No. 42 Wing RAAF

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42WG
Active 1943–1944, 2006–current
Branch RAAF
Role Airborne Early Warning & Control
Part of Surveillance & Response Group
Garrison/HQ RAAF Base Williamtown
Motto Defend from Above
Aircraft E-7A Wedgetail
Commanders
Notable
commanders
GpCapt D.J. Willcox AM, CSC (2006-2008)

No. 42 Wing is a Royal Australian Air Force wing which will be responsible for operating the RAAF's Boeing 737 AEW&C aircraft once they enter service. The wing was first formed during World War II on 1 February 1943 at RAAF Base Townsville where it remained until it was disbanded on 1 October 1944. No. 42 Wing was reformed on 1 January 2006 under the command of fighter pilot Group Captain David Willcox AM, CSC, and is located at RAAF Base Williamtown near Newcastle. It consists of a single flying squadron, No. 2 Squadron.

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