24 April 2023

Anzac Day flypasts to feature Temora-based historical aircraft

| Andrew McLaughlin
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The Gloster Meteor forms part of the RAAF 100 Squadron Temora Historic Flight Collection. Photo: ADF.

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has released a list of flypasts it will be conducting to commemorate Anzac Day ceremonies on 25 April.

The Riverina region will be treated to a number of flypasts from the RAAF’s 100 Squadron, which is based at the world-renowned Temora Aviation Museum.

While the release didn’t specify which aircraft will conduct the flypasts, 100 Squadron operates a variety of aircraft including a Lockheed Hudson, English Electric Canberra, Gloster Meteor, De Havilland Vampire, Cessna A-37, CAC Mustang, De Havilland Tiger Moth, CAC Winjeel, Supermarine Spitfire, and Cessna O-2 Bird Dog. Some or all of these are expected to feature in the flypasts.

The 100 Squadron aircraft are expected to visit the following towns:

  • Uranquity at 9 am
  • Wallendbeen between 9 am and 10 am
  • Zamara Lodge at Springdale at 9:15 am
  • Boorowa between 9:50 am and 10:50 am
  • Coolamon Road at Coolamon between 10 am and 11:30 am
  • Hay War Memorial in Hay between 10:15 am and 11 am

Other 100 Squadron flypasts will occur at:

  • Yenda between 10:30 am and 11 am
  • Griffith between 10:50 am and 11:50 am
  • The Lockhart Cenotaph in Lockhart between 10:30 am and 1:30 am
  • The Cenotaph in the Victory Memorial Gardens at Wagga between 10 am and 1 pm
  • Cootamundra at 10:45 am
  • The Cenotaph at The Rock at 10:45 am
  • Callaghan Park in Temora between 11 am and 11:40 am
  • The Junee RSL in Junee at 11:10 am
  • The Ardlethan Lions Club at Ardlethan at 11:30 am

An RAAF Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules from 37 Squadron based at Richmond will also conduct flypasts of the Australian War Memorial in Canberra at 9:35 am, the Crookwell Memorial Park in Crookwell at 11:23 am, and the Merimbula RSL in Merimbula at 11:55 am.

As with all air displays, the RAAF says all of these times are subject to change due to weather or aircraft availability.

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