May 2007 - Merger of 406/418.
After much deliberation it was decided to merge cadets from 418SQN with cadets from 406SQN at Frankston due to poor numbers. This has been a favourable decision as cadets now have greater opportunities for advancement and more activities. 418SQN will still maintain a prescence at HMAS Cerberus, but will now parade at Frankston on a Wednesday night ( see contact page for more info )

Sep 08 - NT Trip
The cadets of 406 and 418SQN along with a select few from other squadrons around Victoria travelled to Darwin, NT to visit HMAS Coonawarra, RAAF Darwin, Robertson Barracks and RAAF Tindal. This provided cadets the chance to experience life on bases of each of the services, and to get up close to the latest defence equipment.



Who are we?

406 Squadron was first formed as No. 6 Flight Air Training Corps on the 19th November 1945, by the amalgation of No. 5 and No. 15 Squadrons. On the 4th of September 1947, 6 Flight was conferred to the Christian Brothers College.

On the 23rd of February 1950, the flight was disbanded at the Christian Brothers College, and was raised again on the 27th Feb. 1950 at Essendon Technical School. It continued to operate for another 6 years before it was again disbanded.

In 1971, 6 Flight was re-raised at Frankston High School, but soon after moved to the Artillery Drill Hall at Railway Parade in Frankston. When the 23rd Field Battery Regiment moved to it's new premises in Robinsons Road, Baxter, accomodation was made for the flight. No. 6 Flight was also the first flight to have a female Flight Commander - FLTLT(AIRTC) Ethne Rodgers.

406 Squadron is still at it's Robinsons Road site, and recently welcomed the fledgling 418SQN to boost it's numbers and to better serve the Mornington Peninsula area.



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