Aircrew Honour Roll

F-111C Aicrew.xls - 11 Mar 17

All F-111C Aircrew - Alphabetical List

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Ever wonder how many aircrew flew aussie F-111s?  Well, the Aircrew Honour Roll has 444 names on the list, but when you take into account some duplicates; like the three names appearing on three courses (Chris Lake, Al Curr & John Emery), the 41 who did two 6SQN OPCONs  (2nd & 3rd tourists did full OPCONs until No 23 CSE, thence F-111 Refresher Courses) and the seven pig NAVs who became pig PLTs (Steve Clarke, Leigh Beaman, Tiger Meadows, Phil Townshend, Teddy Blair, Marty Huet and Shannon Kennedy); that leaves 390 select aircrew …  not all aussies of course, the 390 also includes the yanks and poms who came to ‘Oz on exchange: eight RAF pilots, eight RAF navigators, 11 USAF pilots and 13 USAF WSOs. 

So … the aussie F-111 Aircrew Honour Roll = 207 Pilots, 148 Navigators, 19 Air Combat Officers, 13 WSOs, two AEOs and one Flight Engineer (ARL), totalling 390 aircrew …. and for the purists amongst you, the 6SQN OPCON graduates of the 62 OPCON courses = 177 Pilots, 129 Navigators, 19 Air Combat Officers, three USAF WSOs (the first 10 USAFEX were already F-111 qualified, the last three came from Strike Eagles) and two AEOs, totalling 330 aircrew !