An LACW in a discussion with a Veteran

Veterans

Generations of Australians have served in Air Force since 1921. The Centenary will be an important time to acknowledge and honour their dedication and sacrifice.

More than 11,100 RAAF members have died protecting our nation, most in WWII. We honour their sacrifice and always remember that every one of them left behind family and friends.

Air Force veterans range in age from their early 20s to their 90s and there is a very small group aged 100 or more. Our veterans have served across Australia and around the world in many different roles: from warfighting, peacekeeping, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and on exchange with other militaries. During 2021, we will bring you some of their unique and fascinating stories.  

The Centenary campaign aims to ensure all Air Force veterans and their families have an opportunity to be involved in a commemorative activity. We will update this website as events are confirmed.

To connect with the centenary planning team, or to sign up to receive our updates, email: RAAF.2021 [at] defence.gov.au