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Role: Light transport
Status: Current

104 Squadron

"Quaerimus Et Servamus"
About this Squadron

This squadron is utilised as a VIP/IP transport squadron, as well as doing recce flights in the Gauteng area. The unit is staffed by volunteer aircrew flying civilian aircraft.

Established as 104 Air Commando on 24 September 1963. With effect from 1st October 1968 control of  104 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, S.A.A.F. in 1970. Moved from Baragwanath to AFB Swartkop later moving again to AFB Waterkloof.

Received some of the women members of 114 Squadron when that squadron was disbanded in 1990.

The squadron moved from AFB Waterkloof to AFB Swartkop in August 2018.

Other Squadrons based at AFB Swartkop (now AF MDW):
17 Squadron, Airspace Control Unit, SAAF Museum Historic Flight

Other Current Squadrons:
1 Air Servicing Unit, 10 Air Depot, 10 Squadron, 101 Squadron, 102 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