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RAAF sabres in SEATO display



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FOR PRESS. IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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FRIDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER, 1962

STATEMENT 3Y THE HONOURABLE ATHOL TOWNLEY, MINISTER FOR DEFENCE

RAAF SABRES IN SEATO DISPLAY

RAAF aircraft will take part in a SEATO Day flying demonstration ■

over Bangkok, capital of Thailand, tomorrow (Saturday 8th September),

. The Minister for Defence, Mr Athol Townley, said today that

four Sabre jets of No 79 Squadron, RAAF, the Australian Fighter. Squadron now

based in Thailand, would comprise the Australian representation.

As well as the flypast over Bangkok there would be flights over

other cities of Thailand, and aerobatics displays over some airfields.

In the flypast of fighter aircraft over Bangkok several nations would

be represented, ■

Mr Townley said that as well as the Australian Sabres there would

be formations of Royal Air Force I-Iunter fighters, American F102s, F101s and

FfOOs, while Thailand would be represented by F86s and F84s,