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RAAF Caribous Service Periods in Vietnam by Periods

Hi Everyone, We have been contacted by Wayne Buser from USA. He has asked for some help from 35 Squadron. He has a web site about the de Havilland Caribou and Buffalo aircraft  www.dhc4and5.org. And also a section on the RAAF Caribous  – have a look when you get a chance:  http://www.dhc4and5.org/http://www.dhc4and5.org/Caribou_Photos.html  Wayne has added 11…
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May 15, 2018 0
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9 Sqn chopper

A Brief History of 9 SQN Vietnam

Hello John,             Thank you for sending that report to me.  It makes for interesting reading.  It also records, (rightfully so) that the last 12 to 18 months were probably the most difficult for the squadron and its maintenance.  It was in early October 1971 that the squadron moved out of the “Kanga Pad” and…
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March 1, 2018 0

Virtual Tour of US Airforce Museum

Click on the link below to view: Virtual Tour of US Airforce Museum (May need to update Flash Player to view)


June 23, 2017 0

Salts, Blue Orchards and Us

There has always been rivalry between all three military services but as for me, I now wave a flag of truce as I reflect on days gone by in peace and war. There are so many memories, the reliable and beloved Huey helicopter, the seemingly vulnerable Spartan patrol boats and then of course those magnificent…
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June 18, 2017 0

The Origins of The Callsign “Wallaby” R.A.A.F. Transport Flight Vietnam (RTFV) 1964

As the RAAF is planning to demob Caribous it is an appropriate time that the origins of “Wallaby” are explained. The like most tales of origins the name “Wallaby” Airlines was a combination of different events. To the best of my recollections this is how the nameless form; a name which later  became famous in…
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June 17, 2017 0
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