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Red Flag 2002

RED-HOT Air Force F-111 crews have returned from Exercise Red Flag with a perfect record. The F-111 ground and aircrews from No. 82 Wing at RAAF Base Amberley achieved a flawless sortie rate during Red Flag, planning and flying 118 out of 118 missions in the month-long exercise conducted at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.  The Australians were the only crews to boast a 100 per cent sortie success rate at the end of the exercise. In addition, there were no losses caused by SAMs - an extraordinary feat in such a complex exercise.

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A total of five RAAF F-111C and one RF-111C aircraft from No1 Squadron and four C130 support aircraft making it all possible.

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September 2002 the RAAF 82nd Wing sent six F-111C aircraft & 120 personnel from No1 Squadron to participate in RED FLAG at Nellis AFB. Participating aircraft   A8-109, A8-125, A8-131, A8-142,  A8-147 and RF-111C A8-143.

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1SQN Red Flag Tail Art on RF-111C AB-126. Photo by Steve Bohr.

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