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

30 Squadron

"Summa Agilitas" (The highest agility / Unequaled Versatility)
About this Squadron

The forerunner of 30 Squadron (SAAF), No 223 Squadron, RAF, was established in April 1944. No. 30 Squadron, SAAF, was established on 10th July 1944 by redesignating No. 223 Squadron, RAF, at Pescara, Italy.

Controlled by No. 3 Wing, SAAF, they relocated to Jesi in October 1944, concentrating on raids against communications and railway links in Yugoslavia and Northern Italy. The last operational flight occurred during April 1945 from Jesi, Italy and was withdrawn from operations on 3rd May 1945. After the end of operations the squadron was utilized for transport duties and carried on doing exercises. It relocated at Biferno in June 1945 and disbanded 15th July 1945.

The squadron was re-established on 8th Desember 1980 at AFB Ysterplaat with the transfer and renumbering of 'A' Flight, 15 Squadron from Swartkop, operating the Super Frelon and Puma. The squadron was also responsibile for Antarctic support missions, flying two SA 330J Puma's owned by the Department of Evironmental Affairs. The Puma became the sole type operated when the Super Frelons were transferred to 15 Squadron in January 1986. The squadron was disbanded with effect from 31st Desember 1991 when the Pumas and personnel was transferred to 22 Squadron.

(Thanks to Stephan Botha for help with the history)



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, 31 Squadron, 4 Squadron, 40 Squadron, 42 Squadron, 5 Squadron, 6 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, 31 Squadron, 4 Air Servicing Unit, 4 Squadron, 40 Squadron, 42 Squadron, 5 Squadron, 6 Squadron, 7 Air Servicing Unit, 7 Squadron, 8 Squadron, 86 Multi-Engine Flying School, 88 Maritime Operational Training School, 89 Combat Flying School