Hercs celebrate 20th birthday

September 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the introduction of the C-130J Hercules to Royal Australian Air Force service.

CAPTION: C-130J Hercules aircraft from No.37 Squadron fly in formation over RAAF Base Richmond. Photo by Corporal Craig Barrett.

The aircraft was introduced to service with No. 37 Squadron at RAAF Base Richmond, and originally intended to provide Defence with a strategic airlift capability.

The fleet soon evolved to become the primary medium tactical airlifter for Defence, supporting numerous operations nationally and abroad.

To celebrate the milestone, No. 37 Squadron conducted a series of flypasts of RAAF Base Richmond and Glenbrook on 6 September 2019, and hosted past members of its C-130J workforce.

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