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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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2022 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 Nov 1918. Air Mechanic Edward Joseph MAHER. 3 Squadron AFC
03 Nov 1916. 2nd Lieutenant Herbert Henry TURK. 11 Squadron RFC
03 Nov 1918. Captain David Claud BAUER. 12 Kite Balloon Company RAF
04 Nov 1918. Captain Thomas Charles Richmond BAKER. 4 Squadron AFC
04 Nov 1918. 2nd Air Mechanic Alfred MARTIN. 1 Squadron AFC
04 Nov 1918. Lieutenant Arthur John PALLISER. 4 Squadron AFC
04 Nov 1918. Lieutenant Parker Whitley SYMONS. 4 Squadron AFC
06 Nov 1918. 2nd Air Mechanic Alfred Livingstone FREEMAN. AFC
08 Nov 1918. 2nd Lieutenant Raynes Lord ROYLE. 7 Squadron RAF
09 Nov 1917. 2nd Lieutenant Sydney Bolton CRAGG. 25 Squadron RFC
09 Nov 1918. Corporal Gustav William FIELD. 3 Squadron AFC
10 Nov 1916. 2nd Lieutenant Morton ALLPORT. 70 Squadron RFC
11 Nov 1917. 2nd Lieutenant Charles Stephen FULLER. 1 Squadron RFC
12 Nov 1917. Lieutenant Frederick HARVEY. 1 Squadron AFC
14 Nov 1917. 2nd Lieutenant Eric HUGHES. 77 Squadron RFC
14 Nov 1918. Lieutenat Lyell Keith SWANN. 4 Squadron AFC
16 Nov 1916. 2nd Lieutenant Donald Augustus MacNEILL. 7 Squadron RFC
16 Nov 1917. 2nd Air Mechanic Robert LAUCHLAND. 2 Squadron AFC
16 Nov 1917. Lieutenant Reginald Kaye DUCKWORTH. CFS AFC
18 Nov 1918. 2nd Lieutenant Colin Campbell CAMERON. 1 Squadron AFC
18 Nov 1918. Lieutenant Geoffrey Campbell SCARR. RAF
19 Nov 1917. Lieutenant David Whyte HARDIE. 48 Squadron RFC
21 Nov 1918. Lieutenant George PICKERING. 3 Squadron AFC
22 Nov 1917. 2nd Lieutenant David Goodlet CLARK. 2 Squadron AFC.
23 Nov 1917. Lieutenant Albert GRIGGS. 2 Squadron AFC
23 Nov 1918. Lieutenant Clarence Reginald MUNDAY. 27 Training Depot RAF
24 Nov 1917. Lieutenant Sydney Winton AYERS. 2 Squadron AFC
25 Nov 1918. Private Francis KITTO. Details AFC
28 Nov 1918. 2nd Air Mechanic John Edward HURST. 3 Squadron AFC
29 Nov 1916. Flight Sub Lieutenat Alfred Thomas MANN. No. 3 Wing RNAS
29 Nov 1917. 2nd Lieutenant Charles Bruce CAMPBELL. 49 Squadron RFC
30 Nov 1918. 2nd Lieutenant Percy Ivan RAWLINSON. 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 Via Zoom.
20th November 2021 General Meeting. Via Zoom. 1.30PM