Darwin Bombing anniversary ceremony


RAAF Association president David Peet and vice-president Clive Robartson.
Picture: Matt Jelonek           d449705
RAAF Association president David Peet and vice-president Clive Robartson. Picture: Matt Jelonek         d449705

RAAFA will remember the many lives lost and pay tribute to the Australian troops serving in Darwin when it was bombed on February 19, 1942.

The ceremony will be held near the Memorial Wall at the Air Force Memorial Estate in Bull Creek from 9am and will include a laying of wreaths and memorial crosses by invited guests.

The service will be followed by a morning tea at RAAFA’s Langley Hall, which will include a screening of the Aviation Heritage Museum’s 2015 documentary Legacy of the WWI Aviators.

RAAFA CEO John Murray welcomed the wider community to attend.

“The Bombing of Darwin was one of the defining events of World War II for many Australians, and 74 years on we remember those who lost their lives,” he said.

“We will be offering free entry to the Aviation Heritage Museum after the ceremony, which is an opportunity for people to see the museum’s World War II and military aviation displays while reflecting on the service of Australian veterans in the war.”