No. 26 Squadron RAAF

Summary

No. 26 Squadron RAAF
Founded1 July 1981
CountryAustralia
BranchRoyal Australian Air Force
RoleReserve unit
Size170 personnel
Part ofNo. 96 Wing
HeadquartersRAAF Base Williamtown
Motto(s)"Enterprise"

No. 26 (City of Newcastle) Squadron RAAF is a Royal Australian Air Force Reserve squadron, headquartered at RAAF Base Williamtown in New South Wales, Australia. The squadron's role is to provide trained personnel to regular RAAF units during operations and on exercise.

History

It was formed on 1 July 1981, initially as an Auxiliary unit of the Citizens Air Force. In September 1983, the unit was redesignated as an active Reserve squadron.[1] The unit consists of a small cadre of Regular personnel who administer the unit's contingent of around 170 Reservists.[2]

Forming part of No. 96 Wing,[3] the unit is tasked with various base support roles,[1] and is responsible for Air Force Reservists in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, providing trained personnel to regular RAAF units during operations and exercises. The unit's motto is Enterprise.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b Barnes 2000, p. 111.
  2. ^ a b "No 26 (City of Newcastle) Squadron". Royal Australian Air Force. Archived from the original on 18 January 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2009.
  3. ^ "Structure". Royal Australian Air Force. Retrieved 19 October 2018.

Bibliography

  • Barnes, Norman (2000). The RAAF and the Flying Squadrons. St Leonards, New South Wales: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86508-130-2.