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AIR Townsville

Last modified: 29 Jun 2020
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Country: Australia    Region: QLD

Locale: Townsville

Latitude: 19° 15' 9" S     Longitude: 146° 45' 53" E

Area use / Military Branches: Active

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RAAFTownsville (IATA: TSV, ICAO: YBTL)
Former RAAF Base Garbutt, along with RAAF Tindal and RAAF Darwin, one of northern Australia's primary defence bases.

Air Force Units based
-- No 383 Squadron - contingency response
-- No 452 Squadron Townsville Flight - air traffic control
-- No 27 (City of Townsville) Squadron - airbase operations
-- No 38 Squadron (38SQN)
-- 1 Expeditionary Health Squadron Detachment Townsville
-- No 2 Security Squadron detachment Townsville

- Combat Survival Training School - evasion and escape training

Army uits based
- Army Aviation No 5 Aviation Regiment - Black Hawk and Chinook helicopters
- Army Lavarack Barracks;

  1. 3rd Combat Brigade http://www.army.gov.au/~/media/Images/Brigades/The%203rd%20Brigade.png?as=1&h=197&w=220 Australia's rapid deployment force and subordinate units
-- Bde HQ,
-- 2nd Cavalry Regt http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cc/2_Cav_UCP.PNG operating 90 ASLAV's
-- 3rd/4th Cavalry Regt http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6a/3-4_Cav_UCP.PNG operating Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicles.
-- 1st Battalion Royal Australian Regt, (light infantry) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9d/INF1001_-_UCP_-_1RAR.PNG
-- 2nd Battalion RAR http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/78/INF1002_-_UCP_-_2RAR.PNG
-- 3rd Battalion RAR http://militaria-sales.com.au/images/AM02105.jpg
-- 31st/42nd Battalion, Royal Queensland Regt. (reserve infantry) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d0/31st_Battalion_AIF_Unit_Colour_Patch.PNG
-- Artillery Regt,
-- Combat Engineer Regt,
-- Combat Service Suppt Battalion
-- Combat Signals Regt

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