Nigel Love: Aviator, Entrepreneur and Man of Firsts
On 12 December 1919, Sydney awoke to the news that Sir Ross Smith’s Vickers Vimy bi-plane had finally reached Australia. At once, the city was gripped with anticipation for the imminent arrival of the daring crew: the first Australians to fly from England to Australia in less than 30 days.

On this day

On this day
30 January

1942 — Japanese troops attacked AMBON, Netherlands East Indies, (Indonesia). Australian troops of “Gull Force” and about 2,600 NEI soldiers tried to defend the island but were defeated

1951 — Women’s Royal Australian Air Force formed

1968 — The TET OFFENSIVE began in Vietnam. A series of co-ordinated attacks by communist forces were defeated but the Offensive proved to be a propaganda  victory for the communists, accelerating the American public’s growing opposition to the war. Australian troops of 2nd, 3rd, and 7th Battalions, Royal Australian Regiment were involved in the Offensive