Loading the player...
ID numberF02768
Collection typeFilm
Title"Father" [Sir Richard Williams] of RAAF revisits Point Cook
Measurement45 sec
DownloadDownload video 3.32 MB
Object typeTo be confirmed
Place madeAustralia: Victoria, Melbourne, Point Cook
Date made27 November 1969
DescriptionAir Marshal Sir Richard Williams revisits Point Cook to "star" in a segment of a film being produced by the Commomwealth Film Unit, to mark the 50th anniversary of the RAAF which falls in 1971. Just as the retired Air Marshal is regarded as the "father" of military flying in Australia, Point Cook is known as the home of the Air Force. It was here on 8 September 1914 that Sir Richard had the honour of being the first man to begin flying training. This item shows Sir Richard having a nostalgic look at a fimsy Box Kite aircraft similar to that in which he soloed on 2 Sep 1914.

Please note: The film and sound collections of the Australian War Memorial includes items which may contain: historically or culturally sensitive images and terms, confronting depictions of the consequences of warfare, and/or, human suffering or death. This material does not reflect the viewpoint of the Memorial, but rather is representative of the social attitudes and circumstances of the period or place in which it was created and also the reality and human cost of warfare.

To enquire about purchasing a copy of this item, please contact esales@awm.gov.au