|10MAR62||Received at 10SQN Townsville ex USA.|
|05MAY62||Despatched to 2AD for temporary fitment of SARAH.|
|11MAY62||Received at 10SQN ex 2AD.|
|03APR64||Received at CAC, Avalon for fitment of engine fire extinguishers (Mod 242).|
|22MAY64||Received at 10SQN ex CAC.|
|28JUL65||Received at 2AD ex 10SQN for painting.|
|30AUG65||Received at 10SQN ex 2AD.|
|31OCT66||To 2AD for E service.|
|01MAR67||To 10QN after E service.|
|12JAN68||Received at 2AD ex 10SQN for the prototype installation and testing of Mod 321.|
|29FEB68||Received at 10SQN ex 2AD.|
|01JUN70||To 2AD for E service.|
|27NOV70||To 10SQN after E service.|
|26JUL73||To 2AD for E service.|
|15NOV73||To 10SQN after E service.|
|23OCT75||Flew to Darwin for Exercise "Swift Swing". Return date is not recorded. This is the last mention of the aircraft in the No. 10 Squadron Operations Record Book and may be its last flight. Later allotted to Class 9 storage at Townsville.|
|21FEB77||To be declared to DAS for disposal.|
|18JUL77||Declared to Sales.|
|29SEP77||Tenders closed for removal ex RAAF Garbutt, Townsville. Subsequently sold to Queensland Air Museum, Brisbane.|
to Confederate Air Force as a spares source for their airworthy Neptune
|To RAAF Base, Townsville as gate guard.|
|03FEB12||Damaged in Cyclone Yasi.|
|MAY12||Repairs to A89-280 commenced using parts from A89-272. A89-280 was placed on display at the main gate of RAAF Townsville in October 2012.|
|26AUG15||The Department of Defence announced the disposal of A89-272 and called for expressions of interest from Australian heritage organisations.|
|05FEB16||The RAAF announced that A89-272 has been gifted to the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society. It is expected that the aircraft will be displayed at the HARS satellite facility at Parkes, NSW.|
|AUG17||A HARS work party began dismantling the aircraft for trucking to Parkes.|
|22AUG17||The first loads arrived at Parkes. The centre section and the rear fuselage are still to come. The fin is clearly from A89-280 so evidently A89-272 gave up her fin for the restoration of A89-280 which is displayed at the main gate at Garbutt.|
|01SEP17||The remainder of the aircraft was unloaded at Parkes.|
Added three images of the HARS recovery operation. Thanks to Erik Lensson of the Parkes Aviation Museum.
The remainder of the aircraft was unloaded at Parkes on 01SEP.
The first loads arrived at Parkes on this date.
Added a reference to the aircraft being dismantled in Townsville.
The aircraft has been gifted to HARS.
Added details of E services and possible last flight.
Added an image of the aircraft on the main gate at Garbutt.
Added a recent image of A89-272.
Defence Dept announced the disposal of A89-272.
Added details of cyclone damage.
History expanded from Status Card