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  • malaysia RMAF Butterworth

    Butterworth, Penang



    Satellite and aerial maps of Butterworth with nearby locations

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    13.1045 Pengkalan Udara JBPM Bertam, Penang
    23.3215WMKP Penang, Penang
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    80.2092WMAH Grik, Perak

    1941 to present

    5° 28' 0'' N - 100° 24' 0'' E
    4nm NW of Georgetown, Penang
    Elevation: 11 feet

    History of this Location

    RAF Butterworth had only opened in Oct 1941 and was still working up before it came under Japanese attack in Dec 1941. It re-opened in Jan 1946 and civil flights began in early 1947. It supported RAF operations during the Malayan emergency in the early 1950s. By 1 Jul 1958 had been transferred to the RAAF, following its deployment to the area in 1955. It hosted RAF units during the Indonesian confrontation of the 1960s and the RAAF during its Vietnamese operations. Butterworth is now a key RMAF Base.

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    List of units at Butterworth

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    YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
    normal: Unit no longer at this base
    1970/    3.SknAW139 2021/   
    S-61A-4 Nuri 1970/20
    1965/67UK 103 SquadronWhirlwind 1963/72
    1959/63UK 110 SquadronWhirlwind 1963/71
    Type 171 Sycamore 1960/64
    Whirlwind 1959/60
    UK 66 SquadronType 192 Belvedere 1961/69

    Butterworth News

    First Two AW139 to Royal Malaysian Air Force, 28-Jan-22 : Weststar leases four AW139 helicopters to the Royal Malaysian Air Force as a stop-gap measure following the retirement of the S-61 Nuri fleet

    List of aircraft and events at Butterworth

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    1964-apr-04 Accident110 Squadron Sycamore 4 XE311
    1993-oct-08 TUDM S-61A-4 M23-32
    1993-oct-08 TUDM S-61A-4 M23-31
    2011-dec-07 S-61A-4 ?

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