No.396 Expeditionary Combat Support Wing
Ground Support Wing of the RAAF
No. 396 Expeditionary Combat Support Wing

The Royal Australian Air Force's No 396 Expeditionary Combat Support Wing (396ECSW) provides the Air Force and Combat Support Group with a diverse range of combat support and fixed base services, including ongoing support to the bare bases in northern Australia. 396ECSW, along with 395ECSW, also provides the capability to activate and support aerospace operations from forward or deployed locations to meet contingency requirements.

The wing's role includes command and control of airbase and fixed and bare base services, and a range of airbase supply and flightline services.

No 396 Expeditionary Combat Support Wing units include:

  • No 321 Expeditionary Combat  Support Squadron (321ECSS), RAAF Base Darwin
  • No 322 Expeditionary Combat  Support Squadron (322ECSS), RAAF Base Tindal, Katherine, NT, including the bare bases:
    • RAAF Base Scherger, Weipa, Queensland
    • RAAF Base Learmonth, Exmouth, Western Australia
    • RAAF Base Curtin, Derby, Western Australia.
  • No 323 Expeditionary Combat  Support Squadron (323ECSS), RAAF Base Townsville, Queensland
  • No 324 Combat  Support Squadron (324CSS), RMAF Base Butterworth, Malaysia
  • No 1 Airfield Operations Support Squadron (1AOSS), RAAF Base Townsville, Queensland
  • No 1 Combat Communications Squadron (1CCS), RAAF Base Richmond, Sydney
  • Combat Support Unit Edinburgh (CSU EDN), RAAF Base Edinburgh, Adelaide
  • Combat Support Unit Pearce (CSU PEA), RAAF Base Pearce, Perth.