The Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) Number 21 Squadron (21 SQN) will be given the additional responsibility of operating RAAF Base Williams from July 2010.

21 SQN, which currently is the provider of air force reserve training and administration in Victoria, will be integrated with Combat Support Unit (CSU) Williams as part of the expansion.

Under its new role, the squadron will manage the airfield, support air base operations, and maintain its reserve training activities, following which, Combat Support Unit Williams will be disbanded.

Air Marshal Binskin said RAAF reservists would now have an increased opportunity to contribute to operational capability in the modern and future air force.

The integrated 21 SQN and Combat Support Unit Williams, will be reassigned to the combat support group from air force training group, as part of a review.