- FFFAIF supports the inscription of "FROMELLES" on State and National Memorials
25th April Anzac Day
- The Families and Friends of the First AIF applauds the joint Australian–UK decision, to conduct a full DNA testing program on the remains of Australian and British soldiers found in mass graves at Pheasant Wood (Fromelles), and for their continuing commitment to identify as many of the fallen as is possible. We also thank the Australian, UK and French governments for affording dignified individual reburials for these soldiers, buried by German soldiers following the Battle of Fromelles on 19/20 July 1916, in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery.
Category Archives: Australian Flying Corps
Charles Kingsford Smith 1897 – 1935 This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the death of one of Australia’s most famous aviators – Sir Charles Kingsford Smith. Many recognize him as the face on the A$20 note but few know … Continue reading →
over the front – the Great War in the Air is an exhibition now open at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. The exhibition reflects the part Australians played in the air battles over the battlefields of the Western Front. … Continue reading →
In September 1912 Government approval was given for the establishment of an Australian military flying school. The Central Flying School was based at Point Cook in Victoria. At the commencement of the Great War the Australian Flying Corps was formed … Continue reading →