The Australian Hornets (F/A-18s) out on the flightline 7.30 am, Diego Garcia

Unit Royal Australian Air Force
Place Oceans: Indian Ocean, Diego Garcia
Accession Number ART91748
Collection type Art
Measurement framed: 22.8 cm x 43 cm x 3.8 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on hardboard
Maker Churcher, Peter
Place made Indian Ocean, Indian Ocean: Diego Garcia
Date made 26 February 2002
Conflict Period 2000-2009
Afghanistan, 2001-
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
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Four Hornets on the airbase of the American-occupied island of Diego Garcia. Peter Churcher recalled, "This was the first painting that I completed at Diego. It illustrates the Australian presence on the island; that is, the four Hornets".