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SPECTACLE: Above, the Colour Party displays the 1AOSS Standard
and the 27SQN Governor-General's Banner on parade; inset, CO 27SQN
WGCDR Paul Aggett (left) uncases the Governor-General's Banner and CO
1AOSS WGCDR Steven Force uncases the Squadron Standard.
Photos: ACW Sandra Midson
LAC Aaron Curran
UP TO 160 personnel took to the pa-
rade ground at RAAF Base Towns-
ville for a rare double consecration
on August 22.
The combined consecration was
for No. 1 Airfield Operations Support
Squadron (1AOSS) and No. 27 (City
of Townsville) Squadron (27SQN).
Governor-General Ms Quentin
Bryce was the reviewing officer
for the parade at which the 1AOSS
Standard and the 27SQN Governor-
General's Banner were consecrated
by the Principal Air Chaplains.
AIRCDRE Noddy Sawade was
the Host Officer, with CO 1AOSS
WGCDR Steven Force and CO
27SQN WGCDR Paul Aggett uncas-
ing and handing the Colours to the
A Squadron Standard is awarded
to an Air Force operational squad-
ron with more than 25 years ser-
vice or combat distinction, while
the Governor-General's Banner is
awarded to a non-operational unit in
recognition of more than 25 years
On presenting the Squadron
Standard to 1AOSS and the
Governor-General's Banner to
27SQN, Ms Bryce said it was a sig-
nificant day in the lives of the two
very different squadrons.
"[This is a day] that members
are entitled to recall with a sense of
personal pride and abiding respect
for what you belong to, what you
stand for, and the service you give
your nation as individuals and as
members of a magnificent team of
ADF men and women," she said.
One hundred and five 1AOSS
members were on parade, with 35
having travelled from detachments
at RAAF Bases Pearce, Edinburgh,
Richmond, Williamtown and
Darwin, as well as Orchard Hills.
A number of previous 1AOSS
and 1CLS, 1ATS and 1OSU (the pre-
ceding units of 1AOSS) members
were present, including Ken Feather
who was one of the 1OSU members
who deployed to Vung Tau as a cook
during the Vietnam War.
CO 1AOSS WGCDR Steven
Force said it was "an extreme-
ly rewarding moment when the
Governor-General presented the
Squadron Standard on parade".
"It was the culmination of an
application process which was ini-
tiated a number of years' previous-
ly," he said.
"All members, past and present
can be proud of the role they played
in having this Standard bestowed
upon the unit."
XO 27SQN SQNLDR Trevor
Beams said his personnel felt it was
a great experience to be involved
in such a unique event. "Seeing the
Governor-General's Banner flying
in front of the squadron during the
march past was the highlight of the
day for me," he said.
Many former 27SQN members
attended the parade, including the
first CO of the squadron, WGCDR
David Shipman, and other former
Following the parade, the
Governor-General, all personnel and
guests were invited to a morning tea
at the Wirraway Club on base.
27SQN personnel and their fami-
lies followed this with an informal
gathering in the Sergeants' Mess,
while 1AOSS members, along with
families and past unit members,
enjoyed a barbecue at the 1AOSS
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