RAAF No. 2 Squadron

2SQNUnits awarded this citation receive a unit citation streamer, coloured the same as the Gallantry Cross with Palm, for display on the unit colours. Members of the unit during the period of the award are conferred with the right to wear the ribbon of the Gallantry Cross with Palm, mounted in a gold frame. In addition, the Commanding Officer of the unit is granted an individual award of the decoration, Gallantry Cross with Palm. The ribbon coloured Gallantry Cross with Palm is also presented to all personnel of supporting, attached, and subordinate units of the 35th Tactical Fighter Wing during the period.

Citation for:
The 35th Tactical Fighter Wing, US Air Force, Including No 2 Squadron,
The Royal Australian Air Force

The award was made on the 9th of October 1970, as follows:

The 35th Tactical Fighter Wing, United States Air Force, operating in the Republic of Vietnam from September 1968 to the present, has performed in a fantastic manner because of its dedicated support personnel Рand heroic pilots, who, under extremely difficult mission situations, and with personal disregard for the dangers involved, have conducted air strike missions against communist strongholds and provided air support to operations organized by both the armies of the Republic of Vietnam and the United States of America in Military Regions Two, Three and Four. Heavy losses to the enemy were inflicted by over fifty-three thousand air strike and air support missions flown by the F-100 and Canberra units of the 35th Tactical Fighter Wing. These extremely hazardous missions account for over two thousand, five hundred enemy killed in action, thousands of enemy installations, artillery towers, boats, crew-served-weapons locations destroyed and many miles of communication trenches completely disrupted. Moreover, in another area of achievement, the dispensary established by the 35th Tactical Fighter Wings has assisted the medical civic action programs at Thap Chan, Hai Chu, Dong Yang, and Ann Xuan villages as well as the Phan Rang village orphanages, so that thousands of people have been provided life- giving medical treatment.

RAAF No. 2 Squadron History