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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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Posted by Peter Tue, October 30, 2018 00:28:35

Yes, shame about the workshop. I gather they have a Mosquito in there would I would have been interested to see. Maybe next time, lol!!

Posted by Marcus Mon, October 29, 2018 20:35:08

Restoration workshop off limits? But that's the best room!
Nice collection - thanks Peter.