Tomorrow the life and service of Flying Officer Alan Barton Ross will be commemorated at a Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial.
Flying Officer Ross was born in Adelaide, South Australia, on 2 June 1919, the son of William Martin Ross of Fullarton, SA. He enlisted in the RAAF on 4 November 1941, having previously served with the 10 th Battalion from May 1940 to November 1941. He successfully graduated as a Wireless Operator Air Gunner, and was posted to 100 Squad...ron RAAF on 16 January 1943, operating out of Milne Bay. No. 100 Squadron was the first RAAF Squadron to be equipped with Australian-built Beauforts. On 25 February 1943, Flying Officer Ross was reported missing presumed dead on air operations in New Guinea; he was 23. He is commemorated at the Port Moresby Memorial. The memorial commemorates over 700 officers and men of the Australian Army (including Papuan and New Guinea local forces), the Australian Merchant Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force, who gave their lives during the operations in Papua and who have no known grave.
The motto of No. 100 Squadron is Sarang tebuan jangan dijolok [Malay] - Never stir up a hornet's nest.
Honour Flying Officer Ross’ service and sacrifice at the Australian War Memorial or view the Last Post Ceremony live via the Australian War Memorial Facebook page on
25 February 2018 at 4:55pm AEDT.
Lest We Forget.
"I've been everywhere, man..."
Training for our Globemaster crews will take them across regional Victoria and NSW today and tomorrow. If you're in the vicinity of Moree, New South Wales, Coonamble, New South Wales, Merimbula, New South Wales, Orbost, Victoria and Sale, Victoria, then you might see us in your neighbourhood...
Details at: http://bit.ly/2BF4I0J...
New kids on the block!
This is the first time our C-27J Spartan from No. 35 Squadron has participated in Exercise Cope North.
The C-27J Spartan will play a pivotal role in the Humanitarian Aid Disaster Relief scenarios this week, working closely with the United States Air Force and 航空自衛隊 Japan Air Self-Defense Force....
Meet the 'KINGPINs' of our Air Task Group deployed on Operation OKRA in the Middle East.
These Air Combat Officers and Air Surveillance Operators are conducting Air Battle Management with the United States Air Force 727th Expeditionary Air Control Squadron colloquially known as KINGPIN.
G'day Tassie - there's a Globemaster swinging through Launceston and Hobart this Wednesday for some training.
Tomorrow the life and service of Wing Commander Hilson Christopher Newton Daly will be commemorated at a Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial.
Wing Commander Daly was born in Strathfield, NSW on 3 September 1908, the son of Edwin and Ethel Daly and husband of Mrs Dora Margaret Daly. He enlisted in the RAAF on 16 October 1939. Wing Commander Daly was Commanding Officer No. 4 Squadron (RAAF), then operating in New Guinea, when, on 17 November 1944, he left on an of...fensive mission over enemy territory and did not return. On 18 October 1945, Wing Commander Daly’s remains were found in the wreckage of his aircraft, Boomerang A46-119, at Angetji Village, near Bogia, New Guinea. He was buried at Lae War Cemetery with full military honours.
The motto of No 4 Squadron is 'Cooperate to Strike'.
Honour Wing Commander Daly’s service and sacrifice at the Australian War Memorial or view the Last Post Ceremony live via the Australian War Memorial Facebook page on 21 February 2018 at 4:55pm AEDT.
Lest We Forget.
AIR FORCE NEWS: Our war-fighters team up with the best in the US to sharpen their air-combat skills during Exercise Red Flag; How the team at 1RSU successfully tracked one of Australia’s 'nano-satellites’; Our swift response to supply vital supplies to our friends in Tonga struck by a cyclone; and CAF, WOFF-AF and FEG commanders reveal their objectives for 2018.
Read it here: http://bit.ly/2oon63p
Tomorrow the life and service of Pilot Officer Stuart Nicholson Scott will be commemorated at a Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial.
Pilot Officer Scott was born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on 12 March 1919, the Son of Charles Edward Scott of Mossman, Queensland. On completion of his training at No 1 Air Navigation School in Parkes, NSW, on 7 April 1943, he was posted to No 460 Squadron (RAAF), a Bomber Command squadron based at Binbrook, Lincolnshire, En...gland. On the night of 29/30 July 1943, Pilot Officer Scott was reported as missing presumed dead as result of air operations over Germany. He is commemorated at the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England. The memorial commemorates those airmen and women
who died in Western Europe and have no known grave.
The motto of No 460 Squadron is 'Strike and Return'.
Honour Pilot Officer Scott’s service and sacrifice at the Australian War Memorial or view the Last Post Ceremony live via the Australian War Memorial Facebook page on
20 February 2018 at 4:55pm AEDT.
Lest We Forget.
One of our No. 4 Squadron PC-9 aircraft will be performing a flypast over the Australian War Memorial on 21 February at approximately 5:05pm in support of a Last Post Ceremony honouring Wing Commander Hilson Daly.
Registrations are now open for our biennial Air Power Conference 'Air Power in a Disruptive World' from 20-21 March at the National Convention Centre Canberra.
Up to two F/A-18A/B Hornet aircraft from No. 75 Squadron, based at RAAF Base Tindal, will flypast Darwin Cenotaph War Memorial at approximately 9.58am in support of 'Bombing of Darwin' commemorations on 19 February.