Flight Lieutenant Frank Robertson
My father Frank flew Kittyhawks with No.75 Squadron against the Japanese in 1943-4 in New Guinea and the nearby islands and then became an instructor at the Central Flying School at Point Cook, teaching trainees how to fly the plane he really loved - the Spitfire.
My Air Force Family - Flight Lieutenant Francis (Frank) Walker Grosvenor
My father’s younger brother, Flight Lieutenant Frank Grosvenor, was a veteran of flying operations.
Born in Sydney's inner-west suburb of Marrickville and later living in harbourside Manly, Frank enlisted in the Australian Defence Force aged 18 years and 7 months.
My Air Force Family - Wing Commander John C Griffiths MBE
My father, Wing Commander John C Griffiths, MBE, joined the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) from Melbourne in the mid-late 1960s.
My Air Force Family - Flight Lieutenant Kenneth Trevor Glasziou
Flight Lieutenant Kenneth Trevor Glasziou is standing far right.
My father Ken began training with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in Canada and was presented with his wings in October 1941.
My Air Force Family - Ernest Albert Whiting
Squadron Leader Ernest Albert Whiting - Far right holding a book.
My earliest childhood memories were of RAAF Base Pearce, when my father, then Squadron Leader Ernest Albert Whiting – always known as Bill - was Commanding Officer No. 7 National Service Training Unit.
My Air Force Family - Wing Commander John A. Brady
Across his working life, my father, John Brady, served in three ‘Royal’ Air Forces. Two may be easily guessed at, but the third will be a challenge.
My Air Force Family - Flight Lieutenant John Percival Garrard
At the outbreak of World War 2 my father John Percival Garrard was teaching at a one-teacher school in Forest, situated in the Otway Ranges in Victoria. He had settled there with his wife Dorothy and young family - Patricia, aged four and John aged two.
My Air Force Family - Arthur John Moline
“Happy Jack”, as he was known to his mates in the RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force), was older than most men who joined the war effort. He was 31 by the time he finished training and graduated as a Pilot Officer late in 1941. He missed out by a couple of days being sent to join the Empire Air Training Scheme in Canada. He was due to leave Australia on 9 December 1941, but Pearl Harbour intervened.