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Butterworth, Penang



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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.SknS-61A-4 Nuri 1970/   
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

List of aircraft and events at Butterworth

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1964-apr-04 AccidentUK Royal Air ForceSycamore 4XE311
1993-oct-08 Tentara Udara Diraja MalaysiaS-61A-4 NuriM23-32
1993-oct-08 Tentara Udara Diraja MalaysiaS-61A-4 NuriM23-31
2011-dec-07 S-61A-4 NuriM23-10

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