Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

RAAF Veteran to Honour Fallen in New Hometown

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

RAAF Veteran to Honour Fallen in New Hometown

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Byline: John Skinner

WING Commander (retd) Rod Brittain will be the guest speaker at Warwick's Remembrance Day memorial service at the Cenotaph today.

The service, conducted by the Warwick RSL Sub-Branch, will start at 10.30am, with the one minute's silence timed for 11am.

Wing Commander Brittain served for 45 years in the RAAF, with postings in Malaya and in many parts of Australia, and was heavily involved throughout his career in computer systems developments and implementations.

He first joined the Air Training Corps in 1964, aged 15, and then the Citizens Air Force three years later.

While taking part in this part-time duty, Wing Commander Brittain was working for a transport company in Brisbane until joining the RAAF on

Friday, June 13, 1969.

Starting at the bottom as an equipment clerk for the first two years of his service, Wing Commander Brittain was commissioned as a Pilot Officer in the Equipment Branch in

1971. …

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