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RAAF’s No 77 Squadron marks 75th anniversary

Photo: A No 77 Squadron F/A-18A displaying the 75th anniversary tail art, on the squadron flight line at RAAF Base Williamtown. CPL Nicci Freeman/Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence

 
The scheme was painted by personnel No 81 Wing Combined workshops.

CPL Nicci Freeman/Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence

No 77 Squadron was formed in Perth on March 16, 1942 with P-40 Kittyhawk aircraft operated out of RAAF Base Pearce. The squadron flew 18,872 sorties in Korea, and lost 52 aircraft and 42 pilots. During this period it flew P-51 Mustang and Gloster Meteor aircraft.

The unit has been based at RAAF Base Williamtown, New South Wales since 1969 and has operated the F/A-18A since July 1987.

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