The RAAF has revealed a C-130H featuring colourful tail art to mark the looming retirement of the type from RAAF service this month.
37SQN C-130H A97-005’s tail art features a silhouette of a C-130H against a orange and yellow sunset, the 36 and 37SQN badges, and the legend ’34 Years of Serving Australia’.
“We have deployed these aircraft in support of operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and East Timor, and used them to evacuate Australian citizens from Cambodia in 1997,” Commander Air Lift Group Air Commodore Gary Martin said.
“They have left a considerable record of accomplishment, and one which all men and women who have worked on this aircraft can take great pride in”
A reunion for past and present members of the C-130H community will be held at RAAF Base Richmond on November 24.
The eight operational C-130Hs of the original 12 strong fleet will then be retired from RAAF service on November 30.