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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 Apr 1918. Lieutenant Norman Roy JOYCE. 23 Squadron RAF
04 Apr 1917. Cadet Harry Collier WARREN. 3 Squadron AFC
04 Apr 1918. Lieutenant Ernest Wilfred BURTON. 5 Training Squadron AFC
04 Apr 1918. Lieutenant Eric Duncan GRANT. 6 Training Squadron AFC
05 Apr 1918. 2nd Lieutenant Norman FORD. 100 Squadron RAF
07 Apr 1918. Lieutenant John Classon COURTNEY. 4 Squadron AFC
08 Apr 1918. 2nd Lieutenant Charles William HAY. AFC
10 Apr 1918. Lieutenant Frederick Smith WOOLHOUSE. 4 Squadron AFC
10 Apr 1918. Lieutenant Arthur Reginald HOLTHOUSE. 42 Squadron RAF
12 Apr 1918. Lieutenant George William BEST. 3 Squadron AFC
12 Apr 1918. Lieutenant Owen Gower LEWIS. 3 Squadron AFC
13 Apr 1917. Captain Lancelot Lytton RICHARDSON. 25 Squadron RFC
13 Apr 1917. 2nd Lieutenant Charles Percy LONG. 46 Squadron RFC
13 Apr 1917. Lieutenant Herbert George HORNE. 59 Squadron RFC
13 Apr 1917. Captain James Maitland STUART. 59 Squadron RFC
14 Apr 1917. Lieutenant Edward Walter CAPPER. 19 Squadron RFC
21 Apr 1917. Lieutenant Alexander BURNS. 59 Reserve Squadron RFC
22 Apr 1918. Lieutenant Louis Albert STORCH. 4 Squadron AFC
23 Apr 1918. Lieutenant George Francis NEEDHAM. 7 Training Squadron AFC
23 Apr 1918. Lieutenant Donald Curdie BLACK. 5 Training Depot Station RAF
24 Apr 1917. Lieutenant David John BARNES. 13 Reserve Squadron RFC
24 Apr 1917. 2nd Lieutenant Thomas Henry POWELL. 2 Reserve Squadron RFC
27 Apr 1917. Air Cadet Ian Mackay DEMSTER.9 Reserve Squadron RFC
29 Apr 1918. 2nd Air Mechanic Cuthbert Henry CARLILE. 3 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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2022 Meetings and Events

19th February 2022 Annual General Meeting. Via Zoom. 2PM
28th May 2022 General Meeting. Via Zoom. 1.30PM
20th August 2022 TBA
19th November 2022 Annual General Meeting. TBA