Gift for RAAF a Token of Gratitude

Comet Bay College staff and students created a special commemorative display for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) to mark its 100th anniversary.
A giant 100 was made from painted MDF and covered with hand-sewn satin poppies. It also showcases the RAAF’s kangaroo emblem.
The gift was collected by representative Sophie Winterton. It will be displayed at RAAF Base Pearce in Bullsbrook.
A special thank you to students Jevi Pierre, Lachlan O’Hehir, Shayla Arthurson, Tara Cresswell, Keira Murphy and Talina Buckingham who helped create the display, as well as teacher Jamie Wellman, parent Talina Buckingham and RAAF Veteran Tanya Watts.
Defence School Mentor Claire Hunt said the 100th anniversary was a fitting time to reflect on the service and sacrifices made by RAAF personnel over the force’s history.
“We honour their dedication, courage and skill… and remember the more than 11,000 members who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country,” she said.
“We are very pleased how the project turned out and are glad we could make an appropriate display, as a small token of gratitude for their service.”