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September 29, 2011
Chief of Air Force
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THE memory of 76SQN's traditional
father, SQNLDR Peter Turnbull, was
honoured when the unit exercised its
Freedom of Entry into Glen Innes in
SQNLDR Turnbull was appointed
the first CO to lead 76SQN into com-
bat in 1942. He was a highly deco-
rated WWII pilot who was killed in
Over the years, 76SQN has devel-
oped strong historical links with Glen
Innes, acknowledging SQNLDR
Turnbull's former home town.
With swords drawn, rifles car-
ried, drums beating and Colours
flown, CO WGCDR Chris Hake
led 76SQN through the city on
September 3 as the unit was granted
entry by police officer SGT Duane
MacPherson, of Glen Innes Local
WGCDR Hake said it was a privi-
lege to march through the town.
"The right of Freedom of Entry
is a significant honour that dem-
onstrates trust, loyalty and a sense
of community between a city and a
military unit," WGCDR Hake said.
"Over the last six years, 76SQN
has developed a strong association
with the township of Glen Innes,"
"We are proud to exercise a tradi-
tion that recognises this involvement
and to continue to foster an enduring
relationship between the town and the
Four Hawk Lead-In jets performed
a four-ship formation fly-past over the
town to honour the significant occa-
76SQN was granted the freedom
of the town to recognise the offic-
ers and airmen of the base who had
served in war and peace, thereby
bringing added prestige to the town-
ship and district.
GREAT HONOUR: Left, CO
76SQN WGCDR Chris Hake is
challenged by local police for
the right of entry to Glen Innes
as part of the Freedom of Entry
to the City of Glen Innes parade.
IN A LINE: Bottom, 76SQN
members line the street on
COLOURFUL: Below inset,
FSGT Tony Collie and LACW
Amelia Westfield unveil the
Photos: LACW Casey Gaul
NINE former 38SQN Caribous are
about to start new lives following
a government decision about their
Amrock Aviation will use seven
of the aircraft for humanitarian
work in PNG and the Solomon
Islands and the Historical Aircraft
Restoration Society in the
Illawarra will preserve in a fly-
ing condition the remaining two
As well as these aircraft,
seven propellers were sold to a
range of historical organisations,
including Upwey RSL in Victoria,
Clarence City Council in Tasmania,
Caboolture Warflight and Heritage
Museum and the Northampton
Branch of the RAAF Association in
Queensland, Narromine Aviation
Museum and Dorrigo RSL in NSW,
and Northampton RSL in WA.
Nine Caribous to find new homes
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