Description

Description: Squadron Patch – No.6 Squadron, RAAF

Condition: Very Good

Comments: Squadron Patch – No.6 Squadron, RAAF – Now obsolete. Without velcro.

No. 6 Squadron is a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) training and bomber squadron. The squadron was first formed in 1917 and served as a training unit based in England during World War I. It was disbanded in 1919 but re-formed at the start of 1939. The squadron subsequently saw combat as a light bomber and maritime patrol squadron during World War II, and took part in the New Guinea Campaign and New Britain Campaign before being disbanded after the war. It was re-raised in 1948 as the RAAF’s bomber operational conversion unit and has primarily served in this capacity since that time, though it has also maintained a secondary strike capability and at times has also been tasked with reconnaissance duties. The squadron is currently based at RAAF Base Amberley and is equipped with Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft.