RAAF PC-21 flypast to honour Air Force Centenary and Sir Richard Williams at Moonta

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On Sunday 7 November, a Royal Australian Air Force Pilatus PC-21 aircraft and ADF personnel will join the community of Moonta, South Australia, to honour Sir Richard Williams KBE, CB, DSO in a key Air Force Centenary event in South Australia in 2021. Born and raised in Moonta, Sir Richard Williams is regarded as the Father of the RAAF due to his instrumental role in the formation of the RAAF in 1921 and its development between the wars as the first Chief of Air Staff.
See the below table for details.
10.30am – 10.45am
ADF personnel will participate in a street parade through Moonta, featuring:
  • A RAAF Edinburgh contingent leading the parade with the RAAF Ensign
  • A contingent of ADF Cadets
  • Navy Band South Australia
George Street, Moonta
A RAAF PC-21 Pilatus aircraft will conduct a flypast over the parade
George Street, Moonta
A RAAF PC-21 Pilatus aircraft will conduct a flypast over the Sir Richard Williams sculpture for the Royal Salute for Her Excellency, the Governor of South Australia
Queen Square, George Street, Moonta
11.30am – 12.15pm
ADF personnel will support the unveiling of a park sculpture of Sir Richard Williams, including:
  • An ADF Cadets Honour Guard
  • A traditional Smoking Ceremony
Queen Square, George Street, Moonta
RAAF personnel will provide an Honour Guard and parade the RAAF Ensign at the Sir Richard Williams Thanksgiving Service at Moonta Mines Uniting Church
Milne Street, Moonta
This event will be conducted in line with all relevant local heath guidelines and restrictions.
Images of the event will become 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)

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