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Source: Australian Government – Minister of Defence

The first of two ‘Classic’ Hornets allocated to the Australian War Memorial for heritage display is being transported by road from RAAF Base Williamtown to Canberra.

Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said today’s expected arrival of the F/A-18A Hornet A21-022 would be a major step in the preservation of Australian war history.

“This is a special aircraft for the RAAF,” Minister Price said.

“It employed the first Australian weapon on Operation Falconer in 2003, and was also deployed on Operation Okra in 2016-2017.