The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) was established in 1921, building on the foundations laid by its forerunner, the Australian Flying Corps, during the First World War. Ever since, the RAAF has played a vital role in Australia’s military operations. From the Second World War, through Korea, Borneo, Malaya, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan to peacekeeping and humanitarian operations, air force personnel have earned the respect of Australians and people around the world.
Designed to support this poster, our Wartime Snapshot No. 31 features a short essay that looks at the past 100 years of the RAAF, from 1921 to 2021. It includes learning activities to support teachers and students.