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31 Squadron SAAF

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The Squadron was originally established as No. 31 (Coastal) Squadron in 1939, re-established as No. 31 Heavy Bomber Squadron in 1944 at Zwartkop Air Station, and withdrawn from operations in 1945 to be disbanded on 6 Dec 1945. 31 Squadron SAAF was reformed on 4 Jan 1982 at AFB Hoedspruit, operating Puma and Alouette III helicopters in the Battlefield Support / Counterinsurgency / Troop Transport / Casualty Evacuation / Search and Rescue roles. Activities included crime-prevention operations for the police, search and rescue, mercy flights, VIP transportation and firefighting. The squadron also played an active part in the Border War, with deployments to the operational region between 1982 and 1989, carrying out operations in both SWA and southern Angola. The Pumas were replaced by the Oryx on 12 Feb 1991. With the requirement to contain costs, the squadron was disbanded at Hoedspruit on 4 Dec 1992.


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21663Posted by

Graham du Toit
on 25 March

RE: 31 Squadron SAAF

31 Squadron SAAF Colours...

YearNumber of members on Roll Of Honour
1982
3
1986
1
TOTAL:
4



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