12 Squadron Darwin 1939

No. 12 Squadron began to move to Darwin in July 1939, with its advance party arriving there on the 24th of the month. The squadron was the first RAAF unit to be permanently based in the Northern Territory and was initially stationed at Darwin’s civil aerodrome. Seven...
Longest Flight in a Chinook 1980

Longest Flight in a Chinook 1980

In August 1980 A15-004 (which had been delivered to 12SQN in March 1974) undertook the longest CH47C flight (at the time) to Malaysia to retrieve a crashed RMAF S61 Nuri. The aircraft left Amberley on the 25th of October 1980 via the Timor Sea throught Indonesia and...