Unit History: RAF Labuan

RAF Labuan

Added on 26/08/2009

During the 1950s RAF Labuan was used as a staging post for MR Transport aircraft of Far East Transport Wing based at RAF Changi. The unit was small (about 30 personnel) and was a detatched unit of Changi. It was normally commanded by a Flight Lieutenant. It provided the Airport fire services and a VHF/DF station. There were also Air Movements personnel, a small aircraft servicing team and catering staff. On the unit there was a flight of RAAF signals personnel. They were involved in special radio monitoring duties.

Added on 03/09/2010

i was the cook (who called the cook a ++++),who called the ++++ a cook] at Labuan for 6 months in 1952,it was not common knowledge, or secret that the RAAF had a 4/5 member very secure signal unit there. They were accommodated in a tent behind behind the barrack block. They received a lot more support from there government than we did from ours, for instance,on the kings, or was it the queens,birthday they had the day off plus parcels from AUS. We of course got SFA. I am now 78ys.old but memories of Labuan and Changi are very dear to me and i could rant on for ages in anyone is interested,Derek Kent

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