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Air Force Townsville

Last modified: 16 Aug 2015
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Country: Australia    Region: QLD

Locale: Townsville

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

Area use / Military Branches: Combined airbase / army base

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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.
Homebase of

  1. 383 Sqn - Contingency response
  2. 452 Sqn Townsville Flight - air traffic control
  3. 27 (City of Townsville) Sqn - Base Ops
  4. 38 Sqn
  5. Combat Survival Training School for evasive actions and escape technics training
  6. Army's HQ No 5 Aviation Regt operating Black Hawk and Chinook helicopters
  7. 5 Avn Regt A flight (MRH-90)
  8. 5 Avn Regt B flight (Blackhawk)
  9. 5 Avn Regt C flight (Chinook)
  10. 5 Avn Regt Tech & Log Suppt unit
  11. 1 Expeditionary Health Sqn Detachment Townsville
  12. No 2 Security Sqn detachment Townsville

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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