Service Voices

Monday 08 October, 2018
6.00pm - 7.00pm

On Service Voices – Monday 08.10.18 from 6 to 7pm Adelaide Time (or listen again any time after 7pm)

Darryl Hill:  Possum (aka Algy) and the Poppy Drop on 11.11.18

We tend to think of wartime aircraft as being sleek machines of speed and dexterity, bristling with armaments and capable of massive damage.  Not always so!!  A little Cessna with the call sign PSM did 3 incredible tours of duty in Vietnam, and now resides in a hangar in South Australia.  At 11am on Remembrance Day 2018 ‘Possum’ will drop thousands of remembrance poppies over the War Memorial area on North Terrace in Adelaide City.  Darryl Hill will be piloting ‘Possum’ and will be on Service Voices to tell us the story behind this remarkable little ‘plane, and the significance of the Poppy Drop. Darryl’s Grandfather, John Bowman was among the first troops ashore at the Gallipoli landing.

Mal Thiele:  A RAAF career and The Vietnam Veterans Federation

Mal had a long and successful career in the RAAF which included service at Butterworth in Malaya, and Vietnam.  This set him up well for his present role as President of the SA branch of the VVF. In an engaging interview Mall tells us about those years in the RAAF, and about what’s happening now with the VVF.  An interesting listen!

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