Description

Description: Squadron Patch – No.12 Squadron, RAAF

Condition: Very Good

Comments: Squadron Patch – No.12 Squadron, RAAF – Now obsolete.

No. 12 Squadron was a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) general purpose, bomber and transport squadron. The squadron was formed in 1939 and saw combat in the South West Pacific theatre of World War II. From 1941-1943, it mainly conducted maritime patrols off northern Australia.

The squadron was based at Merauke in western New Guinea from November 1943-July 1944, when it was withdrawn from operations. After being reequipped, it operated as a heavy bomber unit from February 1945 until the end of the war. The squadron continued in this role until it was redesignated No. 1 Squadron RAAF in February 1948. The squadron was reformed in 1973 to operate transport helicopters but was again disbanded in 1989.

Adhesive residue on rear of the patch when attached to a display board or similar.