Category: No. 3 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force

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No. 3 Squadron is a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) fighter squadron, headquartered at RAAF Base Williamtown, near Newcastle, New South Wales. It claims its history from 3 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, a formation of the Australian Imperial Force during the First World War. It was raised as a permanent squadron of the RAAF in 1925, and during the Second World War operated in the Mediterranean Theatre. The Cold War years saw the squadron disbanded and re-raised twice. It was based at RAAF Butterworth during the Malayan Emergency and the Indonesia–Malaysia Konfrontasi. 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. In April 2016, it deployed to the Middle East as part of the military intervention against ISIL.

Wikipedia: No.3 Squadron RAAF.

Person Profiles (12)

10 Dec 1915 Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand - 12 Jun 2006
29 Jun 1910 Toorak, Victoria, Australia - 07 Dec 1932
14 Dec 1914 Redfern, New South Wales, Australia - 21 Dec 2005 photo
22 Feb 1927 Hamilton, New Zealand - 17 May 1967 photo
23 Feb 1908 New Farm, Queensland, Australia - 28 Apr 1942
06 Jul 1913 Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia - 06 Apr 1997
1919 Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
09 Oct 1918 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia - 17 Sep 2014
25 Aug 1921 Cargo, New South Wales, Australia
04 Apr 1917 Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia - 09 Sep 1950 photo
13 Mar 1920 Portarlington, Victoria, Australia - 14 Jan 1943
1950s Privacy Level: Private (Red) photo Active member606

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