Container from Albany Western Australian:

Albany is in the Great Southern region of Western Australia 410 kilometres south-southeast of the W. A. capital, Perth


Late May proved to be a small window of opportunity for the W.A. mission.  Border closures before and after were avoided and the southwest of W.A. was hit by severe storms shortly after the job was completed.
Our container arrived at Ridge Road as planned, early in June. Recovery of the Catalina internals was very successful and a great effort by Terry and John.  

        

Pictured above is Warren getting organized to prepare one of the pilot seats for painting.  Two pilot seats were recovered and they will be invaluable when we move to fitting out the internal part of the aircraft.  The many other components are in the process of identification and cataloguing.

 

Terry and John in W.A. presenting Bruce with a plaque expressing our appreciation for his support

On a separate note.  ‘Victory in the Pacific’ day falls on Sunday August 15th and the Association will lay a wreath at Rathmines that morning (1100 hours) to remember and reflect on the role the Base and it’s personnel played in that theatre of the War.  For more information please give me a call - Bill Anderson     0418770400

Rathmines Catalina Memorial Park Association Incorporated is a non-profit organisation, trading as RATHMINES CATALINA Association
ADDRESS: PO Box 59, Toronto NSW 2283 AUSTRALIA

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