Australian Treasures

Once a year, the Canberra-based Australian War Memorial museum offers the public access to its rarely seen storage annex. Phil Buckley attended the 2016 opening


Beaufort VIII A9-557 is one of only two substantially complete Beaufort airframes on display in Australia.
Canberra B.20 A84-247 fl ew with the RAAF’s 2 Squadron in Vietnam.

This year’s event, held on September 10, was given the title ‘Big Things In Store’, and not without reason. Some impressive and well known historic aircraft, all at various stages of preservation or restoration, were on display at the Campbell, Canberra attraction. For enthusiasts, this was a rare opportunity to see these significant machines at close quarters.

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