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 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.

When flying, Air Force pilots and crews operate the aircraft in a way that minimises aircraft noise. Air Force has an honest and open approach about the noise experienced by residents living near our bases and training areas. Detailed information about aircraft noise, including Australian Noise Exposure Forecast (ANEF) maps, is available at the Defence Aircraft Noise website or contact 1300 DEFENCE (1300 333 362).