RAAF Base Learmonth
RAAF Base Learmonth
Royal Australian Air Force's Base Learmonth was developed from as early as the 1950s to protect Australia by providing support for maritime, air and land operations aimed at securing our northern approaches.
RAAF Base Learmonth

During World War II, the Learmonth Airfield, also known as 'Potshot', provided protection for the US Navy's submarine base in the Exmouth Gulf, and also housed a variety of RAAF radar stations providing early warning of any enemy movements. Following World War II, the airfield was upgraded by No 5 Airfield Construction Squadron in the early 1970s, and today is one of the RAAF's bare bases that can support operational and exercise deployments as required.

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