RAAF Base Darwin

RAAF Base Darwin is one of the Air Force's main forward mounting bases. It is located 6.5 km north-east of the City of Darwin, and shares the runway with Darwin International Airport.

Major exercises are held in the Northern Territory every year, with RAAF Base Darwin undertaking a major support role. Notable exercises include Pitch Black and Diamond Storm.

The following are based at RAAF Base Darwin.

  • No 114 Mobile Control Reporting Unit
  • Headquarters 452 Squadron
  • No 452 Squadron Darwin Flight
  • No 2 Security Forces Darwin Flight
  • No 13 City of Darwin Squadron
  • Marine Rotation Force Darwin Air Combat Element
  • Chief Information Officer Group - Communications Security
  • Security and Estate Group RAAF Darwin
  • Darwin Health Centre
  • No 2 Expeditionary Health Squadron Detachment Darwin

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