A selection of my photos taken during the decade

RAAF Caribous were in widespread use on air force and Army missions. A4-152 was at Coolangatta Qld in March 1985

Caribou A4-204 at Geraldton WA in September 1985, supporting 15 Macchi jets from Pearce on training navigation exercise

 This experimental tactical camouflage was applied to A4-208, seen at RAAF Pearce in September 1987

A4-285 at Perth Airport in October 1982 wears the original khaki scheme inwhich all RAAF Caribius were delivered

HS748 A10-601 was one of eight used as multi-station navigation trainers with the RAAF School of Air Navigation
based at East Sale Vic.  It is pictured visiting Ballarat Vic in February 1987

RAAF No.34 Squadron HS748 A10-596 was used as a VIP transport. Seen at Perth in October 1980

RAN Hawker Siddeley HS748 N15-710 at RAAF Pearce WA in September 1987

RAAF Boeing CH-47C Chinook A15-002 at Richmond in October 1988

Royal Australian Navy Westland Sea King N16-125 in RAN 75th Anniversary special scheme, Fremantle WA September 1987

A85-443 was one of the final CAC Winjeels still in RAAF service, based Williamtown on Forward Air Control (FAC) training.
It is seen in September 1984 visiting a Wodonga Vic fly-in, where it parked with other Winjeels civilianised as warbirds

The Winjeel's replacement in the RAAF basic training role was the New Zealand-built AESL CT-4A Airtrainer.
A19-076 photographed at Mangalore in April 1983 had been delivered from NZ the previous year

Another example of an Airtrainer in the original fanta can paint scheme. A19-059 at RAAF Point Cook Vic in July 1988

Revised scheme shown on A19-068 at Point Cook in July 1988

Australian GAF Nomad N22B in service with the Australian Army as A18-307, at Perth Airport in August 1981

Here's A18-307 five years later, now in tactical camouflage, at Perth-Jandakot in May 1986

Australian Customs oceanic patrols were a quasi-military operation in the years before Coastwatch was established.
 GAF Nomad 22S Searchmaster VH-FCS at Perth in August 1980

To finish off in style, during the 1980s USAF B-52s flying long-range patrols from Guam could be organised to drop in at
Australian air shows.  Here's B-52G 60617 at Mangalore Vic April 1983, making a low fly-by with everything hanging out.

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