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RAAF Meteorological Service



Chapter 1: The Weather Factor in Warfare

Chapter 2: Establishing and Developing the RAAF Directorate of Met. Services (D.Met.S)

Chapter 3: Recruiting and Training of Personnel

Chapter 4: Meteorology in Aviation
The RAAF Meteorological Flight
Hazards Galore

Chapter 5: The Met. Retreating

Chapter 6: The Met. Advancing

Chapter 7: The Met With the Army and the Navy

Chapter 8: Divisional Offices of the Bureau of Meteorology During the War

Chapter 9: Research and Instrumental Development

Chapter 10: The End, Aftermath, and Beyond

Appendix 1

Appendix 2

Appendix 3

Appendix 4



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The RAAF Meteorological Flight (continued)

Another famous RAAF pilot associated with meteorological flights was Air-Vice Marshal Brian Eaton, CB, CBE, DSO, and Bar, DFC, American Silver Star, who told me that 'some characters were known to carry out these flights in dinner jackets on returning late from dining-in nights at Point Cook'.[34]

Throughout the war, meteorological flights were often conducted by mutual arrangement with the CO of a unit. As well, many aircrew frequently took the trouble to make weather observations on a flight, and to deliver these to the meteorological section on return to base.

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Joyce, J. 1993 'The Story of the RAAF Meteorological Service', Metarch Papers, No. 5 October 1993, Bureau of Meteorology

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