From the pastures to the skies: Dr Milford’s storied journey

4 May 2022
Robert Milford (right) in Foggia, Italy (1944).

At 99 years old, you could say that Dr Robert Milford has lived two lifetime’s worth of incredible moments. During World War 2, he was part of an air force squadron that helped repel an advancing Nazi Germany army in the Mediterranean, and once back in Australia, he went on to become a leading researcher in the field of agronomy.

As we celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Gatton campus, we explore Dr Milford’s rich connection to Gatton and The University of Queensland and share his remarkable wartime story.

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