Air Force paying respect at the Bomber Command Commemorative Day

Operation Details Tab

Details
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.
 
DATE:                         Sunday 5 June 2022

TIME:                          11am
 
VENUE:                      Bomber Command Memorial
                                   Sculpture Garden at the Australian War Memorial,
                                   Canberra
 
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 website for further information
 
Imagery of participating aircraft is available on the Defence Image Gallery.

Information on aircraft noise and current flying activities is available at http://www.defence.gov.au/aircraftnoise, or by calling 1300 DEFENCE (1300 333 362)

Want to stay up to date with what we’re up to? Check out Air Force News.