In 1969 VW623 had been preserved by the Australian navy in basic markings. It was given the civil registration VH-NVS in 1999 in preparation for joining the Fleet Air Arm's historic flight. That flight has since been grounded and the Sea Fury is now a static display again.
XA434 was operated by the Australian navy from 1956 to 1967. It was earmarked for preservation and remains on display at the Fleet Air Arm Museum. In 1969 it had been spruced up for the air show and had lost the numerical part of its code. M was its ship code: HMAS Melbourne.