Air Force commemorating Battle of Britain

Air Force is supporting the Battle of Britain commemorative services in Hobart hosted by the Royal Australian Air Force Association – Tasmania Division with personnel from Number 29 (City of Hobart) Squadron, Air Force Band and a flypast by the AP-3C (EW) Orion over the Hobart Cenotaph.

The Air Force aerobatic team, the Roulettes, will also provide a flying display with up to six Pilatus PC-21 aircraft from the Central Flying School at RAAF Base East Sale.

This year marks 82 years since the Battle of Britain campaign which took place during World War 2 between 10 July 1940 and 31 October 1940. A total of 35 Australians flew combat operations during the campaign, 10 of whom were killed in action.

In honour of this significant anniversary, on Saturday 10 September a Remembrance Service will be held at the St David’s Cathedral, Hobart, followed by a Cenotaph Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Hobart Cenotaph on Sunday 11 September.

Further event details can be found on the Royal Australian Air Force Association – Tasmania Division website.

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.

Details of participating aircraft can be found here:

AP-3C Orion | Royal Australian Air Force

Air Force Roulettes | Royal Australian Air Force

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

Flying schedule

  • Flying over the Hobart Cenotaph, Queen’s Domain, Hobart