Air Force Hercules flypast of Bomber Command Commemoration at Martin Place

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A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) C-130J Hercules will conduct a flypast of Sydney on Sunday, May 26, as part of commemorations for Australians who flew with Bomber
Command during the Second World War.

The Hercules will approach the CBD from the East at 11.30am, flying at an altitude of approximately 300 metres.

The Ceremony at Martin Place will begin at 11.00am, and will be led by the RAAF Association.

Approximately 10,000 Australians flew missions over Occupied Europe as part of the Royal Air Force Bomber Command during the Second World War.

Of this, nearly 4000 were killed in action, representing 20 per cent of all Australian killed during the War.

More information:

Australian War Memorial: Australian involvement with RAF Bomber Command.

C-130J Hercules

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