The Temora Aviation Museum will play host to some very special guests as a contingent of veterans from the Australian Bomber Command Association visit Temora and the Museum during Aircraft Showcase this Saturday.
The veterans, who will be attending Aircraft Showcase this Saturday, have achieved great things but probably none more so then veteran Bill McRae DFC AFC who has reached 102 years of age. Born in Northern NSW in 1913, Bill was working for the Bank of NSW and was transferred to London just prior to the outbreak of World War II. It was then that Bill joined the Royal Air Force to train as a pilot. Bill’s first posting was to Cairo with the Desert Airforce and he eventually attained the rank of Squadron Leader.
Australian Bomber Command Association President, Dr. Ronald Houghton DFC, Legion of Honour said “I joined the RAAF Reserve in 1941 and enlisted in May 1942 and I actually commenced my training at Temora No.10 Elementary Flying Training School (10EFTS). To be able to revisit Temora where it all began so many years ago is going to be something really special; I know in talking with some of the other veterans and their families who are attending, they too are truly looking forward to this trip.”
Visitors attending the Museum at this Saturdays Aircraft Showcase will have the opportunity to hear from the Bomber Command Veterans during a special Q&A session as they share some stories about their service in Bomber Command during World War II. Visit the Museum’s website now to purchase your tickets or just turn up on Saturday and purchase at the door.
Warbirds Downunder 2015
Don’t forget the Temora Aviation Museum’s 3rd biennial “Warbirds Downunder” airshow November 20th and 21st 2015. Early bird tickets are now on sale, premium tickets are still available along with Friday, Saturday and Two Day general admission passes.
The addition of the Friday evening airshow is sure to be popular for those wanting to attend as Warbirds Downunder as it continues to develop itself as an event for the entire family.
The expanded camping has also gone on sale and demand has been strong but plenty of campsites are still available. Both event and camping tickets can be purchased from the accommodation section of the Warbirds Downunder website.
Squadron Tent Barracks is also available for that opportune Glamping experience; located on the airfield you will not find a more convenient way to experience Warbirds Downunder 2015.