Celebrating 20 years of flying training at RAAF Pearce
8 October 2013
The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) today held a parade at RAAF Base Pearce to mark twenty years of Singapore flying training at RAAF Base Pearce.
The Chiefs of the Australian and Singapore Air Forces, Air Marshal Geoff Brown AO and Major General Hoo Cher Mou, reviewed the parade of RSAF 130 Squadron and RAAF’s Number 2 Flying Training School (2FTS) personnel.
Air Marshal Geoff Brown AO congratulated the RSAF on their achievement of 1080 graduate pilots and aircrew over the last 20 years.
“On behalf of Air Force I congratulate the Republic of Singapore Air Force on this milestone of the 20th anniversary of RSAF’s successful flying training,” Air Marshal Brown said.
“The close relationship we have with our RSAF colleagues through sharing facilities and training builds effective and successful training outcomes beneficial to both countries.
“We pride ourselves in the strength of our bond with the RSAF and look forward to further advancing our joint capabilities," he said.
RSAF 130 Squadron utilises the Pilatus PC-21 aircraft to train its country’s future pilots at RAAF Base Pearce. Joint flying training with RAAF personnel contributes to closer ties with Singapore, contributing to regional security
Following the parade Air Marshal Brown provided Major General Hoo with a tour of RAAF Base Pearce.
To celebrate the occasion, RSAF and RAAF undertook a combined flypast over Perth on Friday 27 September.
Images are available at: http://images.defence.gov.au/S20131626
Gary Booth 0418 223 807
Defence Media Operations (02) 6127 1999