|06APR51||Allotted serial number A89-592.|
|21NOV51||Received at 1AD Laverton ex the USA.|
|23NOV51||Received at 11SQN Pearce ex 1AD.|
|15AUG52||To be renumbered A89-301.|
|22AUG52||Renumbered A89-301 "as part of a simplified numbering system".|
Mark 2 Conversion
|27APR55||Received at 2AD Richmond ex de Havillands. (Source: 2)|
|26MAY55||"Verbal advice received from W/Cdr Barrett at Department of Air that this aircraft has been selected for operations in Malaya." Aircraft selected were A89-303, 309, 310, 311 and 312. There is no further mention of Malaya so evidently these plans were dropped. (Source: 2)|
|22MAY56||Issued to 11SQN after Mk 2 conversion. (Source: 2)|
Mark 4 Conversion
|25SEP59||Departed for USA for Jet Pod Mod.|
|29DEC59||Returned from the USA.|
|18MAR60||Received at CAC, Avalon for Mod 208.|
|01APR60||Allotted to 11SQN ex CAC.|
|05MAY61||Received at CAC, Avalon for Mod 201.|
|02JUN61||Received at 11SQN ex CAC.|
|15SEP66||Four Neptunes performed a flypast over the Cenotaph in Martin Place, Sydney during a Battle of Britain service. The formation comprised A89-301, 307, 309 and 311. This is the last recorded operation by A89-301 in the 11SQN ORB but evidently not all flights were recorded as the Squadron was preoccupied with the introduction of the P-3B Orion. (Source: 1)|
|04OCT66||Allotted to 21SQN and School of Radio as Instructional No. 1.|
|19OCT66||Flown from Richmond to Laverton. Total Time: 4016 hrs.|
|18MAY73||Aircraft no longer required and recommended for allotment to RAAF Museum, Point Cook. 21SQN will retain one R-3350 and one J-34 as training aids.|
|05JUN73||Proposal to allot to RAAF Museum was rejected.|
|26SEP73||HQ Laverton recommends sale of airframe following removal of items required for training purposes.|
|11DEC73||Approval being sought for conversion to fire training aid at Point Cook.|
|21MAR74||Allotted to Fire Training School at Point Cook.|
|10MAY74||To be retained as fire training aid by Base Squadron Laverton.|
|01FEB75||Still held by Base Sqn Laverton.|
|25AUG75||A89-301 and A89-302 to be assessed with a view to restoring A89-302 as an item of historical interest.|
|SEP75||A89-301 is of little value in the restoration of A89-302. The aircraft was subsequently burned at Laverton.|
|NAA, RAAF Unit History sheets (Form A50) [Operations Record Book - Forms A50 and A51] Number 11 Squadron Nov 50 - Jun 67, Series number A9186.|
|RAAF Form E/E.88 Record Card.|
Added a reference to operations in Malaya at 26MAY55.
Added dates of Mk 2 conversion.
Added a reference at 15SEP66.
Added an image thanks to Eric Allen.
Added an image thanks to Bob Howe.
Added return date from the Jet Pod Mod.