|06APR51||Allotted serial number A89-225.|
|30JAN53||Received 11SQN Pearce ex USA.|
|10OCT53||A89-311 (Flt Lt G.R. Cullen) departed Pearce for Cocos Island with a spare tyre for Canberra A84-202 (Wg Cdr Cuming) which had blown a tyre while participating in the London to Christchurch Air Race. (Source: Unit History Sheets No. 11 Sqn)|
|11OCT53||A89-311 returned to Pearce from Cocos Island. (Source: Unit History Sheets No. 11 Sqn)|
|15DEC54||Received at 2AD ex 11SQN for Mk 2 conversion.|
|MAR55||2AD advised 11SQN that the target date for delivery of the first MAD converted aircraft (A89-311) was 22APR55.|
|05MAY55||Received at 11SQN ex 2AD.|
|26MAY55||One of five Neptunes (303, 309, 310, 311 & 312) selected for operations in Malaya. Evidently this did not proceed as the need for air power in the Malayan Emergency 1950-60 had diminished.|
|12JAN57||Vibration in starboard engine necessitated an immediate landing at Richmond.|
|26MAY58||As a result of a heavy landing at Nowra, the nosewheel collapsed and the prop tips were damaged.|
|23JUN58||Allotted to 2AD for repair.|
|21AUG59||Allotted 11SQN ex 2AD.|
|25SEP59||Departed for USA for Jet Pod Mod.|
|31DEC59||Returned from the USA.|
|15FEB60||Despatched to CAC, Avalon for Mod 208.|
|18MAR60||Despatched to 11SQN ex CAC.|
|16JUN61||Received at CAC, Avalon for Mod 201.|
|07JUL61||Received at 11SQN ex CAC.|
|16FEB62||Received at 2AD for skin repair.|
|02MAR62||Despatched to 11SQN ex 2AD.|
|JAN65||Noted carrying the name Flt/Lt Eric Peck AFC Crew C under the cockpit on the left side. Below this was the name "La Dolce Vita" (a movie released in 1960) in light blue above a pair of orange lips. Beneath this in red was "Pat Mackie's Crew" which is believed to be a reference to an infamous union leader involved in a 1964 dispute at the Mount Isa mines. By this time the aircraft was painted light grey. (Source: John Bennett)|
|18DEC67||Received at Hawker de Havilland, Bankstown for storage pending a decision on disposal.|
|29MAY69||By this date the aircraft was 80% converted to components.|
|OCT69||Tenders closed for removal ex Hawker de Havilland, Bankstown. The aircraft was subsequently broken up at Bankstown.|
Added a reference to the aircraft assisting in the London to Christchurch Air Race in OCT53.
Added a reference to the Malayan Emergency 1950-60. Also added a reference to the Mk 2 conversion.
Added further details of the name "La Dolce Vita" thanks to John Bennett.
Added return date from the Jet Pod Mod.