Help Wanted - Mystery Sea Hawk
From Kim Dunstan:
I’m wondering if there is anyone in your association who may be able to cast some light on the location and date of the attached embalmed Hawker Sea Hawk photo.
The aircraft carrier in the background is HMAS Melbourne and I suspect the location is the Sembawang Naval Base at Singapore, circa 1959/60. As the aircraft is embalmed it suggests (my guess) it has been shipped from the UK and is awaiting collection by HMS Bulwark or HMS Albion. The Sea Hawks were not part of the RAN FAA so there is no connection with Melbourne. The only other location that is a possibility is Hong Kong, but that is a distant second as the wharf features, the tractor and Land Rover, seem to indicate Singapore.
Unfortunately a serial number is not recognisable or any other distinguishing feature that might provide a clue.
The reason for the request is that the photo is being added to the RAN FAA Association archives and it would be of great assistance to be able to provide as much information about the situation is possible. Should any of your members be able to provide any information I would be most grateful.
Kim Dunstan (Mr)
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