Australian War Memorial’s new galleries take flight

Australian War Memorial’s new galleries take flight

The Australian War Memorial has revealed the first glimpse of its new galleries, with an Australian Chinook revealed as one of the new items visitors will see. Newly appointed Chair of the Memorial, Mr Kim Beazley, described the heavy-lift helicopter as “an essential...
Huey Support in Vietnam

Huey Support in Vietnam

HUEY SUPPORT IN VIETNAM – AVM EM WELLER, AM (RAAF RETIRED) – PRESENTATION TO CONFERENCE ‘CHOPPERS, HELICOPTERS AND THE WAR IN VIETNAM’ – MILITARY HISTORY AND HERITAGE VICTORIA INC – 20TH APRIL 2013 At the outset, I need to qualify this article to the extent that it is...
First RAAF Wounded in Vietnam

First RAAF Wounded in Vietnam

Throughout their time in Vietnam, the crew of 9 Squadron would come under enemy fire time and time again, and this would only increase in likelihood as the war went on. However, during the initial days of the conflict, many pilots and crewmen were not yet exposed to...