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Role: Light transport
Status: Current

101 Squadron

About this Squadron

An Air Force Reserve Squadron, the main area of responsibility is Mpumalanga Province, mainly involved in crime prevention. The unit is staffed by volunteer aircrew flying civilian aircraft.

Established as 101 Air Commando on 24 September 1963. With effect from 1st October 1968 control of all Air Commandos passed from the SA Army to the S.A.A.F. and the unit was redesignated 101 Commando Squadron, S.A.A.F. The squadron came under total control of Tactical Group.

Transferred to Light Aircraft Command, S.A.A.F. in 1970. Based at Bethal under control of AFB Waterkloof till 1975. In 1975 the squadron came under control of AFB Hoedspruit. Moved to AFB Hoedspruit

Utilized in 1986 during unrest in the Ermelo, Roodewal and Trichardt area.

Redesignated 101 Squadron in 1995.

Other Squadrons based at Air Force Base Hoedspruit:
19 Squadron, 514 Squadron, 7 Air Servicing Unit, Air Force Command and Control School, Air Force Gymnasium, Lowveld Airspace Control Sector

Other Current Squadrons:
1 Air Servicing Unit, 10 Air Depot, 10 Squadron, 102 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, 516 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, 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 Procurement Unit, SAAF Telecommunications Centre, School of Cookery, Test Flight and Development Centre