Air Force Celebrates 89 Years Of Service

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THE HON. DR MIKE KELLY MP

Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Support




Tuesday, 30 March 2010

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AIR FORCE CELEBRATES 89 YEARS OF SERVICE


WHAT: 

The Royal Australian Air Force will celebrate 89 years with a

commemorative service.


WHERE:

RAAF Memorial Grove (the corner of Federal Highway and

Majura Road, near the Hughie Edwards VC rest stop).


WHEN: 

Wednesday 31 March, 11.00am.


WHO: 

The Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Support, the Hon Dr

Mike Kelly AM MP and the Chief of the Air Force, Air Marshal

Mark Binskin AM will attend. 


Air Force has been a proud member of the Canberra community and

acknowledges the support it has received and the partnerships it has forged

during its time here. Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Binskin AM said the

anniversary enables us to thank the local community for their ongoing support

and encouragement.


The anniversary is also a time to reflect on the sacrifices and commitment of

its personnel throughout its history and to recognise the vital contributions Air

Force is making to current ADF operations in Australia and around the world.


Air Marshal Binskin emphasised that whilst the past 89 years provide Air

Force members past and present with much to be proud of, the future is

equally as exciting.


“We’ve got amongst the best pilots in the world, the best support teams and a

great spirit of service, built up over the last 89 years,” Air Marshal Binskin

said.


“The arrival of the first group of Super Hornets last week marked a new

chapter for Air Force and a major leap in air combat capability”, he said.



Media Contacts:


Elyse Gatt (Dr Kelly):



02 6277 4840

SQNLDR Lindsay Paterson:


0418 300 196

Defence Media Liaison: 



02 6127 1999 or 0408 498 664






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