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December 8, 2011
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EXACTLY one year after the F-111
flew for the last time, members who
flew, maintained and supported the
aircraft were honoured at a special
dedication service and the unveiling of
a special memorial to them at RAAF
Base Amberley on December 2.
The service was also attended by
family and friends of those personnel.
New OC 82WG GPCAPT Geoff
Harland dedicated the memorial.
GPCAPT Harland said it was
established as a celebration of all
those who supported the aircraft dur-
ing its long service, as well as honour-
ing the special memory of those who
died providing the F-111 capability.
Amberley Chaplain Paul
Goodland, Amberley Base WOD
WOFF Steve Holland and 82WG's
WOFF Trevor Dix conceived the idea
and design of the memorial.
The design comprises a bronze top
plaque in the shape of an F-111, with
wings swept back as it flies toward
the skies, topped by the Air Force
badge. Surrounding the aircraft is
a bronze wreath of wattle with the
inscription: "In Honour of those who
flew, maintained and supported F111
operations 1973 -- 2010."
Below is a stone plinth upon which
are the words: "Dedicated to the
men and women who proudly served
F-111 operations and to the special
memory of those who died provid-
ing this capability in the defence and
security of our nation."
Former OC 81WG GPCAPT
Steve Roberton said the design of the
memorial and the inscription paid
tribute to all personnel who supported
the F-111 capability.
"The memorial allows for the spe-
cial remembrance of those deceased,
as well as those who are still affected
by F-111 operations," he said.
"We hope the significance of the
memorial resonates with current and
future generations, and that the sacri-
fices of those personnel affected are
The memorial also acknowledges
those personnel that suffered, or are
still suffering, from effects of F-111
support systems, including the deseal/
"The F-111 was an iconic aircraft,
which became a central part of the Air
Force community, as well as the wider
Ipswich and Brisbane communities,"
GPCAPT Harland said.
"It would be impossible to count
all those who have supported F-111
operations over the years, from those
who flew and maintained the aircraft,
to those who did the hard work to
keep the base running smoothly.
"The F-111 affected many people
and we hope that this memorial will
serve as a focal point, now and into
the future; especially in memory of
those who made the supreme sacri-
F-111 memorial unveiled at Amberley
PROUD TO BE INVOLVED: 82WG's WOFF Trevor Dix, who helped
conceive the idea for the new F-111 memorial, lays a wreath at the official
unveiling at RAAF Base Amberley.
Photos: LAC Dan Pinhorn
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