Peter Criss

Peter Criss

Peter Criss was a long-serving Royal Australian Air Force officer who rose to the rank of Air Vice-Marshal and served as Air Commander Australia in 1999 during the build-up and initial deployment of Australian military forces to East Timor. He was awarded the Order of Australia (AM) and the Air Force Cross for dedication and service to the Royal Australian Air Force. Now retired, Peter resides on the South Coast of New South Wales at Malua Bay. Whilst in the RAAF he flew Vampire, Sabre, Mirage and F-111 aircraft and accrued over 5000 hours in combat jet aircraft.

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Veterans need super, not a war with the government

Veterans need super, not a war with the government

03 Apr 12 Veterans are once again engaged in battle, but this time they are not fighting on behalf of the Australian Government.…... Read more

Military superannuation pensions need protection

Military superannuation pensions need protection

09 Mar 12 The Deputy Prime Minister, Wayne Swan, spoke at the National Press Club, Canberra, on Monday – the topic, The Rising…... Read more

War is hell, and military life is no picnic

War is hell, and military life is no picnic

30 Jan 12 The reader response to The Punch article, 12 January 2012, “Why have we abandoned our troops?” highlighted a deep misunderstanding…... Read more

Why have we abandoned our troops?

Why have we abandoned our troops?

12 Jan 12 “The willingness of future generations to serve in our military will be directly dependent upon how we have treated those…... Read more

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From: Hasbro, go straight to gaol, do not pass go

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They should update other things in the game too. Instead of a get out of jail free card, they should have a Dodgy Lawyer card that not only gets you out of jail straight away but also gives you a fat payout in compensation for daring to arrest you in the first place. Instead of getting a hotel when you… [read more]

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