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History of 305 Squadron

Pre-2000

Prior to the year 2000, 305 Squadron was known as No. 5 Flight, Air Training Corps (AIRTC). At the time, the unit had approximately 10 cadets and 2-3 staff members.

2000

  • Upon the AIRTC becoming the AAFC, No. 5 Flight becomes No. 305 Squadron.

2001

  • 305 Squadron receives a new Commanding Officer: WGCDR(AAFC) Greg Alderson. WGCDR Alderson was at the time a very senior member of the AAFC, as well as working at the Pittwater House Schools, where the Squadron is currently based.

2002

  • Squadron size increasing, to now around 100 cadets.

2007

  • WGCDR(AAFC) Alderson reverted to FLTLT(AAFC) upon completion of appointment in National Headquarters

2009

  • FLTLT(AAFC) Alderson retires from the AAFC. PLTOFF(AAFC) Laurinda Soemijadi appointed as Commanding Officer

2010

  • 305 Squadron Celebrates its 10th anniversary.
  • July: 305 Squadron is granted the "Freedom of Entry" into Pittwater.No. 305 Squadron now becomes No. 305 (City of Pittwater) Squadron.
  • December: PLTOFF(AAFC) Soemijadi steps down as Commanding Officer.

2011

  • July: PLTOFF(AAFC) Robert McNaught appointed as Commanding Officer for No. 305 Squadron.
  • 305 Squadron commences a Second recruit intake of July.

2014

  • September: PLTOFF(AAFC) Adrian Gibney appointed as Commanding Officer for No. 305 Squadron.

2016

  • Janurary: 305SQN moved from The Pittwater High School to the Dee Why M.U.D.

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