List of Australian Air Force Cadet units

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This is a list of all units of the Australian Air Force Cadets (AAFC). AAFC units consist of wings (WG), squadrons (SQN), specialist flights (FLT) and the national headquarters unit (HQAAFC).[1]

National Units and Directorates[edit]

These units operate on a national level. Headquarters AAFC has no physical location; personnel staffing this unit come from around the nation. Directorates come under the authority of Headquarters – Australian Air Force Cadets (HQAAFC):

  • Aviation Operations Directorate (AOD)
  • Corporate Services Directorate (CSD)
  • Diversity Directorate (DIVD)
  • Operations Directorate (OPSD)
  • People and Culture Directorate (PCD)
  • Safety Directorate (SAFD)
  • Training Directorate (TD)

Operational Wings[edit]

The Operational wings are the eight wings which are made up of squadrons where cadets are enrolled. They are:

No. 1 Wing – Northern Queensland (1WGAAFC)[edit]

Squadrons[edit]

  • No 101 Squadron AAFC – RAAF Base Townsville
  • No 103 Squadron AAFC – Ingham
  • No 104 (City Of Cairns) Squadron AAFC – Carins
  • No 105 (City Of Mackay) Squadron AAFC – Mackay
  • No 106 Squadron AAFC – Tablelands
  • No 107 Squadron AAFC – Innisfail
  • No 108 Squadron AAFC – Charters Towers
  • No 109 Squadron AAFC – Ayr
  • No 110 Squadron AAFC – Bowen
  • No 111 Squadron AAFC – Mount Isa
  • No 112 Squadron AAFC – Weipa

Specialist Squadrons[edit]

  • No 102 Flight AAFC – Townsville
  • No 100 Aviation Training Squadron AAFC

No. 2 Wing – Southern Queensland (2WGAAFC)[edit]

Squadrons[edit]

The following is a list of Squadrons within 2WGAAFC, locations, parade times and contact phone numbers.

Unit Name Location
No 202 Squadron AAFC John Paul College in Daisy Hill
No 203 Squadron AAFC Anglican Church Grammar School in East Brisbane
No 204 Squadron AAFC Army Drill Hall in Roma
No 205 Squadron AAFC 25/49 RQR Depot in Gatton
No 207 Squadron AAFC Nambour State High School in Nambour
No 208 Squadron AAFC RAAF Base Amberley in Amberley
No 209 Squadron AAFC Army Aviation Centre in Oakey
No 210 Squadron AAFC 25/49 RQR Depot in Toowoomba
No 212 (City of Redcliffe) Squadron AAFC Shapcott Base at Redcliffe Aerodrome in Kippa Ring
No 213 Squadron AAFC Elanora State High School in Elanora
No 214 Squadron AAFC Calamvale Community College in Calamvale
No 215 Squadron AAFC Citipointe Christian College in Carindale
No 216 Squadron AAFC Wide Bay Military Reserve in Maryborough
No 217 (City of Redland) Squadron AAFC Capalaba State College in Capalaba
No 218 Squadron AAFC Sherwood‑Indooroopilly RSL Sub‑Branch in Corinda
No 219 Squadron AAFC Archerfield Airport in Archerfield
No 220 Squadron AAFC Aviation High in Clayfield
No 221 (City of Gold Coast) Squadron AAFC 41 Field Battery Army Reserve Depot in Ashmore
No 223 Squadron AAFC Caloundra Airport in Caloundra
No 225 Squadron AAFC West Moreton Anglican College in Ipswich
No 226 Squadron AAFC Trinity College, Beenleigh in Beenleigh
No 227 Squadron AAFC Rockhampton State High School in Rockhampton
No 230 Squadron AAFC The Springfield Anglican College in Springfield
No 232 Squadron AAFC St. Michael's College in Merrimac

Specialist Squadron/Flight[edit]

Unit Name Location Specialty
No 200 Squadron AAFC Archerfield Airport Aviation Training
No 211 Flight AAFC RAAF Base Amberley Powered Flying
No 233 Flight AAFC RAAF Base Amberley Ceremonial Flight (No 2 Wing AAFC Band & Precision Drill Team)
No 234 Flight AAFC RAAF Base Amberley Firearms Training

Disbanded Units[edit]

Unit Name Location
No 222 Squadron AAFC Southport
No 224 Squadron AAFC Amberley
No 228 Squadron AAFC Bundaberg
No 231 Squadron AAFC Jimboomba

No. 3 Wing – New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory (3WGAAFC)[edit]

Squadrons[edit]

  • No 302 Squadron AAFC – Rockdale
  • No 303 Squadron AAFC – Camden
  • No 304 Squadron AAFC – Pymble
  • No 305 Squadron AAFC – Collaroy
  • No 306 Squadron AAFC – Darlinghurst
  • No 307 (City of Bankstown) Squadron AAFC – Lidcombe
  • No 308 (City of Maitland) Squadron AAFC – Maitland
  • No 310 (City of Tamworth) Squadron AAFC – Tamworth
  • No 311 Squadron AAFC – Erina
  • No 312 Squadron AAFC – South Kempsey
  • No 313 (City of Dubbo) Squadron AAFC – Dubbo
  • No 314 (City of Wollongong) Squadron AAFC – Warrawong
  • No 315 (City of Canberra) Squadron AAFC – HMAS Harman, ACT
  • No 316 (City of Lake Macquarie) Squadron AAFC – Adamstown
  • No 317 (City of Taree) Squadron AAFC – Taree
  • No 318 Squadron AAFC – Sutherland
  • No 319 Squadron AAFC – Inverell
  • No 321 (City of Newcastle) Squadron AAFC – Adamstown
  • No 322 (City of Ryde) Squadron AAFC – Dundas
  • No 323 Squadron AAFC – Glenbrook
  • No 324 (City of Randwick) Squadron AAFC – Randwick
  • No 325 (City of Goulburn) Squadron AAFC – Goulburn
  • No 326 Squadron AAFC – Lismore
  • No 328 Squadron AAFC – Bathurst
  • No 329 Squadron AAFC – Orange
  • No 330 (City of Shoalhaven) Squadron AAFC – Nowra Hill
  • No 331 Squadron AAFC – Coffs Harbour
  • No 332 (City of Wagga Wagga) Squadron AAFC – Forest Hill
  • No 333 Squadron AAFC – Port Macquarie
  • No 334 Squadron AAFC – HMAS Harman, ACT
  • No 335 Squadron AAFC – Williamtown
  • No 336 Squadron AAFC – Richmond
  • No 337 Squadron AAFC – Armidale
  • No 338 Squadron AAFC – Albion Park Rail
  • No 339 Squadron AAFC – Moree
  • No 340 Squadron AAFC - Griffith NSW

Specialist Squadrons[edit]

  • No 301 Flight AAFC – Aviation Training Flight (Lidcombe)
  • No 320 Flight AAFC – Specialist Training (Richmond)

No. 4 Wing – Victoria (4WGAAFC)[edit]

Squadrons[edit]

Specialist Squadrons[edit]

  • No 421 Flight AAFC – Aeromodelling Flight Laverton
  • No 400 Squadron AAFC – Flying Operations Flight Point Cook

Disbanded Units[edit]

  • No 3 (City of Dandenong) Flight VICAIRTC – Dandenong (disbanded 1996)
  • No 18 Flight VICAIRTC – Tyabb (disbanded 1996)
  • No 418 Squadron AAFC - HMAS Cerberus (amalgamated with 406SQN AAFC 31 Dec 08)

No. 5 Wing – Tasmania (5WGAAFC)[edit]

Squadrons[edit]

Specialist Squadron[edit]

  • No 509 Flight AAFC – Aviation Training Devonport

No. 6 Wing – South Australia (6WGAAFC)[edit]

Squadrons[edit]

  • No 601 Squadron AAFC – Keswick (Keswick Army Barracks)
  • No 602 Squadron AAFC – Woodside (Woodside Army Barracks)
  • No 603 Squadron AAFC – Berri
  • No 604 Squadron AAFC – Greenacres (Hampstead Army Barracks)
  • No 605 Squadron AAFC – Lonsdale (Lonsdale Army Depot)
  • No 608 Squadron AAFC - Town of Gawler (Willaston)
  • No 609 Squadron AAFC – Warradale (Warradale Army Barracks)
  • No 612 Squadron AAFC – Mount Gambier (airport)
  • No 613 Squadron AAFC – Edinburgh (RAAF Base Edinburgh)
  • No 614 Squadron AAFC – Port Pirie
  • No 617 Squadron AAFC – Netherby (Unley High School)
  • No 619 Squadron AAFC – Seaford
  • No 620 Squadron AAFC – Kadina
  • No 622 Squadron AAFC – Murray Bridge
  • No 623 (City of Mildura) Squadron AAFC – Mildura

Specialist Squadrons[edit]

  • No 606 Flight AAFC – Warradale (Warradale Army Barracks)
  • No 600 Squadron AAFC – Flying Training, Edinburgh (RAAF Base Edinburgh)
  • No 611 Flight AAFC – Ground Engineering, Oaklands Park (Warradale Army Barracks)
  • No 616 Flight AAFC – Ceremonial

No. 7 Wing – Western Australia (7WGAAFC)[edit]

Officer Commanding: WGCDR (AAFC) Andrew Shearman OAM[2]

Squadrons[edit]

Unit Name Location
No 701 Squadron AAFC Bullsbrook
No 702 Squadron AAFC Cannington
No 703 (City of Fremantle) Squadron AAFC East Fremantle
No 704 Squadron AAFC Madeley
No 705 (City of Albany) Squadron AAFC Albany
No 707 Squadron AAFC Coodanup
No 708 Squadron AAFC Rockingham
No 709 (City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder) Squadron AAFC Kalgoorlie
No 710 Squadron AAFC Bunbury
No 711 (City of Greater Geraldton) Squadron AAFC Geraldton
No 712 Squadron (City of Belmont) AAFC South Guildford
No 713 Squadron AAFC Cannington
No 714 Squadron AAFC Karrakatta
No 715 (City of Belmont) Squadron AAFC South Guildford
No 721 Squadron AAFC Madeley
No 723 Squadron AAFC Joondalup

Specialist Squadrons[edit]

Unit Name Specialty Location
No 706 Flight AAFC Ground Training South Guildford
No 708 Flight AAFC Northam
No 700 Squadron AAFC Flying Training Bullsbrook
No 718 Flight AAFC Drum Corps South Guildford
No 719 Flight AAFC Field Training Bullsbrook
No 720 Flight AAFC Aero Modelling South Guildford

No. 8 Wing – Northern Territory (8WGAAFC)[edit]

Squadrons[edit]

Unit Name Location
No 801 Squadron AAFC RAAF Base Darwin, Winnellie
No 802 Squadron AAFC Palmerston Senior College, Palmerston
No 803 Squadron AAFC RAAF Base Tindal
No 804 Squadron AAFC Alice Springs

Specialist Squadrons[edit]

Unit Name Specialty Location
No 800 Squadron AAFC Flying Training RAAF Base Darwin, Winnellie
No 805 Flight AAFC Drill and Ceremonial, Drum Corps Winnellie

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Unit Website Details". CadetOne. Australian Air Force Cadets. 
  2. ^ http://7wg.aafc.org.au/

External links[edit]