RAAF Base Mallala
|RAAF Base Mallala|
|Location||Mallala, South Australia|
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.
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.
The site has been extensively modified and is now the Mallala Motor Sport Park.
Units based at RAAF Base Mallala
- No. 1 Airfield Defence Squadron
- No. 6 Service Flying Training School
- No. 24 (City of Adelaide) Squadron
- No. 34 Communications Squadron
- "Mallala". RAAF Museum. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
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