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AIR FORCE October 15, 2009
10SQN stood up on July 1, 1939
and was in the UK when WWII
It was offered to the UK and is
the only RAAF squadron to have
served through the entire war.
10SQN flew Sunderlands on
convoy escort, anti-shipping
and anti-submarine operations,
search and rescue.
10SQN disbanded on October
26, 1945 but stood up again as a
general reconnaissance squadron
at Townsville on March 1, 1949.
It was equipped with Lincoln
10SQN received Neptune mari-
time patrol aircraft in 1961 and
10SQN received its first Orions in
1977 and relocated to Edinburgh
on July 1 that year.
11SQN stood up in September
21, 1939 and deployed to Port
Moresby seven days later.
It initially flew Seagull and
Empire flying boats but replaced
them with Catalinas.
11SQN conducted a wide range
of coastal reconaissance, anti-
shipping strikes and long-range
In July 1944, the squadron with-
drew to Rathmines, NSW and
disbanded on February 15, 1946.
11SQN stood up again on July 1,
1948, flying Catalinas, Lincolns
and then Neptunes in 1953.
11SQN received its first Orions
in May 1968 and moved to
Edinburgh by June that year.
From maritime patrol to intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance
ALL TECHO: Top left, 11SQN aircraft
technician LAC Rohan Brammell
(right) compares notes with HARS
flight engineer Kim Flattery in front
of the HARS Neptune.
TAKING POST: Above, 10SQN's C
Flight Commander SQNLDR Chris
Warsito (front right) marches the 10
and 11SQN's Colours and colour
party onto the anniversary parade.
Photos: LAC Glen McCarthy
Above, during the
member SGT Terence
Youell hands retired 10
and 11SQN member,
Garth Morgan, a
10SQN t-shirt. Former
members of both
from September 24-
26 to celebrate the
of the RAAF's two
original and remaining
squadrons and recall
their service and
sacrifice to the nation.
Photo: LACW Shannon Urie
IN THE PINK: The distinctive 11SQN 70th anniversary tail art is highlighted
by hangar lights during the anniversary dinner. Parked close to the hangar,
the aircraft was a star attraction. Its tail art reads: "11 Squadron, 1939-2009,
Australia's Finest Black Cats and Beyond". Also shown is iconic cartoon
character 'Felix the cat'. Digitally manipulated image.
Photo: AC Glynn Jones
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