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HMAS Sydney in Korea

6 DEC 1951: The Korean War and HMAS Sydney begins its second patrol off the coast. Sydney’s aircraft were used to protect South Korean-held islands on Korea’s north-west coast. The HMAS Sydney in Korean waters launching Hawker Sea Fury fighters, a painting in oils by Ray Honisett. Sydney is flanked on either sides by her destroyer escorts HMAS Tobruk, and HMCS Sioux. A rescue helicopter is hovering above the Sydney.

HMAS Sydney joined United Nations forces in Korean waters in October 1951. Sydneys’ role consisted predominantly of direct attacks on ground targets and assistance to ground operations. Sydney can be seen here launching Hawker Sea Fury fighters from the Nos. 805 and 808 Squadrons with Fairey Firefly on deck. More:

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