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Units of the RAAF - Volume 4 - Maritime and Transport Units

  • Published: 30 June 1995
  • Author: Royal Australian Air Force
  • Price: NOT FOR SALE

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This book is the forth in a 10 volume set describing the concise history of the units of the Royal Australian Air Force between 1921 and 1996. It was was published and launched as part of the RAAF's 75th birthday in 1996.

Volume 4, Maritime and Transport Units, offers a glimpse of the wide variety of activities undertaken by aircraft bearing the 'leaping kangaroo' emblem. During World War II the first and last combat flights over Europe by a RAAF crew were flown by 10 Squadron, and RAAF transport units ranged over the South-West Pacific and as far afield as Japan and China. Since the War, RAAF maritime and transport aircraft had flown to all continents, including Antarctica; participated in survey and exploratory flights within Australia; and delivered cargo ranging from haggis for a Scottish regiment in Korea to a stud bull given to China by the Australian Government.