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4 Squadron SAAF

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4 Squadron SAAF - (4 members)

With a history dating back to April 1939, 4 Squadron SAAF [Afr: 4 Eskader] was reformed for a third time, at AFB Waterkloof, in January 1951, as the Active Citizen Force element of 1 Squadron with Harvards and Spitfires until once again disbanded in October 1958. On 1 November 1961, it was reformed at Swartkop, flying Harvards and in August 1972 the first Impala Jets were received. The squadron moved from Swartkop to Waterkloof and then to Lanseria Airport where it received Impala Mk IIs, to be used in the Ground Attack role. It saw numerous deployments to South-West Africa and Mpacha and Rundu airfields in southern Angola. Its home base remained at Lanseria until it was disbanded in September 1991.


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4 Squadron SAAF - (4 members)

With a history dating back to April 1939, 4 Squadron SAAF [Afr: 4 Eskader] was reformed for a third time, at AFB Waterkloof, in January 1951, as the Active Citizen Force element of 1 Squadron with Harvards and Spitfires until once again disbanded in October 1958. On 1 November 1961, it was reformed at Swartkop, flying Harvards and in August 1972 the first Impala Jets were received. The squadron moved from Swartkop to Waterkloof and then to Lanseria Airport where it received Impala Mk IIs, to be used in the Ground Attack role. It saw numerous deployments to South-West Africa and Mpacha and Rundu airfields in southern Angola. Its home base remained at Lanseria until it was disbanded in September 1991.


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21661Posted by

Graham du Toit
on 25 March

RE: 4 Squadron SAAF

4 Squadron SAAF Colours...

YearNumber of members on Roll Of Honour
1962
1
1969
2
1973
1
1974
1
1976
1
1977
1
1985
1
TOTAL:
8

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