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Vickers Vimy Aircraft Motion

Thursday, 14 November 2019

 I rise today to further acknowledge the importance of recognising the achievements of South Australian brothers Ross and Keith Smith. December 2019 will mark the 100-year anniversary of when the two brothers piloted their modified Vickers Vimy bomber from England to Australia and won the Great Air Race in 1919. This historical achievement should be celebrated as a moment of state pride. In celebration of South Australian history, in 2018 the History Trust of South Australia established the Epic Flight Centenary Committee in order to plan a number of events and activities to ma...Click here for full story

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Battle of Coral-Balmoral Motion

Thursday, 14 November 2019

I rise today to contribute to the recognition of those who fought at the Battle of Coral-Balmoral in Vietnam in 1968. Sir, 12 May 2018 marked the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Coral-Balmoral, and the commemoration service took place that morning in front of the Vietnam War Memorial at the Torrens Parade Ground. The Premier, as Minister for Veterans' Affairs, presented a ministerial statement on 10 May 2018 in the other place before attending the commemorative service on 12 May, along with some of our parliamentary colleagues in the other place. I would like to commend the Vietnam V...Click here for full story

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RAAF Base Edinburgh Air Show

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

 I rise today to commend the RAAF Base Edinburgh Air Show, which I attended on Sunday 10 November 2019. The air show marks one of many events on this year's calendar celebrating the epic flight centenary of the South Australian brothers, Sir Ross Smith and Sir Keith Smith. I have previously spoken in this place about the history of the Smith brothers' flight from London to Australia in their Vickers Vimy aircraft, when they won the great air race of 1919 in less than 28 days. I will also be speaking to a motion moved by the Hon. Frank Pangallo shortly regarding the Vickers Vimy flight ce...Click here for full story

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