Air Force paying respect at the Bomber Command Commemorative Day

Air Force is supporting the Bomber Command Commemorative Day with a flypast by No. 100 Squadron English Electric Canberra Bomber TT heritage aircraft based at Temora Aviation Museum.

This year marks 80 years since Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) squadrons joined combat operations with the Royal Air Force's (RAF) Bomber Command in the Second World War. In honour of this momentous anniversary, on Saturday 4 June at 4.45pm, the Last Post at the Australian War Memorial will be dedicated to the reading of a story of an aviator serving under Bomber Command. This will be followed by a Bomber Command Commemorative Day Wreath Laying Ceremony on Sunday 5 June at 11am.

About 10,000 Australian aviators served with the Royal Air Force Bomber Command in Australian and composite squadrons in RAAF or RAF uniforms. Of those 10,000 aviators, almost 3,500 lost their lives.

Flying is subject to variables including air traffic control requirements, weather, and operational availability. As such, flypasts and displays may be subject to cancellation at short notice.

Noise reduction and the environment are vital considerations in the planning and conduct of military flying.

Visit the Bomber Command Commemorative Day Foundation websitefor further information

Imagery of participating aircraft is available on the Defence Image Gallery.

For more information, visit the Defence Aircraft Noise website or call 1300 DEFENCE (1300 333 362).

Flying schedule

  • Air Force is supporting the Bomber Command Commemorative Day with a flypast.