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Commonwealth Government Records about South Australia


Royal Australian Air Force in South Australia

The principal Royal Australian Air Force base in South Australia is located at Edinburgh near the site of the Salisbury wartime munitions factory. It was established in 1955 and provides support for aircraft operating in South Australian air space.

Details of Royal Australian Air Force service records from World War II, later conflicts and in peacetime are provided in Chapter 19.

Records held by the Archives relating to the Royal Australian Air Force in South Australia include service dossiers, unit records, correspondence, casualty files and flight authorisation books.

SELECTED SERIES RELATING TO THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne
Recorded by: Air Services Branch, Department of Air, Central Office
Correspondence files (RAAF casualty files), 1922–60 A705
RAAF officers personnel files, 1921–48 A9300
RAAF personnel files of non-commissioned officers and other ranks, 1921–48 A9301
RAAF unit records, 1937–61 AA1969/100
RAAF South Australian Air Training Corps, correspondence files, 1945–58 A12370
RAAF personnel files – all ranks, 1949– A12372
RAAF unit records – Adelaide University Squadron, 1951–61 A12188
Canberra and Sydney
Recorded by: Headquarters, RAAF Base, Edinburgh, South Australia
RAAF Edinburgh correspondence files, 1955– D3138
Unit history sheets, 1955– D3142
Canberra
Recorded by: RAAF Headquarters No. 24 Squadron
Correspondence files, 1940–59 A11297
Brisbane
Recorded by: RAAF Headquarters Base Squadron, Edinburgh, South Australia
Correspondence files, 1955–87 A11338
Canberra
Recorded by: RAAF No. 2 Airfield Construction Squadron
Correspondence files, 1942–61 A11353
Canberra
Recorded by: RAAF No. 86 Squadron
Correspondence files, 1943–45 A11367
Canberra
Recorded by: RAAF No. 34 Communications Squadron, Mallala, South Australia
Correspondence files, 1947–55 A11247
Canberra and Brisbane
Recorded by: RAAF No. 10 Squadron, Edinburgh, South Australia
Correspondence files, 1954–77 J229
Flight authorisation books, 1962–74 J230
Outwards correspondence and signals registers, 1963–74 J228
Inwards correspondence and signals registers, 1965–76 J227
Canberra
Recorded by: RAAF Maintenance Squadron, Edinburgh, South Australia
Correspondence files, 1955–65 A11246
Sydney
Recorded by: RAAF South Australia Squadron, Air Training Corps
Unit history sheets, Air Training Corps, 1941–77 D2263
Sydney
Recorded by: RAAF Adelaide University Squadron, South Australia
Unit history sheets, Adelaide University Squadron, 1950–73 D2265
Canberra and Sydney
Recorded by: RAAF No. 11 Squadron/RAAF No. 492 (Maintenance) Squadron
Correspondence files, 1939– A11280
Correspondence files, 1951–89 D3122
Aircraft logbooks, 1967–78 D4601
Sydney
Recorded by: RAAF South Australia Squadron, Air Training Corps/RAAF No. 24 Squadron/RAAF Support Unit, South Australia
Correspondence files, 1951– D1475
Sydney
Recorded by: 43 Railway Squadron, Royal Australian Engineers, Warradale, South Australia
General correspondence files, 1955–69 D5310
Sydney
Recorded by: Maritime Analysis and Training School/(from 1980) RAAF No. 292 Squadron, Edinburgh South Australia
Flight authorisation books, OFT (Operational Flight Training), 1969–84 D4597
Flight authorisation books, 1969–91 D4596
Inwards and outwards registers, 1976–91 D4595
Correspondence files, 1977–93 D2561

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