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6th Apr 2010, 12:06
RAAF 460 Sqn reformed.:D
Announcement by RAAF CAS Air Marshall Mark Binskin.

Today I announced the reformation of 460 squadron (460SQN) within the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation. This initiative will considerably improve the ability of Air Force to meet current operational and future development commitments of the Geospatial Imagery Analyst (GIA) capability," he said.

GIAs support ADF intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and strike capabilities and produce intelligence products from imagery and geospatial information in support of a wide range of ADF operations.

460SQN has a long a distinguished history on operations flying Lancasters during World War II as a squadron of Bomber Command. The squadron is regarded as having been the most effective of the Australian bomber squadrons though it suffered heavy aircraft losses and over 1000 fatal casualties (589 Australian) and 188 aircraft -the highest number of any of the Australian squadrons and the total number of personnel in three squadrons combined.