Funeral Service for Air Marshal Selwyn David Evans, AC, DSO, AFC (Retired)

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A Service funeral will be held in Canberra for Air Marshal Evans at 1:30pm, Tuesday 15 September.
Air Marshal Evans was a former Royal Australian Air Force, Chief of the Air Staff (CAS). His career spanned over 42 years including: operational service during the Berlin Airlift; in the Vietnam War as Commanding Officer No. 2 Squadron; and as CAS 1982–1985. 
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, funeral attendance will be limited to family, close friends and invited guests. The funeral service will be live-streamed via this link.
The funeral service will be supported by the following:
  • 2:30-2:45pm - Australia’s Federation Guard will provide a Guard of Honour and fire volleys (utilising blank ammunition).
  • 2:40-3:00pm - Formation flypast of two F-35A Lightnings and two F/A-18A/B Hornets in low-level ‘missing man’ formation no lower than 150 metres (500 feet). The formation will approach from the southwest, pass over the Defence Precinct – Russell Offices and the Duntroon campus, and depart to the northwest.

Information on aircraft noise and current flying activities is available at, or by calling 1300 DEFENCE (1300 333 362)