We never disappoint: a history of No 7 Squadron RAAF 1940-1945

Kevin Gogler

During the Second World War No 7 Squadron RAAF was famous for its great camaraderie and esprit de corps. It was known as the ‘Happy Squadron’.

We Never Disappoint tells the story of No 7 Squadron, RAAF, and their struggle as the unit built itself up several times to be ready for operational deployments in the Pacific, only to be let down by aircraft shortages, constant personnel changes and uncertainty over its role in the defence of Australia. When the time for action came, the squadron’s participation included some of the first anti-submarine strikes by Australian Beauforts, search and rescue tasks, reconnaissance missions, and air operations during the Wewak amphibious campaign of May 1945.

Soft cover, photographs, 266 pages.