Up to three Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18A/B Classic Hornets from No. 75 Squadron based at RAAF Base Tindal in the Northern Territory will conduct a formation flypast over Darwin City.
DATE: Wednesday, 19 February 2020.
VENUE: The Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park, Esplanade, Darwin City.
The flypast is being conducted as part of the 78th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin Commemorative Service.
The F/A-18A/B Classic Hornets will track in formation from north to south conducting a single pass over The Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park, Esplanade at 10:40am. The formation will fly at a height of approximately 250 feet above the ground and at a speed of up to 850 kilometres per hour during the flypast before returning to RAAF Base Tindal.
On 19 February 1942 Darwin was bombed by two separate Japanese air raids becoming the largest single attack ever mounted by a foreign power on Australia. Hundreds of servicemen and civilians lost their lives, and countless others were injured.
Each year the city and the nation come together to pay tribute and remember the Service and sacrifice of the men and women who endured and who were lost.
Lest We Forget.
Air Force appreciates the support it receives from the wider Darwin community during this flying activity.