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Bako beach Borneo

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mnt santubong

This is a Photo I took in 1965 of Mount Santubong in Borneo Nr to the capital of Kuching, the picture was taken from Bako beach the mountain is about 8 miles across a bay on the South China Sea. I was stationed at Raf Kuching as an airframe fitter on Whirlwind Mk10's. 

I also flew many missions as a crewman ie winchman/gunner/loadmaster, mostly the job was to make sure the chopper didn't get overloaded and become difficult to fly..(okay taking off when you are overloaded, the problem comes when you are descending and find out you are too heavy....difficult to stop!!!)

This was a recreational trip to the beach. We went there in the morning by a very fast motor boat and came back even faster as the squadron sent out a chopper to pick us up at around 4pm. Fabulous Day!!

Raf Kuching 103sqdn

 And here is one of the Whirlwind Mk 10's of 103 sqdn on the pan at Raf Kuching. The chopper you see on the right is a Belvedere twin rotor of 66 Sqdn.




mt santubong 

Now here is a painting I done of the same view, but the reference pic was taken  quite recently.

This was created using Procreate and photoshop

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