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17-February-2016
17-February-2016

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Sir Richard Williams Avenue commemorates Air Marshall Sir Richard Williams, KBE, CB, DSO, who was the first Chief of the Air Staff, Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.)  

He was a pioneer member of the Australian Flying Corps and became the first Australian military pilot on 12 November 1914.

Location

Address:Sir Richard Williams Avenue, R.A.A.F. Laverton, Laverton, 3028
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.862351
Long: 144.759503
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Street
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 27th March, 1977
Front Inscription

Sir Richard Williams Avenue.

This street is named in honour of Air Marshall Sir Richard Williams, KBE, CB, DSO, first Chief of the Air Staff, RAAF. Sir Richard was a pioneer member of the Australian Flying Corps and gained his wings on 12 November 1914, the first Australian military pilot to do so. He is affectionately known as 'The Father of the RAAF'.

This plaque was unveiled by Sir Richard Wil­liams on 27 March 1977

Source: MA
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