Friday 22nd March 2013
Military aviation came of age during World War I when airships and early aircraft were principally used for reconnaissance. Australia’s four Australian Flying Corps (AFC) squadrons were part of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) and were attached to larger British Royal Flying Corps / Royal Air Force formations.
During World War I, 800 officers and 2,840 men served in the AFC and 175 lost their lives. Many AFC veterans helped to lay the groundwork for the future Royal Australian Air Force and after the war; others would enter industry to make significant contributions to civil aviation.
During 1920, the AFC was replaced by the Australian Air Corps, which in turn became the Royal Australian Air Force on 31 March 1921. This formal Club dinner is to commemorate the 92nd anniversary of this arm of the services, with the date being brought forward due to the Easter Holidays.
Time: 1900 for 1930
Dress: Mess Dress/Black Tie with miniatures and Evening wear for Ladies
Cost: $65.00, soup, roast, dessert, club wines, tea/coffee and chocolates
Bookings Close: Wednesday 20th March 2013. Phone 8223 2422 or email email@example.com