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RAAF restructures Hercules training organisation

22nd December 2017 - 00:21 GMT | by Nigel Pittaway in Melbourne


The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has disbanded its C-130J training unit in a major restructure of its Hercules training organisation.

The RAAF disbanded No.285 Squadron at RAAF Richmond on 8 December and C-130J training has now been divided between No.37 Sqn, the RAAF’s operational C-130J unit at Richmond, and the co-located Air Mobility Training and Development Unit (AMTDU).

No.285 Sqn had been formed in August 1999, but the majority of C-130J training will transition to 37 Sqn in January 2018.

Gp Capt Paul Long, Officer Commanding 84 Wing, explained, ‘When 285 Squadron was formed, it was responsible for training

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Nigel Pittaway


Nigel Pittaway

Nigel Pittaway is a Shephard correspondent based in Melbourne, Australia.

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