Squadron disbanding

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After more than 20 years of operations, No. 457 Squadron vRAAF is disbanding. As commanding officer, this has been one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make in the history of the squadron. But with dwindling numbers, and mostly-empty voice comms these days – we feel the timing is right to “hit the silk”.

The squadron has a proud gaming history – from the early days flying European Air War in the late 90s/early 00s, to the venerable “IL-2 Sturmovik” series from 2001 onwards. All members throughout the history of the squadron can reflect on their time with the squadron wirth pride, knowing that they created something that was “bigger than the sum of its parts”.

We ask that all pilots remove their “squadron tags” as well as any squadron-related groups on gaming/social media as part of the disbanding process.

It’s been an honour serving with every last one of you.

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