THE MEAT BOX

WHEN SOUTH KOREA WAS ATTACKED, BY IT’S NEIGHBOUR FROM THE NORTH
A DESPERATE CRY FROM THE WEAK, BROUGHT 77 SQUADRON FORTH
EQUIPPED WITH TRUSTY MUSTANGS, A GREAT FIGHTER IN ITS DAY
BUT NO MATCH FOR A JET, TO KEEP THE MIGS AT BAY

CRESWELL WANTED SABRES, THE MASTER OF THE AIR
BUT THE POMMIES GAVE THEM METEORS, IT WAS ALL THAT THEY COULD SPARE
THE AUSSIES FOUGHT ON BRAVELY, AGAINST THE TYRANTS’ MIGHT
THE ENEMY LEARNED THE HARD WAY, THEY WERE READY FOR THE FIGHT

NO MASTER IN A DOGFIGHT, IT WAS BUILT JUST LIKE A BRICK
SO THEY SWITCHED ITS ROLE TO GROUND ATTACK AND THAT SEEMED TO DO THE TRICK
WHEN THE ENEMY HEARD THE BLUE NOTE, THEY KNEW METEORS WERE AROUND
THE SCOURGE OF NORTH KOREA WAS THAT UNIQUE SOUND

WHEN THE FIGHTING SETTLED DOWN, THEY RETURNED TO SAFER SHORES
THRILLING CROWDS AT AIR SHOWS, FREE OF FOREIGN WARS
A LOYAL AND TRUSTY SERVANT, FLYING WITH THE RESERVE
THOUGH A PART-TIME AIR FORCE, ALWAYS PREPARED TO SERVE

NOW THOSE JETS MAY STILL BE FOUND, IN MUSEUMS THROUGH OUT THIS LAND
SILENT GHOSTS FROM KOREA, WHO WERE FORCED TO MAKE A STAND
THEY MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN THE ”SPITIE” OR “STANG” OF IT’S DAY
BUT STILL COULD GIVE A BLOODY NOSE, WHEN IT JOINED THE FRAY

 

By Tomas ‘Paddy’ Hamilton
31 August 2023

 

 

FILE PHOTO: This Gloster Meteor F.8 is part of the Royal Australian Air Force’s Temora Historic Flight.
Temora Aviation Museum image via RAAF web site.


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