RAAF Amberley and RAAFAAHC Logo
The Royal Australian Air Force's RAAF Base Amberley is our largest base, employing over 3500 people. It is 40kms south-west of Brisbane on the outskirts of Ipswich.
The RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre Logo
Our friends at the Ipswich City Council were most obliging when we said we needed a logo for our Heritage Centre. One of the Council's graphic designers kindly produced this logo for us, which features the Moth Minor.
The Moth Minor is significant to RAAF Amberley as it was the first operational aircraft to fly out of the base. The de Havilland DH.94 Moth Minor was a 1930s British two-seat tourer/trainer aircraft built by de Havilland at Hatfield Aerodrome, England and by de Havilland Australia at Bankstown Aerodrome, Australia. Because of pressures on wartime production for de Havilland in Great Britain, drawings, jigs, tooling and complete and partially-built Moth Minor airframes were transferred to de Havilland Australia in early 1940. As a result, 42 Moth Minors were constructed in Australia, all of which ended up serving with the RAAF due to high demand for training aircraft.
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Pictured below is an RAAF Moth Minor, as featured in our RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre Logo.