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Corporate entry Aircraft Research and Development Unit (1947 - )

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)

22 September 1947
Point Cook, Victoria, Australia
Defence Research and Logistics (Defence)
Reference No
CA 6731
Legal Status
Agency of the Commonwealth of Australia
Point Cook, Victoria


The Aircraft Research and Development Unit was established in Point Cook, Victoria, in 1947. In 1948 the Unit's Headquarters moved to Laverton, Victoria, and have been located in Edinburgh, South Australia, since 1977.


 1941 - 1947 Special Duties Performance Flight
       1947 - Aircraft Research and Development Unit

Published resources

Conference Papers

  • Noble, R., 'Sixty years of engineering in the RAAF', in The Royal Aeronautical Society, Australian Division, Melbourne Branch, Sir Lawrence Wackett Lecture (1980).. Details


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See also

Ailie Smith