SOVIET ERA RUSSIA 1976
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closely observed planes - Singapore early 1960's
Ingesting a Land Rover | Hastings TG569 | RAF Changi December 1962
48 Sqdn, like all the Singapore flying units were suddenly involved in the Brunei crisis, ‘Operation Borneo Territories’. Rushing to get men and supplies to Brunei, the Dispatchers squeeze an Army Land Rover into Hastings TG569, at Changi on December 10th 1962. The crew of Captain Sqd.Ldr. M.Jenkins, with Co-pilot Flg.Off. J.Connell, Navigator Flt.Lt. C.Lougheed, M. Sig. M.Pattison, Engineer F.Sgt. R.Wakeham and the AQM Sgt. Hansford left at 1650 and got to Labuan at 2035 and were airborne back at 2225. The aircraft, along with many others did 2 flights the next day. Labuan airfield was located on an island, off Brunei and was able to take large transports like the Britannias and even 205 Sqdn’s Shackletons were used as troop transports doing lots of runs as they could return without refuelling.