Spitfire in Litchfield National Park

Flt Sgt Col Duncan Tuesday the 12th of November 2019 marked a significant event in preserving the Territory’s heritage with the handover of the wreckage of Flt Sgt Colin Duncan’s RAAF Spitfire A58-2 to the Northern Territory Government for continued preservation. The handover coinciding with the 76th anniversary of the last Japanese bombing raid over … Continue reading Spitfire in Litchfield National Park

Bob Alford – Aviation Historian

Bob Alford is the Honorary Consultant Historian to The Aviation Historical Society of the Northern Territory Inc. Bob is a life-member of the Society and the author of “Darwin’s Air Wars”, widely acclaimed as the most authoritative tome on the events leading up to, and beyond, the 19th February 1942 when Darwin was heavily bombed … Continue reading Bob Alford – Aviation Historian

“High Flight”

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there, I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung My eager craft … Continue reading “High Flight”

Memorial Plaques to Number 1 Fighter Wing Spitfires

Australian War Memorial Commissioned by the Spitfire Association and by the Number 1 Fighter Wing Association as part of the Australian War Memorial's Plaque Dedication Program. This Plaque was dedicated on 1 April 2000 at a ceremony held at the AustralianWar Memorial. Note that the dedication ceremony for this plaque was rescheduled, and as such … Continue reading Memorial Plaques to Number 1 Fighter Wing Spitfires

Bill Hind’s Relatives Visit Darwin

Excerpt from an Article in the Defence Force Magazine "Behind the Lines" On the 2nd of August 2019, relatives of the last Spitfire pilot shot down over Darwin, Flying Officer William Hinds, visited the fatal crash site located within the Kangaroo Flats Training Area (KFTA). Early communication engagement during February 2019, by Mr Michael Horsfall … Continue reading Bill Hind’s Relatives Visit Darwin