Geraldton RAAF show takes off
People are invited to get up close and personal with RAAF Hawk jets and PC21 training craft when Geraldton Airport opens the tarmac to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Australian Air Force.
The City of Greater Geraldton, the RAAF and Geraldton City RSL have put together an event celebrating the RAAF’s history and achievements.
Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said the RAAF had a long history of serving and protecting Australia, with a special connection to Geraldton.
“We are honoured to be able to help RAAF celebrate 100 years of excellence right here in Geraldton,” he said.
“From hosting the No. 4 Service Flying Training School from 1941-1944, to today where the War Cemetery pays respects to 42 RAAF personnel who gave their lives for this country, our history with the Royal Australian Air Force is rich.”
The Geraldton Airport open session will feature a static display of an RAAF PC21 and Hawk aircraft.
A display of RAAF history will also be on show.
This will include photos and memorabilia from the collections of the Geraldton Regional Library, the Geraldton City RSL, and the Australian War Memorial.
The free, all-ages event will take place between noon and 4pm on Thursday.
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