Thursday 18th August 2016 is the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, a significant battle involving Australian military personnel during the Vietnam War. HARS supported the anniversary celebrations with aircraft flypasts. On Sunday 14th August a HARS Caribou flew over the Vietnam memorial on Flagstaff Hill in Wollongong. On Thursday 18th August two HARS Caribous and a HARS C-47 participated in a flyover of the anniversary celebrations in Canberra. All these aircraft are Vietnam veterans.
To view the three aircraft take off from Albion Park airport, and to listen to an interview with Prof Michael Hough AM RFD ED (HARS Committee Member) speak about the significance of the battle, and the HARS contributions to the celebrations, select this video here.