171st Aviation Squadron S70A Blackhawk

171st Aviation Squadron S70A Blackhawk poster art.

The 171st Aviation Squadron is an Australian Army helicopter squadron equipped with S70A Blackhawk helicopters and provides support to Special Operations Command (Australia). The squadron is currently based at Holsworthy Barracks near Sydney and forms part of the 6th Aviation Regiment. The Squadron emblem is the “Spartan”. The Squadron’s primary role is to insert Special Forces troops into the battlefield. Holsworthy Barracks is located in the outer south-western Sydney suburb of Holsworthy. It is part of the Holsworthy military reserve, which has been a training area and artillery range for the Australian Army since World War I. Following World War II it became a major base for the permanent component of the Australian Army in New South Wales. Following the movement of many units of the Regular Army to Darwin, Northern Territory, in the late 1990s many Army Reserve units were moved from other depots to Holsworthy Barracks, including the Headquarters of the 5th Brigade. 

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Design by Samantha Beaty

Location: Saint Louis, MO
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