RAAF Transport Flight (Japan)

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A member of Transport Flight (Japan) looks out over the demilitarised zone towards Communist positions while on a visit to Australian forces serving on the Armistice line.

Transport Flight (Japan) was a Royal Australian Air Force air transport unit. The Flight was formed on 14 March 1955 at Iwakuni, Japan with a strength of three C-47 Dakotas and one CAC Wirraway. Transport Flight (Japan)'s main duty was to fly a regular service between Japan and South Korea in support of the Commonwealth of Nations military units based there following the end of the Korean War. The Flight flew its last courier flights on 28 June 1956, returned to Australia in July and was disbanded on 28 September 1956.


  • RAAF Historical Section (1995), Units of the Royal Australian Air Force. A Concise History. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.