RAAF Base Point Cook

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Oil painting of Tiger Moth biplanes flying above RAAF Air Base Point Cook

RAAF Air Base Point Cook is the birthplace of military aviation in Australia.  The first flight took off in 1914 when the newly formed Central Flying School had two officers, two biplanes and a Bristol Box-kite.

 

Bristol Box Point Cook RAAF Bausele

 

During World War I the Australian Flying Corps was established and many of its pilots saw active duty overseas. In 1921 the world’s second professional air force was created at Point Cook with the formation of the Royal Australian Air Force. 

Training was centred here from the outbreak of World War II until the 1990s. The base also features in the development of civil aviation and Kingsford-Smith took the Southern Cross up over the waters of Port Philip at the start of his non-stop continental crossing. 

Bausele is honoured to capture history in the sapphire crystal crown of the Aviator timepieces. Squadron Leader Kylie Long, the Point Cook Base Liasion Officer for the Air Force Centenary, collected this precious sand for us. Now it can be yours.

 

RAAF Point Cook Watch Sand

 

Bausele Aviator MkII Point Cook Sand in Crown

 

The Aviator Mk II features parade ground sand in the sapphire crystal crown. Buy this limited edition anti-magnetic Australian watch and wear military history. 


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