Sir Richard Williams
Richard Williams is the most significant figure in the history of the Royal Australian Air Force.
World War One
The First World War began when Britain and Germany went to war in August 1914.
World War Two
On 3 September 1939 Prime Minister Robert Gordon Menzies announced the beginning of Australia's involvement in the Second World War on every national and commercial radio station in Australia.
South East Asia Conflicts
In August 1955, No. 2 Airfield Construction Squadron deployed to Butterworth to rehabilitate the airfield prior to the arrival of Canberra bombers from No. 2 Squadron in June 1958.
Vietnam War
Australia's military involvement in the Vietnam War was the longest in duration of any war in Australia's history.
Gulf War
Iraq invaded its rival oil-exporting neighbour Kuwait on 2 August 1990.
Australia has had peacekeepers in the field with the United Nations continuously for over 50 years.
Famous Airmen
The Royal Australian Air Force takes great pride in taking everyday men and women from Australian life and cultivating them into highly skilled and capable airmen.