Category: No. 4 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force

Categories: Royal Australian Air Force | 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps

No. 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. The squadron claims its history from 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, a formation of the Australian Imperial Force during the First World War. It was raised in 1937 and deployed to New Guinea in 1942, where it supported military forces by spotting for artillery and providing reconnaissance and close air support. As the war progressed, the squadron took part in the Huon Peninsula, New Britain and Borneo campaigns. It was disbanded in early 1948, but was re-formed on 2nd July 2009 to provide training to forward air controllers and to support Army Special Operations Command.

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