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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 60 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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2024 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.


03 Jul 1918. 2nd Lieutenant Robert Victor BARTLEY. AFC
03 Jul 1916. 2nd Lieutenant Douglas Huon GRAY. 24 Squadron RFC
03 Jul 1918. Lieutenant George Robert THOMPSON. 7 Training Squadron AFC
05 Jul 1918. Cadet Sydney Harold BANKS-SMITH. 7 Training Squadron AFC
07 Jul 1917. Lieutenant Thomas HEWSON. 4 Squadron AFC
07 Jul 1917. Lieutenant Wilfred Graham SALMON. 63 Squadron RFC
07 Jul 1918. Cadet Keith William STRONACH. 7 Training Squadron AFC
09 Jul 1916. 2nd Lieutenant Eric Craven JOWETT. 4 Squadron RFC
13 Jul 1917. Lieutenant Archibald Henry SEARLE. 1 Squadron AFC
13 Jul 1917. Air Mechanic Leo Thomas WILLIAMS. Half Flight AFC
14 Jul 1917. Lieutenant Granado Walter FOREMAN. 22 Squadron RFC
14 Jul 1917. 2nd Lieutenant John Michael STEVENS. 1 Squadron RFC
17 Jul 1917. 2nd Lieutenant James Donald MUNRO. 13 Squadron RFC
17 Jul 1917. Lieutenant Percy Eric PALMER. 29 Squadron RFC
17 Jul 1918. Captan Claude Robert THOMPSON. 63 Training Squadron RAF
19 Jul 1916. Lieutenant John GODLEE. 32 Squadron RFC.
20 Jul 1917. Captain Alfred Seymour SHEPHERD. 29 Squadron RFC
26 Jul 1917. 2nd Lieutenant Kingsley TIDDY. 7 Squadron RFC
27 Jul 1917. Lieutenant Roy Cumestree TROUT. 3 Squadron AFC
28 Jul 1917. Lieutenant Herbert Neville SKEFFINGTON. 57 Squadron RFC
30 Jul 1915. Lieutenant William Wallace BURN. Half Flight AFC
30 Jul 1915. Lieutenant George Pinnock MERZ. Half Flight 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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2024 Meetings and Events

17 February 2024. The Roseville Club.
18 May 2024. Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park.
10 August 2024. Roseville Uniting Church hall.
16 November 2024, Annual General Meeting. Roseville Uniting Church hall.