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60 Squadron SAAF

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Active  December 1940
Current Base  AFB Waterkloof
Country  South Africa
60 Squadron SAAF
Branch  South African Air Force
Role  Transport, aerial refueling and EW/ELINT
Motto(s)  Accipimus Et Damus We Take and We Give

60 Squadron SAAF is a squadron of the South African Air Force. It is a transport, aerial refuelling and EW(electronic warfare)/ELINT(electronic intelligence) squadron. It was first formed at Nairobi in December 1940.

During its first years the squadron flew the British Aircraft Double Eagle, Martin Maryland, de Havilland Mosquito, and the Lockheed Ventura. The squadron was reequipped with Boeing 707s in 1986.

While it was based for a long period at AFB Waterkloof, Pretoria, due to ongoing runway and taxiway repairs at that base, the squadron operated temporarily for a period out of Johannesburg International Airport.

Operations wound down with the last operational Boeing 707 flight flown on 10 July 2007 to Bujumbura, Kinshasa and Kindu. The squadron appears to be in limbo, with conversion to the Airbus A400M cancelled.


60 Squadron SAAF Wikipedia

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