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ANZAC Appeal RAAF FA18 Fighter Jet badge honouring WOFF Leonard Victor Waters

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ANZAC Appeal RAAF FA18 Fighter Jet badge honouring WOFF Leonard Victor Waters Wear your ANZAC Appeal badge with pride this coming ANZAC Day and know that funds collected from the ANZAC Appeal will be used to assist both our current and former Australian Defence Force Members in their time of need. Len Waters was born at Euraba Mission between Boomi & Garrah in NSW. He left school when he was 13 years old and worked as a shearer until August 1942 when he joined the RAAF and trained as a mechanic. In 1943 he applied to do the pilots course and he graduation to become Australia's first and only Aboriginal fighter pilot during World War II. In November 1944, he was posted to No. 78 Squadron where he was allocated a Kittyhawk aircraft fortuitously named 'Black Magic'. Len flew more than 90 operational sorties against the Japanese from Noemfoor, Morotai and Tarakan. Lest We Forget

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