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RAAF Form A.50

No. 1 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit, RAAF - June 1942

8 June 1942 to 30 June 1942 - LAVERTON
No. 1 PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE UNIT formed at RAAF Station, LAVERTON on 8th June, 1942, to Establishment HD-182.
The units' initial equipment was Buffalo aircraft which are to be converted to Photographic Reconnaissance aircraft, by removal of all armour plating and machine guns, and installing auxiliary petrol tanks and three F 24 cameras.
The object of the unit is to carry out long range strategical reconnaissance and tactical reconnaissance, which takes the form of photography from a high altitude, using a camera fitted with a long focal length lens.
The unit is commanded by Squadron Leader L.W. LAW (144).
At the end of the month of June, 1942, the strength of the unit as as follows:-
OFFICERS - 8
AIRMEN - 35
The unit had six (6) Buffalo aircraft at the end of the month of June.
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