Tamworth veteran Val Smith, RAAF mark joint 100th birthdays with rare honour

Andrew Messenger
By Andrew Messenger
Updated June 6 2022 - 12:41am, first published May 28 2022 - 1:30am
CENTENARIAN: RAAF acting sergeant Val Smith (right) receives an award commemoraing her 100th birthday from Flight Lieutenant Dave Slattery. Photo: Andrew Messenger

Val Smith came within months of sharing a birthday with the Royal Australian Air Force, the service arm she served in during the Second World War.

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Andrew Messenger

Andrew Messenger

Northern Daily Leader journalist

Politics, environment and energy journalist at the Northern Daily Leader. I also write about health, bushfires and occasionally music. I'm a Brisbane boy by way of Charleville and Hobart who now lives in in beautiful New England. Get me at andrew.messenger@austcommunitymedia.com.au