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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

Courtesy of Navy Daily

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 Jun 1917. Lieutenant Benjamin Franklin ROWE. 2 Squadron RFC
01 Jun 1918. Major Roderic Stanley DALLAS. 40 Squadron RAC
02 Jun 1918. Captain Kenneth Selby HENDERSON. 1 Squadron RAF
02 Jun 1918. 2nd Lieutenant Howard Richmond BUTLER. 5 Training Squadron AFC
04 Jun 1917. 2nd Lieutenant Geoffrey Richard GEE. 21 Squadron RFC
04 Jun 1918. Lieutenant Leslie John PRIMROSE. 2 Squadron AFC
05 Jun 1917. 2nd Lieutenant Roy Walter Mouritzen. 37 Squadron RFC
12 Jun 1918. Lieutenant Themetre James HAMMOND. 2 Squadron AFC
12 Jun 1918. Lieutenant William Stanley MARTIN. 4 Squadron AFC
13 Jun 1918. Lieutenant John Seymour TURNBULL. 41 Squadron RAF
15 Jun 1917. 2nd Lieutenant Harold Strachan KITSON. 3 Squadron AFC
15 Jun 1918. 2nd Lieutenant Stanley Arthur LORAM. 3 Squadron AFC
15 Jun 1918. 2nd Lieutenant Sydney Hall JONES. 3 Squadron AFC
16 Jun 1917. Air Mechanic David CURRAN. Half Flight AFC
16 Jun 1917. 2nd Lieutenant Thomas William BARTLE. 3 Squadron AFC
16 Jun 1917. Lieutenant Rupert Holton HERD. AFC
16 Jun 1918. 2nd Lieutenant Frederick Charles TURNER. AFC
18 Jun 1917. 2nd Lieutenant Richard Serjeantson LLOYD. 1 Squadron RFC
18 Jun 1917. Lieutenant Edgar Thomas PHILIP. 9 Squadron RFC
19 Jun 1917. Lieutenant Walter Carlyle Horace BUNTINE. 11 Squadron RFC.
20 Jun 1917. 2nd Lieutenant Geoffrey SULMAN. 51 Squadron RFC
24 Jun 1917. Lieutenant Rodney Vernon FRANKLIN. 58 Training Squadron RFC
25 Jun 1917. Lieutenant Jack Stanley BRASELL. 1 Squadron AFC
26 Jun 1917. 2nd Lieutenant Henry Alfred TONKS. 46 Squadron RFC
26 Jun 1918. Lieutenant Arthur Wallis FARQUHAR. 1 Squadron AFC
27 Jun 1918. Lieutenant Arthur O’Connor BROOK. 3 Squadron AFC
27 Jun 1918. Lieutenant Gordon Vincent OXENHAM. 1 Squadron AFC
29 Jun 1916. 2nd Lieutenant Kevin Parnell McNAMARA. 24 Squadron RFC
29 Jun 1918. Lieutenant James GITSHAM. 35 Squadron RAF

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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
26th June 2021 General Meeting. CANCELLED
21st August 2021 TBA.
20th November 2021 General Meeting. TBA.