/n ES3613 ex-German Air Force 1963-67 Used as target tug
Registered D-CACE
Doug Arnolds Warbirds 1974-76 G-BCOV
Mike Stow 1976-85
Richard Drury California 1985-87 N613RD (flew marked as Royal NavyVX302)
Jerry C James 1987-94 registered N51SF
Rebuilt with Wright R3350
Raced as "Cottonmouth" race no. 20
Stan Misick 1994-1995.
John Diley/Fort Wayne Air Service 1997-2000.
Paul Z. Besterveld,  2000-2002
Stuart Aviation Inc, 2004-2006
Named "Conch Fury"
Cavanaugh Air Museum
Crashed Reno 20/08/2008 and written off
2010 acquired by
Max Alpha Aviation of Bremgarten, Germany. Under restoration

Highlight for Album: Sea Fury N51SF
Despite wearing an Australian scheme this aircraft has never flown in Australia.

N71GB 47
71
FB.11 N/A ex-Iraqi Fury c/n 37525
Recovered to USA 1979 registered N30SF
Fitted with Wright R-3350 engine, first flight 1990
Owned by Steve Patterson, named 'Southern Cross" Code 47
Registered N71GB
Code changed to 71
In 2011 the kangaroo in the roundel was replaced with a maple leaf therefore representing a RCAF aircraft

Highlight for Album: Sea Fury N71GB
Despite wearing an Australian scheme this aircraft has never flown in Australia.

Tail Code. K-for HMAS Sydney, NW for Nowra and Q for HMAS Vengeance.

Page authors Bob Geale and Dave Masterson. Updated by Martin Edwards

Source: Australian Aviation Magazine, Bob Geale, Flightpath Magazine, AMOF, www.henkimaa.nu , www.britians-smallwars.com , "Wings across the sea" by Ross Gillett,  www.warbirdsresourcegroup.org , http://www.regosearch.com/aircraft/au . 808 Squadron Diary.

Emails; Gerry Butler, Greg Hyde, Bob Geale, Tom McGhee, John Crawley, Tim Branson, Brendan Cowan, John Miller, Kim Dunstan.

Updated 20th January 2017

 

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