78 Wing is a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) operational training wing, headquartered at RAAF Base Williamtown, New South Wales. 5 Operational Training Unit was an operational training unit (OTU) of the Royal Australian Air Force. Access to over 650 digitised files of RAAF Operations Record Books ORBs and Unit History Sheets on RAAF Units ... 4 Squadron Malvern 5 Squadron Brighton 6 Squadron Essendon 7 Squadron Geelong 8 Squadron Mildura: 2 Wing Air Training Corps, NSW . Recently I was invited by the Royal Australian … Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) No. No. No. The current commander of ACG is Air Commodore Anthony Grady. A score board recording the claims for enemy aircraft destroyed by No.  The squadron continued to support Australian, US Army and US Marine Corps units in New Guinea and New Britain until March 1945 when it deployed to Morotai and then to the island of Labuan to support Australian ground forces in the Borneo campaign. No. 4 Squadron RAAF: Celebrating A Centenary 1916 – 2016. by Matt Savage. Combat Controllers from No. He was shot down by a Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 in December 1951 and imprisoned for almost two years. No. It saw action during World War II as a photo reconnaissance squadron, being raised in September 1944 through the re-designation of No. 3 and 77 Squadrons based at Williamtown and No. L ive on YouTube: Royal Australian Air Force – No. 4 Flight, which operated Winjeels out of Williamtown from 1970 to 1989. 88 Squadron RAF, No. The JTAC course is conducted twice a year with aim of graduating 32 students a year. 4 Squadron RAAF is within the scope of WikiProject Australia, which aims to improve Wikipedia's coverage of Australia and Australia-related topics.If you would like to participate, visit the project page. 77 Squadron. Combat controllers of No. It re-equipped with late-model P-40 Kittyhawks, having received a few of these aircraft while in Borneo, and this was followed by CAC Mustangs and Austers in early 1947. The first three 4 Squadron PC-21 aircraft ferried from RAAF Base East Sale in Victoria, with remaining 4 Squadron aircraft expected to arrive at RAAF Base Williamtown in February 2020. , In May 1943, No. During its time on the Western Front, it was assigned to No. 84 Wing is a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) transport wing. 4 Squadron RAAF" The following 12 files are in this category, out of 12 total. 75 Squadron or No. No. ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE IN AUSTRALIA DURING WW2 . 4 Squadron Combat Controllers recently completed Exercise Havoc Drop, an annual exercise to maintain their operational parachute currency requirements. 2 Squadron is a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) squadron that operates from RAAF Base Williamtown, near Newcastle, New South Wales.From its formation in 1916 as part of the Australian Flying Corps, it has flown a variety of aircraft types including fighters, bombers, and Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C). Commanding Officer Number 4 Squadron, Wing Commander Sean Jobson said the PC-21 replaces the recently retired PC-9/A and will contribute to vital squadron training activities. No. While some of No. Tasked with offensive and defensive counter-air operations, the Hornets have been deployed to Diego Garcia in 2001–02, when they provided local air defence, to Iraq in 2003, when they saw action flying fighter escort and close air support missions in concert with Coalition forces, and to the Middle East in 2015–16, when they undertook strike operations during the military intervention against ISIL. 10 Squadron … It re-equipped with late-model P-40 Kittyhawks, having received a few of these aircraft while in Borneo, and this was followed by CAC Mustangss and Austers in early 1947. This was the only kill achieved by a Wirraway during the war and earned Archer the US Silver Star. The squadron was previously a fighter and army co-operation unit active in both World War I and World War II. 5 OTU was transferred to Tocumwal in October 1943, and then to Williamtown in mid-1944. What is training like just general information, if anyone has any. In 2010, the squadron combined with Combat Support Unit Edinburgh to become a Permanent Air Force unit and it currently forms part of No. RAAF 4 Squadron welcomes first Pilatus PC-21 aircraft Taking training to new heights, Air Force Number 4 Squadron based at RAAF Base Williamtown has today welcomed its first three Pilatus PC-21 aircraft to their new home. "No. No. 4 Squadron ceased to exist, having been re-numbered No. At that time, No. 4 Squadron was re-equipped with CAC Boomerang fighter aircraft,  to be operated in a tactical reconnaissance role. 1 Applied Flying Training School, and began specialising in advanced flight instruction on CAC Wirraways. 80 Wing. Canberra: Phantom Media. "4SQN. 4 Squadron participated in Exercise Havoc Strike from 25 May … 76 Squadron is a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) flight training squadron. The unit operates a fleet of Pilatus PC-21 turboprop trainers.    After passing selection and completing nearly two years of training, the Combat Controller is issued with a grey beret featuring a Sykes-Fairbain (commando) dagger. 80 Wing and operating Sopwith Camels and Snipes performed fighter sweeps, provided air support for the Army, and raided German airstrips. The size of the area was such that the RAAF twice considered splitting it, but nothing came of this. The base serves as the headquarters to both the Air Combat Group and the Surveillance and Response Group of the RAAF. It was re-raised as a permanent squadron of the RAAF in 1925, and during World War II operated in the Mediterranean Theatre. 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