|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.|
|18DEC53||Issued 11SQN ex ARDU.|
|18DEC53||Under the command of FLTLT R.E. Graham, A89-309 departed Laverton at 1930 for Pearce. After approximately 90 minutes, the port engine suffered a complete loss of power. The prop was feathered and the engine was shut down. The aircraft turned back for Laverton but was unable to maintain altitude on one engine with a heavy fuel load. The aircraft was then 40 miles south of Nhill, Vic so the captain decided to make a forced landing and requested an emergency flare path. The aircraft landed safely at Nhill at 2200. (Source: 1)|
|20DEC53||Dakota A65-102 departed Pearce under the command of FLGOFF A.A. Swinbourne AFC carrying technical musterings to repair A89-309. (Source: 1)|
|27DEC53||Dakota A65-102 departed Pearce under the command of WGCDR E.C. Saunders for Forrest and Nhill with a replacement engine. On arrival in Nhill it was found that there was no suitable equipment to unload the engine so the aircraft departed for Laverton where the engine was unloaded and trucked to Nhill. (Source: 1)|
|04JAN54||A89-311 departed Pearce for Laverton under the command of FLTLT G.R. Cullen carrying a spare crew led by FLTLT C.A. Voges to ferry A89-309 back to Pearce. (Source: 1)|
|06JAN54||A89-309 (FLTLT G.R. Cullen) and A89-311 (FLTLT C.A. Voges) departed Laverton for Pearce. (Source: 1)|
|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.|
|NAA, Series A9186, RAAF Unit History sheets (Form A50) [Operations Record Book - Forms A50 and A51] Number 11 Squadron Nov 50 - Jun 67|
Added details of the forced landing at Nhill on 18DEC53 from Source: 1. Note: This incident was previously shown incorrectly as 18SEP53.
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.