311SQN History

311 Squadron can trace it’s lineage back to the Sydney-based No 6 Flight of the wartime Air Training Corps’ 29 Squadron, whilst No 2 Flight of No 33 Squadron (Newcastle) was located at Gosford during the Second World War. No 11 Flight of the New South Wales Squadron was established at Homebush Boys High School in 1947, and disbanded in the early 1970s.

In August 1982 a new Air Training Corps Flight was formed at Gosford High School. It was for a short time known as 16A Flight, but received the official designation of 11 Flight in 1983. In 1992 the Flight moved to Niagara Park School, and then relocated to the Erina Army Reserve Depot in mid-1994. In 1997, the Mayor of Gosford granted permission for 11 Flight to include ‘City of Gosford’ in it’s title. In 2001, 11 (City of Gosford) Flight was re-designated 311 (City of Gosford) Squadron, Australian Air Force Cadets.

The Flight Commanders/Commanding Officers of 11 (City of Gosford) Flight/311 (City of Gosford) Squadron since its formation on the Central Coast have been:

FLTLT(AAFC) Doug Oliver
FLTLT (AAFC) W.H Jones
FLTLT (AAFC) Maurie Rutherford
FLTLT (AAFC) Grant Mayler
FLTLT(AAFC) Neal Rogers (current)

FLTLT(AAFC) Doug Oliver, Maurie Rutherford and Grant Mayler have all been appointed Executive Officer (North) with the rank of SQNLDR(AAFC) subsequent to their 311SQN postings. FLTLT(AAFC) W.H Jones was appointed Staff Officer Supply with the rank of SQNLDR(AAFC) following his posting with 311SQN.