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FLY-PAST TO HONOUR SABRE PILOT
What: Fly-past by two Hawk aircraft from RAAF Base Williamtown.
Why: The aircraft will be participating in the dedication of a memorial plaque to commemorate the crash of a Royal Australian Air Force Sabre aircraft at The Junction in 1966.
Where: The aircraft will fly over Glebe Road, The Junction, from east to west at a height of 1,500 feet.
When: Thursday, 16 August 2007
The fly-past is scheduled to take place at 10.15am.
The Royal Australian Air Force’s 76 Squadron will take to the skies of Newcastle to honour a fallen pilot during the dedication of a memorial plaque tomorrow.
The plaque will commemorate the crash of an RAAF Sabre aircraft at The Junction in 1966. The pilot, Flying Officer Warren William Goddard of 2 Operational Conversion Unit, was killed.
As part of the event, two Hawk aircraft will fly over the Cenotaph at The Junction.
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