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Corporate entry Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) (1921 - )

Defence Administration and Air Force


When the Royal Australian Air Force was established in 1921 it was one of the first independent air forces in the world. It was founded in 1912 as the Central Flying School at Point Cook and later became the Australian Flying Corps.


 c. 1912 - 1921 Australian Flying Corps
       1921 - Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)

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  • Cornish, A.; Stout, R.; Swan, K.; Glendinning, C., Memories of the Bureau of Meteorology 1929-1946: History of Major Meteorological Installations in Australia From 1945-1981: Four Years in the RAAF Meteorological Service: the Bureau of Meteorology in Papua and New Guinea in the 1950s, Metarch Papers No. 8 (Bureau of Meteorology, 1996). Details
  • Gibbs, W. J., A Glimpse of the RAAF Meteorological Service, Metarch Papers No. 7 (Bureau of Meteorology, 1995). Details
  • Haldane, T., War History of the Australian Meteorological Service in the Royal Australian Air Force April 1941 to July 1946, Metarch Papers No. 10 (Bureau of Meteorology, 1997). Details
  • Hannay, K., Some Recollections of Service in the Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology and RAAF Meteorological Service: Mascot and Rose Bay (1938 to 1940): Sojourn in the Far East (1942), Metarch Papers No. 6 (Bureau of Meteorology, 1994). Details
  • Joyce, John, The Story of the RAAF Meteorological Service (Melbourne: Bureau of Meteorology, 1993), 119 pp. Details
  • Parnell, Neville M., Whispering Death: a history of the RAAF's Beaufighter squadrons (Sydney: Reed, 1980). Details

Conference Papers

  • Noble, R., 'Sixty years of engineering in the RAAF', in The Royal Aeronautical Society, Australian Division, Melbourne Branch, Sir Lawrence Wackett Lecture (1980).. Details


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