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closely observed planes - Singapore early 1960's
An old Freighter does VIP | Bristol Freighter NZ5902 | RAF Changi November 1962
Staff cars delivering VIPs in November ‘62, to a waiting 41 Sqdn RNZAF Bristol Freighter NZ5902, perhaps not the ideal transport for a VIP. The air and ground crew’s have donned their ‘best white’ overralls. The Freighter is wearing a ‘scorpion’ emblem on it’s tail, denoting it’s use on ‘Operation Scorpion’, the detachment of three 41 Sqdn Freighters being based at Korat in Thailand in support of the SEATO forces detachment which comprised 20 Sqdns Hunters and some Sabres from Butterworth, along with US Super Sabres and Marine Skyhawks. The aircraft was accompanied on the apron with a pair of US VIP aircraft; so obviously this was a high level meeting over the Thai detachment, which ended the following month.