Various operational sorties with the SA
Army, SAPD, SAMHS and Commandos are carried out. We are taking part in Burundi
deployments. We played a big role in fire fighting in the Limpopo and Mpumalanga area.
Trooping exercises with 5 Special Forces Regiment and catching of illegal immigrants
entering the border of SA are two of many tasks done by 19 Squadron. The Alouette III
helicopter is utilised for command and control and close air support. Some of the tasks
done are game counting and capturing, cash in transits and farm attacks.
Currently 19 Squadron does not have an
officer commanding. The acting Officer Commanding is Captain Johan Fouché.
Due to the new SANDF structure and the
Grippen and Hawk projects, 19 Squadron will transfer to AFB Hoedspruit in the near
future. The current planning is that 19 Squadron will be fully operational by 1 April
The Squadron lived up to its motto of Fama ex Factis (Fame
through deeds) in the past and we trust that we can build on our reputation as one of
the top ten Squadrons in the Air Force. We look forward in becoming a part of AFB
Hoedspruit and its community.