National Markings
Republic of Singapore Air Force

This page describes and illustrates the various national insignia used by the Republic of Singapore Air Force since its formation:


   
Main MarkingFin Flash

1968-1973
Whent the Singapore Air Defence Command (SADC) was established in 1968, a simple red/white/red national insignia was adopted. Created by changing the outer ring of an RAF roundel from blue to red, the resultant marking was very similar to those used by the Peruvian and Turkish Air Forces. The roundel was displayed in the standard six positions – above and below each wing and on the fuselage sides. No fin flash was used. No service titles were carried.


   
Main MarkingFin Flash

1973-1990
In October 1973 the national marking was changed to a red and white yin-and-yang symbol. This eliminated any possbile confusion with other operators and incorporated an ‘S’ for Singapore in its overall shape. The roundel was displayed in the standard six positions – above and below each wing and on the fuselage sides. No fin flash was used. Large aircraft carry the service titles REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE AIR FORCE in English.

In 1986 a low-visibility version of this marking was adopted for some aircraft, which replaced the white area with background colour and changed the red area to black.



   
Main MarkingLow Visibility Version

1990-present
On 7 November 1990 a completely new national insignia was officially introduced. This is a red lion’s head on white with a red outer ring. Aircraft were repainted with this marking from about January 1991. For camouflaged or grey aircraft a black low-visibility version was also introduced.

The roundel was displayed in the standard six positions – above and below each wing and on the fuselage sides. No fin flash is used. Large aircraft carry the service titles REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE AIR FORCE in English.

Instructional Airframes
Republic of Singapore Air Force

The following aircraft types were employed as instructional airframes by the Republic of Singapore Ar Force, but not flown in operational service:

Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Retirement Origin

BAC Jet Provost T.3

1

1969

1978

UK

Bristol Belvedere HC.1

1

1969

1977

UK

Gloster Javelin FAW.9R

6

1969

1976

?

Gloster Meteor F(TT).8

2

1969

1978

?

Hawker Hunter F.4

1

1970

1972

UK

Key Dates
Republic of Singapore Air Force

1961    Singapore Armed Forces established as a ground force
1965    Singapore gains independence
January 1968    Britain announces a planned withdrawal of forces from Singapore
September 1968    Singapore Air Defence Command (SADC) first established
1968    Pilot training commences with leased civil aircraft
May 1969    First SADC aircraft – a Cessna 172K – arrives
1969    First helicopter arrives – Alouette III
1970    First jet aircraft – BAC Strikemaster
1970    First combat aircraft – Hawker Hunter arrives
October 1971    Britain withdraws its forces from Singapore
1 April 1975    SADC renamed Republic of Singapore Air Force

All-Time Aircraft Used List
Republic of Singapore Air Force

Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Out of Service Origin

Aerospatiale AS 332M Super Puma

17

1985

1990

France

Aerospatiale AS 350E

7

1985

1990

France

Aerospatiale AS 532UL Cougar

14

1993

current

Singapore

Aerospatiale AS 550 Fennec

20

1991

2006

France

AESL Airtourer T.6/24

6

1970

1988

New Zealand

Agusta-Bell AB205A

8

1978

2005

Kuwait AF

Alenia Aermacchi M346 Master

12

2012

current

Italy

BAC Jet Provost T.3

1

1969

1978

UK

BAC Jet Provost T.52A

7

1974

1984

Yemen AF

BAC Strikemaster Mk 81

4

1976

1984

Yemen AF

BAC Strikemaster Mk 82

5

1977

1984

SOAF

BAC Strikemaster Mk 84

16

1970

1993

UK

Bell 212

3

1977

1986

USA

Bell UH-1B Iroquois

30

1980

1994

USA

Bell UH-1H Iroquois

29

1977

2005

USA

Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow

20

2002

current

USA

Boeing CH-47D Chinook

6

1997

current

USA

Boeing CH-47SD Chinook

10

2001

current

USA

Boeing F-15SG Strike Eagle

24

2009

current

USA

Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker

4

2000

current

USA

Bristol Belvedere HC.1

1

1969

1977

UK

Cessna 172H Skyhawk

1

1968

1974

Ex-civil

Cessna 172K Skyhawk

8

1968

1977

USA

Douglas C-47 Dakota

1

1975

?

SVNAF

Elbit Hermes 450

?

2007

current

Israel

Eurocopter EC 120B Colibri

5

2006

current

France

Fokker 50 Enforcer Mk 2

5

1993

current

Netherlands

Fokker 50UTA

4

1993

current

Netherlands

Gloster Javelin FAW.9R

6

1969

1976

?

Gloster Meteor F(TT).8

2

1969

1978

?

Grumman E-2C Hawkeye

4

1987

2011

USA

Gulfstream G550

5

2009

current

Israel/USA

Hawker Hunter F.4

1

1970

1972

UK

Hawker Hunter F.74

12

1970

1991

UK

Hawker Hunter FR.74A

4

1971

1992

UK

Hawker Hunter FR.74B

22

1972

1992

UK

Hawker Hunter T.75

4

1970

1992

UK

Hawker Hunter T.75A

5

1972

1992

UK

IAI Heron I

?

2011

current

Israel

IAI Searcher

42

1997

current

Israel

Lockheed C-130B Hercules

4

1977

current

USA

Lockheed C-130H Hercules

5

1980

current

USA

Lockheed KC-130H Hercules

1

1987

current

USA

Lockheed Martin F-16A Fighting Falcon

13

1988

2005

USA

Lockheed Martin F-16B Fighting Falcon

6

1988

2005

USA

Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon

22

1998

current

USA

Lockheed Martin F-16D Fighting Falcon

40

1997

current

USA

Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II

0

n/a

n/a

USA

Lockheed T-33S

28

1980

1987

AdlA

McDonnell Douglas A-4S Skyhawk

44

1973

1985

USA

McDonnell Douglas A-4S-1 Super Skyhawk

51

1982

1998

Singapore

McDonnell Douglas A-4SU Skyhawk

51

1989

current

Singapore

McDonnell Douglas TA-4S Skyhawk

7

1975

1985

USA

McDonnell Douglas TA-4S-1 Super Skyhawk

24

1984

1998

Singapore

McDonnell Douglas TA-4SU Skyhawk

24

1989

current

Singapore

Northrop F-5E Tiger II

41

1979

current

USA/RJAF

Northrop F-5F Tiger II

9

1979

current

USA

Pilatus PC-21

19

2008

current

Switzerland

Short Skyvan 3M-400

6

1973

1995

UK

SIAI Marchetti S.211

30

1987

2009

Italy/Singapore

SIAI Marchetti SF.260MS Warrior

16

1971

1999

Italy

SIAI Marchetti SF.260WS

12

1979

1999

Italy

Sikorsky S-70B Seahawk

6

2010

current

USA

Sud Aviation SE3160 Alouette III

8

1969

1978

France

Historical Orders of Battle List
Republic of Singapore Air Force

This page lists the historical Orders of Battle for the Republic of Singapore Air Force.

Historical Order of Battle for 1970

Historical Order of Battle for 1973

Historical Order of Battle for 1975

Historical Order of Battle for 1980

Historical Order of Battle for 1985

Historical Order of Battle for 1990

Historical Order of Battle for 1995

Historical Order of Battle for 2000

Historical Order of Battle for 2005

Historical Order of Battle for 2010

Aircraft Carrying Ships
Republic of Singapore Air Force

This page gives a summary of the aircraft-carrying ships which have been or are used by the Republic of Singapore Air Force.

Pennant No. Name Type Status
68 RSS Formidable Frigate Active
69 RSS Intrepid Frigate Active
70 RSS Steadfast Frigate Active
71 RSS Tenacious Frigate Active
72 RSS Stalwart Frigate Active
73 RSS Supreme Frigate Active
207 RSS Endurance LS Dock Active
208 RSS Resolution LS Dock Active
209 RSS Persistence LS Dock Active
210 RSS Endeavour LS Dock Active

All-Time Units List
Republic of Singapore Air Force

This page lists all the flying units of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, since its formation.

111 Squadron
112 Squadron
116 Squadron
119 Squadron
120 Squadron
121 Squadron
122 Squadron
123 Squadron
124 Squadron
125 Squadron
126 Squadron
127 Squadron
128 Squadron
130 Squadron
131 Squadron
140 Squadron
141 Squadron
142 Squadron
143 Squadron
144 Squadron
145 Squadron
149 Squadron
150 Squadron
Black Knights

425th Fighter Squadron/56th Fighter Wing
428th Fighter Squadron/27th Fighter Wing
149th AVN Texas ArNG
E/1-285th AVN Arizona ArNG

Current Order of Battle
Republic of Singapore Air Force

Squadron Type Base
111 Squadron E-2C Tengah
112 Squadon KC-135R Changi
119 Squadron Heron UAV Murai Camp
120 Squadron AH-64D Sembawang
121 Squadron Fokker 50 Changi
122 Squadron C-130H, KC-130B/H Paya Lebar
123 Squadron S-70B Seahawk Sembawang
124 Squadron EC120B Sembawang
125 Squadron AS 332M, AS 532UL Sembawang
126 Squadron AS 332M, AS 532UL Oakey, Australia
127 squadron CH-47D Chinook Sembawang
128 Squadron Searcher UAV, Hermes UAV Murai Camp
130 Squadron PC-21 Pearce, Australia
140 Squadron F-16C/D Tengah
143 Squadron F-16C/D Tengah
144 Squadron F-5S, F-5T Paya Lebar
145 Squadron F-16D Changi East
149 Squadron F-15SG Paya Lebar
150 Squadron A-4SU, TA-4SU, M346 Cazaux, France
425th FS/56th FW F-16C/D Luke AFB, USA
428th FS/27th FW F-15SG Mountain Home AFB, USA
149th AVN, Tx ARNG CH-47D Grand Prairie, USA
E/1-285th AVN, AZ ArNG AH-64D Marana, USA

 

Air Bases and Airfields
Republic of Singapore Air Force

This page gives details of the air bases and airfields which have been or are used by the Republic of Singapore Air Force.

Location Name ICAO IATA Status
Cazaux Cazaux LFBC (none) Active
Changi Changi WSSS (none) Active
Dallas Redmond Taylor Airport ? (none) Active
Glendale, AZ Luke AFB KLUF (none) Active
Marana, AZ Pinal Airpark LSMM MZJ Active
Mountain Home, ID Mountain Home AFB KMUO (none) Active
San Diego, CA NAS North Island KNZY (none) Active
Brisbane, QLD RAAF Oakey YBOK (none) Active
Paya Lebar Paya Lebar WSAP (none) Active
Perth, WA RAAF Pearce YPEA (none) Active
Seletar Seletar WSSL (none) Active
Sembawang Sembawang WSAG (none) Active
Tengah Tengah WSAT (none) Active
Murai Murai Camp ? (none) Active