|06APR51||Allotted serial number A89-694.|
|DEC52||Received at Richmond on delivery from the USA (exact date not shown on E/E88). Starboard prop shaft has excessive movement.|
|23DEC52||Dakota A65-104 departed Pearce for Richmond with a replacement prop for A89-309.|
|06FEB53||Received 11SQN ex USA.|
|29APR53||Received 3AD Archerfield for storage.|
|29JUL53||11SQN requested return of aircraft.|
|04SEP53||Held at ARDU.|
|18SEP53||Made an emergency landing at Nhill, Victoria following an engine failure and inability to maintain altitude due to the heavy fuel load for the return flight to Pearce. Following fitment of a serviceable engine, the other engine was found to be unserviceable during ground runs necessitating a second engine change. The aircraft recovered to Pearce on 06JAN54. (Source: No. 11SQN unit history sheets held in NAA via Bob Wylie)|
|18DEC53||Issued 11SQN ex ARDU.|
|26MAY55||One of five Neptunes (303, 309, 310, 311 & 312) selected for operations in Malaya. Evidently this did not proceed as the need for air power in the Malayan Emergency 1950-60 had diminished.|
|22MAR56||Wing tip nacelles damaged in storm at Richmond.|
|25JUL56||Port undercarriage retracted prior to engine start. Propellor damaged.|
|24AUG59||Departed for USA for Jet Pod Mod.|
|29DEC59||Returned from the USA.|
|05MAR60||Received CAC, Avalon for Mod 208.|
|11APR60||Despatched to 11SQN ex CAC.|
|28JUL61||Received CAC, Avalon for Mod 201.|
|18AUG61||Received 11SQN ex CAC.|
|JAN65||The name "Pussy Galore" would have been applied to the aeroplane around this time.|
|15DEC67||Received at Hawker de Havilland, Bankstown for storage pending a disposal decision.|
|19APR68||Hawker de Havilland advised to convert aircraft to components and declare residue for disposal.|
|12FEB69||Aircraft was 65% converted by this date.|
|JUN69||Tenders closed for the removal of the aircraft ex Hawker de Havilland. The aircraft was subsequently scrapped at Bankstown.|
Added a glorious air-to-air portrait thanks to Maurice Ritchie.
Added an image thanks to Maurice Ritchie.
Added a reference to the Malayan Emergency 1950-60.
Added return date from the Jet Pod Mod.
Added an image thanks to John Bennett.
Added an image thanks to Les Golder.
Added a reference to a double engine change at Nhill on 18SEP53. Thanks to Bob Wylie.