109 Squadron SAAF

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109 Squadron
Cessna172-CatalinaTakeOff.JPG
Cessna 172, typical of the type of civilian aircraft flown by 109 Sqn
Active 24 September 1963 – 1 October 1968 (Air Commando)
1 October 1968 - 31st March 1993 (Squadron)[1]
Country  South Africa
Branch  South African Air Force
Role Light Aircraft Utility Sqn
Motto Quarimus (Quaerimus) "Seek"
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Squadron Insignia 109 Squadron SAAF insignia.jpg

109 Squadron SAAF was initially established as 109 Air Commando. It was a Citizen Force squadron of the South African Air Force, established on 24 September 1963 at Mossel Bay. The unit was staffed by volunteer aircrew flying privately owned civilian aircraft. On 1 October 1968 control of 109 Air Commando was passed from the South African Army to the Air Force and the name was changed to 109 Squadron. The squadron stopped flying on 31 January 1993 and was disbanded on 31 March 1993. Its pilots were transferred to 105 and 108 Commando Squadrons.[1]

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