Posted by: Gregoryno6 | December 8, 2014

A Brief History of the Royal Australian Air Force: South East Asian Conflicts – 1950 to 1972

All you old Biggles fans – get your history fix here!

Aces Flying High

AAF Centenary of Military Aviation 1914-2014

RAAF Centenary of Military Aviation 1914-2014

2014 marks the centenary of military aviation in Australia. To commemorate this I am writing a six-part series of articles on the key stages of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF): The Early Years – 1914 to 1939 (World War One and the interwar years), World War Two – 1939 to 1945, TheCold War begins and the Korean War – 1945 to 1953, South East Asian Conflicts – 1950 to 1972, Peacekeepingand Modern Conflicts – 1973 to 2014 and finally The Future (the re-equipping of the RAAF).

While the fighting against Communist forces that started during the Korean War in 1950 ceased on July 27th, 1953, Australia was far from out of the battle against the Communist surge. South East Asia was a hotspot for international tension and Communist insurgency during the 1950’s and 1960’s. The RAAF was heavily involved in this fight throughout the…

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