New book documents history of aviation at Point Cook
2 March 2014
The Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown, AO, today launched An Interesting Point: A History of Military Aviation at Point Cook 1914 – 2014 at the Centenary of Military Aviation Airshow.
AIRMSHL Brown said it was important to remember the contribution of past aviators who helped build the current Air Force.
“Point Cook is the longest continuously operating military airfield in the world. This book is a fitting tribute to the men and women who have worked there, as well as their achievements; while incorporating some of the base’s more colourful history and characters,” he said.
“One hundred years of history of military aviation at RAAF Williams – Point Cook has been captured in a single book. This book is sure to be a collectors item and sit on the coffee tables of collectors for years to come.”
The 256-page book was written by Squadron Leader Steve Campbell-Wright, also a long term resident of Point Cook.
An Interesting Point chronicles the history of military aviation at RAAF Williams – Point Cook from 1914 to 2014.
The book will be available from the RAAF Museum at Point Cook for $20 during the Air Show and $25 thereafter. It will also be available online from the Air Power Development Centre http://airpower.airforce.gov.au
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