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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.

9SQN Association Connection

9SQN Association Connection

The Albatross And The Buffalo Documentary Diary Entry - June 11, 2019 Today Jachin and Matthew caught up with members of 9 Squadron Association and talked about details of the documentary. It was a wonderful time of connection in Ipswich and we were very glad to have...

The “Ned Kelly”

The “Ned Kelly”

Vietnam. 1968-03. Starboard view of No. 9 Squadron RAAF Iroquois helicopter gunship, UH-1B A2-1025, commonly known as "Ned Kelly". This aircraft was the first RAAF helicopter to be fitted with a trial armament system which was fitted to each side of the helicopter....

Video Diary – April 18, 2019

Video Diary – April 18, 2019

On April 18 we had a chance to chat to Victor "Vic" Smith - Ex Airfield Defence Guard who was a gunner with 9SQN during the Vietnam war. Day 1 of our shooting for this documentary! A big thanks to Victor, Wing Commander Clive Wells and LAC Dave Crandell who were very...

Personal message from the Director

Personal message from the Director

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