No. 85 Wing RAAF

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85WG
Active March 10, 1945
Branch RAAF
Role Air Lift Group training
Part of Air Lift Group
Garrison/HQ RAAF Base Richmond

No. 85 Wing is a Royal Australian Air Force wing. The wing is responsible for planning and coordinating training for the RAAF's Air Lift Group.

History[edit]

No. 85 Wing was formed on 10 March 1945 at RAAF Base Amberley as a heavy bomber wing. It commanded the B-24 Liberator-equipped No. 12 Squadron and No. 99 Squadron, as well as No. 31 Air Stores Park and No. 85 Operational Base Unit, until it was disbanded on 19 November 1945. No. 85 Wing was reformed on 1 August 1999 at RAAF Base Richmond to command several training units.

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