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35 Squadron SAAF

Shaya Amanzi

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35 Squadron SAAF - (4 members)

35 Squadron was basically established on 15 February 1945 when 262 Squadron RAF was re-designated as 35 Squadron SAAF. Originally Based at Congela, at the top end of Durban harbour, the squadron was moved to AFB Ysterplaat near Cape Town, and equipped with Schackleton Mk 3s. Because of their weight the Schackletons had to operate from the then DF Malan Airport (now Cape Town International) as Ysterplaat's runway was not long enough. Only in 1971, when the necessary Air Force facilities were completed, were the Squadron crews also finally moved to DF Malan. 25 Squadron and 27 Squadron were amalgamated with 35 Squadron on 31 December 1990. The Squadron was eventually moved back to Ysterplaat in November 2002. The Squadron used the Shackleton in the Long-Range Maritime Patrol/Air-Sea Rescue roles.


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21673Posted by

Graham du Toit
on 25 March

RE: 35 Squadron SAAF

35 Squadron SAAF Colours...

YearNumber of members on Roll Of Honour
1963
13
1982
1
TOTAL:
14

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