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RAAF celebrates centenary

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The RAAF celebrated its centenary on Wednesday, 31 March.

The RAAF celebrated its centenary on Wednesday, 31 March.

The Royal Australian Air Force celebrated 100 years of service on 31 March, which it marked with a flyover in Canberra.

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The flyover included 60 aircraft, both current and historical planes and helicopters.

Assistant Minister for Defence Andrew Hastie described the heroism demonstrated by Australia's air force personnel.

“350,000 Australian’s have proudly worn the Air Force uniform since 1921,” Hastie said.

“Air Force aircrew have fought and served bravely in multiple wars above Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific.

“Air Force ground crews, logisticians and support staff have worked as one to deliver Australian air power in the moment of crisis.

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“Many strategic challenges lie ahead for Australia. We need to be ready for them and we must prevail in the skies above, as we have done so in the century past.”

Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price further welcomed the sacrifices made by the RAAF in keeping Australians safe.

“In celebrating its centenary – from modest beginnings in 1921 – I am proud and honoured to join my fellow Australians to honour the 350,000 people whose courage, sacrifice and dedication helped build one of the finest air forces in the world,” Minister Price said.

“Over the past century, the Royal Australian Air Force has been at the forefront of Australia’s technological advances.

“Today, the Australian Defence Force employs the most superior technology to keep Australians safe.

“Air Force has done its part by investing in world-leading programs like the Loyal Wingman, Joint Strike Fighter, cyber security and space initiatives."

[Related: NSW Air Force Association remembers centenary of the RAAF]

 

 

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