SALUTING THEIR SERVICE

The South Australian Eagles

 

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‘South Australian Eagles’ honours the proud history and service of 30 South Australians in the Air Force over the last 100 years.

For over a century, South Australians have served our nation’s Air Force creating a remarkable legacy of service. Produced for the Royal Australian Air Force Centenary in 2021, South Australian Eagles profiles thirty such South Australians.

GPCAPT Greg Weller, Director of Community Engagement, RAAF Edinburgh and the author of ‘South Australian Eagles’, has been researching and promoting South Australia’s Air Force heritage to help South Australians understand the Air Force story in their State.

“The centenary of the RAAF in 2021 has provided an opportunity for our community to rediscover this legacy and the South Australians who contributed so much to the Air Force over the last 100 years.” said GPCAPT Weller. “Our aim  is to profile their service and inspire our community to learn more about these brave South Australians.

“Some are decorated aircrew. Some are air aces. Others rose to the highest echelons of our air force. Some returned to South Australia serving the community in other ways in sport, indigenous reconciliation and the arts. Tragically, some did not return paying the ultimate sacrifice for their nation.”

About the Book

The book is a not-for-profit initiative. It was made possible through grants from the Federal Government and South Australia State Government as well as assistance for printing from the Air Force Association (South Australia).

Hardcopies of South Australian Eagles will be available at Air Force Centenary events in South Australia during 2021. 150 copies will also be donated to local schools.

 

Read online! Click on the image below to access the SA Eagles flipbook.

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