Archive for the ‘Australian warbirds’ Category

75th Anniversary of the “Forgotten 18th Squadron”

Colonel Harold Jacobs, Senator Anne Rushton, Allen Day, Brian Coleman, Hans de Vries, and Leesa Vlahos Written by Dion Makowski with Anne West They shall grow not old, As we that are left grow old, Age shall not weary them, Nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun, And in the morning […]

100 Years of Australia’s First Flying Squadrons

(Editor’s note: some previous photo credits were incorrect due to my editing error, and have been corrected.) Dies Natalis: 100 Years of Australia’s First Flying Squadrons By Dion Makowski A centenary is a significant celebration for any person, let alone an institution in a country as young as Australia. On Friday, 28 October 2016, the […]

RAAF’s Historic 11 Squadron Adds the P-8 Poseidon

PHOTORECON was present for the arrival ceremony for the Boeing P-8A Poseidon to RAAF Base Edinburgh (north of Adelaide, South Australia) on 25th November. A Welcome to Country ceremony was performed for the P-8 by a small indigenous dance contingent and the aircraft was blessed with a prayer of dedication by RAAF Chaplain Susan Page. […]

RAAF Museum’s Newest Addition, A Spitfire MK VIII LF Replica

Last Friday, the 16th of September, I witnessed the unveiling of the RAAF Museum’s newest addition –  a Spitfire MK VIII LF replica, A58 –492. Gifted by the Friends of the RAAF Museum, the Spitfire replica is on display outside the Museum to represent a Mk VIII Spitfire operated by Number 79 Squadron in the […]