RAAF Base Mallala

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RAAF Base Mallala was a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) base at Mallala, South Australia.

History[edit]

The base was built in 1941 as the home of No. 6 Service Flying Training School (No. 6 SFTS) during World War II. The SFTS provided advanced training for RAAF pilots, including fighter and multi-engine aircraft.[1]

Following the cessation of hostilities, RAAF Base Mallala was a temporary base for flight test and transport support for the joint UK-Australian Weapons Research Establishment at Woomera. When RAAF Base Edinburgh opened in 1954, operations at Mallala wound down until the base closed in May 1960.[1]

The site has been extensively modified and is now the Mallala Motor Sport Park.

Units based at RAAF Base Mallala[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mallala". RAAF Museum. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 



34°24′54″S 138°30′17″E / 34.41500°S 138.50472°E / -34.41500; 138.50472Coordinates: 34°24′54″S 138°30′17″E / 34.41500°S 138.50472°E / -34.41500; 138.50472