Reliving the Victory – 1945- 2020 Reconstruction

This rare 16mm colour film of Newcastle (Australia) celebrations during Victory in the Pacific (VP) Day in 1945 was originally silent footage. In 2020 the entire soundscape to accompany the silent footage was created. This newly created audio and reconstruction has turned this historic silent film to what you now hear in this video. Implementation … More Reliving the Victory – 1945- 2020 Reconstruction

Interview with Pilot Officer Ronald (Ron) Slater

  Interview with former Pilot Officer Ronald (Ron) Slater who talks about events of 12th November 1963 when he was piloting a Royal Australian Air Force Sabre fight jet (RAAF serial number: A94 – 929) in a formation of eight aircraft from RAAF Williamtown’s No.2 Operational Conversion Unit (2OCU), his aircraft entered a spin. Ron … More Interview with Pilot Officer Ronald (Ron) Slater

No. 77 Squadron – Warrant Officer James H. Mitchell (419051)

WARRANT OFFICER JAMES  H  MITCHELL   419051 FLIGHT SERGEANT JAMES MITCHELL   In the last week of January 1944, after five tedious days on a troop train from Spencer Street Station to Townsville, I finally arrived at Garbut Airfield. Colin Cox and I travelled together with a thousand others, and although the conditions were cramped … More No. 77 Squadron – Warrant Officer James H. Mitchell (419051)

No. 77 Squadron Notes and Stories by Kenneth F. Wilkinson

  KENNETH  F.  WILKINSON 431527   No. 77  SQUADRON  NOTES by Ken Wilkinson Five raw N.C.O. Pilots joined the squadron at Noemfoor, Dutch New Guinea in September 1944 where the squadron had moved to from Manus Island. We were introduced to other pilots, including Peter Hooks, who lived 200 metres from me, was  in same … More No. 77 Squadron Notes and Stories by Kenneth F. Wilkinson

Air Force 100 Project – Swift to Destroy An Illustrated History of the 77 Squadron RAAF (Williamtown) 1942-2012

Download as FREE eBOOK SWIFT TO DESTROY – An Illustrated History of 77 Squadron RAAF 1942-2012 [34.9MB PDF file]   AIR FORCE 100 PROJECT The Royal Australian Air Force marks its 100 years as an independent service on 31 March 2021. See: Air Force 100 – Centenary of Air Force Website As part of this … More Air Force 100 Project – Swift to Destroy An Illustrated History of the 77 Squadron RAAF (Williamtown) 1942-2012

The Newcastle Aero Club Flying Log Book and 8mm Films of Jeffrey Allen Burns (1929-2013)

A digital copy of an 8mm film shot of the Maitland Floods from the air has been donated to the Archives of the University of Newcastle’s Cultural Collections in the Auchmuty Library. The archival film was shot by the late JEFFREY ALLEN BURNS (1929-2013) in February 1955, and was donated by his daughter, Jenna Reed … More The Newcastle Aero Club Flying Log Book and 8mm Films of Jeffrey Allen Burns (1929-2013)