from Peter & Meredith's Australia Trip
Australian War Memorial Museum:
The aviation display in this old-established museum is rather cramped, but substantial building renovations are underway to alleviate this situation. In the meantime, the Avro Lancaster W4783 coded 'AR-G' dominates the area. Tucked under and around it are three Great War aircraft...
The Pfalz D.XII 2600/18 was forced down near Dieppe in France October 1918 by Sopwith Camels of an Australian Fighter Squadron. The aircraft was restored to display standard during the 1970s
A British-built SE5a fighter of 1918, C9539 was one of a batch of 35 presented to Australia in 1920 These were probably surplus new aircraft at that time. They were used to equip the fledgling RAAF until withdrawn in 1928, and this example was flown as A2-4.
Also in the same area were CAC Boomerang fighter and a section from an Avro Anson.
Further along in the Museum, in a section covering the Vietnam war, there is a complete Bell Sioux helicopter.
Treolar Technology Centre
Through lack of space, most of the AWM aircraft are stored
here. The Museum's restoration work is also carried out at this site.
As well as aircraft, there is a vast array of other equipment (vehicles,
tanks, guns etc.).
Restored by tradesmen of the RAAF from the remains of three derelict aircraft, the result is a tribute to their skill.