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AIRCRAFT SERIAL COUNTRY ARRIVED DEPARTED NOTES
DHC-4A A4-134 Australia 27.03.64 28.03.64 c/n 134. Delivered to RAAF 12/03/64. One of first 3 Caribou's delivered on a ferry flight from Toronto Canada to Australia, flight time of just under 97 hours. Arrived at RAAF Richmond 22/04/64. To 2AD. To 86 Wing 30/04/64. Served with 38 Sqn. Crashed 01/07/64 (38 Sqn) during landing, Nowra NSW. Approval granted on 22/12/64 to transfer the fuselage to the Dept of Army at Puckapunyal for use as a training aid at CAT&DC. Was relocated and placed on display at the Army Museum at Bandiana, Vic. Current status unknown.
DHC-4A A4-140 Australia 27.03.64 28.03.64 c/n 140. Delivered to RAAF 12/03/64. Status cards says at a cost of $803,631. One of first 3 Caribou's delivered on a ferry flight from Toronto Canada to Australia, flight time of just under 97 hours. Arrived at RAAF Richmond 22/04/64. To 2AD. To 86 Wing 30/04/64. To De havilland. To 38 Sqn 03/11/67. To 35 Sqn 13/11/68. Served with 35 Sqn in Vietnam 11/68 - 06/71. To 38 Sqn 04/02/71. Departed Darwin 28/08/75 on a task associated with the unrest in Portuguese Timor. Used by 38 Sqn during Flood relief operations in NSW 24/04/90 to 01/05/90. Also served in Timor and Bougainville. Special markings were painted on the tail of this aircraft 04/2002 for 38 years of Caribou operations by 38 Sqn. Preserved Australian War Memorial Canberra - Currently stored at AWM Annex Mitchell ACT.
DHC-4A A4-147 Australia 27.03.64 28.03.64 c/n 147. Delivered to RAAF 12/03/64. One of first 3 Caribou's delivered on a ferry flight from Toronto Canada to Australia, flight time of just under 97 hours. Had a long range fuel tank failure during ferry flight. Arrived at RAAF Richmond 22/04/64. To 2AD. To 86 Wing 30/04/64. At 35 Sqn 12/05/66. At 38 Sqn 12/06/67. To Dehavilland Bankstown 11/67. To 38 Sqn 24/01/68. Crashed 06/10/68 during landing Tapini PNG. The aircraft was converted to spares. Still with 38 Sqn as a Field Training Simulator/Training Aid.
DHC-4A A4-152 Australia __.06.64   c/n 152. Delivered to RAAF 29/04/64. Arrived in Australia 13/06/64. Served with 35 Sqn in Vietnam Oct 67 - Nov 68 RTA for major repairs. Served with 38 Sqn 1970. Several minutes after takeoff from Richmond NSW on the 15/05/70 it had a fire in the starboard engine. The fire was extinguished and was later found to be a cracked cylinder. In Sumatra in Apr/May 1971 whilst on a Survey Task which included Operation "Pemataan Gading" and "Elephant Tusk". Served with 38 Sqn Det "B", painted white and marked in UN markings while it served with UNMOGIP in Kashmir in the late 70's. Carried out-an unscheduled UN Flight 30/06/76 to Srinagar and return. Recent snowfalls in the area have covered the airstrip in 18 inches of snow delaying some sorties. Departed Richmond 30/08/80 for Villa to support the Vanuatu Government by flying goods and people, following the revolutionary disruption on the island of Espiritu Santo. Paint all one colour, Tea Tree Green finish, still in this scheme in 2002. Served with Interfet in East Timor. In Service 38 Sqn. A4-152 was flown to Point Cook on 26/11/09 - Currently on display RAAF Museum Point Cook.
DHC-4A A4-159 Australia __.06.64   c/n 159. Delivered to RAAF 29/04/64. Arrived in Australia 13/06/64. Served with 35 Sqn in Vietnam Jul 68 - Jun 71. Served with 38 Sqn. Retired - No Details. Fire Dump - Brisbane Airport QLD - Scrapped 23/03/2010 - Forward fuselage acquired by Queensland Air Museum.
DHC-4A A4-164 Australia __.06.64 __.06.64 c/n 164. Delivered to RAAF 29/04/64. Arrived in Australia 13/06/64. Served with 38 Sqn - Det "A" in New Guinea from 12/10/65. Richmond Airshow 1988. Was in service 35 Sqn. Crashed 18/10/78 on takeoff at Eliptamin PNG. Was involved in an Airshow at Lillydale 11/02/82. Withdrawn 11/92. Training aid at AMTDU RAAF Richmond. Wings and tail fitted to A4-173 at Queensland Air Museum. Noted in outside storage following retirement of the Caribou fleet.
DHC-4A A4-171 Australia __.06.64 __.06.64 c/n 171. Delivered to RAAF 25/06/64. Issued to Butterworth but diverted to Vietnam on delivery flight. To RAAF Transport Flight Vietnam 15/07/64. RTFV renamed 35 Sqn 01/06/66. Served with RTFV/35 Sqn in Vietnam 08/64 - 08/67. To Air Vietnam 06/04/67 for servicing. To 35 Sqn 03/05/67. Crashed 30/08/67, An Thoi Vietnam. Into water 300m short of runway. The pilot was Flg Off Alan Aitken and the co-Pilot was the CO Sqn Ldr Tony Fookes.
DHC-4A A4-173 Australia 16.08.64 16.08.64 c/n 173. Delivered to RAAF 25/06/64. Diverted to RAAF Transport Flight Vietnam during delivery flight. Served with 35 Sqn in Vietnam Aug 64 - Feb 72. 05/65, when landing at Hay Tien mud on windscreen blinded pilots and aircraft was badly damaged. Wing, Undercarrage and Prop replaced and aircraft flew out. Retired - no details. Was stored at RAAF Amberley in QLD. The fuselage has been delivered to the QLD Aviation Museum at Coloundra 02/02, the rest of the aircraft delivered 04/02. The wings and tail off A4-164 at RAAF Richmond were delivered 10/02 and are now fitted. Same day arrival/departure. Arrived from Nice (where it had radio problems), to El-Adem.
DHC-4A A4-179 Australia __.07.64 __.07.64 c/n 179. Delivered to RAAF 25/06/64. Diverted to Vietnam on delivery flight. Served with 35 Sqn in Vietnam Aug 64 - Feb 72. First Aussie aircraft in Vietnam and last out. Used by 38 Sqn during Flood relief operations in NSW 23/04/90 to 08/05/90. Was Battle Damage Training aid, Oakey QLD. Training aid at AMTDU RAAF Richmond. Currently in outside storage following retirement of the Caribou fleet.
DHC-4A A4-185 Australia __.07.64 __.07.64 c/n 185. Delivered to RAAF 25/06/64. Issued to Butterworth but diverted to Vietnam on delivery flight. To RAAF Transport Flight Vietnam 15/07/64. Served with 35 Sqn in Vietnam 08/64 - 11/64. 15/11/64, First RAAF Aircraft damaged by enemy fire in Vietnam. Crashed 18/11/64, A Ro Vietnam. It crashed into a ditch dug across the runway. Engines and wings recovered, fuselage left behind were it served as a command post.
DHC-4A A4-191 Australia __.08.64 __.08.64 c/n 191. Delivered to RAAF 07/64. Diverted to RAAF Transport Flight Vietnam during delivery flight. Served with 35 Sqn in Vietnam Aug 64 - Jun 71. On the 08/03/82 this aircraft was being directed by the Army and was given instructions to fly through a live mortar range, luckily the range safety officer called a "hold fire" in time. Retired. 38 SQN entered A4-191 in the RAAF 70th Anniversary Air Show Tactical Navigation Air Rally 09/10/91, and the crew took out first place in the Military category. Currently stored at Amberley - Retired. - Currently stored at Amberley.
DHC-4A A4-193 Australia __.08.64 __.08.64 c/n 193. Delivered to RAAF 30/07/64. Issued to Butterworth 30/07/64. To RAAF Transport Flight Vietnam 17/07/64. Served with RTFV/35 Sqn in Vietnam 17/07/64 - 03/70. On 12/03/65, sniper destroyed port engine with one shot. Aircraft continued takeoff on one engine and recovered to Da Nang. To Air Vietnam 10/11/65 for servicing. To RTFV 14/12/65. RTFV renamed 35 Sqn 01/06/66. To Air Vietnam 02/08/67. To 35 Sqn 27/09/67. With 35 Sqn 12/10/68. At 35 Sqn 07/69. Destroyed 29/03/70, That Son Vietnam. Destroyed by a morter attck when on the ground. All people ok. Crew of A4-193; FLGOFF Bert Milne (Pilot), PLTOFF Calvert, CPL Church, LAC Liang. Crew of Rescue Vehicle: Alan Runfeldt (driver).
DHC-4A A4-195 Australia __.10.64 __.10.64 c/n 195. Delivered to RAAF 09/64. Served with Interfet in East Timor. Served in Operation ANODE, Solomon Islands 2003/2004. Flying display, with markings on the fuselage showing 45 years of caribou service to the ADF - Classic Fighters Airshow, Omaka, NZ - Easter 2009 - Was in service 38 Sqn. - Long term storage at Oakey awaiting disposal - Believed to be one of 7 Caribou acquired by Amrock Aviation Pty Ltd in 09/11.
DHC-4A A4-199 Australia __.10.64 __.10.64 c/n 199. Delivered to RAAF 09/64. Served with 38 Sqn - Det "B" and was painted white and in UN markings when it served with UNMOGIP in Kashmir 1975-1978. Crewed by FLTLT P. Cleary, FLGOFF R. Folvig, FLTLT K. Stone SGT K. O?Brien and CPL W. Little departed Richmond at 0230Z on 04/03/75. Its path to it to Alice Springs, Broome, Bali, Jakarta, Butterworth, Rangoon, Calcutta and Delhi on the 15/03/75. Richmond Airshow 1988. Nowra Airshow, 1998. Avalon Airshow 1999. Used as Transport for Survivor Television Program 2000. Avalon Airshow 2005. In Service 38 Sqn. Airlifted by Chinook A15-102 to Townsville on 18/11/09 from High Range training area following a hard landing on 25/09/09 - Currently with 27Sqn RAAF will now be a Gate Guardian alongside the emplaced Neptune at RAAF Garbutt, Townsville.
DHC-4A A4-202 Australia __.10.64 __.10.64 c/n 202. Delivered to RAAF 19/10/64. To 2AD 19/10/64. To 38 Sqn 27/10/64. Crashed at Porgera New Guinea 11/06/65. There were no fatal injuries, but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
DHC-4A A4-204 Australia __.12.64 __.12.64 c/n 204. Delivered to RAAF 11/64. Used by 38 Sqn during Flood relief operations in NSW 21/04/90 to 16/05/90. Mangalore Airshow 1993. Carried out a handling display in front of a crowd of over 40,000 people as No. 38 Sqn?s contribution to RAAF Richmond?s open day 10/10/65 - Static Display Avalon 2007 - In Service 38Sqn - Noted in dismantled state outside Aerospace Australia at Brisbane Airport since November 2009 - Believed to be one of 7 Caribou acquired by Amrock Aviation Pty Ltd in 09/11.
DHC-4A A4-208 Australia __.12.64 __.12.64 c/n 208. Delivered to RAAF 11/64. Served with 35 Sqn in Vietnam Jun 65 - Feb 72. On Friday 30 July 1967, Caribou A4-208 was hit by two rounds of .30 calibre automatic weapon fire at an altitude of 1500 feet during descent for landing at Dak Seang Airfield, South Vietnam. One round hit and cut the aircraft's rudder cable, while the second round struck the fuselage aft roundel, side unknown. This section of fuselage was removed from A4-208 as part of damage battle repair and is now held by the Australian War Memorial. On the 19/01/69, 3 mortar rounds hit ground 25m from aircraft. With both pilots injured, aircraft hydraulics, flaps, brakes damaged and flat main tyres the aircraft got airborne and recovered ok. When on the ground the aircraft was found to have been hit with 100 pieces of shrapnel. Involved in a landing mishap 16/11/85 at Casino (Backmede strip) when 2.8 metres of the right wing was sheared of by a tree. Used by 38 Sqn during Flood relief operations in NSW 14/05/90 to 18/05/90. Was a Battle Damage Training aid, Oakey QLD. Is at Oakey having been totally stripped out in preparation for dumping on an artificial reef in Moreton Bay. Still there October 2004.
DHC-4A A4-210 Australia __.12.64 __.12.64 c/n 210. Delivered to RAAF 04/12/64. Served with 35 Sqn in Vietnam Mar 65 - Jul 68 RTA for major repairs after it ran into a ditch on landing, Pilot Flg Off Ian Baldwin and co-Pilot Flg Off Brian Young. Richmond Airshow 1988. Used by 38 Sqn during Flood relief operations in NSW 03/05/90 to 08/05/90. In Service 38 Sqn - Was in storage at Oakey awaiting disposal - Acquired along with A4-234 and 6 semi-trailer loads of spare parts by HARS 09/2011 - Intended to fly for another 20 years as the "Vietnam Veterans Memorial Flight" - Departed Oakey 29/10/2011 for Albion Park - Civil registration VH-VBA.
DHC-4A A4-264 Australia __.06.68 __.06.68 c/n 264. Delivered to RAAF 05/68 as attrition replacement. Served with 38 Sqn Det "A" in PNG 1971. On the 20/07/71 Over ran the end of the strip a Tufi. Served with 38 Sqn Det "B", painted white and marked in UN markings when it served with UNMOGIP in Kashmir in the 70's. Returned 30/12/78. Crashed 04/07/86, Camden NSW while landing. Now training aid at Richmond for Fire Fighting. Currently in outside storage following retirement of the Caribou fleet.
DHC-4A A4-275 Australia __.08.69 __.08.69 c/n 275. Delivered to RAAF 07/69. As attrition replacement Served with 38 Sqn Det "A" in PNG 1973. Out on SAR for HMAS Tarouk 19/05/73. The wreckage was found on a reef about 50 miles off Port Moresby. Used by 38 Sqn during Flood relief operations in NSW 17/04/90 to 22/04/90 and 30/04/90 to 06/05/90. East Sale Airshow 1996. Tail painted in special 35 year orange scheme for 35 Sqn. Served with Interfet & UNTAET in East Timor. In Service 38 Sqn. Used in relief ops 11/2007 in Papua New Guinea, effected by floods from Cyclone Guba - Retired to storage Oakey 1/09/2009 - Long term storage at Oakey awaiting disposal - Believed to be one of 7 Caribou acquired by Amrock Aviation Pty Ltd in 09/11.
DHC-4A A4-285 Australia 14.12.69   c/n 285. Delivered to RAAF 12/69 as attrition replacement. Arrived in Australia 25/12/69. Served with 38 Sqn Det "A" PNG in 1971. On 20/07/71 left Port Moresby to escort a Neptune making for there after an engine fire. Oakey Airshow 1986. Served with Interfet in East Timor. Avalon Airshow 2003. In Service 38 Sqn. Damaged at Efogi, Papua New Guinea on the 5/09/2008. It was thought at the time to be a heavy landing, however it appears now that it was due to fatigue. Dismantled on site, components retrieved and fuselage believed scrapped. Cockpit at RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre.
DHC-4A A4-299 Australia 30.05.71   c/n 299. Delivered to RAAF 04/05/71 as attrition replacement. To 2AD 23/04/71. The last Caribou delivered, arrived in Richmond 12/06/71. To 38 Sqn 12/07/71. On return from a service 26/05/89 suffered an undercarriage malfunction resulting in the left main gear collapsing after shutdown. Used by 38 Sqn during Flood relief operations in NSW 23/04/90 to 04/05/90. Avalon Airshow 2001. Avalon Airshow 2005. In Service 38 Sqn. Long term storage at Oakey awaiting disposal - Believed to be one of 7 Caribou acquired by Amrock Aviation Pty Ltd in 09/11.
DHC-4A FM1104 Malaysia 20.04.69   c/n 270. Re-serialled FM1404, M21-05. - Arrived Kuala Lumpur 03.05.69 - Crashed 5/24/99 crashed during regular training flight on approach into a swampy area at the end of the runway at Kunching (5 killed).
DHC-4A FM1105 Malaysia 20.04.69   c/n 273. Re-serialled FM1405, M21-06. Arrived Kuala Lumpur 03.05.69 - In storage at Kuching Base, Sarawak as of 9/15/00 awaiting buyers.
DHC-4A FM1106 Malaysia 20.04.69   c/n 274. Re-serialled FM1406, M21-07 - Arrived Kuala Lumpur 5/3/69 - In storage at Kuching Base, Sarawak as of 9/15/00 awaiting buyers.
DHC-4A FM1107 Malaysia 23.06.69   c/n 276. Re-serialled FM1407, M21-08. Arrived Kuala Lumpur 04.07.69 - In storage at Kuching Base, Sarawak as of 9/15/00 awaiting buyers.
DHC-4A FM1108 Malaysia 23.06.69   c/n 277. Re-serialled FM1408, M21- 09. - Arrived Kuala Lumpur 7/4/69 - Labuan Base (used for fire training).
DHC-4A FM1109 Malaysia 23.06.69   c/n 278. Rre-serialled M21-10. Arrived Kuala Lumpur 04.07.69 - Ditch into sea at Cowie Bay, Sabah 3/30/70 - written off - In storage at Labuan Base, as of 15.09.00.
DHC-4A FM1110 Malaysia 12.08.69   c/n 279. re-serialled FM1409, M21-11. Departed Canada 05.08.69 arrived Kuala Lumpur 22.08.69 - In storage at Kuching Base, Sarawak as of 9/15/00 awaiting buyers.
DHC-4A FM1111 Malaysia 12.08.69   c/n 280. Re-serialled FM1410, M21-12- Departed Canada 08.05.69 arrived Kuala Lumpur 22.08.69 - Crashed Simanggang on 29.11.80 - written off - RMAF College at Alor Setar Base (engineering training).
DHC-4A FM1112 Malaysia 12.08.69   c/n 281. Re-serialled FM1411, M21-13. - Departed Canada 05.08.69 arrived Kuala Lumpur 22.08.69 - Assigned to 1 SQN - Ditched in the water near Labuan 31.07.95 - In storage at Labuan Base, as of 15.09.00.
DHC-4A 305 Abu Dhabi   29.06.71 c/n 300.
DHC-4A 202 Kenya     c/n 238. Seen at Luqa on 08.12.65in metal finish.
DHC-4A 205 Kenya   01.03.72 c/n 302. Camouflaged in mid-stone/dark earth and black undersides.
DHC-4A 206 Kenya 06.12.72   c/n 303, callsign 5YZ56.
DHC-4A   Thailand     Noted at Luqa in November 1966. No additional details available.
DHC-4A AF305 Zambia 29.09.71   c/n 301.
DHC-5 214 Kenya 10.11.86 11.11.86 These aircraft were finished in sand and tan camouflage, as well as having Kenya Air Force ’82 titles on the nose, and roundels.
DHC-5 216 Kenya 10.11.86 11.11.86  
DHC-5 218 Kenya 06.02.87 06.02.87 Landed at 16.00 hours, departed by 20.00 hours.
DHC-5 220 Kenya 06.02.87 06.02.87  
DHC-6   Uganda __.10.68 __.10.68 On delivery to the Uganda Police.
        
 
        
 
        
 
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