RAAF Base Richmond


RAAF Base Richmond

Infobox Airport
name = RAAF Base Richmond
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IATA = RCM
ICAO = YSRI
type = Military
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operator = RAAF
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location = Richmond, New South Wales
elevation-f = 67
elevation-m = 22
coordinates = Coord|33|36|00|S|150|46|48|E|type:airport
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metric-elev = yes
metric-rwy = yes
r1-number = 10/28
r1-length-f = 7,001
r1-length-m = 2,134
r1-surface = Asphalt
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RAAF Base Richmond airport codes|RCM|YSRI is one of Australia's oldest surviving air force bases. It is located within the City of Hawkesbury in the north-western fringe of Sydney, between the towns of Windsor and Richmond.

A military flying school was established at the site on August 28, 1916 and RAAF Base Richmond was established on 30 June 1925 as the RAAF's second base. RAAF Base Richmond was an important base during World War II, with many flying squadrons being formed at the base. Following the war Richmond became home to most of the RAAF's transport aircraft and has developed into a key logistics hub for the Australian Defence Force. The Base is home to the RAAF's C-130 Hercules and Boeing 707 aircraft, Airlift Group (HQALG) and various units from other Groups.

The site is also responsible for repainting aircraft for the Qantas Group (Qantas Airways and Jetstar).

Units

336 sqn australian air force cadets is also housed on the base

References

* Royal Australian Air Force [http://www.defence.gov.au/RAAF/bases/richmond/index.htm RAAF Base Richmond]


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