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A room in the Ararat RSL (currently the Red Poppy Bistro) commemorates  Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Scherger.

Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Rudolph William Scherger, KBE, CB, DSO, AFC (1904 – 1984) was a senior commander in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). He served as Chief of the Air Staff, the RAAF's highest-ranking position, from 1957 until 1961, and as Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee, forerunner of the role of Australia's Chief of the Defence Force, from 1961 until 1966. He was the first RAAF officer to hold the rank of air chief marshal.

Scherger was born on 18 May 1904 at Cathcart, near Ararat, Victoria.


Address:74 - 76 High Street, Ararat R.S.L. Club , Ararat, 3377
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.282802
Long: 142.933503
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People


Front Inscription

This room is dedicated to the memory of Air Chief Marshal SIR FREDERICK SCHERGER KBE, CB, DSO, AFC

Born Cathcart 18th May 1904 - Died 16th January 1984

The Royal Australian Air Force's first " four star " airman

Lest we Forget

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