Honour Roll: RAAF Transport Flight Vietnam & No 35 Squadron RAAF

Units
Place Asia: Vietnam, South Vietnam
Accession Number PUB00910
Collection number Vietnam War Collection 9/1/15
Collection type Published Collection
Object type Souvenir
Maker RAAF Transport Flight Vietnam (RTFV)/35 Squadron Association
Place made Australia: New South Wales
Date made 2009
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Description

Poster sized Honour Roll dedicated to all personnel who served in RAAF Transport Flight Vietnam and No 35 Squadron in the Vietnam War 1964-1972. Includes listing of names of personnel who served in or with the aircraft in South Vietnam arranged chronologically from 1964-1971.

Introductory text reads: 'The RAAF Transport Flight Vietnam (RTFV), later becoming No. 35 Squadron, formed in 1964 and was equipped with De Havilland DHC-4 Caribou Short Take Off & Landing (STOL) aircraft to support the operations of Australian and Allied Forces in South Vietnam. They were known as "Wallaby Airlines". RTFV was the first RAAF Unit to deploy to South Vietnam in 1964 and the last RAAF Squadron to return home to Australia in 1972. Over eight years 586 "Wallaby Airlines" Ground Crew professionally supported 204 Air Crew flying 81,000 sorties (totaling 44,000 Hours) on Airland, Airdrop, Flare Drop & Medevac missions throughout South Vietnam. The "Wallabies" carried 680,000 passengers and 46 million kilos of cargo - this was made possible by the outstanding capability of the Caribou aircraft coupled with the unselfish devotion to duty of all Ground and Air Crews'.

Footer text reads: 'The Honour Roll is proudly supported by the Government of New South Wales in acknowledgement of the unselfish devotion to duty of the Royal Australian Air Force personnel who served with RAAF Transport Flight Vietnam and No 35 Squadron in the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1972'.