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THE longest continuously operating Air
Force squadron held a "family reunion"
at the Wings Over Illawarra Air Show on
This year marks 70 years since the
formation of 38SQN, and the air show
provided an occasion for all its major
aircraft types to be reunited alongside
A King Air from RAAF Base
Townsville flew to Illawarra Regional
Airport, and was parked alongside the
Caribou and Dakota transports owned by
the Historic Aircraft Restoration Society
Completing the line up was a Hudson
bomber/transport, flown in by the
Temora Aviation Museum.
Since 1943, these aircraft types
have contributed to an unbroken flying
record for 38SQN, making it the longest
continuously serving operational flying
Only Central Flying School, formed
in 1913 and continuously flying since
1940, has a longer continuous flying
Hosted by HARS, the Wings Over
Illawarra Air Show was the seventh of
its kind to be held at Illawarra Regional
Airport and attracted more than 15,000
A mix of vintage and current Defence
aircraft, along with aerobatic displays by
civilian aircraft, thrilled the crowds.
Serving aircraft were well represent-
ed at the show, including a trio of Hawk
127 Lead-In Fighters from 76SQN. They
were joined by the Roulettes and the Air
Navy brought examples of its
rotary-wing fleet from nearby HMAS
Albatross, including the new MRH-90,
which has recently been cleared for ser-
Navy's Bell 429, Squirrel and
Seahawk were also in attendance.
Army's Red Berets precision para-
chute display team conducted two drops
on the day, including one from a HARS
Volunteering to help at the show
were 300 Australian Air Force Cadets,
who also paraded for review by CAF
AIRMSHL Geoff Brown.
CO 38SQN WGCDR Stewart Dowrie
said the air show was an opportunity
for current members of the squadron to
understand their lineage.
"It gives people a perspective on
what has changed, but also what has
stayed the same," WGCDR Dowrie said.
"If you look at the first missions
38SQN flew with the Hudson, you'll see
that it was light transport support, carry-
ing light cargo and doing VIP missions.
"This is exactly the type of support
that the King Air provides today."
WGCDR Dowrie said he believed
one of the secrets to 38SQN's unbroken
record was its history of "doing the job"
at hand, without seeking accolades or
flying the "brightest and shiniest" air-
"We are always equal to the task,"
WGCDR Dowrie said.
Marking 70th at Wings
MEMORIES: A retired Caribou aircraft, operated by HARS, and a
Hudson aircraft, operated by the Temora Aviation Museum, were
among the attractions at the Wings Over Illawarra Air Show. Both
aircraft were formerly operated by 38SQN, which marked its 70th
anniversary at the show. Left inset, former 38SQN flight engineer
Robert St John with the Caribou.
Photos: SGT Ricky Fuller
BIG HIT: 38SQN aircrew members talk to visitors of their KA350 King Air
static display during the Wings Over Illawarra Air Show.
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