Air Vice Marshal Bill Simmonds interviewed by Ken Llewelyn about his service in the Royal Australian Air Force.

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Accession Number S01214
Collection type Sound
Measurement 2 hr 39 min
Object type Oral history
Physical description 1/4 inch sound tape reel; BASF SM 468; 7 1/2 ips/19 cm.s; stereo; 10 inch NAB
Maker Simmonds, William Henry
Llewelyn, Kenneth
Australian War Memorial
Burton, Neill
Date made 2 December 1993
Access Open
Conflict Period 1950-1959
Period 1970-1979
Korea, 1950-1953
Period 1960-1969
Period 1990-1999
Vietnam, 1962-1975
Period 1980-1989
Period 1940-1949
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Description

Commenced RAAF College in 1948; first flight in Tiger Moth June 1950; presentation of wings by Sir Robert Menzies; 75 and 76 Squadrons; service in Korea; shooting down of Mig; return to Perth; posting to UK; posted to West Germany flying Vampires and Sabres; teaching posts; posted as Operations Officer 3 Squadron; posting to Aircraft Research and Development Unit; Posting to United States; posting to Joint Intelligence Bureau; Commanding Officer 77 Squadron; improvements to Williamtown Air Base; Formation of `Deltas' aerobatics team; experience with Mirage; promoted to Group Captain; posted to Canberra as Director of Organisation and Establishments; promoted to Air Commodore; Commander Integrated Air Defence System; posting to Butterworth; relations with Malaysia and Singapore. END OF INTERVIEW

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