70 Years of No. 38 Squadron

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  September 2013 marked the 70th anniversary of the formation of 38 SQN. The 38 SQN motto reads ‘Equal to the Task’, and few RAAF units have equalled the variety of operations on which 38 SQN has engaged. Today, the Squadron is equipped with eight King Air 350 light transports at RAAF Base Townsville, with […]

Membership Application Some Questions and Answers

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Membership  Why do I need to join the Association? While non-members will have access to the Association facebook and web site, only members of our Association will have access to our Members Only areas. In the Members area, we will be developing our contacts based upon our Database. We are mindful of your Privacy needs […]

22 April 1964 – First Caribous delivered to the RAAF

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On this day, three DHC-4 Caribou Mk 1 light transports arrived at RAAF Base Richmond on delivery from the De Havilland Aircraft Company of Canada factory at Downsview in Toronto, Ontario.  The Australian Government had placed an order for 18 of these aircraft in May 1963, the intention being to completely re-equip No 38 Squadron […]

25 June 1980 – Caribou escaped ditching in Banda Sea

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A Caribou light transport (A4-179) faced a dire emergency on this day after losing an engine on a routine flight between the Indonesian islands of Tual and Ambon. The aircraft was flying in support of Operation Pattimura, a three-year project conducted by Army under Australia’s Defence Cooperation Program to provide maps of Indonesia’s eastern Maluku […]

21 Jul 1950 – RAAF transports flew in Malayan Emergency

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On 21 April 1950, the British Government asked Australia for a direct contribution of air units to help in defeating a Communist-led insurgency which had broken out in Malaya 22 months earlier. Australia agreed on 19 May to send a squadron of eight C-47 Dakota transports, and a month later No 38 Squadron arrived at […]

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