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    HM THE QUEEN MARKS 100 YEARS OF RAAF AT RUNNYMEDE

    A fly past and wreath laying in honour of the RAAF personnel who have given their lives in the past 100 years took place at the event earlier today (Wednesday 31 March).

    “Around the world, the sacrifice of men and women from the Commonwealth lives on through the memorials and graves that bear their names. A century on from their formation, the RAAF’s duties at home and abroad remain as strong as ever, as does our commitment at CWGC to remember their fallen forebears.”

    Commonwealth War Graves Commission

    https://www.cwgc.org/our-work/news/h...NonLYaznUccVQ0
    "Our veterans did not forget about us .... Let's not forget about them." From Michael Levesque

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    Thanks for your thread sat and whatched with pride the entire parade & new colors.
    I joined the raaf in 1972--to 1992.i was a member of raaf marine section (now disbanded),was well ready for the job as i attended the prince of wales sea school in dover.after my merchant navy days off to oz.all the best john tippett.

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    #2. John you dont live down. Here at the RAAFA in Mandurah do you ? JS
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    Hi no i live in south perth wa,have lived in this area since discharge form raaf,was born in paignton torbay south devon.
    It was a great service to be a member of.thanks for your enquiry.

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    Though correct re; RAF, the thread is about 100 years of RAAF.

    The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), formed in March 1921,
    Is the aerial warfare branch of the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

    The RAAF traces its history back to the Imperial Conference held in London in 1911, where it was decided aviation should be developed within the armed forces of the British Empire. Australia implemented this decision, the first dominion to do so, by approving the establishment of the "Australian Aviation Corps". This initially consisted of the Central Flying School at Point Cook, Victoria, opening on 22 October 1912. By 1914 the corps was known as the "Australian Flying Corps".

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