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    Australian Society of
    WW1 Aero Historians
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    Australian Society of
    WW1 Aero Historians
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WW1 Aero historians

The Australian Society of WW1 Aero Historians Inc. is an Australian based, non-profit organisation dedicated to the study of all aspects of World War One aviation. Founded over 55 years ago, we are the oldest Society of this type in the world. Membership to the Society is by application.

Since 1962, the Australian Society of World War One Aero Historians has provided a Sydney based forum for World War One aviation enthusiasts. The Society publishes a biannual journal, the '14-'18 Journal and quarterly newsletters.

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2021 Membership

How to Join

Joining the Australian Society of World War One Aero Historians means that you become part of a world wide community that is interested in learning, researching and sharing information on all aspects of WW1 aviation. Membership is open to all, and the benefits we offer our members are second to none.

Joining is easy, we accept payment via our Society Shop or you can download our Membership Application form, and return it by mail, accompanied with a cheque (Australian residents only) or international money order made out in Australian dollars.

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Members Benefits

Becoming a Society member offers a host of benefits. You will receive our biannual '14-'18 Journal and quarterly Newsletters. Our exclusive members only area will give you access to our entire back catalogue of '14-'18 Journals, our photographic and audio collections and use of the Peter Williams Memorial Library.

As a member of the Society, you will also be invited to Society events, functions, commemorations and trips. You also have the opportunity to contact like minded people, researchers and scale modellers via our membership directory, Facebook page and quarterly meetings.

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Local Heroes

Australian Aces

of the Great War

An "Ace" was a pilot or observer/gunner who acheived 5 or more aerial victories. Meet the 75 Australians who became recipients of that accolade.

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Society Patron

Air Chief Marshal (ret'd)

Mark Binskin, AC

The Australian Society of WW1 Aero Historians Inc., is honoured to have Air Chief Marshal (ret'd) Mark Binskin, AC, as our Patron. Air Chief Marshal (ret'd) Binskin is the former Chief of the Australian Defence Force.

ACM Binskin

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Honour Roll

Australian Airmen


Each month we will honour those Australians who served in the air services of the Great War and made the ultimate sacrifice.

Lest We Forget.


01 Mar 1919. Lieutenant John Mervyn HANCOCK. 65 Squadron RAF
03 Mar 1919. 2nd Lieutenant Cyril Lester Gordon DOWNE. 1 Squadron AFC
04 Mar 1919. Air Mechanic Thomas Grant DICKSON. 3 Squadron AFC
07 Mar 1918. Lieutenant Thomas Sydney Ough DEALY. 6 Squadron AFC
12 Mar 1917. Lieutenant Donald Havelock GLASSON. 47 Squadron RFC
12 Mar 1919. Cadet Thomas Llewellyn KEEN. 6 Squadron AFC
14 Mar 1916. 2nd Lieutenant James Campbell CUNINGHAM. 15 Squadron RFC
16 Mar 1917. 2nd Lieutenant David Dennys FOWLER. 17 Squadron RFC
18 Mar 1918. Sergeant Vincent SMITH. 3 Squadron AFC
20 Mar 1916. 2nd Lieutenant Alan WILSON-WALKER. 13 Squadron RFC
22 Mar 1918. Captain Richard Watson HOWARD. 2 Squadron AFC
23 Mar 1918. Air Mechanic Edward Bertram DEWHIRST. 3 Squadron AFC
24 Mar 1918. Air Mechanic George Robinson JOHNSTON. AFC Details
24 Mar 1918. Lieutenant Percy Francis WEST. 30 Squadron RFC
25 Mar 1918. Lieutenant Raymond Harcourt KIRKALDY. 24 Squadron RFC
25 Mar 1918. 2nd Lieutenant Leslie Simeon John SELL. 3 Squadron AFC
27 Mar 1918. Captain Percy Valentine TANNER. 79 Squadron RFC
28 Mar 1918. 2nd Lieutenant Michael Hugh CLEARY. 62 Squadron RFC
28 Mar 1918. 2nd Lieutenant Thomas HOSKING. 2 Squadron AFC
29 Mar 1918. 2nd Charles Bliss WILKINSON. 8 Squadron RFC
30 Mar 1917. Lieutenant William Raymond HYAM. 1 Squadron AFC

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Great War Database

The Australian Airmen of the Great War 1914-1918 database consists of over 5600 Australians that served with the air forces of WW1. The Society has made this database freely available to the community.

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2021 Meetings and Events

20th February 2021 Annual General Meeting. Via Zoom. 2PM
15th May 2021 General Meeting. TBA.
21st August 2021 TBA.
20th November 2021 General Meeting. TBA.