Air Marshal Sir Richard Williams KBE, CB, DSO is widely regarded as the "father" of the Royal Australian Air Force. He was the first military pilot trained in Australia, and went on to command Australian and British aviation units in World War I. Williams played a leading role in the establishment and ongoing development of the RAAF and became its first Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) in 1922. He served as CAS for thirteen years over three terms, longer than any other officer. His impact on the RAAF is significant among the greatest of any RAAF member.
On Sunday 29 August 2021, a celebration of Air Marshal Sir Richard Williams will be held in his home town of Moonta. The activities will comprise a civic festival, flypast and the unveiling of a special honouring Air Marshal Sir Richard Williams in Moonta’s Queen Square.
This event is open to the public.
Point of Contact: Robyn Knight (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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