Presentation of the Queen’s Colour

17 Sep 1952

The Queen’s Colour was presented to the Air Force by the Minister for Air, Mr William McMahon, at a special parade held at Laverton. The Royal Colour had not been presented in Australia before.  Although known as the “Queen’s” Colour, the colour actually bore the monogram of King George VI. This was because the colour was originally to have been presented during a royal visit to Australia that was planned for 1952, before the King died in February. It was the wish of Queen Elizabeth that her father’s colour should be presented in her name.

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