Category Archives: History

How the Royal Australian Air Force transformed Butterworth through music

An article from Malaymail online. I am not sure what the “FB” means in the first line, but they probably mean “Radio R double A F Butterworth”. (Or Radio RAAF Butterworth!) SEBERANG PERAI, May 23 — “This is Radio R … Continue reading

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Penang Monthly Magazine

For those who may not be aware, as I wasn’t, there is a magazine which may be of interest to you, called the Penang Monthly.  I’ve just found this article directly relevant to us, dated March 2017. Here’s the link … Continue reading

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Hi everyone, Kayes has sent me a link to his Penang Talk Forum which has some wonderful photos of the international UPLANDS SCHOOL on Penang. For those who are interested, take a look! Even if you don’t have an interest … Continue reading

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Over from Facebook – Open Day

See Tracey Stevens’ post on the RAAF School Penang Facebook page. Text copied below (with minor edits). ________________ “OK Lock it in Eddie” Sunday the 17th of April 2016 is the “Open Day” for “Back to RAAF School Penang”, Time … Continue reading

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New Photos

The site has been updated with this photograph of a typical family (the Mattheys) leaving for Malaysia in 1965. This type of image is of great importance to the theme of the website and I am hoping to obtain more … Continue reading

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Home Video

This is a video of family slides and photographs put together by the Davies’. Eric Davies has sent me the YouTube link so I thought I’d share it with you here. It is wonderful to view this and it will … Continue reading

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Wing Commander Rollo Kingsford-Smith

Sent in by Barry Chain. Thank you. Wing Commander Kingsford-Smith DSO AM DFC, RAAF Bomber Command WW II. Article direct from link: Wing Commander Rollo Kingsford-Smith DSO AM DFC  (from Beecroft and Cheltenham Historical Group Website) With the surname … Continue reading

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Thanks to Kevin Hartigan for forwarding this newspaper clipping of 20 September 1978. 2 – RAAF School Penang – Daily Telegraph – 20-09-78

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RAAF Base to Go

Another article on the proposed redevelopment of our old RAAF Base at Butterworth. LETTING BAGAN BE BYGONES Butterworth_Artcle_NST_8_Apr_14 Thanks to John Ryan for sending in the article.  

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Sigh – There Goes Butterworth AFB

Thanks to John Magro for alerting us to this post. Malaysia Flying Herald WordPress Blog\ The Butterworth AFB will be transformed into a leisure-oriented development under a proposed joint venture (JV). Leading the project would be TSR Capital Bhd, Lembaga … Continue reading

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