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Role: Disbanded
Status: Disbanded
Based at: N/A
Aircraft:

6 Squadron

"Pasop" (Beware)
About this Squadron

Formed as a shadow fighter unit equipped with Westland Wapiti IIIs at Cape Town in April 1939, its first duties at the outbreak of the war consisted of flying anti-submarine coastal patrols from Youngsfield. In February the unit ceased to exist when it moved to Waterkloof and renumbered 1 Squadron. On 26 February 1942, 6 Squadron was formed at Swartkop with the Curtiss Mohawk IV. Moving to Stanger on the east coast and then to Eerste River in the Cape, the squadron flew Wapitis, Fairey Battles and Hawker Hartbees. The squadron was disbanded on 31 July 1943 when the threat of a Japanese invasion receded.

On 5 July 1952 the squadron was reformed as a citizen force unit, flying Harvards from Port Elizabeth. In 1959 the squadron was disbanded once again, but in May 1961 it was reformed, again flying Harvards. From 1973 to 1976 the squadron flew a lone Cessna 185, but in March 1975 it began receiving the Impala Mk I. The squadron was disbanded in October 1990, still resident at Port Elizabeth.



Other Squadrons based at N/A:
1 Squadron, 10 Squadron, 103 Squadron, 109 Squadron, 11 Squadron, 112 Commando Squadron / 1 SWA Squadron, 114 Commando Squadron, 12 Squadron, 120 Squadron, 24 Squadron, 25 Squadron, 26 Squadron, 27 Squadron, 3 Squadron, 30 Squadron, 31 Squadron, 4 Squadron, 40 Squadron, 42 Squadron, 5 Squadron, 7 Squadron, 8 Squadron, 86 Multi-Engine Flying School, 88 Maritime Operational Training School, 89 Combat Flying School

Other Disbanded Squadrons:
1 Squadron, 10 Squadron, 103 Squadron, 109 Squadron, 11 Squadron, 112 Commando Squadron / 1 SWA Squadron, 114 Commando Squadron, 12 Squadron, 120 Squadron, 24 Squadron, 25 Squadron, 26 Squadron, 27 Squadron, 3 Squadron, 30 Squadron, 31 Squadron, 4 Air Servicing Unit, 4 Squadron, 40 Squadron, 42 Squadron, 5 Squadron, 7 Air Servicing Unit, 7 Squadron, 8 Squadron, 86 Multi-Engine Flying School, 88 Maritime Operational Training School, 89 Combat Flying School