A History Group Biography Profile has been added for Rena Pascoe, one of the first South Australians to join the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force in WWII. You can find the download here.
The South Australian Aviation Museum, March 2021 “Props & Mags” Newsletter is now available for download here.
This month we are celebrating the Centenaries of Civil Aviation Safety Regulation and the Royal Australian Air Force.
We have added the profile for LT Alan D’Arcy Sutherland. Find it here, or go to the History Group Tab, where you will find it under ‘Biographies’ and ‘Pre WWII.’ Alan Sutherland was one of 12 South Australian airmen who died serving in the AFC or RFC in the Great War, that were omitted from the South Australian State War Memorial.
100 years after Alan Sutherland’s death, research by SAAM History Group Chairman Peter Ingman and former member, the late Chas Schaedel, and much lobbying by SAAM and the Air Force Association (SA), led to the adding of the names of the 12 airmen to the War Memorial. Family descendants of Alan Sutherland were present at the ceremony which took place on Sunday, 18 November, 2018.
In the image above, Alan Sutherland (left) is shown alongside renowned fellow South Australian aviator, Harry Butler, who was also from Minlaton, SA.
The names of all missing airmen can be found here.
The SAAM Props and Mags Newsletter for January 2021 is available for download.
Previous editions of the SAAM Newsletter are available on the website and can be found under the Newsletter Tag.
Ex-RAAF SAAM member Steve Nelson clocked up many hours flying the DHC-4 Caribou and he talks about the aircraft in this short video filmed during our COVID lockdown. Steve is seated in SAAM’s Caribou A4-225 on display in Hangar 2. The aircraft is open to visitors so you can watch the video then climb aboard the aircraft next time you visit!