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3 Squadron SAAF

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3 Squadron SAAF - (5 members)

3 Squadron [Afr: 3 Eskader] used the Mirage F1CZ in the All-Weather Fighter and Ground Attack roles and was originally formed in January 1939 at Air Force Base Waterkloof with Hawker Hartbees I and Hurricane Mk II aircraft. It was reformed at Baragwanath Airport on 6 September 1952 as a part-time citizen force unit flying Harvards, but disbanded once again in 1957. In August 1966 the squadron was reformed at AFB Waterkloof as a unit under the control of 2 Squadron, equipped with Mirage IIIEZs. In February 1970 the unit received squadron colours and in the same year it was supplied with Mirage IIIDZ's and Mirage F1CZ's. The squadron continued to operate the Mirage F1CZ from Waterkloof AFB with frequent deployments to South-West Africa during the Border War. 3 Squadron was disbanded when the Mirage F1CZs were retired on 30 September 1992.


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21660Posted by

Graham du Toit
on 25 March

RE: 3 Squadron SAAF

3 Squadron SAAF Colours...

YearNumber of members on Roll Of Honour
1979
2
1980
1
1982
1
TOTAL:
4

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