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RAAF closes Tocumwal



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FOR PRESS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1960

RA/JT CLOSES TO CIM /A L

STAim’-iljlT BY ΤΗΓ. HOIT F . J . GB3QRNF. DSQ VTCD MP, MINISTER FOR AIR

i , The RAAF w i l l c lo s e down th e b a se a t Tocumwal, V i c t o r i a , tom orrow ,

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Group C a p ta in G. P i t h e r , th e Commanding O f f ic e r o f No 1 A i r c r a f t

D ep o t, L a v e rto n , w i l l ta k e a p a r t y o f s i x o f f i c e r s and s i x men to c a r r y o u t th e

d is b a n d in g cerem ony.

They w i l l lo w er th o A ir F o rce f l a g f o r th e l a s t tim e a t th e b a se

a t 10.15 am, and i t i s e x p e c te d t h a t th e ceremony w i l l be w atched by about

50 Tocumwal r e s i d e n t s . ■

The f l a g w i l l be p re s e n te d to th e S h ire C ouncil a f t e r th e cerem ony,

and i t w i l l l a t e r go t o th e l o c a l M emorial H a ll. ’

T here a r e s t i l l 12 men a t th e b a se u n d e r th e command o f F i t Lt

H.C-. M ortim er. They w i l l be t r a n s f e r r e d a f t e r th e d is b a n d in g cerem ony.

T here a r e s t i l l ab o u t 50 a i r c r a f t o f v a r io u s ty p e on th e b a s e ,

a w a itin g d is p o s a l by th e D epartm ent o f S upply.

RAAF S ta t io n Tocumwal was f i r s t form ed on November 9 1942 w ith Sqn L dr J . I . Toohey a s commanding o f f i c e r .

On S eptem ber 13, 1946, Tocumwal became a Care and M aintenance U n it,

. From June 2 6 , 1950, u n t i l th e p r e s e n t day i t h as b een Detachm ent B

o f No 1 A i r c r a f t D ep o t.

Commanding O f f ic e r s o f Tocumwal have in c lu d e d ; Wing Commander D .E.G . W alker, Group .C a p ta in , N. B re a rle y , Gp Capt R, Brown, Gp Capt H.R. H ard in g , and Gp Capt D.W, K in g w ell. v

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