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1 Squadron SAAF

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1 Squadron SAAF - (8 members)

1 Squadron (1 SQN) [Afr: 1 Eskader] was formed at AFS Zwartkop in 1920, reformed at AFB Swartkop in 1946, and moved to AFB Waterkloof in 1947 with their new Spitfire MkIXe's. These were replaced with Vampires in 1950 and Sabre Mk6's in 1956. The squadron moved to AFB Pietersburg in 1967, but returned to AFB Waterkloof in late 1975. The Squadron re-equipped with the Mirage F1AZ's in 1976, and moved to the new AFB Hoedspruit in 1981.The squadron used the Mirage F1AZ in the Ground Attack and Day Fighter roles.


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21659Posted by

Graham du Toit
on 25 March

RE: 1 Squadron SAAF

1 Squadron SAAF Colours...

YearNumber of members on Roll Of Honour
1962
1
1965
1
1966
2
1967
1
1968
2
1969
1
1973
1
1988
2
1993
1
TOTAL:
12

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