This book is the first in a 10 volume set describing the concise history of the units of the Royal Australian Air Force between 1921 and 1996. It was was published and launched as part of the RAAF's 75th birthday in 1996.
This volume contains detail on the operational bases of the RAAF and the World War II Operational Base Units which undertook a vital role in maintaining Allied aircraft operating from remote localities. It describes the activities of organisations which had not previously been recognised, including the Volunteer Air Observers Corps and RAAF Maritime Sections, Wireless Units and Signals Units. Operations in support of United Nations peacekeeping tasks are also included.