Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies Australia

QLD: 2017 LTCOL Rick Maher: "Gallantry -v- Leadership"

  • 01 Aug 2017
  • 18:00 - 20:30
  • RUSI Hall, Victoria Barracks Brisbane


  • A hot supper with aproriate beverages will be served after the Lecture.

Registration is closed

RUSIQ Evening Lecture Notice

LTCOL Rick Maher

Tuesday, 1 August 2017,
1800 at RUSI Hall, Victoria Barracks

“Gallantry –v- Leadership, a comparison of these attributes, using the careers of three Allied Aviation VC Winners: The Western Front, 1916 to 1918.”

War in the Air was new and exciting.

The action took place above the mud and the blood of the trenches. The propaganda machine was able to “sell” these points of difference to the jaded home front very successfully.
The characters of the new Aerial Service were quick to respond to their new status. Many became national heroes, overnight. But how successful were these heroes when it came down to the day to day management of a squadron?

Presenter: LTCOL Rick Maher is a serving Aviation Corps Officer, based at Victoria Barracks in Brisbane. As a senior manager, and non-flying member of this Corps, and a keen historian of all things military, especially aviation, Rick has put together a fascinating and pertinent presentation.
The problems faced by the chain of command on the Western Front in World War I still exist. How well has the military done in coping with these problems?

If you wish to attend, please notify the Secretary of RUSIQ, Ms Jacqui Page (phone: 0421 667 629 or email ) by 1200 on Tuesday, 1 August 2017 [for Security and Catering purposes] Registration is essential!
Cost: $10.00 for Members of RUSIQ; $15.00 for Non-Members. A Hot Supper, with appropriate beverages, will be served after the Lecture

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