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October 13, 2011
FLTLT Skye Smith
WHEN 2, 3 and 4SQNs celebrated their
95th anniversaries with a combined pa-
rade and family day at RAAF Base Wil-
liamtown on September 23, there was
no prouder person than Commander Air
Combat Group AIRCDRE Mel Hupfeld.
"RAAF Base Williamtown is proud
of its rich and unique history as the
home to three of the Air Force's most
distinguished units 95 years since they
were formed," AIRCDRE Hupfeld said.
Numbers 2, 3 and 4SQNs were
formed between September 19 and
October 16, 1916.
The three units were immediate-
ly sent to England to train as Royal
Flying Corps units and later deployed
to France under the banner of the
Australian Flying Corps (AFC) in 1917.
AIRCDRE Hupfeld said the 95th
anniversaries provided a unique
opportunity to celebrate the rich
ories of the original AFC units.
Four AFC squadrons joined the
tish during WWI. 1SQN, now
ed at RAAF Base Amberley,
w against Turkish and German
ces in the Middle East, while
3 and 4SQNs served on the
estern Front between September
17 and November 1918.
The Australian airmen engaged
tillery spotting, strafing and
ombing raids on enemy troops
nd positions, and air to air com-
at with German aircraft.
The leading scorer of the
AFC was 24-year-old CAPT
Harry Cobby from 4SQN who
was credited with 29 aerial
ictories and awarded the
Distinguished Flying Cross and
ion in Dispatches.
These decorated squadrons have
gone on to serve in a variety of roles
since the inception of military avia-
tion in Australia and continue to serve
with a great sense of pride today,"
AIRCDRE Hupfeld said.
TRADITION: With a Canberra Bomber as the backdrop, the Colours of 3SQN are marched into position
during the parade for the 95th anniversary of the formation of 2, 3 and 4SQNs. Photos: LAC Craig Barrett
MAN TO LOOK UP TO: The
oldest living member of 3SQN
Tom Russell at the anniversary
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