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2 Squadron SAAF

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2 Squadron SAAF - (6 members)

2 Squadron (2 SQN) [Afr: 2 Eskader] was established on 1 Oct 1940. During World War II, 2 Sqn served as part of 1 Bomber Brigade in the East African Campaign and the North African Campaign. After Aug 1943, it also saw action in Sicily, Italy and Yugoslavia. The squadron was SA's contribution to the UN's war effort during the Korean War from Nov 1950 to Dec 1953 after which it was equipped with Sabres at AFB Waterkloof. Conversion to the new Mirage III occurred in 1963, using the Mirage IIICZ in the Day Fighter and Ground Attack roles. The squadron moved to AFB Hoedspruit at the end of 1978, fought in several engagements during the Border War, and continued to fly the Mirages until Oct 1990. They later re-equipped with the Atlas Cheetah C and D. Moving to AFB Louis Trichardt in Jan 1993, 2 Sqn became the sole front line combat jet squadron in the SAAF.


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2 Squadron SAAF - (6 members)

2 Squadron (2 SQN) [Afr: 2 Eskader] was established on 1 Oct 1940. During World War II, 2 Sqn served as part of 1 Bomber Brigade in the East African Campaign and the North African Campaign. After Aug 1943, it also saw action in Sicily, Italy and Yugoslavia. The squadron was SA's contribution to the UN's war effort during the Korean War from Nov 1950 to Dec 1953 after which it was equipped with Sabres at AFB Waterkloof. Conversion to the new Mirage III occurred in 1963, using the Mirage IIICZ in the Day Fighter and Ground Attack roles. The squadron moved to AFB Hoedspruit at the end of 1978, fought in several engagements during the Border War, and continued to fly the Mirages until Oct 1990. They later re-equipped with the Atlas Cheetah C and D. Moving to AFB Louis Trichardt in Jan 1993, 2 Sqn became the sole front line combat jet squadron in the SAAF.


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YearNumber of members on Roll Of Honour
1962
1
1972
1
1981
1
1990
1
TOTAL:
4

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Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET

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