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  • australia 161 Reconnaissance Squadron

    Australian Army Aviation


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    Part of 1st Aviation Regiment



    1965 to present    






    Helicopters

    161 recce flt vietnam

    Established 1965 as 161 (Independent) Reconnaissance Flight at RAAF Base Amberley for deployment to Vietnam as part of the 16th Army Light Aircraft Squadron. Started using Cessna 180 and Sioux helicopters from Bien Hoa. Expanded using US Army OH-58A Kiowas and O-1 Bird Dog to Vung Tau and Nui Dat until 1971. During that time, in 1967 the 16 Squadron was redesignated 1st Aviation Regiment. In 1974 received current name.


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    YearsLocationICAO/FAA
    1995/    Darwin IntlYPDN
    1974/94Holsworthy BarracksYSHW
    1971/74OakeyYBOK
    1965/71AmberleyYAMB
    1965/71VN Bien Hoa


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    YearsModels
    2004/    Tiger ARH
    1972/    ca-32 kiowa
    1969/??47G-3






    161 Reconnaissance Squadron List of helicopters

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    C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
    6640 47g-3 1965 A1-640 : dd Sep 1967. 161 Recce Flt, to S Vietnam (Nui Dat) Mar-Aug 1969. Stored 19+
    - A1-640 : to Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra
    4007 arh A38-007 : 07aug18 asg 161Sq pictured (pic2)
    4013 arh A38-013 : Australian Army Jul07; 2014 161sq /Samurai; pictured unk





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