Australian Defence Force. The Australian Defence Force ( ADF) is the military organisation responsible for the defence of Australia and its national interests. It consists of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Australian Army, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and several "tri-service" units. The ADF has a strength of just over 85,000 full-time ...
The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) is a tri-service military Academy that provides military and academic education for junior officers of the Australian Defence Force in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).
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Pages in category "Australian Defence Force" The following 25 pages are in this category, out of 25 total. This list may not reflect recent changes ().
The Australian Defence Force School of Special Operations is an Australian Army training unit part of the Defence Special Operations Training and Education Centre (DSOTEC) responsible for the recruitment, selection, training, education and trade management of all Special Operations Command (SOCOMD) personnel.
The Australian Defence Force Cadets (ADFC) (Known as the Australian Service Cadet Scheme until 2001) consists of three Australian Defence Force affiliated, community-based, youth development organisations of approximately 22,000 cadets and 2,200 cadet staff in 464 units and squadrons across Australia.
- 1976 – present
- ADF Cadets
- Rear Admiral Brett Wolski
- Youth development organisation
The Australian Defence Force Parachuting School is an Australian Army unit part of the Defence Special Operations Training and Education Centre that provides training in parachuting techniques, develops parachute doctrine and techniques and conducts trial-evaluations of parachute systems and associated equipment. The school is based adjacent to HMAS Albatross, Nowra, New South Wales.
The first parachute training unit was formed in 1942 the Paratroop Training Unit and at the end of the war was disbanded. On 12 August 1951, the Parachute Training Wing was formed as a Royal Australian Air Force unit at RAAF Base Williamtown, New South Wales. The unit's first Commanding Officer/Chief Instructor was Squadron Leader C.A.V. Bourne. The instructors on the staff were both Army and RAAF personnel. The first course of trainees commenced in September 1951. In 1958, the wing was renamed
The school is believed to be organised as follows: 1. Headquarters – co-ordinates the functions of the School. 2. Training Wing – conducts all parachute training activities of the School. 3. Development Wing – conducts evaluation and testing of personnel parachute systems and associated equipment. 4. Parachute Maintenance Wing – stores repairs and repacks all personnel parachutes. 5. Logistic Support Wing – stores, transport, medical and catering. The school provides static line ...
In 1951, the school used the Douglas C-47 Dakota aircraft for training. The Lockheed C-130 Hercules entered service in 1962 followed by the de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou in 1964 with the Dakota retired.