He’s 100 years of age and has flown all around the world, but Air Force veteran Alan Hastie said the best flight of his life was on a British Bristol Beaufort at the end of World War II.
No. 32 Squadron celebrated the 32nd birthday of its re-formation on July 1 by honouring its last remaining World War II veteran.
On June 16, members of No. 292 Squadron joined the Port Pirie community to acknowledge the 80th anniversary of the formation of RAAF Station Port Pirie and the loss of 22 aircrew under training at Port Pirie during World War II.
The iconic Lancaster ‘G for George’, code AR-G, serial number W4783, operated by No. 460 Squadron during World War II, was recently disassembled by a team from the Air Force History and Heritage Branch and the Australia War Memorial Collections Services, during a four-week period.
One of Australia’s toughest military involvements, the Battle of Sunda Strait was commemorated at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne on March 1.
A World War II veteran has returned to the shore establishment where his career in the Royal Australian Navy began almost seven decades ago.
The challenge has been set to find the families of a World War II Wellington Bomber crew after the gifting of a photograph by the aircraft’s Rear Gunner Mr Edward Sheriff (then RAF Flight Sergeant) to the Australian High Commission in London.
So keen was he to support the World War II effort, Phil Robinson, at the age of 15, walked 96km from Perth to Northam to enlist.
Having survived the bombing of Darwin during World War II, there was no way Flight Lieutenant Roger ‘Brian’ Winspear (retd) was going to let COVID-19 ruin his 100th birthday on September 26.
World War II D-Day veteran Geoffrey Edmunds has turned 100, making him older than the Royal Australian Air Force.