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Unit History: RAAF Butterworth

RAAF Butterworth
RAAF Base Butterworth was a Royal Australian Air Force base located near the town of Butterworth in modern Malaysia. RAAF Butterworth was transferred from the British Royal Air Force to the RAAF in 1957 and was home to numerous Australian fighter and bomber squadrons during the Cold War. While RAAF Base Butterworth was closed on 30 June 1988 the base remains active under the control of the RMAF.

Memories of RAAF Butterworth

(Memories written by members of Forces Reunited)

RAAF Butterworth in 1969

Written by John Cox

The day the armorers dropped a live bomb and cleared the airfield whilst we just looked on.

RAAF Butterworth, 60 Squadron clerk in 1965

Written by Hugh McLennan

Hello peeps. I used to sit in the office updating the manuals and collecting the mail and then having a drink in the NAAFI at night. I was only a callow youth at the time and my memory is not too good. I only remember Paddy Boomer ? and a chap called ’Tiger’. My dad died in 1964 whilst out there and I was also best man at a wedding and cant remember any names other than there was a guy called Taff who worked on the telephone exchange. Someone must remember !!
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Active From: 1957 - 1988

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