Ian McLachlan

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Ian McLachlan was a science student at the Ballarat School of Mines from 1940 to 1943.[1]

Ian McLachlan was commander of the No. 81 Wing RAAF in 1945.[2]

Ian McLachlan was in command of a unit on the Middle East where he won the first Distinguished Flying Cross awarded to a member of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).[3]

No. 81 Wing RAAF was established at Ballarat, Victoria, on 12 April 1944, No. 81 Wing operated P-40 Kittyhawk fighters in the South West Pacific theatre of World War II.[4]



See also

Ballarat School of Mines

World War Two



  1. Ballarat School of Mines Students Magazine,
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._81_Wing_RAAF, accessed 27 January 2017.
  3. Bate, Weston, Life After Gold, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, Victoria, 1993.
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._81_Wing_RAAF, accessed 27 January 2017.

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--Clare K.Gervasoni 16:21, 27 January 2017 (AEDT)

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