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The squadron was originally formed in 1960 as the second Canberra equipped squadron. It continued to operate the type until the end of 1963 when the survivors were concentrated into 5 Sqn.
6 Sqn was reformed in August 1967 to operate the Provost in the basic training and COIN role. The aircraft came from 4 Sqn. After basic training on the Provost T.52, student pilots went to South Africa for conversion onto the Atlas Impala (MB.326) operated by the SAAF. Trainee pilots then returned to Rhodesia for further training with No.2 Sqn.
With the withdrawal of the Provosts, the unit converted to the SF.260. The SF.260Ws are used for the light strike and weapons training roles, while basic training is carried out on the SF.260C and SF.260TP.
||1960 - 1963
||August 1967 - 1977
||1977 - Present
|Canberra B.2||8||1960 - end 1963|| ||
|Canberra T.4||1||1960 - end 1963|| ||
|Provost T.52||25||Aug 1967 - 1977|| ||R3605, R3160, R6317
|SF.260C||17||March 1977 - Present|| ||9901, 9094, 9911
|SF.260W/TP||14||1980 - Present|| ||3260,6324,3629
|SF.260F||6||1998 - Present|| ||
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