Three Rangoons were flown to Australia to mark the centenary of Melbourne. They were moored off Saint Kilda beach close to the heart of the city rather than at distant RAAF Point Cook. Photo from: State Library of Victoria
Delivered to 201 Sqn on March 1 1959, 708 latterly served with 203 sqn up to June 1972. Intended as a flying exhibit, she was flown to the Imperial War museum at Duxford on August 23 1972, but was grounded on arrival and is now preserved as a static exhibit.
During its service life this Shackleton served with Nos. 201, 120 and 203 Squadrons based in Northern Ireland and Malta. It was flown to Duxford in 1972 but is currently stored in sections in the restoration hangar at the IWM. Hopefully, they will sometime find the time, space, money and resources to fully restore this beautiful aircraft to display standard.