A collection of 9 posts
The romance of flight: The Serpentine Air Race - August 1920 and 2022 - Part 1
Today we look at the history of the first official air race in Australia, in August 1920. It was a promotional event by four World War One pilots to raise funds for investment in the Second Peace Loan. Image: J Tresise. East Loddon Historical Society collection
Austin Byrne: A lifelong passion
This is the inspiring story of the passion of Austin Byrne, who dedicated much of his adult life to creating a memorial to the record-breaking trans-Pacific flight from San Francisco to Brisbane, Australia. Image: Queensland State Archive and Wikimedia Commons.
80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain
Today we pause to remember the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, the conflict in the skies over southern England in 1940. We pay tribute to the bravery , unity and endurance of all involved, in the air and on the ground. Image: Imperial War Museum, England © IWM (HU 104669)