Fighter Squadrons Branch


Swift To Destroy

Soft cover

21cm X 29.5 cm

120 pages with images

Publisher: 77 Squadron Association Inc

Swift to Destroy
is costed at $20.

Postage Costs:
Within NSW and ACT one copy $11.50.
Within NSW and ACT multiple copies $13.40.
Outside NSW Single and multiple copies $13.40.

Payment may be made by cheque or money order made out to Fighter Squadrons Branch and posted to Salamander Bay LPO, PO Box 656 Salamander Bay NSW 2317.

If preferred electronic transfer details are:

Greater Building Society
Account Number: 719958087
Account Name: Fighter Squadrons Branch
BSB: 637 000
Description of Transfer:   Your name

For further enquiries please contact Lesley Gent at [email protected] or by phoning 02 4955 6360. Please advise Lesley of your full postal address when ordering.

Books are available from the 77 Squadron Social Club,  The Association lunches in Newcastle and Sydney, Fighter World at Williamtown, Temora Aviation Museum and Aviation Heritage Museum of Western Australia.

The book is also available in Sydney from::

No. 77 (Fighter Interceptor) Squadron was formed at Pearce, Western Australia on 16 March 1942 and equipped with Curtis P-40E Kittyhawks.  The Squadron moved to Darwin in July 1942 and engaged the Japanese over northern Australia.   November saw the Squadron move to Milne Bay and it remained in the islands until August 1945 before  moving to Japan as part of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force, equipped with F-51D Mustangs.  77 Squadron remained in Japan for four years. When North Korean forces invaded South Korea the Squadron moved to Korea  During that time they were re-equipped with Meteor aircraft. 

In 1956 the Squadron returned Australia to be based at Williamtown and new aircraft, Avon Sabres. The end of 1958 saw the Squadron move to Butterworth, Malaysia where it once again served with distinction during the Malayan Emergency and Indonesian Confrontation. 1969 saw the Squadron return once more to Australia and equip with Mirage IIIO aircraft and in July 1987 the Hornet FA/18.