Huey Support in Vietnam

Huey Support in Vietnam

HUEY SUPPORT IN VIETNAM – AVM EM WELLER, AM (RAAF RETIRED) – PRESENTATION TO CONFERENCE ‘CHOPPERS, HELICOPTERS AND THE WAR IN VIETNAM’ – MILITARY HISTORY AND HERITAGE VICTORIA INC – 20TH APRIL 2013 At the outset, I need to qualify this article to the extent that it is...
First RAAF Wounded in Vietnam

First RAAF Wounded in Vietnam

Throughout their time in Vietnam, the crew of 9 Squadron would come under enemy fire time and time again, and this would only increase in likelihood as the war went on. However, during the initial days of the conflict, many pilots and crewmen were not yet exposed to...
New Hueys arrive for 9 Squadron, October 29, 1962

New Hueys arrive for 9 Squadron, October 29, 1962

Since its reformation in the early 1960s, the crew of 9 Squadron had trained on and eventually operated the newly purchased Bell UH-1 Iroquis. Following a government order for eight of the new helicopters in April 1961, an RAAF crew were sent to train on the aircraft....
7 November 1967

7 November 1967

Caribou transport aircraft of No 35 Squadron, RAAF supported by Iroquois helicopters of No 9 Squadron RAAF rushed urgently needed supplies to the First Australian Task Force who were on a search and destroy operation aimed at Viet Cong logistics in Phuoc Tuy Province....
9 Squadron gets the Black Hawk

9 Squadron gets the Black Hawk

After many years of operating the UH-1 Iroquis, it was decided that a new helicopter was needed for the modern era. One of the squadrons with the privilege of taking part in this new adoption process was No. 9 Squadron. In February of 1988, the squadron began to train...