[1] In 2005, the Air Force became the first foreign air force to receive Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) accreditation from the United States Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM). After graduating nearly 3,000 pilots, No. [1] The PC-21 in grey paintwork differs in appearance from the standard multi-coloured RAAF PC-21. No. A Flight is composed of aircrew responsible for operating four Pilatus PC-9A(F) Forward Air Control (FAC) variant aircraft. On 1 July 1948, No. PREMIERE No. 6 Squadron. 461 Squadron's aircrew had previously served with No. Headquartered in Sydney, Eastern Area Command's responsibilities included air defence, aerial reconnaissance and protection of the sea lanes within its boundaries. [11] In July 2009, the Special Tactics Project became B Flight in the reformed No. At this time it op­er­ated Catali­nas again, un­der­tak­ing search and res­cue and courier tasks. [8] No. No. On 26 December 1942, a No. Re-numbered No. Named "Olga" this CA-13 Boomerang from No. Royal Australian Air Force Number 4 Squadron based at RAAF Base Williamtown has welcomed its first three of four Pilatus PC-21 aircraft to their new home ferrying from RAAF Base East Sale after their long delivery flight which originated at Pilatus’s PC-21 production facility in Switzerland. [12] Volunteers need to pass the Special Forces Entry Test, complete the Commando Reinforcement Training Cycle, Joint Terminal Attack Controller, Aviation Meteorology, Assault Zone Reconnaissance and Air Weapons Delivery courses. (USAF). 4 Squadron have timed their annual parachute continuation training perfectly to take advantage of the NSW winter at RAAF Base Wagga. 4 Squadron was re-formed on 3 July 2009 at RAAF Base Williamtown to train forward air controllers. 4 Squadron was re-formed as a general reconnaissance unit at RAAF Station Richmond, New South Wales, on 3 May 1937, flying Hawker Demons before taking delivery of its first Avro Anson the following month. Until the end of the war the squadron operated in the army co-operation role, providing ground forces with artillery observation, reconnaissance and close air support. [5], The squadron's initial task in New Guinea was to support the American and Australian forces in the Battle of Buna-Gona. In 1960s the squadron ceased flying aircraft and operated surface-to-air missiles, providing for the defence of Sydney and Darwin before disbanding in 1968. The unit was initially equipped with Bristol Beauforts and Beaufighters, and later received Douglas Bostons and de Havilland Mosquitos, among other types. 4 Squadron of the Royal Australian Air Force celebrates the 100th Anniversary of its activation as a unit of the Australian Flying Corps (AFC). The squadron was formed in 1939 and saw active service during the Second World War, conducting anti-submarine operations and patrols from bases in the United Kingdom until it disbanded in late 1945. 81 Wing headquarters oversees squadron training in air-to-air and air-to-ground tactics, and support for the Australian Army and Royal Australian Navy. 82 Wing is the strike and reconnaissance wing of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). [20] Shortly after its formation the squadron departed for Britain, arriving at Castle Bromwich for further training in March 1917. 1 Photo Reconnaissance Unit, which had been formed in June 1942. 4 Squadron deployed to Camden Airfield, where it flew anti-submarine patrols as well as army co-operation training sorties until redeploying to Queensland and then in November to New Guinea. It returned to Australia in March 1919 and was disbanded in Melbourne in June. 4 Squadron RAAF, 31st Search and Rescue Operations Squadron, Combat Search and Rescue (Turkish Armed Forces). [14] On 7 March 1948, No. 28 Squadron No. No. In January 1969, the school was reformed as No. No. After embarking for England to complete its training, the squadron deployed to France in December 1917. They have also been employed to patrol high-profile events in Australia, including the Commonwealth Games and visits by foreign dignitaries. No. 82 Wing, which operated Pilatus PC-9s, was merged into the new unit, along with the Special Tactics Project. The Cold War years saw the squadron disbanded and re-raised twice. Flying Officer, No. 4 Squadron was re-formed as a general reconnaissance unit at RAAF Station Richmond, New South Wales, on 3 May 1937, flying Hawker Demons before taking delivery of its first Avro Anson the following month. 80 Wing RAF from July–November 1918. 4 Squadron RAAF: Celebrating A Centenary 1916 – 2016. by Matt Savage. 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. [21] In addition, 33 enemy balloons were destroyed or driven down. 4 Squadron was re-formed again at Richmond on 17 June 1940, this time as an army co-operation unit. It is headquartered at RAAF Base Amberley, Queensland. Originally equipped with Demons and De Havilland Moths, it converted to CAC Wirraways in September and relocated to Canberra later that month. As the war progressed, the squadron took part in the Huon Peninsula, New Britain and Borneo campaigns. 1 and 6 Squadrons, operating the Super Hornet, and No. [9], In May 1943, No. No. [32], After the war, No. 2 Squadron RAAF Canberra over the combat zone during the Vietnam War in 1970. [24], The squadron's initial task in New Guinea was to support the American and Australian forces in the Battle of Buna-Gona. 2 FTS, having the previous year begun replacing the Vampires with Macchi MB-326Hs. [13], After the war, No. No. 4 Squadron was established as a unit of the Australian Flying Corps (AFC) at Point Cook, Victoria, on 16 October 1916. B-25D from No. 6 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron on 1 March 1939, No. Moved to … The school was equipped with Vengeances and CAC Wirraway aircraft. 4 Squadron ceased to exist, having been re-numbered No. No 4 Squadron No 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, formed at Point Cook, Victoria, in October 1916. 4 Squadron (4SQN) Combat Control Team (CCT) has the important job of being the first on the ground to assess the viability for aircraft and personnel arrival. 3 and 77 Squadrons based at Williamtown and No. 4 Squadron, operating the PC-9. No. 4 Squadron Boomerang fighter and ground crew in 1943, McLaughlin, Andrew (2009). 4 Operational Training Unit was an operational conversion unit of the Royal Australian Air Force during World War II. No. On October 16, 2016, No. Established in 1916, it was one of four combat squadrons of the Australian Flying Corps during World War I, and operated on the Western Front in France before being disbanded in 1919. After a period of training, the squadron began flying operational anti-submarine patrols over the Atlantic in July. No. No. Once qualified on the F/A-18, they are posted to one of No. No. 2 Flying Training School is the main flying training school of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). While some of No. Fully mobilised by 10 January 1917, the unit embarked for England on 17 January, arriving at Plymouth on 27 March, and was sent for training to Castle Bromwich, near Birmingham. Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) No. 4 Squadron RAAF No. 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 . Originally equipped with Demons and De Havilland Moths, it converted to CAC Wirraways in September and relocated to Canberra later that month. 4 Squadron Combat Controllers recently completed Exercise Havoc Drop, an annual exercise to maintain their operational parachute currency requirements. No. 87 Squadron flew a variety of aircraft from bases in Australia, gathering photographic intelligence on Japanese forces and installations throughout the Pacific. No. 4 Squadron was photographed at Sepinggang Airfield on 25 July 1945 during operations around Balikpapan. From then until 2010 the squadron was an RAAF Reserve squadron located near Adelaide, South Australia; for part of this time, until 1960, the squadron continued to perform flying duties, before converting to a ground support role. It was based at RAAF Butterworth during the Malayan Emergency and the Indonesia–Malaysia Konfrontasi. The wing comprises No. The Royal Australian Air Force's Air Combat Group (ACG) is the group which administers the RAAF's fighter and bomber aircraft. [15] [16] The six-week JTAC course teaches planning, briefing, controlling and reporting of close air support (CAS). 4 Squadron is a Royal Australian Air Force squadron composed of the air force special forces Combat Controllers, aircrew who operate the Pilatus PC-9A(F) aircraft and instructors for the Australian Defence Force Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) course. At that time, No. Initial squadrons shown below. 21 Squadron is a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) general reserve squadron. RAAF Number 4 Squadron based at RAAF Base Williamtown has welcomed its first three Pilatus PC-21 aircraft to their new home. 35 Squadron, operating Aliena C-27J Spartan transport Aircraft; No. Operating with both these new aircraft and also some Wirraways retained, the squadron supported the Australian 7th and 9th Divisions during the Huon Peninsula campaign. PC-9A aircraft from No 4 Squadron fly in tight formation north of Newcastle. Coming under the control of Air Combat Group, the wing operates F/A-18F Super Hornet multirole fighters and Pilatus PC-9 forward air control aircraft. Raised in 1942 as a long-range fighter unit, the squadron saw action in the Second World War, serving in the South West Pacific Area against the Japanese and operating mainly in the ground attack and anti-shipping roles from bases in New Guinea and the Netherlands East Indies. The RAAF’s No. 4 Squadron – Royal Australian Air Force", "Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Combat Controllers", "New squadron will aim to cut civilian deaths", "4SQN in combat control - CCTs learn from USAF", "No. 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. The aircraft are based at RAAF Base Williamtown to train ADF Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC). The nearest towns are Raymond Terrace, located 8 km (5 mi) west of the base and Medowie, 6.8 km (4.2 mi), north of the base, which is home to many of the base's staff. The aircraft was later salvaged and flew with No. Vance Drummond, was a New Zealand–born Australian pilot who fought in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. [16] The Forward Air Control Development Unit (FACDU), which operated Pilatus PC-9s, was merged into the new unit, along with the RAAF's special tactics project team. It subsequently became a naval fleet co-operation squadron, but was later redesignated as No. Its flying units operated fighters, reconnaissance bombers, and dive bombers, and concentrated on convoy escort, maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare. 4 Squadron is a Royal Australian Air Force squadron responsible for training forward air controllers. It was disbanded in early 1948, but was re-formed on 2 July 2009 to provide training to forward air controllers and to support Army Special Operations Command. 37 Squadron, operating Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules medium transports; and a technical training unit, No. RAAF No. No.4 Squadron was formed at Richmond on 17 June 1940. [5], The Special Tactics Project was formed in 2007 to train air force personnel as Combat Controllers similar to US Air Force combat controllers, following a request by the Army Special Operations Command in 2006. Coming under the control of Air Mobility Group (AMG), it is headquartered at RAAF Base Richmond, New South Wales. Royal Australian Air Force just uploaded a video. 4 Squadron was re-formed again at Richmond on 17 June 1940, this time as an army co-operation unit. 4 Flight, which operated Winjeels out of Williamtown from 1970 to 1989. [5] [13] [14] 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. 4 Squadron claimed more "kills" than any other AFC unit: 199 enemy aircraft destroyed. [5], No. 4 Squadron participated in Exercise Havoc Strike from 25 May … 4 Squadron will accompany special forces patrols in order to accurately direct air strikes. The JTAC course is conducted twice a year with aim of graduating 32 students a year. Equipped with McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet multi-role fighters from 1986, the squadron deployed to Diego Garcia in 2002 to provide local air defence, and the following year contributed aircraft and crews to the invasion of Iraq as part of Operation Falconer. No. After returning to Australia he converted to CAC Sabre jets and in December 1961 became a flight commander with No. 3 Squadron is a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) fighter squadron, headquartered at RAAF Base Williamtown, near Newcastle, New South Wales. [17], No. 2 FTS traces its origins to the post-war re-establishment of the Air Force's original cadet training unit, No. 4 Squadron AFC, No. 2 Operational Conversion Unit is a fighter training unit of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). This was the only kill achieved by a Wirraway during the war and earned Archer the US Silver Star. No 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, formed at Point Cook, Victoria, in October 1916. 4 Squadron's Pilatus PC-9s were replaced with Pilatus PC-21s in 2020. 4 Squadron is a Royal Australian Air Force squadron responsible for training forward air controllers. Aircraft - Locations-Group and Duty - Books. 4 Squadron based at RAAF Base Williamtown practice close air support serials with PC-21 aircraft during Exercise Havoc Strike. The squadron was formed at RAAF Station Pearce, Western Australia, in March 1942 and saw action in the South West Pacific theatre of World War II, operating Curtis P-40 Kittyhawks. Combat Controllers from No. 79 Squadron and undertaking initial fighter combat instruction at No. It comprises Nos. Start This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale. 1 Applied Flying Training School, and began specialising in advanced flight instruction on CAC Wirraways. Pilots new to the Hornet enter No. Squadron Code: AM (1942-) No. 4 Squadron returned to Australia on 14 November 1945 and was again based at Canberra. 9 Squadron RAAF before being re-formed as an army co-operation squadron during World War II. [36] The Forward Air Control Development Unit (FACDU) of No. It returned home in March 1919 and was disbanded in Melbourne in June. 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 . At the conclusion of hostilities, the squadron was disbanded but was later re-formed in 1948, carrying out aerial survey operations in Australia until 1953. Combat Control Teams (CCT) from No. Serny, France, November 1918. Media in category "No. 24 Squadron is a Royal Australian Air Force squadron. After embarking for England to complete its training, the squadron deployed to France in December 1917. [18] [19], The unit arrived in France on 18 December 1917. [1], The unit arrived in France on 18 December 1917. It was disbanded in April 1944, handing Williamtown over to No. No. 75 Squadron; he subsequently led the squadron's Black Diamonds aerobatic team, and was awarded the Air Force Cross in 1965. Low This article has been rated as Low-importance on the project's importance scale. He initially saw service in the New Zealand military, but joined the Royal Australian Air Force in 1949 and graduated as a sergeant pilot in 1951. It was re-raised as a permanent squadron of the RAAF in 1925, and during World War II operated in the Mediterranean Theatre. 79 Squadron, located at RAAF Base Pearce, Western Australia, is responsible for converting new pilots to fast jets, while No. 4 Squadron was established as a unit of the Australian Flying Corps (AFC) at RAAF Point Cook on 16 October 1916. 5 Operational Training Unit. Re-numbered No. It supported the 9th Division's campaign in North Borneo and the 7th Division's landing at Balikpapan. Accidents were common in operational conversion units, and No. No. Combat controllers of No. Although members of the Squadron are required to pass the same selection and training as the Australian Army’s Commandos, the Squadron is not formally part of the Australian Army’s Special Operations Command(SOCOMD). ACG was formed on 7 February 2002 by merging the RAAF's Tactical Fighter Group and Strike Reconnaissance Group in an attempt to improve the speed with which the RAAF can deploy its combat aircraft. 46 Squadron RAF, and No. [6] On 20 May 1942, No. No.4 Squadron, RAAF, was an army cooperation squadron that used Commonwealth Wirraway and Boomerang aircraft in support of the troops fighting on New Guinea and Borneo. 77 Squadron is a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) squadron headquartered at RAAF Base Williamtown, New South Wales. 4 Squadron, the last Australian Flying Corp (AFC) Squadron to be formed during the First World War, was established at Point Cook, Victoria, in late October 1916. 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. 4 Squadron of the Royal Australian Air Force celebrates the 100th Anniversary of its activation as a unit of the Australian Flying Corps (AFC). It was disbanded after the war in mid-1919, but re-raised in 1937 and 1940. [3][15], No. "No. [7] [8] [9] Between 2008 and 2009, three intakes completed initial training and four members deployed during combat operations in Afghanistan with the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG). The squadron was re-formed in 1949 and three years later transferred to Malta, where it operated de Havilland Vampire jet fighters on garrison duty until again disbanding in 1955. 1 Service Flying Training School in 1940, under the wartime Empire Air Training Scheme. [34] [35], No. [3], Selection to become a Combat Controller is open to any ADF member and involves completion of the 8-week CCT Intake Course providing preparatory ground skills training and to prepare volunteers for the Special Forces Entry Test. 4 Squadron Wirraway piloted by Pilot Officer John Archer shot down an A6M Zero. 8 Elementary Flying Training School (Narrandera), Royal Australian Air Force HEWSON, Thomas Second Lieutenant, No. After the war, the squadron was disbanded, however, it was re-raised a short time later as a unit of the part-time Citizen Air Force, operating in the target towing and air defence role in New South Wales. Throughout the war, No. Aircraft coded QE-N and bearing identification number A46-121. 81 Wing is responsible for operating the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet multi-role fighters of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). 395 Expeditionary Combat Support Wing RAAF, No. The size of the area was such that the RAAF twice considered splitting it, but nothing came of this. 4 Squadron is a Royal Australian Air Force squadron composed of the air force special forces Combat Controllers, aircrew who operate the Pilatus PC-9A(F) (Forward Air Control variant) aircraft and instructors for the Australian Defence Force Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) course. 3 Squadron, No. 4 Squadron remained in Europe and, as part of the British Army of Occupation, was based in Cologne. 4 Squadron RAAF" The following 12 files are in this category, out of 12 total. The squadron was previously a fighter and army co-operation unit active in both World War I and World War II. No. The squadron was formed in 1940 and saw action as a bomber squadron during World War II serving in the Pacific theatre against the Japanese, and undertaking operations during the Battle of Rabaul, and the New Guinea, New Britain and Borneo campaigns. The squadron was formed in 1917 as a training unit of the Australian Flying Corps in Britain, readying pilots for service on the Western Front. 103 Squadron RAF, No. The squadron was disbanded in 1946 following the conclusion of hostilities, but was re-formed in 1951. 11 Squadron was re-formed at RAAF Base Rath­mines, draw­ing per­son­nel and air­craft from the for­mer Search and Res­cue Wing. 4 Squadron RAAF: Celebrating A Centenary 1916 – 2016. by Matt Savage. 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. Personnel trained by No. ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE IN AUSTRALIA DURING WW2 . It was re-formed several times in the ensuing years, initially as No. It was disbanded after the war in mid-1919, but was later re-raised twice in 1937 and 1940 before deploying to New Guinea in 1942 where it supported military forces by spotting for artillery and providing reconnaissance and close air support. The unit operates a fleet of Pilatus PC-21 turboprop trainers. (Out of Control), "Driven Down" and "Balloons Destroyed". Until the end of the war the squadron operated in the army co-operation role, providing ground forces with artillery observation, reconnaissance and close air support. 81 Wing's operational Hornet units, No. [9], C Flight delivers the ADF Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) course as well as the ongoing accreditation of graduates. [24], No. No. A score board recording the claims for enemy aircraft destroyed by No. 1 Flying Training School, at RAAF Point Cook, Victoria, in 1947. In 2006, it was re-raised again as a non-flying squadron tasked with air intelligence analysis as part of the Information Warfare Directorate within the RAAF's Air Warfare Centre. In April 2016, it deployed to the Middle East as part of the military intervention against ISIL. 3 Squadron. 1 Flying Training School is a school of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). 4 Squadron was re-formed on 3 July 2009 at RAAF Base Williamtown to train forward air controllers. 4 Squadron claimed more "kills" than any other AFC unit: 199 enemy aircraft destroyed. 77 Squadron is farewelling its F/A-18A/B Hornets with flying displays near Williamtown, Newcastle and Port Stephens. [17] This continued the FAC presence at Williamtown that had been maintained by FACDU and No. The RAAF’s No. In 1942 it deployed to New Guinea, where it supported military forces by spotting for artillery and providing reconnaissance and close air support. 4 Squadron remained in Europe and was based in Cologne, Germany, as part of the British Army of Occupation. The squadron was previously a fighter and army co-operation unit active in both World War I and World War II. In Sep­tem­ber that year, the squadron lost one air­craft in a crash on Lord … Operating with these new aircraft and also some Wirraways it had retained, the squadron supported the Australian 7th and 9th Divisions during the Huon Peninsula campaign. 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 base serves as the headquarters to both the Air Combat Group and the Surveillance and Response Group of the RAAF. 4 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force, World Wars I & II(Australia : The Compiler, 1994) 77 Squadron in Korea, he flew Gloster Meteor jet fighters and earned the US Air Medal for his combat skills. No. 4 Squadron (4SQN) Combat Control Team (CCT) has the important job of being the first on the ground to assess the viability for aircraft and personnel arrival. Initial squadrons shown below. It is one of the Air Force's original units, dating back to the service's formation in 1921, when it was established at RAAF Point Cook, Victoria. 4 Squadron RAAF Boomerang. 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. It supported the 9th Division's campaign in North Borneo and the 7th Division's landing at Balikpapan. It relocated to RAAF Base Pearce in 1958, where it converted to De Havilland Vampire jet trainers. 285 Squadron. On October 16, 2016, No. 76 Squadron. 5 OTU was transferred to Tocumwal in October 1943, and then to Williamtown in mid-1944. Re-numbered No. 1 FTS was renamed No. [4], Following the Armistice, No. Formed in late 1917, the squadron operated on the Western Front as part of the Australian Flying Corps until the armistice in November 1918. The current commander of ACG is Air Commodore Anthony Grady. No. No. 92 Wing. No. No.4 Squadron (S.A.A.F.) 4 Squadron RAAF Wirraway New Guinea Jun 1944 AWM 080143.jpg 347 × 341; 15 KB 80 Wing and operating Sopwith Camels and Snipes performed fighter sweeps, provided air support for the Army, and raided German airstrips. This was the only kill achieved by a Wirraway during the war and earned Archer the US Silver Star. Following reorganisation of aircrew training in 1951–52, No. The squadron was first formed in October 1917 and was disbanded in January 1946 after seeing action during the Pacific War. 4 OTU suffered several fatal crashes during its existence. Originally formed in late 1917, the squadron served on the Western Front as part of the Australian Flying Corps until the armistice in November 1918. Start This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale. 76 Squadron is a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) flight training squadron. [18] [19] According to the unit war diary, Captain Andrew Lang took command of the squadron and its initial complement of one officer and 26 men on 25 October. 4 Squadron, which was located at RAAF Station Richmond in the outskirts of Sydney and equipped with Avro Anson patrol aircraft, was redesignated No. Barnes, Norman, The RAAF and the flying squadrons(St Leonards, N.S.W : Allen & Unwin, 2000) Graham, Cec, Co-operate to conquer : activities of No. A No. 4 Squadron deployed to Camden Airfield, where it flew anti-submarine patrols as well as army co-operation training sorties until redeploying to Queensland and then in November to New Guinea. No. 4 Squadron Wirraway piloted by Pilot Officer John Archer shot down an A6M Zero. Formed in the mid-1930s as a unit of the part-time Citizen Air Force (CAF), it was mobilised for service during World War II, when it saw action against the Japanese as a fighter unit in the Malayan campaign, a dive bomber unit in the New Guinea campaign, and a heavy bomber unit in the Borneo campaign. L ive on YouTube: Royal Australian Air Force – No. 4 28 Squadron operates the RAAF s hot air balloons Active since 1984 Branch [38] No. 4 Squadron was re-equipped with CAC Boomerang fighter aircraft, [28] to be operated in a tactical reconnaissance role. 4 Squadron RAAF" The following 12 files are in this category, out of 12 total. No. [26] [27] On 31 January 1943, the squadron sent one of its flights to Wau, where it participated in the Battle of Wau. 2 OCU after first qualifying to fly fast jets at No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, Australian Flying Corps Controlled by No. [37] [7] This continued the FAC presence at Williamtown that had been maintained by FACDU and No. During World War I, the squadron operated on the Western Front … The Macchis were themselves replaced by the PC-9 beginning in 1989. No. The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) No. [33] On 7 March 1948, No. [31] After completing training on its new aircraft, the squadron provided a firepower demonstration for cadets of the Royal Military College, Duntroon, during an exercise at Braidwood in September 1947. 4 Squadron has operated the following aircraft:[3][20], A No. Combat Controllers from No. [29] It also operated six Piper Cubs as liaison aircraft during these campaigns. 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