On Monday 10 October, one of the main 'players' in the Singapore Armed Force's Exercise Wallaby 2022 was spotted departing Rockhampton Airport for good following its deployment and participation in the Exercise.
The visiting Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Lockheed C-130H Hercules transport aircraft '733' departed Rockhampton Airport for Darwin as "SAF9287". It is due to continue onward to Singapore from Darwin on Tuesday 11 October.
The Herc has spent the past month operating out of Rockhampton Airport, completing various flights out to and back from the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA). Local photographer Steve V recently captured some images of the Herc making a spectacular departure and then arrival at Rocky.
During its flights to the Bay and back, '733' was heard to be using the radio callsign of "Condor" It is one of six C-130H aircraft which are flown by the RSAF's 122 Squadron 'Condors' based at the Paya Lebar Air Base (PLAB) in Singapore.
The squadron goes by the motto of 'Dependable'.
Sincere thanks to local plane spotter 'IAD' for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos of the Herc's departure!
Photos taken by 'IAD' and Steve Vit ©