NO. 23 SQUADRON
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE

RAAF STATION ARCHERFIELD
1939 - 1956

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NO. 23 SQUADRON

DATE COMMANDING OFFICER AIRCRAFT AND FUNCTION
30 Aug 39 Wg. Cdr. J. Waters Training and Recon.
4 Avro Ansons, 1 Tiger Moth
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15 Nov 39         "          " 4 Wirraways
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17 Jul 40 Sqn. Ldr. F.R. Wittscheibe          "
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06 Aug 40         "          " 3 Hudsons
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28 Dec 40 Sqn. Ldr. D.R. Chapman         "
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20 Nov 41 Sqn. Ldr. D. Kingwell         "
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16 Feb 42 Flt. Lt. M.V. Lewis        "
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09 Mar 42 Sqn.. Ldr. K.M. Hampshire        "
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06 May 42 No. 23 Squadron moved to Amberley
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01 Apr 48 No. 23 Squadron (Citizens Air Force) reformed Archerfield
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01 Apr 48 Sqn. Ldr. J.B. Fitzgerald Training Fighter Squadron
Tiger Moth, Link Trainer
Wirraway and Mustang
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25 Aug 48 Sqn. Ldr. M.J. Moore D.F.C.           "                  "
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19 Aug 50 Sqn. Ldr. J.R. Kinnimont D.F.C.           "                  "
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03 Jul 52 Sqn. Ldr. A.E. Mather D.F.C.           "                  "
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12 Jan 54 Sqn. Ldr. D.C. Hurst D.F.C.
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30 Aug 55 Vampire? aircraft phased in
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16 Sep 55 No. 23 Squadron moved to Amberley
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The Squadron is now officially known as

NO. 23 (CITY OF BRISBANE) SQUADRON

Forming part of the RAAF ACTIVE RESERVE

 

23 Squadron RAAF

 

Collision of 2 Wirraways
over Cleveland on 13 Feb 1942

 

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