Recruit Training Unit and RAAF Base Edinburgh share 70th Anniversary

To mark the dual 70th anniversary of No. 1 Recruit Training Unit (1RTU) and the 70th anniversary of RAAF Base Edinburgh, 1RTU is returning to Edinburgh for a graduation parade at its former home base.

For over 40 years, RAAF Base Edinburgh was the home of Air Force recruit training before it moved to NSW. The graduation parade of Recruit Course 06/24 will feature the Air Force Band and a low-level flypast by a P-8A Poseidon aircraft from No. 11 Squadron in front of local dignitaries and veterans.

Commanding Officer 1RTU, Wing Commander David Borg OAM, and a graduate recruit from SA will be available for interview after the parade.

Flying is subject to variables including air traffic control, weather, and operational availability. As such, flypasts and displays may be subject to cancellation at short notice.

Noise reduction and the environment are vital considerations in the planning and conduct of military flying. 

Further information about the participating aircraft visit the P-8A Poseidon

Media attendance

Media are to assemble at the front gate carpark to be issued passes and be escorted onto the base.

Event contact:
Simone Liebelt, Regional Manager Public Affairs – SA
0417 887 040

Defence Media:

For more information, visit the Defence Aircraft Noise website or call 1300 DEFENCE (1300 333 362).

Flying schedule

  • Wednesday 15 May 2024 at 10:30 am