Saturday, 18th October 1969
Three brand new BAC Strikemasters Mk 84 flew in to Tengah Air Base. The are the first batch of the 16 aircraft purchased second hand from the Royal Air Force (RAF) of Britian. These 16 aircraft will be used for Pilot training at SAF Flying Training School (FTS). These planes was eventually used to form RSAF 130 Squadron.
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The BAC 167 Strikemaster is a British jet-powered training and light attack aircraft. Strikemaster Mk 84 variant is the export version for Singapore. Capable of operating from rough air strips, with dual ejection seats suitable even for low-altitude escape. The Strikemaster has wing hardpoints, a strengthened airframe, new communication and navigation gear, up-rated ejection seats, a revised fuel system, and shortened landing gear. The Strikemaster was first flown in 1967.
Update: All BAC 167 Strikemasters were retired in 1984 with one airframe preserved at the RSAF Museum.