ANNIVERSARY HORNETS GATHER AT WILLIAMTOWN

F/A-18As A21-38, A21-49 and A21-13 representing Nos 75, 77 and 3 Squadrons share the ramp at Williamtown. No 3 Squadron actually flew its final Hornet sortie last December and is undergoing conversion to the F-35A at Luke AFB. Commonwealth of Australia

THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN Air Force (RAAF)’s Air Combat Group brought together all four of its anniversary-schemed F/A-18A ‘classic’ Hornets at RAAF Base Williamtown, New South Wales, on April 27. The specially painted jets were arranged on the ight line for a photo shoot. All four units within the Air Combat Group’s 81 Wing have operated the ‘classic’ Hornet No 2 Operational Conversion Unit and Nos 3, 75 and 77 Squadrons and they each painted jets to celebrate their 75th or 100th anniversaries.

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