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Raymond Terrace
Port Stephens Council
New South Wales

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Raymond Terrace, Sabre Aircraft serial number A94-959

The Sabre aircraft was brought into service with the RAAF in 1955. The decision to replace the locally built CAC Mustang and DHA Vampires with the Sabre was based on its success against Russian MiG aircraft during the Korean War. As there were no spare Sabres to supply to the RAAF, the CAC was commissioned to build them under licence. The locally built Sabre, based on the design of the North American F-86 Sabre, was modified to suit local conditions.

Sabre Aircraft serial number A94-959 History:
Received 1 AD 05/04/57 with installed Avon CAC 108. To 78 Wing 18/04/57. Served with 77 Sqn 1959-60. Flew from Richmond (departing 05/02/59 as Williamtown was closed) - Townsville - Darwin - Biak - Guam - Labuan - Butterworth arriving 13/02/59. Part of the 76 Sqn Black Panthers Aerobatic Team. Held at Butterworth Malaya 12/10/62. To ARDU 06/02/63 for structural examination. Returned to 78 Wing 09/01/64. To 2 OCU 17/11/66. To GAF Avalon for rewiring 09/12/68 and returned to 2 OCU 18/08/69. Noted at RAAF 50th Anniversary Airshow, Laverton 18/04/71. Approved for disposal 31/03/74. On 02/03/75 disposal action suspended until treasury approval is obtained to retain aircraft for restoration group at Williamtown. Disposal action taken off suspension 11/10/76, Since 1981 has been displayed mounted on a pole at Raymond Terrace, NSW.

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