RAAF Base Pearce

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Brief History

The area, 35km north-east from Perth, was selected as the site for the base in 1928. Built between 1936 and 1939, Pearce was officially granted station status on 6 February 1939. It was (and remains) the major military air base in Western Australia. Initial squadrons were Nos 14 and 25 (City of Perth). In addition it housed No. 5 Initial Flying Training School, part of the Empire Air Training Scheme.

Following the war, Pearce housed many varied operations, but in 1958, with the arrival of No 1 Advanced Flying Training School and the Vampire jet trainer, the base took on its current role as the home of advanced training for the RAAF's Pilots.



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