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RAAF Fighter Squadrons (WW2)

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MELBOURNE Friday-Five RAAF fighter squadrons are on service abroad and are equipped with the most modern
aircraft the Minister for Air (Mr Mc-Ewen) announced today
Other Australian formations on service overseas included long and medium range reconnaissance and army co-operation squadrons Mr McEwen said. In addition Australian air crew and ground personnel were flying and servicing the RAAF Sunderland flying boat squadron which was attached to the British Coastal Command.
Australian fighter squadrons were equipped with Curtiss Tomahawks Spitfires and Hurricanes and were stationed in Britain and the Middle East
A Buffalo squadron was stationed in Malaya where other RAAF squadrons were operating and would be strengthened from time to time New RAAF squadrons were being formed overseas at a rapid rate and by the middle of next year 23 of them including Empire Air Scheme and permanent Australian squadrons would be operating in Europe, the Middle East, and the Far East.

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