List of Royal Australian Air Force aircraft squadrons


This is a list of Royal Australian Air Force aircraft squadrons. The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) was formed in 1921 and traces its lineage to the previous Australian Flying Corps that served during World War I. The list also includes those squadrons that were under Australian and British operational control during World War II, and squadrons that were operated jointly by the RAAF and the Netherlands East Indies.

Forward section of military jet on an airfield, with open canopy and two crewmen seated in the cockpit
F/A-18F Super Hornet of No. 1 Squadron, 2013


RAAF units formed under Australian operational controlEdit

Members of C Flight, No. 1 Squadron, including Lieutenant McNamara (left), Captain Williams (third from right) and Lieutenant Wackett (right), in front of a Martinsyde near the Suez Canal, Egypt, 1917

RAAF Empire Air Training Scheme SquadronsEdit

Kittyhawks from No. 450 Squadron, in North Africa during August 1942

Joint RAAF-Netherlands East Indies SquadronsEdit

B-25 Mitchell bombers from No. 18 (NEI) Squadron flying in formation near Darwin in 1943

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ No. 4 Service Flying Training School, Geraldton, Western Australia, Pilot Training Base, 1941–1945, a personal memoir, Leslie R Jubbs, Oct 2005, Kingsley, Western Australia, page 47

Further readingEdit

  • Barnes, Norman (2000). The RAAF and the Flying Squadrons. St Leonards, New South Wales: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86508-130-2.
  • Eather, Steve (1995). Flying Squadrons of the Australian Defence Force. Weston Creek, Australian Capital Territory: Aerospace Publications. ISBN 1-875671-15-3.

External linksEdit

  • RAAF Museum: Brief histories of all RAAF Squadrons