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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.


Aug-Nov 1916. Air Mechanic Frank Luke Admas. Half Flight AFC
01 Oct 1918. Air Mechanic Malverne Brentnall RICH. 3 Squadron AFC
03 Oct 1918. Lieutenant James Basil COWAN. 48 Squadron RFC
03 Oct 1918. Lieutenant John GOULD-TAYLOR. 3 Squadron AFC
03 Oct 1918. Lieutenant Bruce Garie THOMSON. 3 Squadron AFC
04 Oct 1918. Major Arthur Holroyd O’HARA-WOOD. 46 Squadron RAF
13 Oct 1916. Air Mechanic James MUNRO. Half Flight AFC
13 Oct 1917. Lieutenant Frederick William GIBBES. 54 Squadron RFC
13 Oct 1918. 2nd Lieutenat George Viner WICKS. 7 Training Squadron AFC
14 Oct 1917. Lieutenant John Alexander McKEOWN. 2 Squadron AFC
15 Oct 1917. Corporal Raymond Augustus FERREIRA. 4 Squadron AFC
15 Oct 1918. Lieutenant Hector NICOL. AFC Depot AFC.
16 Oct 1918. Lieutenant Frank Alexander BUTTERWORTH. 4 Squadron AFC
16 Oct 1918. Air Mechanic Albert John WALKER. 3 Squadron AFC
18 Oct 1917. Lieutenant John Driffield GILBERT. 56 Squadron RFC
20 Oct 1917. 2nd Lieutenant Herbert Philip SOLOMON. 33 Squadron RFC
21 Oct 1918. Lieutenant Herbert Edison FUTCHER. 3rd Aircraft Depott RFC
22 Oct 1917. Air Mechanic Harold Edmund GAMBLE. 4 Squadron AFC.
22 Oct 1918. Air Mechanic Harry NELSON. AFC
24 Oct 1917. 2nd Lieutenant Stanley Howard PILKINGTON. 2 Squadron AFC
25 Oct 1916. Lieutenant William FRASER. 7 Squadron RFC
25 Oct 1917. Lieutenant Henry William BOWD. 1 Squadron AFC
25 Oct 1917. Cadet Bertie George RUSSON. 1 Squadron AFC
25 Oct 1918. Corporal Alexander William CONNINGTON. 3 Squadron AFC
26 Oct 1916. Lieutenant Leslie Charles FOCKEN. 15 Squadron RFC
27 Oct 1918. Lieutenant Francis HOWARD. 2 Squadron AFC
28 Oct 1918. Air Mechanic Arthur Weston COOPER. 5 Training Squadron AFC
29 Oct 1917. Lieutenant Douglas George MORRISON. 2 Squadron AFC
29 Oct 1918. Lieutenant Percy James SIMS. 4 Squadron AFC
30 Oct 1918. Air Mechanic Carl Oscar BERG. 7 Training Squadron AFC
30 Oct 1918. Corporal Stanley Herbert NEWTON. 3 Squadron AFC
31 Oct 1917. Lieutenant Alaric Pinder BOOR. 113 Squadron RFC
31 Oct 1917. 2nd Lieutenant Edward Watson POWELL. 84 Squadron RFC

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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 Via Zoom.
20th November 2021 General Meeting. TBA.