The first Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) aircraft to go into action in Malaya were the Vampire fighters of 14 Squadron. While the squadron was in Malaya it was re-equipped with Venom bombers. In 1958, 75 Squadron, flying Canberra bombers (pictured here), replaced 14 Squadron in Malaya. The RNZAF carried out bombing and strafing attacks against suspected guerrilla targets, along with actions to support ground troops. 41 Squadron was also deployed in Malaya, flying Bristol Freighters to supply Commonwealth forces.
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