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Singapore Air Force history
Singapore Air Force history
A-4S 601 with the first RSiAF roundel seen pre-delivery at NAS Lemoore on 24 June 1974.
Photo: collection Dick Lohuis
Cannon AFB (NM) (KCVS)
Rwy: 04/22, 13/31, 17/35
Pos: 34°22'58"N 103°19'20"W
Elev: 4295 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
USAF

428 FS 'Buccaneers'
15 Sep 1998 - 6 July 2005 F-16C
F-16D
disbanded
Detachment was called Peace Carvin III.
Cazaux (LFBC)
BA120
Rwy: 06/24
Pos: 44°32'06"N 001°07'53"W
Elev: 84 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
RSAF (3)

150 sq 'Falcon'
1 Sep 1998 - present A-4SU (->12)
TA-4SU
M346 (12->)
A-4SU Skyhawk 942 at Cazaux in June 1999.
Photo: Dominique Jolie
Changi (WSSS)
Rwy: 02L/20R, 02C/20C, 02R/20L
Pos: 01°21'25"N 103°59'18"E
Elev: 22 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
RSAF (1)

Alouette sq
Jan 1972 - 16 Dec 1973 SA316B Alouette III
renamed 120 sq


121 sq 'Gannet'
1973 - 1993 SC7-3M-4015 (timeline)
F50UTA (Oct93->)
name change


142 sq 'Gryphon'
Feb 1974 - 31 Mar 2005 A-4S (feb74-?)
TA-4S
TA-4S-1
A-4SU (?->)
disbanded


Air Engineering Training Institute
10 Nov 1972 - present various
RSAF (2)

120 sq
16 Dec 1973 - 1983 SA316B (->Feb78)
Bell 212 (Feb77->)
UH-1H (aug77->)
AB205A
relocated to Sembawang


143 sq 'Phoenix'
Feb 1975 - Dec 1975 A-4S
relocated to Tengah


123 sq
July 1979 - 198 . ? UH-1B (80->)
AS350B (28sep82->)

relocated to Sembawang
RSAF (3)

121 sqn 'Brahminy Kite'
1993 - present F50UTA
F50MPA (Sep94->)


112 sq
12 Dec 2000 - present KC-135R (12Dec00->)
A330-243MRTT


145 sq 'Hornet'
3 July 2004 - present F-16D-52+ (29Nov04->)
SC7-3M 705 visiting Jakarta-Halim in January 1976.
Photo: collection Dick Lohuis
TA-4S 690 of 142 sq 'Gryphon' in October 1988.
Photo: collection Dick Lohuis
Dallas/Redmond Taylor AHP (TX) ( )
Rwy: 17/35H, HEL
Pos: 32°44'02"N 096°58'20"W
Elev: 480ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
US Army

D Co.3-149 AvnReg
May 1996 - June 2018 CH-47D disbanded and helicopters to 127 sq Det. at Oakey
Detachment was called Peace Prairie
Luke AFB (AZ) (KLUF)
Rwy: 03L/21R, 03R/21L
Pos: 33°32'06"N 112°22'59"W
Elev: 1090 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
USAF

311 TFTS 'Sidewinders'
Feb 1988 - Jan 1990 F-16A
F-16B
to 140 Sqn at Tengah


425 FS 'Black Widows'
30 Dec 1992 - present F-16C
F-16D
Detachment was/is called respectively Peace Carvin I & II.
Maju Camp
Pos: 01°19'37"N 103°46'31"E
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
RSAF (1)

Falcon sq
Jun 1968 - Aug 1969 Ce172H (Sep68->)
Ce172K (May69->)
relocated to Seletar
Marana/Pinal Airpark (AZ) (KMZJ)
Silverbell AHP
Rwy: 12/30, HEL
Pos: 32°30'35"N 111°19'31"W
Elev: 1893 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
US Army

E/1-285th AVN
Oct 2001 - present AH-64D (17May02->)
Detachment is called Peace Vanguard.
McConnell AFB (KS) (KIAB)
Rwy: 01L/19R, 01R/19L
Pos: 37°37'23"N 097°16'03"W
Elev: 1078 ft
Force Wing Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
USAF

22 ARW
12 Dec 2000 - Nov 2003 KC-135R
to 112 sq at Changi
Detachment was called Peace Guardian.
Mountain Home AFB (ID) (KMUO)
Rwy: 12/30
Pos: 43°02'37"N 115°52'21"W
Elev: 2996 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
USAF

428 FS 'Buccaneers'
18 May 2009 - present F-15SG
Detachment is called Peace Carvin V.
Murai Camp
Rwy: 18/36
Pos: 01°23'32"N 103°41'58"E
Elev: 68 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
RSAF (3)

119 sq 'Dragon'
? - present IAI Heron


128 sq 'Golden Owl'
? - present IAI Searcher
NAS North Island (CA) (KNZY)
Rwy: 11/29, 18/36
Pos: 32°41'54"N 117°12'48"W
Elev: 26 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
USN

Det. S-70B
16 Nov 2009 - present S-70B
Detachment is called Peace Triton.
Oakey, Qld. (YBOK)
AAF
Rwy: 05/23, 09/27, 09L/27R, 09R/27L, 14/32, grass strips
Pos: 27°24'41"S 151°44'07"E
Elev: 1335 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
RSAF (3)

126 sq 'Cougar'
Sep 1998 - present AS332M1
AS532UL


127 sq Det.
July 2018 - present CH-47D
Paya Lebar (WSAP)
Rwy: 02/20
Pos: 01°21'38"N 103°54'34"E
Elev: 65 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
RSAF (2)

122 sq 'Condor'
Dec 1981 - present KC-130B
C-130H
KC-130H


131 sq 'Harrier'
1983 - 30 Jun 1986 T-33A
S211 (84->)
disbanded


144 sq 'Black Kite'
1 June 1985 - Sep 2015 F-5E
F-5F
F-5S (96->)
F-5T
disbanded
RSAF (3)

141 sq 'Merlin'
1994 - Nov 2005 F-5E
F-5S (4Apr99->)
F-5T
RF-5S
disbanded


149 sqn 'Shikra'
1994 - present F-5E
F-5F
F-5S (98-?)
F-5T
F-15SG (Apr10->)


142 sq 'Gryphon'
Mar 2016 - present F-15SG
F-5F 852 of 144 sq 'Black Kite' at RAAF Williamtown on 27 September 1983.
Photo: CAF
In the eighties some experiments were conducted with different camo schemes like here on F-5E 801 of 144 sq 'Black Kite' at RAAF Williamtown on 27 September 1983.
Photo: CAF
T-33A 373 of 131 sq in August 1985 is an ex French Air Force example.
Photo: collection Dick Lohuis
S211 386 at its home base in September 1985.
Photo: collection Dick Lohuis
F-5E 815 of 141 sq 'Merlin'.
Photo: Lenn Bayliss
Two-ship take off of 141 squadron F-5S 836 with RF-5S 871 on its wing at Changi on 12 December 2001.
Photo: Andrew Hunt
F-5S 831 of 149 squadron 'Shikra' at Paya Lebar on 31 August 2006.
Photo: TK
Pearce, WA (YPEA)
RAAF
Rwy: 05/23, 18L/36R, 18R, 36L
Pos: 31°40'04"S 116°00'54"E
Elev: 150 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
RSAF (3)

130 sq 'Eagle'
Sep 1993 - present S211 (->08)
PC-21 (Apr08->)
Fourship S211s of 130 sq 'Eagle' flying along the Australian coast in March 1995.
Photo: Peter Steineman
Seletar (WSSL)
Rwy: 03/21
Pos: 01°25'01"N 103°52'04"E
Elev: 35 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
RSAF (1)

Alouette sq
Sep 1968 - Jan 1972 SA316B (30Sep68->)
relocated to Changi


Air Technical Training School
Jan 1969 - Mar 1969 various
renamed SAF School of Technical Training


Falcon sq
Aug 1969 - 1 May 1972 Ce172H (->72)
Ce172K (->72)
SF260MS (6Sep71->)
renamed 150 sq


SAF School of Technical Training
Mar 1969 - May 1972 various
renamed Air Engineering Training Institute


150 sq 'Falcon'
1 May 1972 - 1998 SF260MS (->Nov99)
SF260WS (79-Nov99)
relocated to Cazaux
RSAF (2)

122 sq 'Condor'
1977 - Dec 1981 C-130B (Feb77->)
C-130H (Jan80->)
relocated to Paya Lebar
RSAF (3)

124 sq 'Flaming Arrow'
26 Jan 2007 - present EC120B
Meteor FTT8 SAF-TECH-2 (ex RAF WA880) used for training in October 1970.
Photo: collection Dick Lohuis
Javelin 9R SAF-TECH-9 is an ex RAF 60 sq example used as ground instructional airframe in October 1970.
Photo: collection Dick Lohuis
Old style 150 sq badge is applied on the tail of SF260WS 157.
Photo: Ben J. Ullings
SF260MS 133 & SF260WS 160 in formation flight posing for the camera.
Photo: Peter Steineman
Sembawang (WSAG)
Rwy: 05/23
Pos: 01°25'40"N 103°49'11"E
Elev: 86 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
RSAF (2)

120 sq 'Kestrel'
1983 - 20 . .? Bell 212 (->June89)
UH-1H (->11July05)
AB205A

changed markings


123 sq
198 . ? - Feb 2004 UH-1B (->92)
AS350B (->91)
AS550C-2 (91->)
disbanded


125 sq 'Starling'
Feb 1985 - present AS332M (July85->)
AS532UL
RSAF (3)

124 sq 'Flaming Arrow'
20 Mar 1991 - Jan 2007 AS550U-2 (->06)
AS550C-2 (Feb04-06)
EC120B (Sep06->)
reloacted to Seletar


126 sq 'Cougar'
1 Sep 1992 - Sep 1998 AS332M
AS532UL
relocated to Oakey


127 sq
1998 - present CH-47SD (8June99->)


120 sq 'Kestrel'
20 . .? - present AH-64D (06 - ->)
Bell 212 210 in August 1983.
Photo: Peter Steineman
UH-1B 259 of 124 sq at Sembawang.
Photo: Ben J. Ullings
AB205A 240 with first edition of 120 squadron markings applied on the entrance door hovering at Sembawang.
Photo: Ben J. Ullings
AS350B 274 of 124 sq.
Photo: Ben J. Ullings
AS550C-2 209 of 123 sq in September 1998.
Photo: collection Dick Lohuis
Tengah (WSAT)
Rwy: 18/36 (18L/36R, 18R/36L)
Pos: 01°23'15"N 103°42'30"E
Elev: 50 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
RSAF (1)

Flying Training School / 130 sq
1 August 1969 - 1994 Strikemaster Mk84 (18oct69-84)
S211 (30nov84->)
relocated to Pearce


140 sq 'Osprey'
Feb 1970 - present Hunter FGA74 (July70-90)
Hunter FR74A
Hunter T75
F-16A (8feb90-04)
F-16B
F-16C-52 (03->)
F-16D-52


141 sq 'Merlin'
15 Nov 1972 - 26 Mar 1992 Hunter FGA74
Hunter FR74B
Hunter T75A
disbanded
RSAF (2)

140 sq / Osprey Red
Mar 1973 - 1973 Hunter
renamed Black Knight


140 sq / Black Knights
7 June 1974 - 1978 Hunter
disbanded


143 sq 'Phoenix'
Dec 1975 - 1997 A-4S (->91)
TA-4S
A-4SU (91->)
TA-4SU
disbanded


144 sq 'Black Kite'
13 Feb 1979 - 1 June 1985 F-5E (19Feb79->)
F-5F
relocated to Paya Lebar


131 sq 'Harrier'
1 Nov 1979 - 1983 T-33A (30Mar80->)
relocated to Paya Lebar


Black Knights
1981 F-5E


Black Knights
1983 Hunter


145 sq 'Hornet'
1 Apr 1984 - 30 Apr 2003 A-4S-1 (->89)
TA-4S-1
A-4SU (89->)
TA-4SU
relocated to Changi-East


149 sqn 'Shikra'
1 June 1985 - 1994 F-5E
F-5F
relocated to Paya Lebar


111 sq 'Hawkeye'
1987 - 2010 E-2C (24Apr90-15Oct10)
changed name
RSAF (3)

Black Knights
1990 & 1994 A-4SU


Black Knights
1996 A-4SU


143 sq 'Phoenix'
1998 - present F-16C-52+
F-16D-52+


Black Knights
2000 A-4SU
F-16A


Black Knights
2008, 2014 & 2015 F-16C


111 sq 'Jaeger'
2010 - present G550 (20Feb09->)


116 sq
? - present IAI Hermes 450
A-4S 660 in March 1982.
Photo: CAF
Hunter FR74B 521 of 140 sq on 9 March 1983.
Photo: CAF
Strikemaster Mk84 314 of 130 sq in September 1985.
Photo: collection Dick Lohuis
Sharkmouth dominates Hunter T75A 528 of 141 sq 'Merlin'.
Photo: Ben J. Ullings
Internationally the Black Knights performed at the Indonesian Air Show 1996 held from 22 till 30 June.
Photo: Jakarta-Soekarno Hatta, 21 June 1996, Alwy Gosselt
111 sq 'Hawkeye' E-2C 014 in July 2002.
Photo: Lenn Bayliss
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