This page of aerial shots was supplied by RAFCA member Peter Huggett (M 1158)
My very good friend from Changi days, Colin Philips [we flew out on the same aircraft and have remained staunch friends to this day], recently donated his aerial photographs of Singapore Island and I wondered if they would be of interest to the association?
They were taken during a sortie that Colin and I did together, after I had gained my pilots licence with the Royal Singapore Flying Club [article with piccies available, if of interest?].
On the 2nd. May 1965 we took off from Paya Lebar and did a ‘round-robin’ of the island with me flying my usual mount, Cessna 150, 9M-AMY [photo ‘singair01’]. We wanted some aerial photographs of the Island, prior to our repat. in July ‘65.
Herewith a list of the photographs and locations where known. Some photographs are mine but Colin took the majority, after all I was supposed to be doing the ‘driving’?
Peter D. Huggett (M 1158)
Copyright and intellectual property of this photographic material, is owned by Peter D. Huggett & Colin Philips.
Credit should be given to the above named for any use of these pictures.
|Singair01||Cessna 150, 9M-AMY. This photograph was taken some time|
|in March. I am in the pilots seat and it was taken by another|
|friend of mine with my camera.|
|Singair02||Taking off grass strip, runway 20, Paya Lebar|
|Singair03||Somewhere near the south west coast|
|Singair04||Somewhere near the south west coast|
|Singair05||Unknown but assumed somewhere near the south west coast|
|Singair06||Small ‘fuel’ island off the south west coast|
|Singair08||Unknown warship cruising off the south west coast|
|Singair09||Somewhere near the south west coast|
|Singair10||Somewhere on the south west coast|
|Singair11||Radio station near the south west coast|
|Singair12||Looking south west|
|Singair13||Pulau Jong [we nicknamed ‘The Hump’] one of the favourite|
|diving sites for the Changi Sub-Aqua Club [of which we were|
|both members]. I took this photo but the port wing strut got in|
|Singair14||Colin was able to take a much better photo.|
|Singair15||Creek on the south west coast|
|Singair16||A fine shot of the Bukit Timah racecourse|
|Singair17||Partial shot of the same|
|Singair18||Pulau Ubin [we called ‘Shell Island’], off the south west coast|
|Singair19||Sultan of Johore’s Palace, Johore Bahru|
|Singair20||Johore Causeway from 1,500 feet|
|Singair21||Southern end of the causeway|
|Singair22||Unknown island, presumably off the south west coast|
|Singair24||Unknown construction site [slightly blurred – may have been|
|caused by the transfer onto disc]|
|Singair25||Tiger Balm Gardens|
|Singair26||Unknown but assumed to be somewhere near Singapore City|
|Singair27||Another radio station near the south west coast|
|Singair28||Bukit Timah road and railway line, north of Singapore City|
|Singair29||‘Downwind’ for grass strip, runway 20, Paya Lebar|
|Singair30||‘Base leg’ for grass strip, runway 20, Paya Lebar|
|Singair31||‘Finals’ for grass strip, runway 20, Paya Lebar. To the right|
|can be seen British Eagle Airways Britannia G-AOVE [now|
|resident at Duxford] and two BOAC Comets in Malaysian|
|Airways markings but carrying British registrations.|