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April 28, 2011
FLTLT Michelle Murphy
DINGO Airlines has a new leader.
WGCDR Tony Thorpe hand-
ed over command of 38SQN to
WGCDR Stewart Dowrie on April
11. WGCDR Dowrie brings a
wealth of knowledge to his new
role, having flown HS748s, C-130s
and King Airs over the past 20
More recently, he was appoint-
ed to run the project to introduce
the King Air 350 to 38SQN.
He oversaw the transfer of the
first three aircraft from Army to
JAPAN has formally thanked 36SQN
for its hard work in helping the country
during Operation Pacific Assist.
The Japanese Ambassador to
Australia, Shigekazu Sato, visited
36SQN at RAAF Base Amberley on
Mr Sato thanked 36SQN for its
work in the wake of the earthquake
and tsunami which struck Japan on
CO 36SQN WGCDR Paul Long
said he was honoured to take the
ambassador around the squadron and
through one of the aircraft which
worked in Operation Pacific Assist.
"His Excellency thanked the
squadron for its efforts in assisting
his country, and provided a deeply
Air Force in November 2009, and
the delivery of five new King Airs
During his tenure as CO 38SQN,
WGCDR Thorpe oversaw retire-
ment of the Caribou in December
2009 after its 45 years of service.
He has not gone too far though,
taking up a new position in the spe-
cialist aircrew category, based out
of Townsville. He will continue to
fly King Airs with 38SQN, contrib-
uting directly to the development of
junior pilots in the unit.
New leader takes reins at Dingo Air
OLD AND NEW:
Photo: Fiona Harding,
personal account of the impact of the
disaster," WGCDR Long said.
"The impact of his statement
brought home to 36SQN members the
value of the contributions made by Air
During the operation, 36SQN
C-17As carried 450 tonnes of cargo
and moved 135 personnel and 16
pallets of food stores. Alongside US
C-17As, they helped move the Japan
Air Self-Defense Force's 15 Brigade
from the island of Okinawa to Yokota
Air Force Base near Tokyo.
On March 22, three of 36SQN's
C-17As were at Yokota after two air-
craft delivered a remote water cannon
system from RAAF Base Pearce.
The presence of these three aircraft
in Japan marked the first time since
the Korean War that all 36SQN assets
were committed to Japan.
Recovery efforts continue after the
earthquake and tsunami, which left
14,000 dead and nearly 15,000 still
Defence Minister Stephen Smith
also visited 36SQN on April 14,
where he too thanked to the unit for
with CO 36SQN
Long in front of a
C-17A at RAAF
and, below, with,
Attaché to Australia
Captain Ito (second
from left), WGCDR
Long and aircrew
on the aircraft.
Photos: LACW Kylie
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