|06APR51||Allotted serial number A89-405.|
|30JAN53||Received at 11SQN Pearce ex USA.|
|05JAN55||Forced landing at Canberra with excessive oil leak in port engine.|
|17JAN55||Forced landing at Richmond with port engine trouble. Port tyre burst on landing.|
|28JAN55||Allotted to 2AD for port engine change and installation of MAD.|
|07FEB55||Received at 2AD ex 11SQN for Mk 2 conversion.|
|MAR55||2AD advised 11SQN that the target date for delivery of the second MAD converted aircraft (A89-312) was 13MAY55.|
|27MAY55||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.|
|22MAY56||Landed at Richmond with port engine shut down.|
|24JUL56||Landed at Richmond with port engine shut down.|
|07MAY57||Severe vibration in port engine.|
|25JUN59||Departed for USA for Jet Pod Mod.|
|06OCT59||Returned from the USA.|
|08JUL60||Allotted to CAC, Avalon for Mod 208.|
|09AUG60||Received at 11SQN ex CAC.|
|29JUN61||Despatched to CAC, Avalon for Mod 201.|
|28JUL61||Received at 11SQN ex CAC.|
|29SEP61||Received at 2AD ex 11SQN for modifications.|
|03NOV61||Received at 11SQN ex 2AD.|
|JAN65||Noted carrying the name F/Lt Jim Lambley Sqn. Ldr. Jack Ingate Crew F under the cockpit on the left side. Below this was the name "The Longest Day" (a movie released in 1962) in yellow outlined in white. 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.|
|NOV68||Broken up at Bankstown.|
Added an image of the aircraft in the light gull grey livery. Thanks to Eric Allen.
Added a reference to the Malayan Emergency 1950-60. Also added areference to the Mk 2 conversion.
Added further details of the name "The Longest Day" thanks to John Bennett.
Added return date from the Jet Pod Mod.
Added two images thanks to Philip Tracy, Howard Morris and Greg Weir.