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No 83 Squadron

No 83 Squadron formed at Strathpine, Queensland in February 1943 and began defensive patrols over Brisbane with Airacobra and Boomerang fighters. Although its complement called for 337 personnel, the Squadron was initially required to operate and maintain its 23 aircraft with only 10 officers and 27 airmen.

No 83 Squadron deployed to Melville Island for a month, before returning to the Queensland mainland in January 1944, where the Unit's Boomerangs continued to provide fighter cover for Allied shipping.

No 83 Squadron moved to New South Wales in August 1944, and following a final move to Menangle, the Squadron was disbanded on 18 September 1945.

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