The “odd-bods”: Australian aircrew who flew with non-Australian squadrons during the Second World War
Free public talk
BAE Systems Theatre, 12.30pm
The Second World War saw tens of thousands of Australians take to the air as members of the Royal Australian Air Force. Most of them served in Australian units, while the remainder served as “odd bods” in British, Canadian, or New Zealand squadrons. Among these were two Australian Victoria Cross recipients. This presentation will highlight the stories of some of these men who flew a diverse range of aircraft around the world in non-Australian units.