RAF and RAAF Collaboration at Bersama Lima 2016


2017-03-30 During a recent visit to RAF Lossiemouth, we had a chance to talk with a number of Typhoon pilots and will focus on the evolving expeditionary experience of the Typhoon squadrons.

We were provided these photos by the RAF of their time at Bersama Lima 2016 where they also worked with the RAAF.

The RAF text describing the time working with the RAAF was as follows:

Air Commodore Steven P. Roberton, DSC, AM visited 1(F) Sqn while taking part in Ex Bersama Lima 16.

Image Shows: Air Commodore Roberton being shown around a Typhoon by members of 1(F) Sqn.

Air Commodore Steven P. Roberton is Commander of Air Combat Group (ACG), responsible for force generation and command of Australia’s air combat operations.

ACG comprises three wings encompassing Hawk Lead-In Fighter training and maintenance training; F/A-18A/B ‘Classic Hornet’ operations; and F/A-18F ‘Super Hornet’ operations; and Joint Terminal Attack Controllers and Combat Controllers.

8 Typhoon Aircraft from RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland are taking part in Exercise Bersama Lima 16 and will be based out of RMAF Butterworth in Malaysia during their stay.

Ex Bersama Lima 16 is an annual Five Powers Defence Arrangement(FPDA) Maritime/Air Field Training Exercise and Joint Post Exercise conducted to enhance the operability and mutual co-operation among the FPDA nations.

The exercise is sponsored on a rotational basis between the armed forces of Malaysia and Republic of Singapore and will take place between the period of 4-21 October 2016.

The photos are credited to the RAF.

For an interview conducted with Air Commodore Roberton at the Williamtown Air Base in Australia, see the following:

Shaping the Airpower Transition: The Perspective of “Zed” Roberton, Commander Air Combat Group (RAAF)