Last Full Day of the Trip

WATER TANK ART. RAAF Base Wagga Wagga NSW. Artist – Sam Brooks

“THEN. NOW. ALWAYS”. Commissioned as part of 100 Year Centenary of the RAAFThe vision was to understand the connection, contribution & sacrifice Riverina residents made during WW2. A training mission undertaken 1939-1945 where 27,387 aircrew were trained in Aviation, Navigation, Engineering & ground operations.

Throughout the mural –
The CAC Wirraway. (Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation)
Tiger Moth.
Avro Anson.
Maps of the Riverina.
141 Stars – The 141 aviators that lost their life in the Riverina whilst training.
Sqn Ldr N. Parry AFC of Deniliquin (wearing the Mae West)
William Ellis Newton VC
Womens Auxiliary Australian Air Force (WAAAF)

Dassault Mirage III, located as a gate guardian at RAAF Base Wagga in the 1980s
English Electric Canberra, which flew during the Vietnam War and located as a gate guardian at RAAF Base Wagga in the 1980s.
Macchi A7
Gloster Meteor Mk8
Wiradjuri walking track along the Murrumbidgee River
The track hardly visible under the water of the swollen river.
A concerned onlooker!
Path to the beach under water.
Stopped in our tracks by the floods.

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