Air Marshall Sir Richard WilliamsPrint Page
A road commemorates Air Marshall Sir Richard Williams, the founder of the Royal Australian Air Force.
Sir Richard Williams KBE, CB, DSO (3 August 1890 – 7 February 1980) is widely regarded as the "father" of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). He was the first military pilot trained in Australia, and went on to command Australian and British fighter units in World War One.
Williams played a leading role in the establishment of the RAAF and became its first Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) in 1922. He served as CAS for thirteen years over three terms, longer than any other officer.
|Address:||Sir Richard Williams Avenue, Adelaide Airport, 5950|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.939371|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
This Avenue is named in honour of Air Marshal Sir Richard Williams, K.B.E., C.B., D.S.O.
Chief of Air Staff Royal Australian Air Force 1921 – 1939.
Director General Department of Civil Aviation 1946 – 1955.
Born 3rd August 1890, Moonta, South Australia.