Aerial shots

           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.

© 1965

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
  the way.
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
Singair23 Chinese cemetery
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.