Friday, July 1, 2011

RMAF Labuan Revisited.


Well! I did come back again to Labuan on the following years:

1981
No 5 Sqn. Labuan detachment - From No 7 Sqn RMAF Kuching as AlouetteIII detachment crew.

1985
RMAF Labuan detachment - From No11 Sqn RMAF Butterworth as Imagery Intelligence Crew.

1991
No 5 Sqn. Labuan detachment - From No 7 Sqn RMAF Kuching as AlouetteIII detachment crew.

1999
Personal tour itinerary: KL-Labuan-K.Kinabalu-Sandakan-K.Kinabalu-KL by MAS flight (Seven years after my retirement).

Labuan undergone a drastic changed both physically and economically. Lands reclaimed, new airport, new port facilities, modern tourism centers, the new An'nur mosque, several commercial buildings built and it was totally different compared from my first visit to Labuan in 1970.


No.5 Squadron RMAF Labuan 1985(Right).
Far left: POL Stores Bldg. Far right: Technical Stores Bldg.


The HSBC Labuan 1985


Self at Labuan Passenger's Jetty 1991


Built stilt houses above water, Labuan 1991


Labuan Aerial View 1991


Labuan An'nur Jamek Mosque under construction 1985


Aerial View of Labuan's An'nur Jamek Mosque 1991


Jetty at Labuan 1985 


Labuan War Memorial(Revisited) 1985.


Labuan War Memorial Ground(Revisited) 1985. 


On transit at Kota Kinabalu International Airport June,1999.



9 comments:

Mej (B) Nor Ibrahim Bin Sulaiman said...

Assalamualaikum,

No 5 Squadron is no longer in the buildings shown in the picture. I don't know the new location.

Mohd Ismail Bin Mohd Hashim said...

Waalaikumusalam Tuan,

Thank you for the information.Definitely the No 5 Sqn Office Bldg. had moved by now probably into the nearby old hangar bldg.or elsewhere. Well it was 30 years ago when I had visited the old office bldg.in 1981 on detachment from RMAF Kuching.

gasha said...

Greetings tuan-tuan,

No 5 Sqn has a new building housing the hanger and offices. It remains on the same location.

Mohd Ismail Bin Mohd Hashim said...

Thank you Gasha and welcome to my humble blog.

gasha said...

good evening encik mail,

I find your blog very interesting especially on your career. I was just wondering if you have ever flew with my late father...the late kapt tan eng huat.

Mohd Ismail Bin Mohd Hashim said...

Very good evening to you Gasha, and thank you for following my blog. I am very sorry to hear that your father had passed away, and flying with him was not listed in my log book. Was he from Nuri or AlouetteIII? Emailing me his service photo would be appreciated.

gasha said...

Hi there encik mail.My late father was a nuri pilot. He served in labuan from 1984-1988and after that in Butterworth till 1991 where he crashed in Banding.. At this moment I dont have any of his photo with me..but I will definitely email it to you when im back in my hometown.

Mohd Ismail Bin Mohd Hashim said...

Hi Gasha,thanks for the reply as 1984-1988 I use to be deployed on detachment from RMAF Kuching to RMAF Labuan.Your dad's name sound familiar to me as I was in the AlouetteIII wing...with a slight different area to be noticed.

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