The Australian Air Force (AAF) is formed

31 Mar 1921

The Australian Air Corps (a temporary Army unit) was disbanded and the Australian Air Force (AAF) created on 31 March 1921. The AAF immediately took possession of existing aircraft and equipment at Point Cook. Later in the year on 13 August, following receipt of approval from the King, the Governor General signed an order authorising the use of ‘Royal’ making this the start date for the use of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) name.

Related base

  • RAAF Base Point Cook