Monthly Archives: November 2021

Combat support unit reflects fondly on Hornets

Aircraft A21-02 flown by Group Captain Jason Easthope, Chief of Staff, Air Combat Group taxis through a farewell water canon at RAAF Base Williamtown. Photo: Corporal Craig Barrett

Approximately 300kms south of Darwin near the township of Katherine is RAAF Base Tindal, a remote air base. The base is home to No. 17 Squadron who have been instrumental throughout the  F/A-18 Hornet operations in the region.

Griffin Eagle tests key aviation capabilities

Australian Army Ground Crew Aircraft Support personnel, of the 1st Aviation Regiment, re-arm ARH Tigers at a US Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion air deployed ground refuel point, during Exercise Griffin Eagle. Photo: Captain Gavin Partridge

The 1st Aviation Regiment has spread it wings over the Arizona desert, having deployed a squadron of Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) Tigers to California, USA, in August and September to work alongside their US Marine Corps (USMC) counterparts.