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Exercise Northern Challenge 2008

08 August 2008

Six F-111 aircraft from Number 6 Squadron RAAF Base Amberley and over 150 personnel deployed to RAAF Base Townsville came together for Exercise Northern Challenge from 30 June to 18 July 08.

This activity represents the final phase of the Operational Conversion Course for the training of F-111 aircrew; providing comprehensive instruction in all aspects of F-111 operations by day and by night.

Exercise Northern Challenge activities involve the release of live and inert weapons into the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (near Rockhampton). The exercise marked the end of an era for 6 Squadron as this was the last exercise that the Squadron would participate in before the amalgamation of 1 Squadron and 6 Squadron.