Sunday, October 15, 2023

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Airbus A330-MRTT '765' and Lockheed C-130H Hercules '731' Both Call into Rockhampton Airport as Exercise Wallaby 2023 Draws to a Close

During the late afternoon on Sunday 15 October, a pair of The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) transport aircraft both arrived into Rockhampton Airport in preparation for the departure of participating aircraft and helicopters as The Singapore Armed Forces Exercise Wallaby 2023 (XWB23) draws to a close.

First to arrive into Rockhampton Airport was RSAF Lockheed C-130H Hercules transport aircraft '731' which flew down from Darwin as "SAF6348".  It had arrived there from Singapore the previous day.

Then RSAF Airbus A330-243 Multi Role Tanker Transport (A330-MRTT) aircraft '765' arrived from Singapore as "SAF8333".

Both aircraft are expected to stay for the night with information suggesting they will be departing to Cairns early on Monday 16 October, in company with the four RSAF General Dynamics (Lockheed Martin) F-16D Block 52 Version Fighting Falcon jets, while on the first leg of their journey home to Singapore.

Meanwhile, it is also possible that on Monday 16 October, the RSAF helicopters will be departing Rockhampton Airport soon with one report suggesting the Boeing AH-64D Apaches are not being uplifted back to Singapore from Rockhampton Airport but instead they are flying away to a different location for more Exercises.

Photos taken by 'IAD' and Steve Vit  ©

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