Surveillance and Control Training Unit based at RAAF Base Williamtown acknowledged the achievements of its newest graduates during a ceremony late last year. 

Recognised for their dedication and commitment, 11 air surveillance operators, four Air Force air battle managers and two Navy fighter controllers completed No. 193 Air Battle Manager Basic course in both simulated and live-scenario environments.

Commanding Officer Surveillance and Control Training Unit Wing Commander Steven Henry said he was proud of the unit’s achievements throughout the challenging year.

“Surveillance and Control Training Unit’s mission is to train air and space power professionals ready to provide battle management capability for the joint force and our personnel have continued to deliver essential training outcomes,” Wing Commander Henry said. 

He said instructors and support staff adapted training methods to meet COVID-19 restrictions with great ingenuity, flexibility and enthusiasm. 

“I am incredibly proud of the efforts of both instructors and students who can now celebrate their success,” Wing Commander Henry said.

These courses prepare graduates to conduct air and space operations, enable tactical data links, battlespace awareness and control functions during initial postings across Surveillance and Response Group.