History of the Royal Australian Air Force

Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton [A57]

The Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton is a high-altitude long endurance (HALE) UAS in the service of No. 9 Squadron RAAF. This aircraft complements the Boeing P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft.

Lockheed Hercules [A97]

Since late 1954, the Lockheed C-130 Hercules has been an iconic workhorse for many air forces around the world and probably the most recognised military transport aircraft of the 20th Century. It has served the RAAF for over six decades and number 37 Squadron continue...

TSR2: the British F-111

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x0VpEyh2Us TSR2: the British F-111 From the early 1950s, there was a fixation by military establishments, in both the East and West, for supersonic bombers. Missile technology was still in its infancy, and the pointy end of a strike...

Nazi Jet Bombers of WW2

  Most pilots and aviation enthusiasts are aware of the Nazi role in developing jet aircraft. Both the Me 262 and Me 163 Komet are remembered as deadly fighter and interceptor aircraft, but they were just some of the many jet concepts which emerged during the...

The Battle at Milne Bay – RAAF Memories Of A Pivotal WWII Battle

The Battle of Milne Bay (from August 25 through to September 7, 1942), was the defence of the eastern New Guinea by Australian and US forces against a Japanese invasion. It would become the first time that Japanese forces had been defeated on land, shattering the myth...

Supermarine Spitfire [A58]

Supermarine's Spitfire is undoubtedly one of the iconic fighters of World War 2, and continues to garner support from warbird enthusiasts worldwide. 22 distinct major versions of the Spitfire were developed to meet the operational demands of the war – an incredible...

Aermacchi MB-326H [A7]

In the late 1950s the Aermacchi MB-326 was a new Italian produced military jet trainer which saw a production run of nearly twenty-five years. 776 of the trainers were built, 502 of them under licence, including ones for the Royal Australian Air Force. Cover photo:...

1 Squadron

We See and We Strike

2 Squadron

To Advise and to Strike

3 Squadron

Secrets Revealed

4 Squadron

Cooperate to Strike
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6 Squadron

We shall Return
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9 Squadron

We See Without Being Seen

10 Squadron

Strike First
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11 Squadron

Shepherd or Destroy
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12 Squadron

We Roam and We Charge

25 Squadron


30 Squadron

Strike Swiftly
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75 Squadron

Seek and Strike

76 Squadron

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77 Squadron

Swift to Destroy

78 Squadron

The History of 78 Squadron of the RAAF

79 Squadron

Born for Action
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450 Squadron

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451 Squadron

To See and to Write
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458 Squadron

Find and Destroy

Other RAAF Films

Other films from NFSA, AWM, RAAF, British Pathé
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