Mateship Endures

Oil on Canvas

64 x 79cm


Comradeship leads to enduring friendship.

Joining the Airforce was not just a career, it was the beginning of a lifetime of friendship. Members worked together in support of the goal of the Defence Force: that is to protect the security and Sovereignty of our Nation. This continues the examples set by previous members who served our Nation in previous armed conflicts.

Air Traffic Control is just one element of the Joint Force, it supports the training and deployment of the operational components of the Airforce.

I have painted my father, Flight Lieutenant Roger Wimhurst (Wing Commander retired), and Flying Officer Tony O’Neill (Squadron Leader retired), during a radar control training session in the Air Traffic Control Centre at RAAF Base Williamtown NSW in 1975, their comradeship started then and continues as strong friendship 48 years later.