On behalf of the Board of the Williams Foundation, it saddens me to have to write to our members on the passing of one of Australia's most decorated Air Force officers, Air Marshal David Evans AC, DSO, AFC (Ret'd).
As many of you are aware, Air Marshal Evans was a great supporter of the Foundation and a regular attendee to our events. I had a deep respect for him both professionally and personally and he will be missed greatly.
Air Marshal Evans' career in the Air Force was remarkable. Most notably, he served in World War II, as a member of the Australian contingent operating transports in the Berlin Airlift, and in the Vietnam War. He remained active following his RAAF career in Defence, academia, industry and politics. His autobiography,Down to Earth, was published in 2011 and is a fascinating read. His life and many achievements are probably best highlighted on his David Evans (RAAF Officer)Wikipedia page, which I encourage you to read.
Air Marshal Evans' celebration of his life will be held today 15 September 2020 at 1.30 pm and will be live steamed on the following link vimeo.com/455996382. The legacy.com guest book is also available for signing. Our thoughts are with his family.
Geoff Brown AO Chair