No. 77 Squadron RAAF Sabres lined up on the tarmac at Butterworth in 1960 in support of the Malayan Emergency. The first Sabre operation of the Emergency took place on 13 August 1959 when pilots dive-bombed communist camps and supply dumps near the Thai-Malaya border. By the time Australian Sabres arrived, however, the Emergency was all but over and their operational role was limited. Image courtesy of Kevin Stapleton

No. 77 Squadron RAAF Sabres lined up on the tarmac at Butterworth in 1960 in support of the Malayan Emergency. The first Sabre operation of the Emergency took place on 13 August 1959 when pilots dive-bombed communist camps and supply dumps near the Thai-Malaya border. By the time Australian Sabres arrived, however, the Emergency was all but over and their operational role was limited. Image courtesy of Kevin Stapleton

This shows the old children's play area at the top of Penang Hill, also known as Bukit Bendera. The playground has now gone and the area is occupied by several makan(food) and souvenir stalls.

This shows the old children's play area at the top of Penang Hill, also known as Bukit Bendera. The playground has now gone and the area is occupied by several makan(food) and souvenir stalls.

SALE - Vintage Sterling Silver Siam Bracelet - Siamese Goddess of Lightning Panel Dark Niello Thai Jewelry by Maejean Vintage on Etsy, $24.00

SALE - Vintage Sterling Silver Siam Bracelet - Siamese Goddess of Lightning Panel Dark Niello Thai Jewelry by Maejean Vintage on Etsy, $24.00

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