60 Squadron SAAF
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60 Squadron SAAF is a squadron of the South African Air Force. It is a transport, aerial refuelling and EW(electronic warfare)/ELINT(electronic intelligence) squadron. It was first formed at Nairobi in December 1940.
Retired 60 Squadron Boeing 707 tail number 1419
|Branch||South African Air Force|
|Role||Transport, aerial refueling and EW/ELINT|
|Current Base||AFB Waterkloof|
|Motto(s)||Accipimus Et Damus We Take and We Give|
While it was based for a long period at AFB Waterkloof, Pretoria, due to ongoing runway and taxiway repairs at that base, the squadron operated temporarily for a period out of Johannesburg International Airport.
Operations wound down with the last operational Boeing 707 flight flown on 10 July 2007 to Bujumbura, Kinshasa and Kindu. The squadron appears to be in limbo, with conversion to the Airbus A400M cancelled.
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