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No. 482 Squadron RAAF
Active 1942–1992
Allegiance  Australia
Branch  Royal Australian Air Force
Role Aircraft maintenance
Garrison/HQ RAAF Base Amberley

No. 482 Squadron was a maintenance squadron of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). It was formed in 1942 as No. 4 Repair and Salvage Unit, renamed No. 4 Repair and Servicing Unit in 1944 and re-formed as No. 482 (Maintenance) Squadron in May 1946.

No. 4 Repair and Servicing Unit moved from RAAF Station Parkes, New South Wales, to RAAF Station Amberley, Queensland, in April 1946 and was re-formed the following month as No. 482 Squadron under the command of Squadron Leader J.E. Jackson. The squadron then became a component of No. 82 Wing.[1] No. 482 Squadron merged with No. 3 Aircraft Depot to form No. 501 Wing on 16 March 1992.[2][3] No. 501 Wing continued to provide deep maintenance and logistics support for the General Dynamics F-111Cs at Amberley until 2001, when Boeing Australia was awarded the maintenance contract.[4][5]


  1. RAAF Historical Section, Maintenance Units, pp. 66–69
  2. RAAF Historical Section, Introduction, Bases, Supporting Organisations, pp. 119–123
  3. Lax, From Controversy to Cutting Edge, p. 196
  4. Odgers, Air Force Australia, pp. 192, 218
  5. Lax, From Controversy to Cutting Edge, pp. 222–223


Further reading

  • Venn, Walter J. (Walter James). Restore to Service: Unit History of No. 4 Repair and Salvage Unit (1942–1944) and No. 4 Repair and Servicing Unit (1945–1946). Australian Military History. ISBN 978-1-876439-30-9. 

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