Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Senator David Feeney has congratulated 292 Squadron (292SQN) for having been awarded the Governor-General’s Banner.
A banner is awarded by order of the Sovereign to a non-operational unit of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) for having completed 25 years of service in the RAAF.
The banner was presented to 292SQN by the Governor of South Australia, His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce AC CSC RANR.
To mark the special occasion, there was a parade of 300 RAAF personnel and a flypast of an AP-3C Orion.
Senator Feeney said he was proud to have attended and to have formally recognised the work of 292SQN.
“This is an exciting day for everyone here, as the banner is recognition of a job well done by 292SQN, year after year.
“For almost 10 years, the AP-3C Orion crews have conducted overland intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance tasks in Afghanistan and Iraq, maritime patrols of the Arabian Gulf and North Arabian Sea and more recently, counter-piracy missions in the vicinity of Somalia, working closely with the US-led Combined Maritime Force (CMF) and other international task forces,” Senator Feeney said.
Today, Number 292 Squadron provides operational support, and aircrew and ground crew training for the AP-3C Orion aircraft at RAAF Base Edinburgh.
The ceremony was also attended by South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill and the South Australian Opposition Leader, Ms Isobel Redmond.
Senator Feeney’s office , Jeffrey von Drehnen: 0477 348 476