RAAF Base Williamtown, Williamtown, NSW, Australia
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S 32° 48.010 E 151° 51.102
56H E 392486 N 6370282
Quick Description: RAAF Base Williamtown, Williamtown, NSW, Australia
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Date Posted: 7/12/2008 1:00:14 AM
Waymark Code: WM45VE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
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Long Description:
Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown - 'Home of the Hornet'.

Taken from the listed website:

The Royal Australian Air Force's RAAF Base Williamtown is 30kms north of Newcastle. It is home to most of our Hornet and Hawk fighters and several headquarters:

* Surveillance and Response Group
o No 42 Wing - airborne early warning and control
+ No 2 Squadron - Wedgetail airborne early warning and control aircraft
+ No 3 Control and Reporting Unit - radar operations
+ Surveillance and Control Training Unit - sensor operations training
* Air Combat Group
o No 78 Wing - operational training
+ No 76 Squadron - Hawk fighter trainer aircraft
+ No 2 Operational Conversion Unit - Hornet fighter training
+ Forward Air Control Development Unit - PC-9/A trainer aircraft
o No 81 Wing - air superiority
+ No 3 Squadron - Hornet fighter aircraft
+ No 77 Squadron - Hornet fighter aircraft
* No 44 Wing Detachment Williamtown - air traffic control
* No 26 (City of Newcastle) Squadron - Air Force Reserve
* No 87 Squadron - photography
* Combat Support Unit Williamtown - base managers
* No 381 Expeditionary Combat Support Squadron
* No 1 Airfield Operations Squadron - aifield engineering
* No 2 Air Transportable Health Squadron
* ADF Warfare Centre - strategy training

Public access

Public access to RAAF Bases is not permitted. All visitors must be signed in and wear their visitor's pass at all times. Please contact the security guards for further information.

Fighter World museum conducts bus tours of the base.
Era: WW II

General Comments:
If you have a genuine query the security officers are willing to help.

Related web site: [Web Link]

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