Establishment of RAAF Base Scherger

05 Aug 1998

RAAF Base Scherger opened near Weipa, Queensland. Named after Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Scherger, KBE, CB, DSO, AFC, the 'bare base' is designed to accommodate up to 1500 military personnel and about 40 aircraft. Air Chief Marshal Scherger was one of the earliest and strongest advocates of northern bases to protect Australia's air and sea approaches.

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  • RAAF Base Scherger