GALLERY: Fly-over for Air Commodore Lumsden

The funeral of Air Commodore Geoff Lumsden. Pictures: Australian Defence
The funeral of Air Commodore Geoff Lumsden. Pictures: Australian Defence

A C-27J Spartan and C-130J Hercules flew over Windsors St Matthew's Anglican Church today in memory of Air Commodore Geoff Lumsden who sadly passed away on February 8.

Air Commodore Lumsden, who served on several postings to RAAF Base Richmond throughout his Air Force career, passed away at the age of 73.

Joining Air Force in January 1962, Air Commodore Lumsden spent much of his career as a pilot, which included deploying during the Vietnam War to fly the DHC-4 Caribou transport aircraft.

He went on to become a Qualified Flying Instructor, and flew the C-130A and C-130E variants of the Hercules transport from RAAF Base Richmond, along with the Boeing 707 jet transport.

Air Commodore Lumsden rose through the ranks to become Commander Air Lift Group at RAAF Base Richmond from 4 May 1993 until 28 November 1996, before he retired from the Air Force in April 1997.