12 Squadron RAAF

A History of RAAF No. 12 Squadron

Yacht Rescue

Yacht Rescue

On the 26th of April, 1989, a 12SQN Chinook came to the rescue of a disabled yacht 100nm off the Queensland coast. Crew on the mission:Captain - Grant Frost; Copilot - Glen Foster; Loadmaster - Neil McCamish; Flight Engineer - Peter Renton; Medical Officer - Greg...

Chinook Crash 1984

Chinook Crash 1984

The Canberra Times, Tuesday, February 5, 1985: An RAF officer was seriously ill in hospital last night after an RAAF Chinook crashed into a dam on the Darling Downs in south-cast Queensland yesterday morning. Flight Lieutenant Charles Chubb was one of four in the...

Chinook Displays

Chinook Displays

The Chinook is an impressive aircraft at air shows and 12 Squadron was able to show off their flying skills at a number of events. In the video below David Henderson talks about some of these opportunities to display the Chinook.

12 SQN Disbanding

12 SQN Disbanding

Due to the need to reduce defence expenditure, the Australian government decided to retire the Chinook helicopters in 1989. Following the retirement of the Chinooks on 30 June 1989, No. 12 Squadron was disbanded on 25 August 1989.