THE AIRFORCE - SQUADRONS
102 Squadron"Nos Nobis Futuri" (We are Concerned with the Future)
An Air Force Reserve Squadron, their area of responsibility is from north of Polokwane (Pietersburg) to the Limpopo River. The squadron has been extensively utilised for recce flights on the border between the RSA, Zimbabwe and Botswana. The unit is staffed by volunteer aircrew flying civilian aircraft.
Established as 102 Air Commando on 24 September 1963 at Wonderbom Airport. It then moved to AFB Swartkop and moved again in 1986 when it was relocated to AFB Pietersburg.
With effect from 1st October 1968 control of 102 Commando Squadron passed from the SA Army to the S.A.A.F. The squadron came under total control of Tactical Group. Transferred to Light Aircraft Command in 1970.
Command and control of 102 Squadron was transferred from AFB Pietersburg to AFB Louis Trichardt (later renamed Makhado) with effect from 1 March 1993.
Other Squadrons based at Air Force Base Makhado:
2 Squadron, 3 Air Servicing Unit, 515 Squadron, 85 Combat Flying School
Other Current Squadrons:
1 Air Servicing Unit, 10 Air Depot, 101 Squadron, 104 Squadron, 105 Squadron, 106 Squadron, 107 Squadron, 108 Squadron, 110 Squadron, 111 Squadron, 140 Squadron, 142 Squadron, 15 Squadron, 15 Squadron - 'C' Flight, 16 Squadron, 17 Squadron, 18 Deployment Support Unit, 19 Squadron, 2 Air Servicing Unit, 2 Squadron, 21 Squadron, 22 Squadron, 28 Squadron, 3 Air Servicing Unit, 35 Squadron, 41 Squadron, 44 Squadron, 5 Air Servicing Unit, 500 Squadron, 501 Squadron, 502 Squadron, 503 Squadron, 504 Squadron, 505 Squadron, 506 Squadron, 508 Squadron, 514 Squadron, 515 Squadron, 525 Squadron, 526 Squadron, 6 Air Servicing Unit, 60 Squadron, 68 Air School, 80 Air Navigation School, 85 Combat Flying School, 87 Helicopter Flying School, 92 Tactical Airfield Unit, Air Force Command and Control School, Air Force Gymnasium, Air Publications Service Centre, Airspace Control Unit, Bushveld Airspace Control Sector, Central Flying School, Central Photographic Institute, Combined Auction Centre, Command and Control School, Electronic Warfare Centre, Ellisras Reporting Post, Fire Training School, Joint Air Reconnaissance Intelligence Centre, Lowveld Airspace Control Sector, Mobile Communications Unit, Rapid Deployment Air Operations Team 43, Rapid Deployment Air Operations Team 46, SA Air Force College, SAAF Band, SAAF Museum Historic Flight, SAAF Police, SAAF Telecommunications Centre, School of Cookery, Test Flight and Development Centre