142 Squadron, Republic of Singapore Air Force

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RSAF 142 Squadron
Active 1974-2005,2016-Present
Role Fighter-bomber
Garrison/HQ Paya Lebar Air Base
Motto(s) "Honour and Glory"
Equipment F-15SG Strike Eagle
Insignia
Identification
symbol
Gryphon

The 142 Squadron "Gryphon" of the Republic of Singapore Air Force is a fighter-bomber squadron based at Paya Lebar Air Base, the squadron goes by the motto "Honour and Glory" with the Gryphon adopted as its mascot. According to IHS Janes, it is the second Singapore-based F-15SG Squadron.[1]

History[edit]

Formerly based in Tengah Air Base, 142 SQN was RSAF’s first A-4 squadron and also the last to fly the upgraded A-4SU Super Skyhawk in 2005. 142 SQN was RSAF Operational Conversion Unit (OCU) for the A-4 as well as serving air to ground attack roles.[2] The unit shares a similar motto to the Singapore Armed Forces Commando Formation. The squadron was disbanded after the retirement of A-4SUs in RSAF fleet and it was stood up again in 2015 as the fleet size of F-15SGs grew.

Currently, 142 Squadron is based at Paya Lebar Air Base as the second squadron operating F-15SG Strike Eagles, alongside the current 149 Squadron which is also based there.

Information[edit]

The tail is adorned with a beige checkered tailband. The squadron's logo is centered with the serial number on the base of the tail.

Achievements[edit]

The unit clinched the Best fighter squadron once in 2001 when it was operating the A4SUs.

Aircraft operated[edit]

  1. 18 T/A-4SU Super Skyhawks (Fighter-bomber, 1974-2005)[3]
  2. ? F-15SG (2016–present)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RSAF forms second local F-15SG squadron". IHS Janes. Retrieved 2016-05-17. 
  2. ^ "Tengah Air Base (TAB)". Global Security. Retrieved 2016-05-17. 
  3. ^ "Reply to Media Queries on RSAF's 142 Squadron". mindef.gov.sg. Retrieved 2016-04-26. 

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