Monday, November 29, 2010

The Reconnaissance Squadron (No.11 Squadron RMAF Base Butterworth).

No.11 Sqn.crest 1983.

Founded on October 1969 with 10 x Avon CA-27 Sabre aircrafts and service was terminated on August 1975. Its Commanding Officers were Sqn.Leader Quek, S/Ldr.Jaafar, and S/Ldr.Zainuddin.

June 1983 the No.11 Sqn.was reactivated as a "Reconnaissance Squadron"  with 2 x RF5E aircrafts newly introduced into the RMAF with Mej(U) Bashir, as the officer in command, second in command Mej(U) Zakaria Salleh accompanied with several officers as  reconnaissance pilots, imagery interpreters were WO1 Mohd Isa, Flt.Sgt Mohd Ismail, Sgt.Hood and Sgt.Ghazali and the photo technical groups were Capt(U) Ganesh, Sgt Yeong, Cpl Abu, Cpl Serah Keri, Cpl Che Ani and the others. All reconnaissance activities were considered classified and was part and parcel of the RMAF intelligence. In 1993 showed the ending era after 10 years  of reconnaissance experiences. Probably by now...the airforce may be eyeing on an unmanned aerial vehicle(UAV) or remotely piloted vehicle (RPV). 
  CA-27 Sabre aircraft displayed at ITU campus,Kinrara 1983.

RF5E aircraft 1983

Forward Oblique Camera Station(nose) 1983.

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