Armed Forces Overviews
South African Air Force history
South African Air Force history
‘Silver Falcons’ in formation flight along the coast in October 1991.
Photo: Ben J. Ullings
‘Smoke on’ for the Harvard Aerobatic Team.
Photo: October 1991, Ben J. Ullings
Baragwanath (FASY)
Rwy: 13/31
Pos: 26°20'57"S 027°46'47"E
Elev: 5423 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
SAAF (4)

28 'City of Johannesburg' Auxiliary Sq
1948 - Jan 1951 Harvard
redesignated 3 (Active Citizen Force) Fighter Sq


3 (Active Citizen Force) Fighter Sq
Jan 1951 - Nov 1951 Harvard (->Mar51)
disbanded


3 (Active Citizen Force) Fighter Sq
July 1952 - 1959 Harvard
disbanded
SAAF (5)

104 Air Commando
24 Sep 1963 - 1 Oct 1968 privately owned civilian aircraft
redesignated 104 Commando Sq


104 Commando Sq
1 Oct 1968 - 1970 privately owned civilian aircraft
relocated to Swartkop
Bethal (FABH)
Rwy: 08/26, 16/34 (dirt)
Pos: 25°39'31"S 030°02'30"E
Elev: 6250 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
SAAF (5)

101 Air Commando
24 Sep 1963 - 1 Oct 1968 privately owned civilian aircraft
redesignated 101 Commando Sq


101 Commando Sq
1 Oct 1968 - 1975 privately owned civilian aircraft
relocated to Hoedspruit
Bloemfontein (FABL)
Bloemspruit AFB
Rwy: 02/20, 12/30
Pos: 29°05'36"S 026°18'16"E
Elev: 4458ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
SAAF (4)

24sq
Apr 1946 - 1 Jan 1951 PV-1 Ventura
Harvard (48->)
disbanded


60sq
1948 - Nov 1950 PV-1 Ventura
disbanded


8sq
1 Jan 1951 - 1 Apr 1999 Harvard
MB326M (73->)
MB326K (Nov74->)
relocated to Hoedspruit
SAAF (5)

17sq B-Flight
1962 - 1971 Alouette III
amalgamated in to 16sq at Ysterplaat


106 Air Commando
24 Sep 1963 - 1 Oct 1968 privately owned civilian aircraft
redesignated 106 Commando Sq


Multi Engine Conversion Unit
July 1968 - 1 Jan 1973 C-47 (timeline)
redesignated 86 Advanced Flying School


106 Commando Sq
1 Oct 1968 - 1995 ? privately owned civilian aircraft
redesignated 106sq


15sq B-Flight
19 Feb 1969 - 1980 Alouette III
relocated to Durban


16sq
1972 - 1973 Alouette III (timeline)
split up in two flights at PE and Ysterplaat


86 Advanced Flying School
1 Jan 1973 - 198. ? C-47 (timeline)
redesignated 86 Multi Engined Flying School


87 Advanced Flying School
1 Jan 1978 - 1987 Alouette III (timeline)
redesignated 87 Helicopter Flying School
SAAF (6)

86 Multi Engined Flying School
198. ? - 31 Dec 1997 C-47
C-47TP
C212-200 (95->)
C212-300 (95->)
CN235M-10 (95->)
amalgamated in to 44sq


87 Helicopter Flying School
1987 - present Alouette III
TP-1 Oryx
BK117A (on loan)
A109LUH


106sq
1995 ? - present privately owned civilian aircraft


16sq
28 Oct 1999 - present Rooivalk
SE3160 Alouette III 46 of 87 AFS in October 1975.
Photo: K. Zaayman
MB326K Impala II 1077 8 sqn in July 1981.
Photo: Pieter Vorster
Sole CN235M-10 8026 carries the badge of the 86 MEFS on the tail and nose.
Photo: October 1996, Ben Pierik
Cape Town/Intl (FACT)
Rwy: 01/19, 16/34
Pos: 33°58'17"S 018°36'16"E
Elev: 151 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
SAAF (4)

17sq
1 June 1947 - 1955 PV-1 Ventura
Harvard
disbanded


35sq
27 Sep 1957 - 2003 PV-1 Ventura (->60)
Shackleton MR3 (->Nov84)
C-47 (84-94)
C-47TP (Sep94->)
relocated to Ysterplaat
SAAF (5)

27sq
1969 - Oct 1990 P166S (timeline)
disbanded


7sq
1978 - Mar 1985 MB326M (timeline)
relocated to Langebaanweg
SAAF (6)

88 Maritime Operational Training School
Nov 1985 - 31 Dec 1990 a/c on loan
disbanded


35sq - Transport Flight
1990 - 1998 C-47 (->91)
Beech 200C (->95)
C-47TP (91->)
amalgamated in to 35 sqn


80 Air Navigation School
Jan 1991 - Jan 2003 a/c on loan
relocated to Ysterplaat
Shackleton MR3 of 35sq 1721 in 1984.
Photo: collection Dick Lohuis
Piaggio P166S Albatros 896 of 27 sqn in September 1985.
Photo: collection Dick Lohuis
C-47A 6873 of 35 sqn almost ready to start its engines.
Photo: October 1991, Ben J. Ullings
Cape Town/Youngsfield
Rwy: : grass
Pos: 34°00'00"S 018°28'60"E
Elev: 3372 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
SAAF (5)

7sq
1 Aug 1961 - 1969 Harvard
relocated to Ysterplaat
Dunnottar (FADR)
Rwy: 07L/25R, 07R/25L, 18L/36R, 18R/36L (grass)
Pos: 26°21'15"S 028°28'00"E
Elev: 5241 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
SAAF (3)

Central Flying School
1946 - Feb 1968 Tiger Moth
Harvard (timeline)
Oxford
redesignated Flying Training School Dunnotar
SAAF (4)

Harvard Aerobatic Team
1949 - 1959 Harvard (timeline)
disbanded


40sq
1965 - Aug 1982 Harvard (timeline)
relocated to Waterkloof
SAAF (5)

Flying Training School Dunnotar
Feb 1968 - Jan 1977 Harvard (timeline)
redesignated Central Flying School


Central Flying School
Jan 1977 - Dec 1991 Harvard (timeline)
relocated to Langebaanweg
SAAF (6)

Harvard Aerobatic Team
1985 - Dec 1991 Harvard (timeline)
relocated to Langebaanweg
After engine start, the trainee pilot performs pre-taxi checks on SNJ-4 7667.
Photo: October 1991, Ben J. Ullings
Durban (FADN)
Rwy: 06/24, 18/36
Pos: 29°58'11"S 030°57'06"E
Elev: 25 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
SAAF (4)

35sq
1950 - 27 Sep 1957 Harvard (->51)
PV-1 Ventura (timeline)
relocated to Cape Town


5sq
Dec 1950 - 1988 Harvard (->73)
MB326M (July73->)
MB326K (81->)
relocated to Louis Trichardt
SAAF (5)

105 Air Commando
24 Sep 1963 - 1 Oct 1968 privately owned civilian aircraft
redesignated 105 Commando Sq


105 Commando Sq
1 Oct 1968 - 1995 ? privately owned civilian aircraft
redesignated 105sq


16sq
1969 - 1972 Alouette III (timeline)
relocated to Bloemfontein


15sq A+B-Flight
1980 - present SA321L (->91)
Alouette III
SA330H (91-94)
TP-1 Oryx (94->)
BK117A (94->)
A109LUH
SAAF (6)

19sq B-Flight
? - ? SA330H (timeline)
disbanded


105sq
1995 ? - present privately owned civilian aircraft
MB326M Impala I 541 (front) & 496 of 5 sqn on 2 September 1977.
Photo: collection Dick Lohuis
Durban/Congella
Rwy: : water
Pos: 29°52'15"S 031°00'36"E
Elev: 0 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
SAAF (3)

35sqn
2 Feb 1945 - 27 Sep 1957 Catalina
Sunderland GR5 (Apr45->)
relocated to Cape Town
Durban/Stamford Hill
HMS Kongoni
Rwy: : grass
Pos: 29°49'45"S 031°01'49"E
Elev: 13 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
SAAF (3)

35sqn
Feb 1945 - 1950 Harvard
Spitfire
Oxford
PV-1 Ventura
relocated to Durban
Grand Central (FAGC)
Rwy: 17/35
Pos: 25°59'13"S 028°08'26"E
Elev: 5325 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
SAAF (5)

41sq
Jan 1963 - May 1973 Auster (->68)
Ce 185 (?->)
relocated to Swartkop
Hoedspruit AFB (FAHS)
Rwy: 09/27, 18/36
Pos: 24°21'18"S 031°03'00"E
Elev: 1640 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
SAAF (5)

101 Commando Sq
1975 - 1995 privately owned civilian aircraft
redesignated 101sq


2sq
Dec 1978 - Jan 1993 Mirage 3CZ (->Oct90)
Mirage 3EZ
Mirage 3BZ
Mirage 3B-2Z
Mirage 3RZ
Mirage 3R-2Z
Cheetah C (?->)
Cheetah D(2) (?->)
relocated to Louis Trichardt


1sq
14 Jan 1981 - 25 Nov 1997 Mirage F1AZ (timeline)
disbanded
SAAF (6)

31sq
4 Jan 1982 - 4 Dec 1992 Alouette III
SA330H (->Feb91)
TP-1 Oryx (12Feb91->)
disbanded


85 Combat Flying School
29 Nov 1992 - Jan 2005 MB326M (timeline)
MB326K (timeline)
relocated to Makhado


Silver Falcons
29 Nov 1992 - Sep 1997 MB326M (timeline)
disbanded


101sq
1995 - present privately owned civilian aircraft


8sq
1 Apr 1999 - 31 Mar 2001 MB326M (timeline)
MB326K (timeline)
disbanded
SAAF (7)

1 Jan 2004 - present
1 Jan 2004 - present TP-1 Oryx
A109LUH
In the last years of their service a couple Mirages were painted in a grey camo like this Mirage 3RZ 837 in October 1990.
Photo: John McBride
Mirage F1AZ 218 of 1sq in September 1994.
Photo: John McBride
Impala II 1080 of 85 CFS in October 1996.
Photo: Ben Pierik
Jinhae AB (RKPE)
Rwy: 18/36
Pos: 35°08'28"N 128°41'45"E
Elev: 8 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
SAAF (4)

2sq
4 Jan 1951 - 27 Dec 1952 F-51D
relocated to Osan K-55
Base was known then as K-10 Chinhae
Kimberley (FAKM)
Rwy: 02/20, 10/28
Pos: 28°48'17"S 024°45'50"E
Elev: 3950 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
SAAF (5)

107 Air Commando
24 Sep 1963 - 1 Oct 1968 privately owned civilian aircraft
redesignated 107 Commando Sq


107 Commando Sq
1 Oct 1968 - 1995 ? privately owned civilian aircraft
redesignated 107sq
SAAF (6)

107sq
1995 ? - present privately owned civilian aircraft
Langebaanweg AFB (FALW)
Rwy: 02L/20R, 02R/20L, 07/25, 16/34
Pos: 32°57'59"S 018°09'36"E
Elev: 0 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
SAAF (4)

Bombing, Gunnery & Navigation School
1946 - 195. ? Anson
Harvard (timeline)
PV-1 Ventura
Spitfire IXe (48->)
redesignated Air Operations School


Bumbling Bees
1946 - 1958 Harvard
Vampire FB52 (53->)
disbanded


Air Operations School
195. ? - Oct 1967 Harvard
Spitfire IXe
Vampire T11 (Oct52->)
Vampire FB52
Vampire T55
relocated to Pietersburg


Air Navigation School
Oct 1952 ? - Jan 1953 Harvard
relocated to Ysterplaat


17sq
1 Dec 1957 - July 1961 S-51 (timeline)
S-55C HAS22 (timeline)
Alouette II (Dec60->)
relocated to Ysterplaat
SAAF (5)

Bumbling Bees
1966 - 1967 MB326M (timeline)
renamed Silver Falcons


Silver Falcons
24 Nov 1967 - 29 Nov 1992 MB326M (timeline)
relocated to Hoedspruit


Flying Training School
Feb 1968 - 6 Feb 1984 MB326M (timeline)
redesignated 83 Jet Flying School
SAAF (6)

Air Navigation School
1 Jan 1982 - Dec 1990 a/c on loan
relocated to Ysterplaat


83 Jet Flying School
6 Feb 1984 - Dec 1992 MB326M (timeline)
disbanded


7sq
Mar 1985 - Dec 1992 MB326M (timeline)
MB326K
disbanded


Central Flying School
Dec 1991 - present Harvard (->95)
PC-7 (95-98)
PC-7 Mk.II (July94->)


Harvard Aerobatic Team
Dec 1991 - 1995 Harvard (timeline)
disbanded


Silver Falcons
1998 - present PC-7 Mk.II
MB326K 601 of 7sq in April 1992.
Photo: John McBride
MB326M 506 of 83 JFS in July 1994.
Photo: Ben J. Ullings
Three former Bophuthatswana PC-7s,retaining their serial, were in use from April 1994 till 1998.
Photo: March 1995, collection Dick Lohuis
Lanseria (FALA)
Rwy: 07/25
Pos: 25°56'23"S 027°55'32"E
Elev: 4521 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
SAAF (5)

41sq
1976 - 1985 C-4M (timeline)
reloctaed to Swartkop


4sq
1979 - Sep 1991 MB326M (timeline)
disbanded
Atlas C-4M Kudu 968 of 41sq in August 1984.
Photo: collection Dick Lohuis
Impala I 505 of 4sq in January 1992.
Photo: Ben J. Ullings
Lossiemouth (EGQS)
RAF
Rwy: 05/23, 10/28
Pos: 57°42'19"N 003°20'21"W
Elev: 42 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
SAAF (5)

24sq
May 1965 - Nov 1965 Buccaneer S50
relocted to Waterkloof
Makhado AFB (FALM)
Rwy: 10/28
Pos: 23°09'36"S 029°42'06"E
Elev: 3025 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
SAAF (6)

5sq
1988 - 1992 Cheetah E
disbanded


19sq A-Flight
1 Jan 1991 - 1 Jan 2004 TP-1 Oryx (timeline)
Alouette III (Jan92-?)
relocated to Hoedspruit


2sq
Jan 1993 - present Cheetah C (->2Apr08)
Cheetah D(2)
JAS39D (Apr08->)
JAS39C (11Feb10->)


102sq
1 Mar 1993 - present privately owned civilian aircraft
SAAF (7)

85 Combat Flying School
Jan 2005 - present MB326M (->06)
MB326K (->06)
Hawk Mk120 (06->)
Makhado AFB was previously known as Louis Trichardt.
Cheetah E 842 of 5sq in October 1992.
Photo: collection Dick Lohuis
Mosselbay (FAMO)
Rwy: 10/28
Pos: 34°09'25"S 022°03'41"E
Elev: 526 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
SAAF (5)

109 Air Commando
24 Sep 1963 - 1 Oct 1968 privately owned civilian aircraft
redesignated 109 Commando Sq


109 Commando Sq
1 Oct 1968 - 31 Mar 19..? privately owned civilian aircraft
redesignated 109sq
SAAF (6)

109sq
19.. ? - 31 Mar 1993 privately owned civilian aircraft
disbanded
Osan AB, Korea (RKSO)
Rwy: 09/27
Pos: 37°05'26"N 127°01'47"E
Elev: 38 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
USAF/18 FBW

2sq
Dec 1952 - Oct 1953 F-86F-30 (27Jan53-11Oct53)
returned to South Africa
Base was known then as K-55
F-86F-30 603 of 2sq at Tsuiki, Japan in 1953
Photo: USAF
Overberg (FAOB)
Rwy: 10/28, 17/35
Pos: 34°33'30"S 020°15'00"E
Elev: 164 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
SAAF (6)

Test Flight & Development Centre
1987 - present various a/c
Overberg AFB was previously known as Bredasdorp.
BN-2A-26 17 of TFDC is a former Ciskei Defence Force aircraft which was taken on charge after the reincorporation of 27 April 1994.
Photo: August 2002, collection Dick Lohuis
Pietersburg (FAPB)
Rwy: 01/19, 05/23
Pos: 23°50'59"S 029°27'23"E
Elev: 4076 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
SAAF (5)

1sqn
1967 - 1975 MB326M (->Apr75)
relocated to Waterkloof


Air Operations School
Oct 1967 - ? Vampire T11 (->70)
Vampire FB52 (->70)
Vampire T55 (->70)
MB326M (70->)
redesignated Advanced Flying School


Advanced Flying School
? - 1 Aug 1972 MB326M (timeline)
redesignated 85 Advanced Flying School


85 Advanced Flying School
1 Aug 1972 - 30 Oct 1974 MB326M (timeline)
Mirage 3BZ (73->)
splitted up in flights


85 AFS
30 Oct 1974 - 1982 MB326M (timeline)
redesignated 85 Combat Flyng School


85 AFS - Mirage Flight
30 Oct 1974 - 1982 Mirgae 3BZ (timeline)
Mirgae 3DZ (timeline)
Mirgae 3D-2Z (timeline)
Mirgae 3EZ (Apr75->)


85 AFS - Sabre Flight
Jan 1976 - Feb 1980 CL-13B Mk6 (timeline)
disbanded
SAAF (6)

85 Combat Flying School
1982 - 29 Nov 1992 MB326M (timeline)
MB326K (? - >)
relocated to Hoedspruit


85 CFS - Mirage Flight
1982 - 1 July 1986 Mirgae 3BZ (timeline)
Mirgae 3DZ (->85)
Mirgae 3D-2Z (timeline)
Mirgae 3EZ (timeline)
formed 89 Combat Flying School


102 Commando Sq
1986 - 1 Mar 1993 privately owned civilian aircraft
relocated to Makhado


89 Combat Flying School
1 July 1986 - 29 Nov 1992 Cheetah B
Cheetah D(2)
disbanded
CL-13B Sabre 6 350 of 85 AFS in November 1977.
Photo: K. Zaayman
Cheetah D2 847 of 89 CFS at the flightline at Pietersburg in October 1992.
Photo: collection Dick Lohuis
Port Elizabeth (FAPE)
Rwy: 08/26, 17/35
Pos: 33°59'24"S 025°36'37"E
Elev: 226 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
SAAF (4)

6sqn
5 July 1952 - 1959 Harvard
disbanded
SAAF (5)

6sqn
May 1961 - Oct 1990 Harvard
Ce185 (73-76)
MB326M (Mar75->)
disbanded


108 Air Commando
24 Sep 1963 - 1 Oct 1968 privately owned civilian aircraft
redesignated 108 Commando Sq


108 Commando Sq
1 Oct 1968 - 1995 ? privately owned civilian aircraft
redesignated 108sq


16sq A-Flight
1973 - 1980 Alouette III (timeline)
16sq B-Flight moved in


16sq
1980 - Oct 1990 Alouette III (timeline)
SA330H (86->)
disbanded
SAAF (6)

15sq C-Flight
1994 ? - current BK117A
A109LUH


108sq
1995 ? - present privately owned civilian aircraft
Harvard Mk.IIA 7156 of 6sq.
Photo: unknown
MB326M 605 of 6sq in June 1981.
Photo: collection Dick Lohuis
Potschefstroom (FAPS)
Rwy: 03/21, 15/33 (grass)
Pos: 26°40'06"S 027°05'03"E
Elev: 4520 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
SAAF (4)

42sq
195. ? - Dec 1992 Auster AOP6/9 (->May62)
Ce185A/D/E (May62 ->)
AM3C (74-92)
C-4M (7.?-91)
relocated to Swartkop
SAAF (5)

103 Air Commando
24 Sep 1963 - 1 Oct 1968 privately owned civilian aircraft
redesignated 103 Commando Sq


103 Commando Sq
1 Oct 1968 - 1992 privately owned civilian aircraft
relocated to Swartkop


11sq
Jan 1974 - 1991 Ce185A/D/E (timeline)
disbanded


84 Advanced Flying School
30 Aug 1981 - May 1982 Ce185A/D/E (timeline)
redesignated 84 Light Aircraft Flight School
SAAF (6)

84 Light Aircraft Flight School
May 1982 - 31 Dec 1991 Ce185A/D/E (timeline)
disbanded


Spikes
1992 AM3C
disbanded
AM3C 931 of 42sq in the original grey c/s.
Photo: unknown
Bosbok 943 of the Spikes demo-team, which was formed in the last months of the type existence in the SAAF late 1992.
Photo: collection Dick Lohuis
Pusan/East (K9)
Busan/Suyeong
Rwy: 14/32
Pos: 35°10'15"N 129°07'50"E
Elev: 9 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
USAF/18 FBW

2sq
16 Nov 1950 - 19 Nov 1950 F-51D
relocated to Pyongyang (K-24)
Pyongyang/Sunan (ZKPY)
Rwy: 01/19, 17/35
Pos: 39°13'16"N 125°40'13"E
Elev: 102 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
USAF/18 FBW

2sq
19 Nov 1950 - 4 Dec 1950 F-51D
relocated to Suwon
Base was known then as K-24
Rand (FAGM)
Johannesburg
Rwy: 11/29, 17/35
Pos: 26°14'31"S 028°09'05"E
Elev: 5483 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
SAAF (4)

40sq
1953 - 1965 Harvard
relocated to Dunnotar
Suwon AB (RKSW)
K-13
Rwy: 15L/33R, 15R/33L
Pos: 37°14'22"N 127°00'25"E
Elev: 88 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
USAF/18 FBW

2sq
4 Dec 1950 - 4 Jan 1951 F-51D
relocated to Chinae
Swartkop AFB (FASK)
Rwy: 02/20, 06/24 (grass)
Pos: 25°48'29"S 028°09'50"E
Elev: 4794ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
SAAF (3)

28sq
Sep 1945 - Jan 1963 C-47 (timeline)
Anson T1 (->47)
DH89 Rapide
York (->52)
DH104 Mk5 (49-65)
DH114 2B (55-62)
Viscount 781D (58->)
relocated to Waterkloof


1sq
1946 - June 1947 Harvard
relocated to Waterkloof


21sq
1946 - 1 jan 1951 PV-1 Ventura
redesignated 25 sqn
SAAF (4)

25sq
Jan 1951 - Nov 1953 C-47 (timeline)
renumbered 44 sqn


44sq
Nov 1953 - 1956 C-47 (timeline)
relocated to Waterkloof
SAAF (5)

4sq
1 Nov 1961 - 197. ? Harvard
MB326M (Aug72->)
relocated to Waterkloof


17sq A-Flight
1962 - 1 Feb 1968 Alouette III


44sq
1963 - 1992 C-47 (timeline)
DC-4-1009 (66->)
C-54A
Viscount 781D (Oct83-91)
relocated to Waterkloof


15sq A-Flight
June 1967 - 1980 SA321L
redeisgnated 30sq & reloacted to Ysterplaat


44sq - Multi-engine Conversion Flight
1967 - 1 Feb 1968 C-47 (timeline)
redesignated Multi Engine Conversion Unit


Multi Engine Conversion Unit
1 Feb 1968 - July 1968 C-47 (timeline)
relocated to Bloemspruit


21sqn
Feb 1968 - 1981 Viscount 781D (timeline)
C-47
BAe125-400B (70->)
SA226 IV (7.?->)
relocated to Waterkloof


17sqn
1 Feb 1968 - present Alouette III
SA330H (92-97)
TP-1 Oryx (94->)
SA365N (94-?)
A109LUH


102 Commando Sq
1 Oct 1968 - 1986 privately owned civilian aircraft
relocated to Pietersburg


19sq A-Flight
1 Mar 1970 - 1 Jan 1991 SA330H (->?)
TP-1 Oryx (88->)
relocated to Louis Trichardt


104 Commando Sq
1970 - 1995 ? privately owned civilian aircraft
relocated to Waterkloof


41sq
May 1973 - 1976 Ce185A/D/E (->Feb74)
AM3C (Feb74-76)
C-4M (July76->)
relocated to Lanseria
SAAF (6)

111 Commando Sq
1 Jan 1983- 1 Jan 1999 privately owned civilian aircraft
relocated to Waterkloof


41sq
1985 - Jan 1991 C-4M (->88)
Ce208 (88->)
relocated to Waterkloof


103sq
1992 - 31 Mar 1993 privately owned civilian aircraft
disbanded


42sq
Dec 1992 - 2000 Ce185A/D/E (timeline)
PC-6/B2-H4 (94-98)
relocated to Waterkloof
SAAF (7)

104sq
Aug 2018 - present privately owned civilian aircraft
SA226 IV 12 on 12 December 1976.
Photo: K. Zaayman
SA321L Super Frelon 303 of 15sq.
Photo: K. Zaayman
DC-4-1009 6905 of 44sq.
Photo: K. Zaayman
Viscount 791D 150 was the sole example in use and was re-serialed ZS-LPR in August 1984.
Photo: February 1980, unknown
C-47A 6864 in January 1991.
Photo: collection Dick Lohuis
PC-6/B2-H4 2070 of 42sq was former Bophuthatswana T-320.
Photo: March 1995, collection Dick Lohuis
SA365N-1 ZS-HVI of 17sq in July 1996.
Photo: collection Dick Lohuis
SA330H Puma 160 of 17sq in October 1996.
Photo: Ben Pierik
Three Cessna 185s were painted in the red/white c/s like this Ce185A 731.
Photo: October 1996, Ben Pierik
Waterkloof AFB (FAWK)
Rwy: 01/19
Pos: 25°49'45"S 028°13'22"E
Elev: 4921 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
SAAF (4)

1sq
June 1947 - 1967 Spitfire IXe (->50)
Vampire FB52 (50-Sep56)
CL-13B Mk6 (Sep56->)
relocated to Pietersburg


2sq
Dec 1948 - Sep 1950 Spitfire IXe (timeline)
relocated to Pusan East (K9) for UN ops in Korea


4sq
Jan 1951 - Oct 1958 Harvard
Spitfire IXe
disbanded


2sq
1954 - 1978 Vampire FB52
CL-13B Mk6 (56-63)
Mirage 3CZ (Apr63->)
Mirage 3EZ (63->)
Mirage 3BZ (Nov64->)
Mirage 3RZ (June74->)
relocated to Hoedspruit


44sq
1956 - 1963 C-47 (timeline)
relocated to Swartkop
SAAF (5)

12sq
1963 - Nov 1990 Canberra B(I) Mk12 (timeline)
Canberra T4 (timeline)
disbanded


28sq
Jan 1963 - present Viscount 781D (->Feb68)
C-130B(Z)
C-160Z (Jan70-93)
C-130F (96-?)


24sq
Oct 1965 - Mar 1991 Buccaneer S50 (timeline)
MB326M
disbanded


3sq
Aug 1966 - 30 Sep 1992 Mirage 3EZ (->Apr75)
Mirage 3DZ (70-Apr75)
Mirage F1CZ (Apr75->)
disbanded


4sq
197. ? - 1979 MB326M (timeline)
relocated to Lanseria


1sq
1975 - 14 Jan 1981 MB326M (->76)
Mirage F1AZ (76->)
relocated to Hoedspruit


Test Flight & Development Centre
10 Aug 1975 - 1987 various a/c
relocated to Overberg


21sq
1981 - present Viscount 781D (->83)
BAe125-400B (->999)
SA226 IV (->85)
Beech 200C
Falcon 50 (82->)
Ce550 (83->)
Ce551 (83->)
Falcon 900A (92->)
B737-7ED (Jan03->)
SAAF (6)

40sq
Aug 1982 - 29 Apr 1985 MB326M (timeline)
disbanded


60sq
16 July 1986 - Nov 2007 B707-328C
B707-344C
disbanded (not officially)


41sq
Jan 1991 - present Ce208
Beech 200 (94->)
Beech 300 (94 ->)
PC-12 (97->)


44sq
1992 - Feb 2000 DC-4-1009 (->94)
C-47TP (->98)
C-54A (->98)
C212-200 (98->)
C212-300 (98->)
CN235M-10 (98 ->)
split up into two flights


104sq
1995 ? - Aug 2018 privately owned civilian aircraft
relocated to Swartkop


111sq
1 Jan 1999 - present privately owned civilian aircraft


44sq A-Flight
Feb 2000 - present C212-200
C212-300
CN235M-10 (->12)


44sq B-Flight
Feb 2000 - 20. . ? Ce185A/D/E
disbanded


42sq
2000 - 2000 Ce185A/D/E
disbanded
Canberra B(I)Mk12 452 of 12 sqn at 31 May 1971. It was lost after possible shot down on 17 March 1979 near Cahama in Angola.
Photo: K. Zaayman
C-160Z 331 flying by with ramp open in September 1975.
Photo: K. Zaayman
Buccaneer S50 413 was written off on 27 July 1982 after brake failure and therefor collided with a row of Impalas at Pietersburg.
Photo: K. Zaayman
Mirage 3CZ 810 of 2sq ‘Flying Cheetahs’.
Photo: Pieter Vorster
BAe125-400B Mercurius 07 in July 1981. A said day in the history of the SAAF is 26 May 1971 when three BAe125s of 21sq crashed at Devils Peak while rehearsing for the upcoming 10th anniversary Republic Day celebrations on 31 May.
Photo: Pieter Vorster
MB326M Impala I 467 of 40 sqn.
Photo: collection Dick Lohuis
Mirage FCZ 210 of 3sq being refueled and looked after between flights in August 1988.
Photo: Pieter Vorster
B707-328C 1419 of 60sq in July 1995.
Photo: collection Dick Lohuis
C-47TP 6875 of 44sq in September 1995.
Photo: collection Dick Lohuis
Wonderboom (FAWB)
Pretoria
Rwy: 06/24, 11/29
Pos: 25°39'19"S 028°13'17"E
Elev: 4095 ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
SAAF (5)

102 Air Commando
24 Sep 1963 - 1 Oct 1968 privately owned civilian aircraft
relocated to Swartkop
Ysterplaat AFB (FAYP)
Rwy: 02/20
Pos: 33°54'04"S 018°29'51"E
Elev: 51ft
Force Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
SAAF (4)

27sq
Jan 1951 - 1958 PV-1 Ventura (timeline)
disbanded


7sqn
Aug 1951 - 1959 Harvard
disbanded


Air Navigation School
Jan 1953 - 1 Jan 1982 a/c on loan
relocated to Langebaanweg
SAAF (5)

17sq C-Flight
July 1961 - 1 Feb 1968 S-51 (->64)
S-55C HAS22 (->67)
Alouette II
Alouette III (62->)
formed 16sq


17sq Training Flight
1961 - 9 Apr 1968 Alouette II
Alouette III (62->)
formed Helicopter Conversion Unit


27sq
Oct 1962 - 1969 C-47 (timeline)
relocated to Cape Town


110 Air Commando
24 Sep 1963 - 1 Oct 1968 privately owned civilian aircraft
redesignated 110 Commando Sq


22 Flight
Jan 1964 - May 1976 Wasp HAS1 (timeline)
redesignated 22sq


16sq
1 Feb 1968 - 1969 Alouette III (timeline)
relocated to Durban


Helicopter Conversion Unit
1 Feb 1968 - Jan 1973 Alouette II (timeline)
Alouette III (timeline)
redesignated 87 Advanced Flying School


Maritime Operational Training Unit
1 Feb 1968 - 7 May 1976 a/c on loan
redesignated 88 Advanced Flying School


25sq
Feb 1968 - Oct 1990 C-47 (timeline)
disbanded


110 Commando Sq
1 Oct 1968 - 1995 ? privately owned civilian aircraft
redesignated 110sq


7sq
1969 - 1978 Harvard
MB326M (77->)
relocated to Cape Town


87 Advanced Flying School
Jan 1973 - 1 Jan 1978 Alouette III (timeline)
relocated to Bloemspruit


16sq B-Flight
1973 - 1980 Alouette III (timeline)
joined A-Flight at PE


88 Advanced Flying School
7 May 1976 - ? a/c on loan
redesignated 88 Maritime Operational Training School


22sq
May 1976 - present Wasp HAS1 (->90)
Alouette III (78-?)
SA330H (91-94)
TP-1 Oryx (94->)
Lynx 300 (07->)


30sq
8 Dec 1980 - 31 Dec 1991 SA321L (->Jan86)
SA330H (timeline)
SA330J
amalgamated in to 22sq


88 Maritime Operational Training School
? - Nov 1985 a/c on loan
relocated to Cape Town
SAAF (6)

110sq
1995 ? - present privately owned civilian aircraft
SAAF (7)

35sq
2003 - present C-47TP


80 Air Navigation School
2003 - present a/c on loan
Wasp HAS1 85, still with old ‘Vloot’ titles, in October 1975.
Photo: K. Zaayman
C-47A 6877 of 25sq was in use as a target tower.
Photo: K. Zaayman
SA316B Alouette III 614 of 22sq in August 1997.
Photo: John McBride
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