Our Brave Leader has decided he prefers celebrating defeats of fascism to his more familiar pacifism (will he be celebrating the overthrow of Saddam soon, as he pursues US defence contracts for ACT companies?). One wonders how this is related to recent accusations (not without some justification) that the local libs are carrying a torch for Hitler.
The biggest aerial display ever seen in the national capital will be the highlight of a weekend of activities next month to mark the 60th anniversary of Victory in the Pacific and the end of World War II.
The Salute will be an event to remember, featuring no fewer than 25 different military aircraft, including the famous Tiger Moth and Spitfire, the big Canberra bomber and the modern-day pride of the RAAF, the F-111.
“I would like to see every possible vantage point around Lake Burley Griffin occupied for the Sunday 14 August flying program, which starts at noon and will conclude with sunset fireworks from 5.30pm and a simulated air strike featuring helicopters, Special Forces personnel, an Army Howitzer volley and a F-111 ‘dump and burn’.
In any event a Canberra bomber flying low will be quite the sight, even if they took no part in WWII but have killed a lot of people in brushfire wars over the last 40 years.