Members of Number 2 Squadron in the Middle East Receive a Welcome Desert Dessert
2 February 2016
Members of Number 2 Squadron (2SQN) deployed as part of the Australian Air Task Group in the Middle East Region were able to enjoy some familiar Christmas fare over the holiday period, thanks to the efforts of the 2SQN Association and their famous fruitcakes.
The 2SQN Association sends their renowned fruitcakes for any large event that the airborne command and control unit is involved in. This proud unit tradition has been going on for decades with their famous cakes now a favourite desert dessert.
Squadron Leader Dave said that the contribution the 2SQN Association have, and are continuing to make to the unit morale, is sincerely appreciated.
"The time and effort members of the 2SQN Association make for our men and women both at home and deployed overseas is truly remarkable," Squadron Leader Dave said.
"It seems that no matter how far 2SQN finds itself from home, the generosity and support of the 2SQN Association is never far away."
The 2SQN Association was created to foster camaraderie amongst serving and former members of the highly decorated Squadron; or anyone simply with an interest in the Royal Australian Air Force.
Founded in Egypt in 1916, 2SQN will be celebrating its 100 year centenary in September of this year, once again finding its members deployed far away from home.
At the request of the Iraqi Government, the Air Task Group, Task Group 630 of Operation OKRA, is operating within a US-led international coalition assembled to disrupt and degrade Daesh operations in Iraq and Syria.
The Air Task Group comprises six RAAF F/A-18A Hornet fighter aircraft, an E-7A Wedgetail airborne command and control aircraft, and a KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft.