Seaplane Squadron RAAF

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A Supermarine Southampton at RAAF Base Point Cook in 1939

Seaplane Squadron RAAF was a Royal Australian Air Force flight training squadron. Seaplane Squadron was formed on 16 February 1934 at RAAF Base Point Cook as part of No. 1 Flying Training School. The Squadron was equipped with Supermarine Southampton flying boats and was responsible for training aircrew to operate seaplanes and supporting the Royal Australian Navy. The Squadron also frequently conducted survey flights over remote parts of Australia and mapped the Darwin to Sydney section of the British Empire Air Mail route. Seaplane Squadron was disbanded on 30 June 1939.

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  • RAAF Historical Section (1995), Units of the Royal Australian Air Force. A Concise History. Volume 4 Maritime and Transport Units. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra. Pages 187-190.