From modest beginnings in 1921, the Air Force has grown into a world class Air Force which Australia relies upon in both conflict and peace. When Australia needs them, they are ready to respond. THEN. NOW. ALWAYS.
Air Force will mark this special milestone with a number of events across the nation, and locally in Canberra on Wednesday, March 31.
0700-0730ADFA-led Flag Raising, Commonwealth Place
0800-0845Warrant Officer of the Air Force Flag Raising, Blamey Square
1030-1130Queen's Colour Presentation Parade, Government House, Yarralumla (not open to public) This event will include a flypast of four aircraft which will track west to east along Lake Burley Griffin, then proceed north up ANZAC Parade.
1130-1200Flypast, Lake Burley Griffin The public are absolutely encouraged to get to the lake or a vantage point to see this spectacular flypast. There will be changed traffic conditions around Canberra to ensure the safety of the community.
The time honoured tradition of Air Forces conducting a flypast serves to show respect and commemorate significant events. On this occasion, more than 60 historic and modern aircraft will conduct a spectacular flypast in commemoration of the more than 350,000 men and women who have served in the Air Force, and in particular to the memory of the 11,191 RAAF members who died in the service of Australia. We honour their sacrifice.
1645-1715Last Post Ceremony, Australian War Memorial
If you are unable to get to the lake or one of the vantage points around Canberra, you can enjoy the flypast through ABC TV's live outside broadcast, commencing at 10am.
For further information, visit airforce.gov.au/100