Combat Survival Training School
Part ofAir Training Wing
Garrison/HQRAAF Base Townsville
Motto(s)Adapt and Return

Combat Survival Training School is a survive, evade, resist, escape (SERE) school for the Royal Australian Air Force. Its base is at RAAF Base Townsville.[1] Its motto is "Adapt and Return".

All Australian Defence Force aircrew are required to complete a 15-day SERE course delivered by the Combat Survival Training School. As well as teaching survival skills, including how to evade enemy personnel, students are instructed in techniques to resist interrogation and escape captivity. In 2014, it was reported that the course was "one of the hardest things that any air force flyer will do".[2]


  1. ^ "RAAF Base Townsville". Royal Australian Air Force. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  2. ^ McPhedran, Ian (27 September 2014). "RAAF fighters and Super Hornets ready to fight IS in Iraq". Retrieved 15 January 2017.