No. 131 Radar Station RAAF

No. 131 Radar Station RAAF was a Royal Australian Air Force radar station formed at Richmond, New South Wales on 19 June 1942. After initial training the radar group was sent to Beverley Park, Kogarah on 14 August 1942, then Kyeemagh on 27 August 1942 and to its final posting at Ash Island, Newcastle from 7 September 1942.

The radar station on Ash Island monitored any enemy airborne threats during World War II. It housed English mobile equipment and the most modern Canadian GCI set, which was well protected in two concrete reinforced igloo buildings.

No. 131 Radar Station RAAF was disbanded on 18 January 1946.

Commanding officers

  • J.R. Wallace (PltOff) - 29 June 1942
  • G.P. Phillips (PltOff) - 3 August 1942
  • A.W.F. Williams (FlgOff) - 9 March 1943
  • K.N. Drummond (FlgOff) - 1 June 1943
  • T.J. Ling (PltOff) - 15 December 1943
  • W.H.C. Mann (PltOff) - 26 December 1943
  • K.S. While (PltOff) - 30 June 1944
  • E.G. McCulloch (PltOff) - 9 October 1944
  • E.W. Lee-Steere (SectOff) - 31 January 1945

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