The first Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) aircraft to go into action in Malaya were the Vampire fighters of the 14th Squadron. While the squadron was in Malaya it was re-equipped with Venom bombers. In 1958, the 75th Squadron, flying Canberra bombers (pictured here), replaced the 14th Squadron in Malaya. The RNZAF carried out bombing and strafing attacks against suspected guerrilla targets, along with actions to support ground troops. The 41st Squadron was also deployed in Malaya, flying Bristol freighters to supply Commonwealth forces.
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Reference: DPR SEA 228
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