Historic Painting Presented to the Association

A stunning Norman Clifford painting of RAAF Base Point Cook as it was in 1914 has been presented to the Air Force Association – Victoria by AIRCDRE E J (Ted) Bushell AM (retd).

At our Members’ Christmas Party on 29thNovember, AIRCDRE E J (Ted) Bushell AM (Retd) presented the Association with the magnificent painting that he had personally commissioned. 

A series of detailed aeronautical engineering volumes were also generously donated. AIRCDRE Bushell is a widely respected defence technical expert and author who has contributed significantly to Australia’s reviews of its defence capabilities.

Accepting the generous gift on behalf of the Association, AFA Victoria President Max McGregor said, “We are honoured to receive such a superb painting, so vividly depicting the birthplace of Australian military aviation.”

The painting is now hanging in the Association’s VC Room.


Above: AIRCDRE Ted Bushell AM (retd) second left, with AFA National President, Carl Schiller, Jack Bell and AFA Victoria President, Max McGregor.

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