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RAAF Museum Point Cook

AviationPosted by Peter Smith Sat, October 27, 2018 17:43:50

For a moment I wasn't sure if we would get in to this museum. As it is within an active base there is security on the gate and I had to produce my driving licence. "what's this?" the guy said when I produced my old fashioned licence issued in 1985. Anyway after a slight delay he grudgingly - it seemed - allowed us in. Point Cook base is apparently the oldest continually active military airfield in the world and has been home to the museum since 1952 although it only opened to the public in 1972. It's a free to enter affair although there is some maintenance work underway at present meaning that one hangar and the restoration workshop were off limits. There's some nice exhibits of which I thought the Douglas Boston was the 'star'. The Spit outside is a replica btw.



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