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War History of the Australian Meteorological Service




Chapter 1: D.Met.S.—Australia's Wartime Weather Service

Chapter 2: The Weather Factor in Warfare

Chapter 3: Met in the Retreat

Chapter 4: Met in the Advance

Chapter 5: Meteorology in Aviation

Chapter 6: Central Forecasting Services

Chapter 7: Met With the Army

Chapter 8: Research and Personnel Training

Chapter 9: Instrumental Development and Maintenance

Chapter 10: Scientific Developments in the RAAF Meteorological Service

Chapter 11: Divisional Bureaux and Their Work
Organisation of State Bureaux on War Basis/ Additional Functions Undertaken
Communication and Censorship Problems
Operations at Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Hobart

Appendix 1: List of Reports Provided by D.Met.S. for Advances Operational Planning and Other Purposes

Appendix 2: List of Service Personnel RAAF Meteorological Service

Appendix 3: List of Civilian Personnel Who Worked Together with Service Personnel of the RAAF Meteorological Service

Appendix 4: List of Locations at which RAAF Meteorological Service Personnel Served


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Headquarters staff 1945. From left to right are, back row, Corporal Geddes, Flight Sergeant Howard, Warrant Officer Pearce, Leading Aircraftman Moss, Corporal Hamilton, Flight Sergeant Thorne. Sergeant Allen, Leading Aircraftman Rudderford, Flight Sergeant Kelsall, Flight Sergeant O'Toole, Leading Aircraftman Parker, Sergeant Cooper, Flight Sergeant Ahearne, Corporal Press, Leading Aircraftman Holmes, Sergeant Wood, Leading Aircraftman Cope, Corporal Cordingley, Sergeant Schmidt, Corporal Prisk; second row, Sergeant Cook, Leading Aircraftman Purdie, Corporal Davie, Corporal Norman, Corporal Chalmers, Leading Aircraftman Condelli, Corporal Mobbs, Corporal Chapman, Corporal Taylor, Corporal Ahern, Corporal Baker, Leading Aircraftman Sales, Leading Aircraftman Coverdale; third row, Aircraftwoman Simpson, Corporal Musgrove, Corporal Gertler, Aircraftwoman Thomas, Sergeant Forbes, Corporal Morrison, Under Officer Sykes, Under Officer Gray, Aircraftwoman Pearce, Sergeant Napthali, Corporal Hutton, Corporal Allen, Corporal Dawson, Flight Sergeant Vance, Sergeant Richardson, Aircraftwoman Pluckeham, Corporal Steele, Aircraftwoman Stephens, Flight Sergeant McLachlan, Aircraftwoman Le Plastrisi, Corporal Duncan, Aircraftwoman Percy, Sergeant Lancet, Aircraftwoman Atherton, Warrant Officer Radich, Aircraftwoman Brenan; front row, Flight Lieutenant Allender, Flight Lieutenant Burke, Section Officer Lee, Squadron Leader Banfield, Squadron Leader W. A. Dwyer, Wing Commander Camm, Wing Commander Timcke, Group Captain H. N. Warren, Wing Commander Treloar, Squadron Leader Hogan (1896–1970), Squadron Leader L. J. Dwyer, Flight Lieutenant Elston, Flight Lieutenant Brann, Flying Officer Carnegie, Section Officer Clayton, Flight Lieutenant Weisser, Flight Lieutenant Hodgins; squatting in front, Flying Officer Hooper, Flying Officer Bradbury, Squadron Leader Forder and Flying Officer Cassidy

  Headquarters staff 1945

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