We held a very successful Open Day to celebrate the beginning of the Avro Anson restoration project at our hangar on 7 May 2023. Despite cold, wet, very changeable weather there was a sizeable crowd (150 visitors, including 15 from Geelong’s Military Reenactment Group, plus 19 of our volunteers).
We have been able to commence work on the Anson partly due to a generous donation of components from RAAF History and Heritage, Amberley.
Visitors were most interested in our work and asked many relevant questions of volunteers. The Military Reenactment Group also put on some fascinating displays.
We were able to provide a free morning tea and sausage sizzle lunch as well as fund an engine run, which drew a sizeable crowd, thanks to a Community Grant from Wyndham City Council.
The Open Day brought many newcomers to the hangar, including children and young adults. They were introduced not only to the work on the Avro Anson but also to our museum and the stories it conveys of Australia’s role in the Second World War, especially the air war in the Pacific.
Photo taken by Dave Miller