D.M. Blakers

Section Officer Blakers served in the Royal Australian Air Force during World War 2


Graphic by Anthony W.  Pahl OAM: August 18, 1980
Graphic by Anthony W. Pahl: August 18, 1980
They were born to fly –
Fly upward to the stars –
To loop and turn and dive and climb
Around the Throne of Mars

This was their heritage –
These young Australian men –
To hold within their valiant hearts
A splendid cause; and then

To work and fight and die,
If this the cause must ask.
And as we who hold their cause as dear,
We also have our task:

The desk, the store, the bench –
Far from the throne of Mars –
Yes these we know, because with them
We struggle to the stars.